Version 17.3.2017

 

Illinois:

(Teil 1)

 

a. allgemeines:

 

Illinois stellte insgesamt 259092 Soldaten, wovon 255057 Mann in 150 Infanterieregimentern, 17 Kavallerieregimentern 2 Artillerie­regimentern und 8 Independent Artillery Batteries eingesetzt waren. 2224 Soldaten dienten als Seeleute oder Marines. 1811 gehörten zu Colored Regiments (vgl. Hicken: Illinois in the Civil War, a.a.O., S. 5).

 

Es gab eine Reihe von German Regiments, darunter die 24th Illinois Infantry oder „Hecker Regiment“ und die 43rd Illinois Infantry oder „Koerner Regiment“. Andere Deutschstämmige dienten in rein deutschen Kompanien, die es in verschiedenen Illinois Regimen­tern gab. Viele Deutsche aus Illinois dienten in deutschen Regimentern in Missouri. In den ersten 6 Monaten des Krieges dienten ca. 6000 Deutsche aus Illinois in der US-Army (vgl. Hicken: Illinois in the Civil War, a.a.O., S. 7).

 

Alle vier Illinois Verfassungen bestimmten den Gouverneur als Oberbefehlshaber der Miliz und setzten als seinen "Gehilfen" den Ad­jutant General ein, mit der Aufgabe der Administration und Koordination der Miliz. Der Adjutant General war gleichzeitig Generalin­spekteur und Generalquartiermeister der Miliz. Seine Aufgaben nahmen während des Bürgerkrieges zu: Musterung und Erfassung der Soldaten; Einziehung etc. Gleichzeitig war er Stabschef des Gouverneurs und auch für die militärische Berichterstattung verant­wortlich. In der Nachkriegszeit wurde er angewiesen, einen Report über den Bürgerkrieg zu erstellen. Seine Be­richte sind eine wert­volle historische Quelle.

 

Im Illinois State Archive kann über Internet das Rooster der einzelnen Einheiten abgerufen werden (http://outfitters.com/illinois/hist­ory/civil/cwbiblio.html).

 

zur *Grand Army of the Republic (GAR):

Die GAR wurde in Decatur/Illinois kurz nach Kriegsende durch Benjamin F. Stevenson gegründet. Die GAR war die größte Organi­sation von Unions-Kriegsveteranen. Ihr Ziel bestand darin, Verbindung zwischen den Veteranen iSv Kameradschaft aufrecht zu erhal­ten, Pensionen durchsetzen und Witwen und Waisen Hilfestellung zu leisten, sowie für alte Soldaten Unterbringungsmöglichkeiten zu schaffen. 1968 führte der Vorsitzende der GAR, MajGen *Logan einen Memorial Day für gefallenen Unionssoldaten ein. Die repu­blikanisch ausgerichtete GAR umfaßte 1890 409000 Mitglieder. Das letzte Mitglied der GAR starb 1955, die GAR wurde daraufhin 1956 aufgelöst.

 

Literatur:

- **Illinois Adjutant General. Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Illinois. 8 vols. Springfield: Philipps Brothers and Journal Printing Company, 1900-1902

- Illinois Military and Naval Department. Report of the Adjutant General. Springfield, Ill.: Philips, 1901

- **Illinois Military and Naval Department. Report of the Adjutant General. Springfield, Ill.: State of Illinois, 1878

- **Paddock, George: „The Beginnings of an Illinois Volunteer Regiment in 1861,“ in: Military Essays and Recollections: Papers Read Before the Commandery of the State of Illinois, Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (4 vols., Chicago, 1984), vol. II, 258

- Regimental Records, National Archives, Washington DC

 

 

 

 

b. Infantry:

 

7th Illinois Infantry Regiment (3 months, 1861):

s. Col John *Cook; Captain James *Monroe (Co. B); Pvt. Daniel W. *Messick (Co. K)

 

Overview:

Organized at Camp Yates, Ill., and mustered in by Capt. John Pope, U.S.A., April 25, 1861. Duty at Alton, Cairo, Mound City, Ill., and St. Louis, Mo., till July. Expedition from Cairo to Little River June 22-23 (Cos. "E" and "G"). Mustered out July 25, 1861, expiration of term.


Regiment lost 5 by disease during service.

 

 

7th Illinois Infantry Regiment (3 Years):

s. Col John *Cook; Major (Captain Co. B) James *Monroe (Co. F&S); Major Jacob *Muhleman; Major Richard *Rowett; Captain William Eldred *Norton (Co. I); Assistant Surgeon Elijah P. *Burton (Co. F&S); Musician & Pvt David *Givler (Co. C); Pvt Thomas *Burton (Co. E); Pvt Abner W. *Foreman (Co. D)

 

Overview:

Regiment organized at Cairo, Ill., July 25, 1861. Attached to District of Cairo to October, 1861. Cook's 4th Brigade, District of Cairo, to February, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, District of West Tennessee, and Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, District of Corinth, Dept. of the Tennessee, to November, 1862. 3rd Brigade, District of Corinth, Left Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 3rd Brigade, District of Corinth, 17th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, District of Corinth, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 15th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Moved to Ironton, Mo., thence to Cape Girardeau, Mo., August 23, 1861. Duty there and at Fort Holt, Ky., till February, 1862. Expe­dition toward Columbus, Ky., September 21-22, 1861. Skirmish at Mansfield's Creek September 22. Expedition to Elliott's Mills during Belmont November 6-7. Reconnoissance of Columbus, Ky., January 13-20, 1862. Movements against Fort Henry, Tenn., Fe­bruary 2-6. Investment and capture of Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 12-16. Expedition to Clarksville and Nashville, Tenn., Februa­ry 19-21. Moved to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., arriving there March 22. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 11. Duty at Corinth, Miss., till October. Battle of Corinth Octo­ber 3-4. Pursuit to Hatchie River October 5-12. Duty at Corinth till April, 1863. Dodge's Expedition to Intercept Forest, and operati­ons in West Tennessee, December 18, 1862, to January 3, 1863. Dodge's Expedition to Northern Alabama April 15-May 8. Iuka, Miss., April 16. Great Bear Creek, Cherokee Station and Lundy's Lane April 17. Rock Cut, near Tuscumbia, April 22. Tuscumbia April 23. Town Creek April 28. Guard Railroad from Bethel to Jackson, Tenn., May 12 to June 8. Regiment mounted June 18 and en­gaged in scout and patrol duty through West Tennessee till October, participating in numerous expeditions and skirmishes. Expedition from Corinth to Henderson, Tenn., September 11-16. Skirmish at Clark's Creek Church September 13. Henderson's Station Septem­ber 14. Expedition into West Tennessee September 27-October 1. Swallow's Bluff September 30. At Chewalla October 4-26. Moved to Iuka October 26, thence marched to Pulaski, Tenn., November 1-12. Scout to Lawrenceburg November 17-19. Scout duty around Pulaski till December 22. Skirmishes near Florence December 1. Near Eastport December 2. Scout to Florence December 11-17. Shoal Creek, near Wayland Springs, December 12. Regiment Veteranize December 22 and mustered in as Veterans January 5, 1864. Veterans on furlough January and February, 1864. Return to Pulaski February 23-27. Duty at Florence, Ala., patrolling Tennessee Ri­ver till June. At Florence, Sweetwater and Centre Store till June 14. Repulse of Roddy's attack on Florence May 7. Decatur May 8. Pulaski May 13. Regiment dismounted and moved to Chattanooga. Tenn., June 14-17, thence to Tilton, Ga., and patrol Railroad from Dalton to Resaca, Ga., till July 7. Moved to Rome, Ga., July 7, and duty there till October. (Non-Veterans mustered out July 29, 1864.) Action at Etowah River September 15. Operations against Hood September 29-November 3. Defence of Allatoona Pass Octo­ber 4-5. Reconnoissance from Rome on Cave Spring. Road and skirmishes October 12-13. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Regiment remounted November 21. Ogeechee Canal December 9. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Hinesville December 16. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Hickory Hill, S. C., February 1. Salkehatchie Swamps February 2-5. Fishburn's Plantation, near Lane's Bridge, Salkehatchie, February 6. South Edisto River February 9. North Edisto River February 11-12. Colum­bia February 15-17. Lynch's Creek February 26. Cheraw March 2-3. Expedition from Cheraw to Florence and skirmishes March 4-6. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24, and of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Mo­ved to Louisville, Ky., June, and duty there till July. Mustered out July 9, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 8 Officers and 81 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 174 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 266.

 

Ende Oktober 1861 unter Col John Cook bei Fort Holt / Kentucky eingesetzt (vgl. Hicken: Illinois in the Civil War, a.a.O., S. 19). Bei Grant's Vorstoß Richtung Belmont / MO im November 1861 wurde Cook mit der 7th Illinois Infantry auf der gegenüberliegenden Ostseite des Mississippi gleichzeitig von Fort Holt aus zum Vorstoß Richtung Columbus / Kentucky eingesetzt (vgl. Hicken a.a.O., S. 20).

 

Das Regiment gehörte im Battle of Shiloh unter Führung von Major Rowett zur 3rd Brigade Col Thomas W. Sweeny 2nd Division W.H.L. Wallace in Grant’s Army of the Tennessee (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 319; Grant: The Opposing Forces at Shiloh, B & L, a.a.O., I, S. 537).

 

Photo:

- Davis / Wiley: Photographic History, Vol. 1: Fort Sumter to Gettysburg, a.a.O., S. 315

 

Urkunden/Literatur:

- **Burton, Elijah P.: Diary (Des Moines, Iowa, Historical Records Survey, 1939)

- First Reunion of the Seventh Illinois Veteran Volunteer Infantry, at Springfield, Ill., February 1884, 22d Anniversary of the Surrender of Ft. Donelson. N.n., n.d.

- **Givler, David: "Intimate Glimpses of Army Life During the Civil War." Typed Transcript, Illinois State Historical Library, Spring­field / Illinois

- **Leib, Ambrose, D.: From Shiloh to Savannah: The Seventh Illinois Infantry in the Civil War. Introduction and notes by Daniel E. Sutherland. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2003. First published 1868 by Illinois Journal Co.

- ** Leib, Ambrose D. History of the Seventh Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry, from Its First Muster into the U.S. Service, April 25, 1861,to Its Final Muster Out, July 9,1865.Springfield,Ill.: Illinois Journal Co., 1868.

- **Muhleman, Jacob: "The Diary of Major Jacob Muhleman." Typed transcript, Illinois State Historical Library, Springfield / Illinois

- **Norton, William Eldred: Diary, January-November 1863 (containing brief entries on camp life and hospital services while stationed in Tennessee); Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield/Illinois, SC 2076

- Proceedings of the Reunions Held in 1900 by the Association of Survivors Seventh Regiment Illinois Veteran Infantry Volunteers Held at Chicago and Springfield, Ill. Springfield, Ill.: Edw . F . Hartman Co., 1901

- Proceedings of the Reunions Held in 1901 by the Association of Survivors Seventh Regiment Illinois Veteran Infantry Volunteers Held at Springfield, Illinois. Springfield, Ill.: Edw . F . Hartman Co., 1902

- Proceedings of the Reunion Held in 1902 by the Association of Survivors Seventh Regiment Illinois Veteran Infantry Volunteers at Springfield, Illinois. Springfield, Ill.: Edw. F . Hartmann Co., 1903

- Proceedings of the Reunion Held in 1903 by the Association of Survivors Seventh Regiment Illinois Veteran Infantry Volunteers at Springfield, Illinois. Springfield, Ill.: Edw. F . Hartmann Co., 1904

- Proceedings of the Reunion Held in 1904 by the Association of Survivors Seventh Regiment Illinois Veteran Infantry Volunteers at Springfield, Illinois. Springfield, Ill.: Edw. F . Hartmann Co., 1905.

- Proceedings of the Reunion Held in 1905 by the Association of Survivors Seventh Regiment Illinois Veteran Infantry Volunteers at Springfield, Illinois. Springfield,Ill.: State Register Printing House, 1906.

- Proceedings of the Reunion Held in 1906 by the Association of Survivors Seventh Regiment Illinois Veteran Infantry Volunteers at Springfield, Illinois. Springfield, Ill.: State Register Printing House, 1907.

- Proceedings of the Reunion Held in 1907 by the Association of Survivors Seventh Regiment Illinois Veteran Infantry Volunteers at Springfield, Illinois. Springfield, Ill. :State Register Printing House, 1908.

- Proceedings of the Reunion Held in 1908 by the Association of Survivors Seventh Regiment Illinois Veteran Infantry Volunteers at Springfield, Illinois. Springfield, Ill.: State Register Printing House, 1909.

- Proceedings of the Reunion Held in 1909 by the Association of Survivors Seventh Regiment Illinois Veteran Infantry Volunteers at Springfield, Illinois. Springfield ,Ill.: State Register Printing House, 1910.

- Proceedings of the Reunion Held in 1910 by the Association of Survivors Seventh Regiment Illinois Veteran Infantry Volunteers at Springfield, Illinois. Springfield, Ill.: State Register Printing House, 1911.

- Proceedings of the Reunion Held in 1911 by the Association of Survivors Seventh Regiment Illinois Veteran Infantry Volunteers at Springfield, Illinois. Springfield ,Ill.: State Register Printing House, 1912.

- Proceedings of the Reunion Held in 1912 by the Association of Survivors Seventh Regiment Illinois Veteran Infantry Volunteers at Springfield, Illinois. Springfield, Ill.: State Register Printing House, 1913.

- Proceedings of the Reunion Held in 1913 by the Association of Survivors Seventh Regiment Illinois Veteran Infantry Volunteers at Springfield, Illinois. Springfield ,Ill.: State Register Printing House, 1914.

- Proceedings of the Reunion Held in 1914 by the Association of Survivors Seventh Regiment Illinois Veteran Infantry Volunteers at Springfield, Illinois. Springfield, Ill.: State Register Printing House, 1915.

- Proceedings of the Reunion Held in 1915 by the Association of Survivors Seventh Regiment Illinois Veteran Infantry Volunteers at Springfield, Illinois. Springfield, Ill.: State Register Printing House, 1916.

- Proceedings of the Reunion Held in 1916 by the Association of Survivors Seventh Regiment Illinois Veteran Infantry Volunteers at Springfield, Illinois. Springfield, Ill.: State Register Printing House, 1917.

- Proceedings of the Reunion Held in 1917 by the Association of Survivors Seventh Regiment Illinois Veteran Infantry Volunteers at Springfield, Illinois. Springfield, Ill.: State Register Printing House, 1918.

 

 

8th Illinois Infantry Regiment (3 months, 1861):

s. 1stLt Robert H. *Sturgess (Co. H); Surgeon Silas Thompson *Trowbridge (Co. F&S)

 

Overview:

Organized at Springfield, Ill., and mustered in for three months' service April 25, 1861. Moved to Cairo, Ill., and duty there till July, 1861. Expedition from Cairo to Little River June 22-23 (Cos. "B" and "C"). Mustered out July 25, 1861.

Regiment lost 3 by disease during service.

 

 

8th Illinois Infantry Regiment (3 Years):

s. Col Richard *Oglesby, Col Frank L. *Rhoads; Major (zunächst Surgeon) Silas Thompson *Trowbridge (Co. F&S); Captain James M. *Ashmore; Captain John *McWilliams (Co. G); Captain Isaac C. *Pugh; Captain R. H. *Sturgess; Lt +++klären+++ Reuben, Sergeant Joseph S. *Forrest (Co. A); Sergeant Charles W. *Wills (Co. E); B. *Hatch, Pvt Alfred B. *Ames (Co. A), Pvt William H. *Austin (Co. C); Pvt Ira A. *Bat­terton (Co. K); Pvt Francis *Baumer, Pvt William *Becker (Co. B); Pvt David *Cornwell (Co. K); Pvt. John A. *Griffin (Co. I); Pvt. Henry C. *Hawes (Co. I); Pvt William *Hinshaw (Co. K); Pvt James *Leach (Co. A)

 

Overview:

Organized at Cairo, Ill., for three years' service July 25, 1861. Attached to District of Cairo to October, 1861. 2nd Brigade, District of Cairo, to February, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, District of Cairo, February, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, District of West Ten­nessee, and Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, District of Jackson, Dept. of the Tennessee, to Septem­ber, 1862. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, District of Jackson, to November, 1862. 4th Brigade, 3rd Division, Right Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 17th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to April, 1864. Maltby's Brigade, District of Vicksburg, Miss., to August, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to December, 1864. 2nd Brigade, Reserve Division, Military Division West Mississippi, to February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Reserve Corps, M. D. W. M., February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 13th Army Corps (New), M..D. W. M., to June, 1865. Dept. of Louisiana to May, 1866.

 

Service:

Duty at Cairo, Ill., till October, 1861. Moved to Bird's Point, Mo., and duty there till February, 1862. Expedition against Thompson's forces November 2-12, 1861. Expeditions toward Columbus, Ky., January 13-20, 1862. Advance on Fort Henry, Tenn., February 2-6. Investment and capture of Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 12-16. Moved to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 6-13. Battle of Shiloh April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Moved to Bethel June 4-6, thence to Jackson June 15. Duty the­re and guard duty at Toone's and Medon Stations till October. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign October 31, 1862, to January 10, 1863. Ordered to Lagrange November, 1862. Reconnoissance from Lagrange November 8-9. March to Grand Junction January 4-9, 1863, and to Memphis, Tenn., January 12-19. Moved to Lake Providence, La., February 22, and duty there till April. Moved to Milli­ken's Bend, La., April 12. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battles of Thompson's Hill, Port Gibson, May 1. South Fork Bayou Pierrie May 2. Raymond May 12. Jackson, Miss., May 14. Champion's Hill May 16. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Surrender of Vicksburg July 4. Garrison duty at Vicksburg till July, 1864. Stevenson's Expedition from Vicksburg to Monroe, La., August 20-September 2, 1863. Expedition to Canton October 14-20. Bogue Chitto Creek October 17. Meridian Campaign February 3-March 5, 1864. Regiment Veteranize March 24, 1864. Expedition to Pearl River, Miss., July 2-10. Jackson July 7. Expedition to Morganza, La., July 29-September 3. Moved to mouth of White River September 3-8, and duty there till October 18. Movement to Memphis, Tenn., and return October 18-30. Moved to Duvall's Bluff No­vember 9, thence to Memphis, Tenn., November 28. March to Moscow and return December 29-31. Moved to New Orleans, La., Ja­nuary 1-4, 1865. Campaign against Mobile and its defences February to April. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-A­pril 8. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. Duty at Mobile till May 27. Moved to New Or­leans, La., thence to Shreveport May 27-June 9. Moved to Marshall, Texas, and duty there till September. At Alexandria, La., till April, 1866. Mustered out at Baton Rouge May 4 and discharged at Springfield, Ill., May 13, 1866.


Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 160 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 155 Enlisted men by disease. Total 321.

 

Im November 1861 in der Brigade von Richard *Oglesby in Südost-Missouri eingesetzt gegen die Partisanentruppen von Jeff *Thompson (vgl. Hicken, Illinois in the Civil War, a.a.O., S. 19).

 

Das Regiment gehörte im Frühjahr 1862 zur 1st Brigade Oglesby, 1st Division McClernand, Grant’s Army of the Tennessee bei der Eroberung von *Fort Donelson im Februar 1862 (vgl. US Grant; in: Battles and Leaders Vol. I S. 429; Wallace, Lew: The Capture of Fort Donelson; in: B&L, vol. I, a.a.O., S. 417-419).

 

Teilnahme am Battle of Shiloh im Rahmen der 1st Division MajGen John A McClernand, 1st Brigade Col Abraham C. Hare (verw.)

 

Literatur:

- **Batterton, Ira A.: Papers, 1848-94; Civil War Letters, 1861-63, on secretarial duties to generals John A. McClernand, Richard Oglesby, and John A. Logan. Lengthy account of Vicksburg Campaign in letters of May and June, 1863. He was editor of the Vicksburg Daily Herald. 430 items; microfilm, Illinois State Historical Library, Springfield/Ill.

- Cornwell, David (8th Illinois and 9th Louisiana): The Cornwell Chronicles: Tales of an American Life on the Erie Canal, Building Chicago, in the Volunteer Civil War Western Army, on the Farm, in a Country Store Heritage Books); 301 pp; Maps; Index; Ilustrati­ons. Edited by John Wearmouth. Cornwell enlisted in the 8th Illinois Volunteer Infantry and served 3 years in the 9th Louisiana In­fantry Regiment (African Descent) as First Lieutenant, recruiting and training black soldiers. Lots of genealogical details. +++9th Louisiana Infantry +++klären: beim National Park Soldiers nicht genannt; es gab keine 9th Louisiana Infantry+++

- Eighteenth Annual Reunion: Eighth Illinois Veteran Infantry Ass’n. Held at Springfield, Illinois, During the State Fair, 1903. Marion, Ill.: Marion Leader, n.d.

- **Hawes, Henry C.: Experiences of a Union Soldier (Crihfield Brothers, 1928)

- **Lale, Max: “The Military Occupation of Marshall, Texas, by the 8th Illinois Volunteer Infantry,” Military History of Texas and the Southwest, XIII, No. 3 (1976), S. 39-48

- **McWilliams, John (Captain, 8th Illinois Infantry): Recollections of John McWilliams: His Youth, Experiences in California and the Civil War. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, n.d.

- Nineteenth Annual Reunion of the Eighth Ill. Veteran Vol. Infantry Ass’n. Held at Springfield, Illinois During the State Fair, 1904. N.p., n.d.

- **Oglesby, Richard J. (GenMaj; zunächst Col 8th Illinois Infantry): Papers (Illinois State Historical Library, Springfield / Illinois)

- **Sanders, Raymond Wesley: “Men of Peoria in the Civil War.” Master’s thesis, Illinois State Normal University, 1960

- **Trowbridge, Silas Thompson: Autobiography of Silas Thompson Trowbridge M.D. Late Surgeon of the 8. Reg. Ill. Vol. Inf.; Surgeon in Chief of the 3. Division 17. Army Corps; President of the Illinois State Medical Society; U.S. Consul at Veracruz. . . . Vera Cruz, Mexico, 1872.

- 20th Annual Reunion of the Eighth Ill. Vet. Inft. Association, Held at Springfield, Ill., Oct. 3, 1905. N.p., n.d.

- **Wills, Charles Wright : Army Life of an Illinois Soldier, Including a Day by Day Record of Sherman's Marsh to the Sea; Letters and Diary of the Late Charles W. Wills, Private and Sergeant 8th Illinois Infantry; Lieutenant and Battalion Adjutant 7th Illinois Cavalry; Captain, Major and Lieutenant Colonel 103rd Illinois Infantry. Comp and pub. by his sister [Mary E. Kellog] (Washington / D.C.: Globe Printing Co, 1906; Reprint Univ Southern Illinois Press)

 

 

9th Regiment Illinois Infantry (3 months, 1861):

vgl. Sergeant Henry *Kircher (Co. A); Corporal Casimir *'Andel (Co. A)

 

Overview:

Organized at Springfield, Ill., and mustered in for three months' service by Capt. John Pope, U. S. A., April 26, 1861. Moved to Cai­ro, Ill., and garrison duty there till July. Attached to Prentiss' Brigade. Expedition from Cairo to Little River June 22-23 (Cos. "C" and "H"). Mustered out July 26, 1861.

Regiment lost 9 by disease during service.

 

Urkunden/Literatur:

- **Billington, Sharon. Who Were the Three Months Men of the Ninth Illinois? N.p., 1980.

 

 

9th Regiment Illinois Infantry (3 Years):

s. Col Eleazar A. *Paine; LtCol / Col August *Mersy; LtCol Jesse J. *Phillips; Major Emil *'Adams; Captain Emil *Adam; Lt James *Oates (Co. K); Lt Jacob *Kercher, Chaplain Marion *Morrison; W. Y. *Jenkins (fraglich; nicht im Roster bei Morrison: The Ninth Regiment, aufgeführt), Pvt Frank *Baumer

 

Overview:

Organized at Cairo, Ill., July 26 to August 31, 1861. Attached to District of Cairo to September, 1861. District of Paducah, Ky., to Fe­bruary, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, District of Cairo, February, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, District of West Tennessee, and Army of the Tennessee to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Army Tennessee, to July, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Dis­trict of Corinth, to September, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, District of Corinth, to October, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, District of Corinth, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, District of Corinth, 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to Decem­ber, 1862. 2nd Brigade, District of Corinth, 17th Army Corps, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, District of Corinth, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps, to September, 1864. Unattached, 3rd Cavalry Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to November, 1864. Unattached, 3rd Division, Cavalry Corps, Military Division of the Mississippi, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty at Cairo, Ill., till September, 1861. Expedition to Paducah, Ky., September 5-6. Occupation of Paducah September 6, and duty there till February, 1862. Skirmish at Saratoga and Eddyville, Ky., October 26, 1861 (Cos. "B," "H" and "I"). Demonstration on Co­lumbus, Ky., November 7-9. Reconnoissance to Fort Henry, Tenn., January 15-25, 1862. Operations against Forts Henry and Heiman February 5-6. Investment and capture of Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 12-16. Expedition to Clarksville and Nashville, Tenn., Fe­bruary 22-March 1. Moved to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 1-10. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Co­rinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Duty at Corinth till March, 1863. Battle of Corinth October 3-4, 1862. Pursuit to Ripley October 5-12. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November and December. Reconnoissance to Tupelo, Miss., December 13-19. Expedition to intercept Forest January 2-3, 1863. Regiment mounted March 15, 1863. Dodge's Expedition to Northern Alabama April 14-May 8. Burnsville April 14. Dickson and Lundy's Lane April 17. Dickson Station April 19. Rock Cut, near Tuscumbia, April 22. Florence April 23. Tuscumbia April 23. Town Creek April 28. Expedition from Burnsville to Tupelo, Miss., May 2-8. Tupelo May 4. King's Creek, near Tupelo, May 5. Expedition from Corinth, Miss.,to Florence, Ala., May 26-31. Florence May 27-28. Hamburg Landing, Tenn., May 30. Moved to Pocahontas, Tenn., June 3. Expedition to Ripley, Miss., June 8-9. Raid to Ripley and New Albany, Miss., June 13-14. Forked Deer Creek and Orizaba June 13. Operations in Northwestern Mississippi June 15-25. New Albany June 19. Mud Creek Bottom June 20. Rocky Crossing, Tallahatchie River, June 20. Scout in West Tennessee July 8-15. Jackson, Tenn., July 13. Forked Deer Creek July 15. Scout through West Tennessee July 20-August 3. Expedition from Memphis, Tenn., to Grenada, Miss., August 12-23. Grenada August 17. Scouting in West Tennessee and North Mississippi September. Montezuma, Tenn., September 16. Bear Creek October 3. Operations in North Mississippi and West Tennessee against Chalmers October 4-17. Lockhart's Mills and Sa­lem October 8. Ingraham's Mills, near Byhalia, October 12. Quinn and Jackson's Mill, Wyatt's, Tallahatchie River, October 13. Scou­ting in North Mississippi, North Alabama and Central Tennessee November. At Athens till February, 1864. Near Florence December 1, 1863. Athens, Ala., January 26, 1864. Near Tennessee River January 29. Near Moulton March 21. Near Decatur April 13. Flint Ri­ver, Decatur, April 17. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8, 1864. Conduct trains of 15th and 16th Army Corps from Huntsville, Ala., to Chattanooga, Tenn., May 1-5. Led advance of the Army of the Tennessee on Dalton, Ga., and scouting on flanks of army through the Atlanta Campaign, march to the sea and through the Carolinas. Demonstration on Dalton May 5-9. Snake Creek Gap May 9. Near Resaca May 10. Resaca May 13. Ley's Ferry, Oostenaula River, May 14-15. Rome Cross Roads May 16. Advance on Dallas May 19-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Operations on line of Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Operations on line of the Chattahoochie River July 5-12.Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Decatur and Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesbo­ro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and Northern Alabama Sep­tember 29-November 3. Skirmish on Cave Springs Road, near Rome, Ga., October 12-13. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Near Milledgeville November 23. Sandersville November 26. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas Ja­nuary to April, 1865. Whippy Swamp Creek, S. C., February 1. Rivers' and Broxton's Bridges February 2. Salkehatchie Swamp Fe­bruary 2-5. Edisto R. R. Bridge February 7. Walker's or Valley Bridge, Edisto River, February 8. Binnaker's Bridge, South Edisto Ri­ver, February 9. About Orangeburg, North Edisto River, February 11-12. Columbia February 15-17. Phillips' Cross Roads March 4. Expedition to Florence, S. C., and skirmishes March 4-6. Fayetteville, N. C., March 11. South River March 15. Averysboro March 16. Near Benton's Cross Roads March 18. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Ra­leigh April 9-13. Near Raleigh April 12. Morrisville April 13. Near Chapel Hill April 15. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Mustered out July 9, 1865.

 

Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 211 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 200 Enlisted men by disease. Total 417.

 

Das Regiment wurde aufgestellt am 25.4.1861 in Springfield / Illinois; es rekrutierte sich aus sechs Kompanien aus dem St. Clair County und drei Kompanien aus dem Madison County (vgl. Morrison, a.a.O., S. 7).

 

The story of the German Immigrants from Illinois who enlisted under the command of August Mersy. Called the "Bloody Ninth" af­ter fighting at Shiloh Church, where they ran out of ammunition, this was one of the hardest fought Union regiments.

 

Teilnahme an Grant’s Vorstoß und Besetzung von Paducah / Kentucky Anfang September 1861 (vgl. Catton: Grant Moves South, a.a.O., S. 49).

 

Die 9th Illinois Infantry unter LtCol Jesse J. *Phillips gehörte im Frühjahr 1862 zur 1st Brigade McArthur, 2nd Division BrigGen Charles F Smith, Grant’s Army of the Tennessee bei der Eroberung von *Fort Donelson im Februar 1862 (vgl. US Grant; in: Battles and Leaders Vol. I S. 429; Wallace, Lew: The Capture of Fort Donelson; in: B&L, vol. I, a.a.O., S. 417-419) und im Battle of Shiloh unter Col August *Mersy zur 2nd Brigade BrigGen John *McArthur Division W.H.L. Wallace Grant’s Army of the Tennessee (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 319; Grant: The Opposing Forces at Shiloh, B & L, a.a.O., I, S. 537 ff).

 

Literatur:

- Fifth Annual Reunion of the Ninth Illinois Regiment Veteran Volunteer Association. Pamphlet 1885

- **Jenkins, W. Y.: "The Ninth Illinois Volunteer Infantry at Shiloh" (Shiloh National Military Park, Shiloh / Tennessee: 9th Illinois File)

- **Morrison, Marion: "History of the 9th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry" (Originalausgabe John S. Clark, Monmouth / Illinois, 1864; reprint Southern Illinois University Press, Carbonsdale and Edwardsville 1997), Bibliothek Ref MilAmerik141

- **Oates, James: “A Gallant Regiment” (9th Illinois) (Illinois State Library, Springfield / Illinois)

 

 

10th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (3 months, 1861):

 

Overview:

Regiment formed from first four Companies reporting at Springfield, Ill., April 20, 1861, which were ordered to Cairo, Ill., April 22. Regiment fully organized by the addition of three other Infantry Companies and three Artillery Companies and mustered in for three months' service by Capt. John Pope, U. S. A., April 29, 1861. Attached to Prentiss' Brigade and on garrison duty at Cairo, Ill., till July. Mustered out July 29, 1861.


Lost by disease 4 during service.

 

 

10th Regiment Illinois Infantry:

s. Mike *O’Brien, Pvt William *Becker (Co. F);

 

Overview:

Organized at Cairo, Ill., July 29, 1861. Attached to District of Cairo, Ill., to October, 1861. 1st Brigade, District of Cairo, to February, 1862. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, District of Cairo, February, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, Army of Mississippi, to April, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Army Mississippi, to September, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 13th Division, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, Centre 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 14th Army Corps, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Reserve Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Divisi­on, 14th Army Corps, to August, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 16th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to September, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 17th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Moved to Mound City, Ill., and duty there till January, 1862. Expedition into Kentucky January 16-21. At Bird's Point, Mo., till March. Skirmish at Sykestown, Mo., March 1 (Detachment). Operations against New Madrid and Island No. 10 March 3-April 8. Ac­tions at New Madrid March 12-14. Capture of New Madrid March 14. Island No. 10 April 6. Action and capture at Tiptonville April 8. Expedition to Fort Pillow, Tenn., April 13-17. Moved to Hamburg Landing, Tenn., April 17-24. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Engagement at Farmington May 3. Pursuit to Booneville May 30-June 12. Tuscumbia Creek May 31-June 1. Reconnoissance toward Baldwyn June 3. At Clear Creek till July 21. Ordered to Tuscumbia, Ala., July 21, thence march to Nashville, Tenn., via Florence, Athens and Columbia August 28-September 15. Siege of Nashville September 15-November 6. Repulse of Mor­gan's attack on Edgefield November 5. Duty at Nashville and Edgefield till July, 1863. Moved to Murfreesboro July 20, 1863, thence to Bridgeport, Ala., August 24-September 12, and duty there till October. Pursuit of Wheeler up the Sequatchie Valley October 1-17. Action at Anderson's Cross Roads October 2. At Anderson's Cross Roads till October 24. Moved to Igo's Ferry October 24. Chattan­ooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Tunnel Hill November 24-25. Mission Ridge November 25. Chickamauga Station No­vember 26. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 8. March to Columbus, thence to Chattanooga and to Rossville, Ga. Regiment Veteranize December 27, 1863. Veterans on furlough January 11 to February 22, 1864. At Rossville till May 2. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 2-September 8. Demonstrations on Dalton May 5-13. Tunnel Hill May 6-7. Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Rome, Ga., May 17-18. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Moun­tain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Utoy Creek Au­gust 5-7. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 1-26. Action at Resaca, Ga., October 12-13. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Monteith Swamp December 9. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Moved to Be­aufort, S. C., January 3, thence to Pocotaligo. Reconnoissance to Salkehatchie River January 20. Salkehatchie Swamp February 2-5. Rivers' and Broxton's Bridges February 2. Rivers' Bridge February 3. Binnaker's Bridge, South Edisto River, February 9. Orange­burg, North Edisto River, February 11-12. Columbia February 15-17. Fayetteville, N. C., March 11. Cape Fear March 18. Cox's Bridge, Neuse River, March 19-20. Battle of Bentonville March 20-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 4. Mustered out July 4, 1865, and discharged at Chicago, Ill., July 11, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 48 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 136 Enlisted men by disease. Total 186.

 

Die 10th Illinois traf während der Tullahoma Campaign am 23.7.1863 in Fosterville / Tennessee ein und löste die 19th Michigan / Coburn’s Brigade ab, die nach Murfreesboro marschierte (vgl. Welcher / Ligget: Coburn's Brigade, a.a.O., S. 130).

 

 

11th Illinois Infantry Regiment (3 months):

s. Col Thomas E. G. *Ransom; Col William Harvey Lamb *Wallace

 

Overview:

Organized at Springfield, Ill., and mustered in April 30, 1861, for three months' service by Capt. John Pope, U. S. A. Ordered to Villa Ridge, Ill., May 5, and duty there till June 20, and at Bird's Point, Mo., till July 30. Expedition from Cairo to Little River June 22-23 (Cos. "A" and "B"). Mustered out July 30, 1861.


Lost 10 by disease during service.

 

Aufgestellt April 1861, eine Kompanie stammte aus Galena / Ill. und wurde direkt nach Bekanntwerden der Beschießung von Fort Sumter bei Anwesenheit Grant's aufgestellt (vgl. Grant, Memoirs, a.a.O., S. 122)

 

 

11th Illinois Infantry Regiment (3 Years):

s. Col Thomas E. G. *Ransom; Col William Harvey Lamb *Wallace

 

Overview:

Organized at Cairo, Ill., July 30, 1861. Attached to W. H. L. Wallace's 3rd Brigade, District of Cairo, to February, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, District of Cairo, February, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, District of West Tennessee, and Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, District of Jackson, Tenn., to August, 1862. District of Cairo, Ill., to November, 1862. 2nd Bri­gade, 6th Division, Left Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 6th Division, 16th Army Corps, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 6th Division, 17th Army Corps, to September, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 17th Army Corps, to August, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to December, 1864. 2nd Brigade, Re­serve Division, Military Division West Mississippi, to February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Reserve Corps, M. D. W. M., Fe­bruary, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 13th Army Corps (New), M. D. W. M., to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Expedition to Charleston, Mo., October 2, 1861. Expedition against Thompson's forces November 2-12. Skirmish at Charleston Janua­ry 8, 1862. Reconnoissance of Columbus, Ky., under Gen. Grant January 25-28. Operations against Fort Henry February 2-6. Capture of Fort Henry February 6. Investment and capture of Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 12-16. Assault on Fort Donelson Fe­bruary 15. Moved to Fort Henry March 4-5, thence to Savannah, Tenn., March 5-13, and to Pittsburg Landing March 23-25. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Moved to Jackson, Tenn., and duty there till Au­gust 2. Ordered to Cairo, Ill., August 2, and to Paducah, Ky., August 23. Expedition from Fort Donelson to Clarksville September 5-10. Riggin's Hill, Clarksville, September 7. Duty at Paducah, Ky., till November 20. Expeditions to Hopkinsville, Ky., October 31 to November 13. Moved to Lagrange, Tenn., November 20-24. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign. Operations on Mississippi Cen­tral R. R. November 24, 1862, to January 10, 1863. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., January 12, 1863, thence to Young's Point, La., Janua­ry 17-24, and to Lake Providence, La., February 11. Expedition to American Bend March 17-28. Passage of Vicksburg and Warrenton Batteries April 22 (Detachment). Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battle of Port Gibson May 1. Battles of Raymond May 12; Jackson, Miss., May 14; Champion's Hill May 16. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Expedition from Haines' Bluff to Mechanicsburg May 26-June 4. Action at Mechanicsburg May 29. Surrender of Vicksburg July 4. Expedition to Natchez July 12-13. Occupation of Natchez July 13-October 12. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., October 12, and duty there till July 29, 1864. Yazoo Expedition February 1-March 8. Liverpool Heights February 4. Capture of Yazoo City February 4. Satartia February 7. Occupation of Yazoo City till March 6. Action at Yazoo City March 5. At Black River Bridge till April 28. Expedition to Yazoo City May 4-21. Benton May 7-9. Vaughan May 12. Vaughan Station May 14. Expedition to Pearl River July 2-10. Jackson July 7. Clinton July 7. Moved to Morganza, La., July 29, and duty there till September 3. Expedition to Clinton, La., August 23-29. Moved to mouth of White River September 3, thence to Memphis, Tenn., October 8. Re­turn to White River October 27. Expedition to Gaines' Landing November 6-7. Moved to Duvall's Bluff, Ark., November 8, thence to Memphis, Tenn., November 30-December 4. Expedition to Moscow, Tenn., December 20-31. Moved to Kenner, La., January 1-5, 1865. To Dauphin Island, Ala., February 4-7. Operations against Mobile, Ala., and its defences February 17-April 12. Siege of Spa­nish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. Duty there till May 27. Moved to New Orleans, thence to Alexandria. Moved to Baton Rouge, La., June 22. Mustered out July 14, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 7 Officers and 179 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 284 Enlisted men by disease. Total 471.

 

Teilnahme am Battle von Fort Donelson; hier traf die Wucht des CS-Ausbruchsversuch am 14.2.1862 das Regiment voll (vgl. Hi­cken: Illinois in the Civil War, a.a.O., S. 37); das Regiment erlitt schwere Verluste mit 339 Casualties (vgl. Hicken, a.a.O., S. 41).

 

Im Battle of Shiloh am 6.4.1862 gehörte die 11th Illinois Infantry unter Col Thomas E. G. Ransom zur 2nd Brigade Col C. Carroll Marsh 1st Division MajGen John A McClernand in Grant’s Army of the Tennessee (Grant: The Opposing Forces at Shiloh, B & L, a.a.O., I, S. 537).

 

Bei dem ersten US-Gegenangriff in Shiloh am 6.4.1862 während des Artilleriegefechts, überrannte gegen 12:00 die 11th Iowa Infan­try aus 1st Brigade Col Abraham C. *Hare / 1st Division MajGen John A McClernand zusammen mit der 11th Illinois und 20th Illi­nois aus 2nd Brigade Col C. Carroll Marsh / 1st Division MajGen John A McClernand die im nördlichen Woolf Field eingesetzte Cobb’s Kentucky Battery und die Sektion von Polk’s Tennessee Battery (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 188 mit Karte 187).

 

 

12th Regiment Illinois Infantry (3 months, 1861):

s. LtCol A. C. *Chetlain

 

Overview:

Organized at Springfield, Ill., and mustered in for three months' service May 2, 1861. Moved to Cairo, Ill., and garrison duty there till August. Mustered out August 1, 1861. Lost 4 by disease during service.

 

 

12th Regiment Illinois Infantry (3 Years) (First Scotch Regiment):

s. LtCol A. C. *Chetlain; 1stLt/Quartermaster Alfred T. *Andreas (Co. G); Surgeon Elijah P. *Burton (Co. F&S)

 

Overview:

Organized at Cairo, Ill., August 1, 1861. Attached to District of Cairo, Ill., to October, 1861. 3rd Brigade, District of Cairo, to February, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, District of Cairo, February, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, District of West Tennessee, and Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, District of Corinth, to September, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, District of Corinth, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, District of Corinth, 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, District of Corinth, 17th Army Corps, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, District of Corinth, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to September, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 15th Army Corps, to April, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 15th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

At Cairo, Ill., till September, 1861. Expedition to Belmont and Charleston September 2. Expedition to Paducah, Ky., September 5-6. Occupation of Paducah September 6, and duty there till February, 1862. (4 Cos. at Smithland, Ky., till January 25, 1862.) Demonstration on Columbus, Ky., November 8-9, 1861. Reconnoissance from Paducah to Fort Henry, Tenn., January 15-25, 1862. Demonstration on Columbus, Ky., January 25-28. Operations against Fort Henry, Tenn., February 5-6. Capture of Fort Henry February 6. Investment and capture of Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 12-16. Expedition to Clarksville and Nashville, Tenn., February 19-21. Moved to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 1. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 6. Duty at Corinth, Miss., till September. March to Iuka September 16-18, thence to Burnsville September 19, and to Corinth October 2. Battle of Corinth October 3-4. Pursuit to Ripley October 5-12. Duty at Corinth till June, 1863. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November and December, 1862. Dodge's Expedition to Northern Alabama April 15-May 8, 1863. Rock Cut, near Tuscumbia, April 22. Tuscumbia April 23. Town Creek April 28. Moved to Pocahontas June 6, and duty there till October 29. March to Pulaski, Tenn., October 29-November 12. Moved to Richland Station November 25, and duty guarding Nashville & Decatur R. R. till January, 1864. Regiment Veteranize January 16, 1864. Veterans on furlough till March. Moved to Pulaski, Tenn. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstration on Resaca May 5-13. Near Resaca, Sugar Valley, May 9. Near Resaca May 13. Battle of Resaca May 14. Ley's Ferry, Oostenaula River, May 14-15. Rome Cross Roads May 16. (4 Cos. detached at Rome till June 24.) Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Assault on Kenesaw Mountain June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Ruff's Mills July 3-4. Chattahoochie River July 6-17. Decatur July 18-19. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Utoy Creek August 5-7. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Moved to Rome September 26, and duty there till November 11. Moved to Allatoona October 4. Battle of Allatoona October 5. Reconnoissance on Cave Springs Road and skirmishes October 12-13. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Ogeechee Canal December 9. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Salkehatchie Swamp, S. C., February 2-5. South Edisto River February 9. North Edisto River February 11-12. Columbia February 15-17. Camden February 24. Little Cohora Creek, N. C., March 16. Battle of Bentonville March 20-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh, N. C., April 9-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 3-6. Mustered out July 10, 1865, and discharged at Camp Butler, Ill., July 18, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 143 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 109 Enlisted men by disease. Total 260.

 

Dem Regiment gehörten derart viele gebürtige Schotten an, daß es auch als First Scotch Regiment bezeichnet wurde. Im Gegensatz zum 2nd Scotch Regiment (= 65th Illinois Infantry) (vgl. Hicken: Illinois in the Civil War, a.a.O., S. 7).

 

Die 12th Illinois Infantry unter LtCol Augustus L. *Chetlain gehörte im Frühjahr 1862 zur 1st Brigade McArthur, 2nd Division Brig­Gen Charles F Smith, Grant’s Army of the Tennessee bei der Eroberung von *Fort Donelson im Februar 1862 (vgl. US Grant; in: Battles and Leaders Vol. I S. 429; Wallace, Lew: The Capture of Fort Donelson; in: B&L, vol. I, a.a.O., S. 417-419) und im Battle of Shiloh unter LtCol Chetlain zur 2nd Brigade BrigGen John *McArthur 2nd Division W.H.L. Wallace Grant’s Army of the Tennessee (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 319; Grant: The Opposing Forces at Shiloh, B & L, a.a.O., I, S. 537 ff).

 

Urkunden/Literatur:

- **Andreas, Alfred T.: „The Ifs and Buts' of Shiloh“. Military Essays and Recollections. Military Order of the Loyal Legions of the United States, Illinois Commandery, vol. 1, 1891

- **Burton, Elijah P.: Diary (Des Moines, Iowa, Historical Records Survey, 1939)

 

 

13th Regiment Illinois Infantry:

Col. John M. Palmer (1861; vgl. Grant Memoirs, a.a.O., S. ++++); Captain Henry T. *Noble (Co. A); Pvt John D. *Crabtree (Co. A, später [?] Captain William D. *Bo­wen's Missouri Cavalry Battalion); Pvt E. C. *Hubbart

 

Overview:

Organized at Dixon, Ill., and mustered into State service April 21, 1861. Mustered into U. S. service by Capt. John Pope May 24, 1861, being the first three years Regiment from Illinois mustered into U. S. service. Moved to Caseyville, Ill., June 16, thence to Rol­la, Mo., July 5-6, being first Regiment to cross Mississippi River into hostile Missouri. Attached to Fremont's Army of the West July to October, 1861. District of Rolla, Dept. of Missouri, to January, 1862. Unattached, Army of Southwest Missouri, to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of Southwest Missouri, to July, 1862. Helena, Ark., District of Eastern Arkansas, Dept. of Missouri, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, District of Eastern Arkansas, Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 2nd Briga­de, 11th Division, 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, December, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, Sherman's Yazoo Ex­pedition, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 15th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to April, 1864. Unassigned, 3rd Divi­sion, 15th Army Corps, to June, 1864.

 

Service:

Duty at Rolla, Mo., till October 10, 1861. Fremont's advance on Springfield, Mo., October 10-November 7. Action at Wet Glaize Oc­tober 13. Linn Creek October 15. Return to Rolla November 10, and duty there till March, 1862. Action at Salem, Mo., December 3, 1861. Ordered to join Curtis at Pea Ridge, Ark., March 6, 1862. March to Helena, Ark., April 8-July 14. Duty at Helena, Ark., till De­cember. Sherman's Yazoo Expedition December 22, 1862-January 3, 1863. Chickasaw Bayou December 26-28. Chickasaw Bluffs December 29. Expedition to Arkansas Post, Ark., January 3-10, 1863. Assault and capture of Arkansas Post, Arkansas Post, January 10-11. Moved to Young's Point January 17, and duty there till March. Expedition to Greenville, Miss., February 14-26. Expedition from Milliken's Bend to Greenville, Black Bayou and Deer Creek, Miss., April 2-14. Demonstration against Haines' and Drumgould's Bluffs April 29-May 1. Moved to join army in rear of Jackson, Miss., via Richmond and Grand Gulf, May 2-14. Jackson May 14. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Surrender of Vicksburg July 4. Advance on Jack­son, Miss., July 5-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Brandon July 19. Camp at Big Black till September 27. Movement to Memphis, thence to Chattanooga, Tenn., September 27-November 21. Operations on Memphis & Charleston R. R. in Alabama October 20-29. Cherokee Station October 21. Tuscumbia and Barton Station October 24-25. Bear Creek, Tuscumbia, October 27. Chattanooga-Ring­gold Campaign November 23-27. Battles of Lookout Mountain November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Captured flag of the 18th Alabama Infantry. Ringgold Gap, Taylor's Ridge, November 27. Stationed at Madison Station, Ala., till May, 1864. Action at Madison Station April 17. Resaca, Ga., May 13-15 (Detachment). Mustered out June 18, 1864.


Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 61 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 123 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 192.

 

Literatur:

- Hubbart, E. C.: Letters; in: Chicago Historical Society: Selected Arkansas manuscripts, 1724-1883; 1 roll, Univ. of Arkansas, Fayet­teville: Manuscript Resources for the Civil War, Compiled by Kim Allen Scott, 1990).

- **Military History and Reminiscenses of the Thirteenth Regiment of Illinois Volunteer Infantry of the Civil War in the United States, 1861-1865. Prepared by a regimental Committee (Chicago: Women’s Temperance Publishing Association, 1892)

- **Noble, Henry T.: Military History and Reminiscenses of the Thirteenth Regiment of Illinois Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War in the United States, 1861-1865. Chicago 1892

 

 

14th Regiment Illinois Infantry Regiment:

s. LtCol William *Camm; Major Jacob R. *Muhleman; 1stLt Z. Payson *Shumway (Co. H); 2ndLt Belzar *Grebe (Co. G); Pvt Alvin Q. *Bacon (Co. I)

 

Overview:

Organized at Jacksonville, Ill., and mustered in May 25, 1861. Moved to Quincy, Ill., June 28, 1861. Attached to Dept. of Missouri to February, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, District of West Tennessee, and Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, District of Memphis, Tenn., to September, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, District of Jackson, Tenn., to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, Right Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 4th Divisi­on, 17th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 16th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 2nd Bri­gade, 4th Division, 13th Army Corps, to August, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, to November, 1864. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, to April, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, to June, 1865. Dept. of Missouri to Sep­tember, 1865.

 

Service:

Moved to St. Charles, Mo., thence to Hannibal, Jefferson Barracks and Rolla, Mo., July-August, 1861. Advance toward Columbus August 29-September 8. Join Fremont's Army at Tipton, Mo., October 1. Fremont's advance on Springfield, Mo., October 13-No­vember 3. Moved to Sedalla, thence to Otterville, and duty there till February, 1862. Moved to St. Louis, thence to Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 1-16. Capture of Fort Donelson February 16. Expedition to Crump's Landing and occupation of Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 14-17. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. March to Mem­phis, Tenn., via Grand Junction, Holly Springs and Lagrange, June 1-July 21. Duty at Memphis till September 6. March to Bolivar and forced march to Hatchie River September 6-October 4. Near Middletown October 4. Battle of the Hatchie, Metamora, October 5. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign. Operations on the Mississippi Central R. R. from Bolivar to Coffeeville October 31, 1862, to January 10, 1863. Duty at Memphis, Tenn., till May, 1863. Ordered to Vicksburg, Miss., May 13. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 22-July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 5-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Assault on Jackson July 12. Moved to Natchez, Miss., August 15, and duty there till November 10. Expedition to Harrisonburg September 1-7. Near Harrisonburg and capture of Fort Be­auregard September 4. Moved to Vicksburg November 10, and duty there till February 1, 1864. Meridian Campaign February 3-March 5. Champion's Hill, Baker's Creek, February 4. Movement to Cairo, Ill., thence to Clifton, Tenn., and march to Ackworth, Ga., via Huntsville and Decatur, Ala., and Rome, Ga., April 28-June 8. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign June 8 to September 8. Assigned to garri­son duty at Allatoona Pass, Ackworth, Big Shanty and Marietta, Ga., till November, 1864. Regiment consolidated with 15th Illinois Infantry July 1, 1864, as 14th and 15th Battalion Illinois Infantry. Action at Big Shanty October 3 (2 Cos.). Ackworth, Ga., October 4 (3 Cos.). Morris Station October 4 (Detachment). Allatoona Pass October 5 (Detachment). March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Pocotaligo, S. C., January 14-16. Salke­hatchie Swamps February 2-5. River's Bridge, Salkehatchie River, February 3. Binnaker's Bridge, South Edisto River, February 9. Orangeburg, North Edisto River, February 11-12. Columbia February 15-17. Cheraw March 3. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24, and of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. Regiment reorganized from 14th and 15th Battalion at Raleigh, N. C., April 28, 1865. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 7-10, thence to St. Louis, Mo., and Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. March to Fort Kearney July 1-14, and duty on the plains till September 1. Ordered to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, September 1. Mustered out at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, September 18, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 62 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 160 Enlisted men by disease. Total 223.

 

Unklar ist die Regimentsführung in Shiloh am 6.4.1862. Während Grant (vgl. Grant: The Opposing Forces at Shiloh, B & L, a.a.O., I, S. 538) Col Cyrus Hall als Regimentskommandeur angibt, ist bei Daniel (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 182) LtCol William Camm als Regimentsführer erwähnt.

 

Im Battle of Shiloh am 6.4.1862 gehörte die 14th Illinois Infantry zur 2nd Brigade Col James C. Veach 4th Division BrigGen Stephen A. Hurlbutt in Grant’s Army of the Tennessee (vgl. Grant: The Opposing Forces at Shiloh, B & L, a.a.O., I, S. 538). Die Brigade Ve­ach geriet am 6.4.1862 nördlich der Purdy-Hamburg Road gegen 11:00 in den Angriff des III. Army Corps MajGen William J. Har­dee 3rd Brigade BrigGen Sterling A. M. Wood. Die Brigade Wood hatte zunächst die US-Brigade Marsh geschlagen und war durch­gebrochen; sie stieß auf die dahinter aufgestellte Brigade Veach (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 182). Unter dem konzentrierten schwungvollen Angriff brach Veach’s Brigade schnell zusammen (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 182).

 

Literatur:

- **Grebe, Belzar: Papers (Library of Congress, Washington / DC)

- **Haskell, Fritz (ed.): "The Diary of Colonel William Camm, Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, XVIII, Pt. 2, No. 4 (Janua­ry 1926), S. 802

- **Shumway, Z. Payson: Papers, Illinois State Historical Society Library, Springfield, Ill.

 

 

15th Regiment, Illinois Infantry:

s. LtCol E.F.W. Ellis; Sergeant Lucius W. *Barber (Co. D); First Sergeant Alexander *McEathron, Harley *Wayne

 

Overview:

Organized at Freeport, Ill., and mustered in May 24, 1861. Ordered to Alton, Ill., June 1, 1861, and duty there till July 15, 1861. Mo­ved to St. Charles, Mo., thence to Hannibal, Jefferson Barracks and Rolla, Mo., July 15-August 7. Advance toward Columbus August 29-September 8. Join Fremont's Army at Tipton, Mo., October 1. Attached to Dept. of Missouri to February, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, District West Tennessee, to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, District of West Tennessee, and Army of the Tennes­see, to July, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, District of Memphis, Tenn., to September, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, District of Jackson, Tenn., to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, Right Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to De­cember, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 16th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 13th Army Corps, to August, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, to November, 1864. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, to April, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, to June, 1865. Dept. of Missouri to September, 1865.

 

Service:

Fremont's advance on Springfield, Mo., October 13-November 3, 1861. Moved to Sedalia, thence to Otterville, and duty there till Fe­bruary, 1862. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., thence to Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 1-16. Capture of Fort Donelson February 16. Expe­dition to Crump's Landing and occupation of Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 14-17. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. March to Memphis, Tenn., via Grand Junction, Holly Springs and Lagrange, June 1-Ju­ly 21. Duty at Memphis till September 6. March to Bolivar and forced march to Hatchie River September 6-October 4. Battle of Hatchie River, or Metamora, October 5. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign. Operations on the Mississippi Central R. R. from Bo­livar to Coffeeville October 31, 1862, to January 10, 1863. Duty at Memphis, Tenn., till May, 1863. Ordered to Vicksburg, Miss., May 13. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 22-July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Assault on Jackson July 12. Reconnoissance to Pearl River July 15. Moved to Natchez, Miss., August 15, and duty there till November 10. Ex­pedition to Harrisonburg September 1-7. Near Harrisonburg and capture of Fort Beauregard September 4. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., November 10, and duty there till February, 1864. Meridian Campaign February 3-March 5. Champion's Hill, Baker's Creek, February 4. Movement to Cairo, Ill., thence to Clifton, Tenn., and march to Ackworth, Ga., via Huntsville and Decatur, Ala., and Rome, Ga., April 28-June 8. Atlanta Campaign June 8 to September 8. Assigned to garrison duty at Allatoona Pass, Ackworth, Big Shanty and Marietta till November. Regiment consolidated with 14th Illinois Infantry July 1, 1864, as 14th and 15th Illinois Battalion Infantry. Action at Big Shanty October 3 (2 Cos.). Ackworth October 4 (3 Cos.). Morris Station October 4 (Detachment). Allatoona Pass October 5 (Detachment). March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Pocotaligo, S. C., January 14-16. Combahee River January 25. Salkehatchie Swamps February 2-5. Rivers' Bridge, Salkehatchie River, February 3. South Edisto River, Binnaker's Bridge, February 9. Orangeburg, North Edisto River, February 11-12. Columbia February 15-17. Cheraw March 3. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24, and of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. Regiment reorganized at Raleigh, N. C., April 28, 1865, from 14th and 15th Battalion Infantry. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Re­view May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 7-10, thence to St. Louis, Mo., and Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. March to Fort Kearney July 1-14, and duty on the plains till September 1. Ordered to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Mustered out at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, September 16, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 81 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 5 Officers and 135 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 227.

 

Teilnahme am Battle of Shiloh am 6./7.4.1862 unter Führung von LtCol E.F.W. Ellis im Rahmen der 2nd Brigade Col James Veach 4th Division BrigGen Stephen A. Hurlbutt in Grant’s Army of the Tennessee (vgl. Hicken: Illinois in the Civil War, a.a.O., S. 59-30; Grant: The Opposing Forces at Shiloh, B & L, a.a.O., I, S. 538). Die Brigade Veach geriet am 6.4.1862 nördlich der Purdy-Hamburg Road gegen 11:00 in den Angriff des III. Army Corps MajGen William J. Hardee 3rd Brigade BrigGen Sterling A. M. Wood. Die Bri­gade Wood hatte zunächst die US-Brigade Marsh geschlagen und war durchgebrochen; sie stieß auf die dahinter aufgestellte Brigade Veach (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 182). Unter dem konzentrierten schwungvollen Angriff brach Veach’s Brigade schnell zu­sammen (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 182).

 

Literatur:

- **Barber, Lucius W.: Army Memoirs of Lucius W. Barber, Company "D", 15th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, May 24, 1861 to Sept. 30, 1865 (Chicago: The J. M. W. Jones Stationary and Printing Co., 1894)

- Harley, Wayne: Letter (Illinois State Library, Springfield / Illinois) ++klären++

- **McEathron, Alexander: Letters (Illinois State Library, Springfield / Illinois)

 

 

Veteran Battalion 14th and 15th Regiment, Illinois Infantry:

 

Overview:

"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.

 

 

16th Regiment, Illinois Infantry:

s. Col Robert F. *Smith

 

Overview:

Organized at Quincy, Ill., and mustered in May 24, 1861. Moved to Grand River, Mo., June 12, 1861, and duty as Railroad guard on Hannibal & St. Joseph R. R. till September 10. Action at Monroe Station July 9 (Cos. "F" and "H"). Caldwell Station July 16. Opera­tions about Kirksville August 16-21. Affairs at Hunnewell and Palmyra August 17. Operations in Northeast Missouri August 20-Sep­tember 7. Expedition against Green's Guerrillas September 8-9. Moved to St. Joseph, Mo., September 10, and duty there till January 27, 1862. Skirmish at Platte City September 14, 1861. Attached to Dept. of Missouri to February, 1862. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, District of Cairo, February, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, Army of Mississippi, to April, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Army of Mississippi, to September, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 13tb Division, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, Cen­tre 14th Army Corps, Dept. of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division. 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumber­land, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Reserve Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 14th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Moved from St. Joseph, Mo., to Bird's Point, Mo., January 27, 1862, thence to New Madrid, Mo., March 3. Operations against New Madrid and Island No. 10 March 3-April 8. Actions at New Madrid March 12-14. Capture of New Madrid March 14. Island No. 10 April 6. Action and capture at Tiptonville April 8. Expedition to Fort Pillow, Tenn., April 13-17. Moved to Hamburg Landing, Tenn., April 17-24. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Action at Farmington May 3. Reconnoissance toward Corinth May 8. Pursuit to Booneville May 30-June 12. Tuscumbia Creek May 31-June 1. Reconnoissance toward Baldwyn June 3. At Clear Creek till July. March to Tuscumbia, Ala., July 20-25, thence to Nashville, Tenn., August 28-September 15. Action at Columbia Sep­tember 10. Siege of Nashville September 15-November 6. Repulse of Forest's attack on Edgefield November 5. Duty at Nashville till July 20, 1863. Moved to Murfreesboro, Tenn., July 20, thence march to Columbia, Athens, Huntsville and Stevenson, Ala., August 24-September 7, and to Bridgeport, Ala., September 12. Duty there till October 1. Operations up the Sequatchie Valley against Whee­ler October 1-17. Anderson's Cross Roads October 2. Moved to Waldron's Ridge, thence to Kelly's Ferry; and guard lines of trans­portation till January, 1864. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Chickamauga Station November 26. Veterans on fur­lough January and February, 1864. Rejoined at Rossville, Ga. Demonstration on Dalton February 22-27. Tunnel Hill, Buzzard's Roost and Rocky Faced Ridge February 23-25. Atlanta Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 5-11. Tunnel Hill May 6-7. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Rome May 17-18. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Vining Station July 17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Utoy Creek August 5-7. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Operations in North Georgia and North Alabama against Forest and Hood September 29-November 3. Florence, Ala., October 6-7. March to the sea No­vember 15-December 10. Sandersville November 26. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Fayettevllle. N. C., March 11. Near Fayetteville March 13. Averysboro March 16. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Mo­ved to Louisville, Ky., June 12. Mustered out July 8, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 54 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 110 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 170.

 

Am 9-11.7.1862 kam es zu Gefechten mit CS-Guerillas bei Monroe Station / Missouri (vgl. Hicken: Illinois in the Civil War, a.a.O., S. 18).

 

 

17th Regiment, Illinois Infantry:

s. LtCol Enos P. Wood; Surgeon Dr. L. D. *Kellog; Corporal George O. Smith (Co. F); Pvt Henry C. *Hawes (Co. G)

 

Overview:

Organized at Peoria, Ill., and mustered in May 24, 1861. Moved to Alton, Ill., June 17, 1861, thence to St. Charles and Warrenton, Mo., July 27. Moved to Bird's Point, Mo., August. Duty there, at Fort Holt, Ky., and Cape Girardeau, Mo., till February, 1862. Atta­ched to District of Cairo to October, 1861. 5th Brigade, District of Cairo, to February, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, District of Cairo, February, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, District of West Tennessee, and Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, District of Jackson, Tenn., to September, 1862. Unattached, District of Jackson, Tenn., to November, 1862. 4th Brigade, 3rd Division, Right Wing 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 6th Division, 16th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 6th Division, 17th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 17th Army Corps, to April, 1864. Maltby's Brigade, District of Vicksburg, Miss., to June, 1864.

 

Service:

Operations about Ironton and Fredericktown, Mo., against Thompson's forces October 12-25, 1861. Action at Fredericktown October 21. Expedition to Benton, Bloomfield and Dallas January 15-17, 1862. Operations against Fort Henry, Tenn., February 2-6. Invest­ment and capture of Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 12-16. Moved to Savannah, thence to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 5-25. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. March to Jackson June 5-8, and duty there till July 17. At Bolivar, Tenn., till November. Expedition to Iuka September 15-22. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign No­vember, 1862, to January, 1863. Reconnoissance from Lagrange November 8-9, 1862. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., January 12, 1863, thence to Lake Providence, La., January 17-24. Action at Richmond, La., January 29-30. Old River, Lake Providence, February 10. Moved to Milliken's Bend April 12. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battles of Thompson's Hill, Port Gibson, May 1. Bayou Pierrie May 2. Raymond May 12. Jackson, Miss., May 14. Champion's Hill May 16. Big Black River May 17. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Surrender of Vicksburg July 4. Garrison duty at Vicksburg till May, 1864. Expedition to Monroe, La., August 20-September 2, 1863. Expedition to Canton October 14-20. Bogue Chitto Creek October 17. Expedition from Vicksburg to Sunnyside Landing, Ark., January 10-16, 1864. Meridian Campaign Februa­ry 3-March 2, 1864. Clinton February 5. Mustered out June 4, 1864, expiration of term. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 8th Illi­nois Infantry.


Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 71 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 71 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 146.

 

Am 21.10.1861 kam es bei *Frederickstown / Missouri zu einem Scharmützel zwischen der 11th Missouri (ein hauptsächlich aus Illi­nois rekrutiertes Regiment) und der 17th Illinois Infantry gegen CS-Kräfte unter Jee *Thompson. Bevor es zum Angriff der US-Trup­pen und einem Gefecht kam, zog Jeff Thompson seine Guerilla aus der Stadt zurück (vgl. Hicken: Illinois in the Civil War, a.a.O., S. 18).

 

Während der Shiloh Campaign 1862 gehörte das Regiment unter Führung von LtCol Enos P. Wood zur 3rd Brigade Col Julius *Raith 1st Division MajGen John A McClernand in Grant's Army of the Tennessee.

 

Am 6.4.1862 gegen 11:00 war das Regiment im Rahmen der Brigade Raith eingesetzt an der Straßenkreuzung nördlich Shiloh Church. Nach der schweren Verwundung Raith’s bei der Fortsetzung des CS-Angriffs bei Crossroads, hatten sich die 29th Illinois In­fantry und die 49th Illinois Infantry aus Raith’s Brigade verschossen und gingen zurück, bald gefolgt von 17th Illinois Infantry. Die 43rd Illinois Infantry, die keinen Rückzugsbefehl erhalten hatte, wurde daraufhin von den Angreifern umzingelt und mußte sich her­ausschlagen. Dies gelang unter hohen Verlusten, 43 Gefallene blieben zurück (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 184).

 

Literatur:

- **Hawes, Henry C.: Experiences of a Union Soldier (Crihfield Brothers, 1928)

- **Smith, George O.: “Brief History of the 17th Regiment of the Illinois Volunteer Infantry, U.S.A” (Mimeographed transcript, Illinois State Historical Library, Springfield / Illinois)

 

 

18th Regiment, Illinois Infantry:

s. Col Michael *Lawler; Major Samuel *Eaton; Captain Daniel H. *Brush; Lt W. D. *Harland; Orderly Sgt Thomas C. *Watkins (Co H); Pvt Daniel *McLeod (Co. F)

 

Overview:

Organized at Aurora, Ill., and mustered into State service May 19, and into U. S. service May 28, 1861. Moved to Bird's Point, Mo., June 24, and duty there till August 26. Moved to Mound City August 26, and duty there till October 5. Moved to Cairo, Ill., October 5, and duty there till February, 1862. Attached to District of Cairo, to October, 1861. 1st Brigade, District of Cairo, to February, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, District of Cairo, February, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, District of West Tenn., March, 1862. 1st Bri­gade, 1st Division, 1st District, West Tenn., and Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, District of Jackson, Tenn., to September, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, District of Jackson, to November, 1862. District of Jackson, 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 1st Brigade, District of Jackson, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1868. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps, to May, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Kimball's Provisional Division, 16th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 2nd Bri­gade, Kimball's Provisional Division, District of Eastern Ark., to August, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Arkansas Expedition, to November, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Arkansas Expedition, to January, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to April, 1864. Post Pine Bluff, Ark., 7th Army Corps, to May, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps, to January, 1865. Pontoneers, 7th Army Corps, to May, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 7th Army Corps, to August, 1865. Dept. of Arkansas, to December, 1865.

 

Service:

Expedition against Thompson's forces at Bloomfield, Mo., November 2-12, 1861. Expedition toward Columbus January 16-21, 1862. Operations against Fort Henry, Tenn., February 2-8. Capture of Fort Henry February 6. Investment and capture of Fort Donelson Fe­bruary 12-16. Moved to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 11-23. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Moved to Bethel June 4-6, thence to Jackson June 15, and duty there till May 30, 1863. Expedition to Boli­var and Brownville July 27-August 13, 1862. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign October 31, 1862, to January 10, 1863. (Co. "K" left Regiment, December 11, 1862, to join Miss. Marine Brigade.) Operations against Forest, in West Tennessee December 18, 1862, to January 3, 1863. Clarksburg, Tenn., December 30, 1862 (Cos. "A" and "E"). Engagement at Red Mound, Parker's Cross Roads, December 30-31 (Detachment). Near Clifton January 3, 1863. Expedition to Huntington March 4-10. Scout to Trenton March 16-18. Expedition to Covington, Tenn., April 1-10, and to Summerville April 11-16. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., May 30-June 2. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., June 4-July 4. Occupation of Hickman, Ky., July 15-16 (Co. "K"). Moved to Helena, Ark., July 24-27. Steele's Ex­pedition against Little Rock, Ark., August 1-September 10. Bayou Fourche and capture of Little Rock September 10. Duty at Little Rock, Pine Bluff and Duvall's Bluff, Ark., till December, 1865. Expedition from Pine Bluff to Mt. Elba and Longview March 27-31, 1864. Actions at Mt. Elba March 28 and 30. Non-Veterans mustered out May 28, 1864. Regiment mustered out at Little Rock, Ark., December 16, and discharged, at Camp Butler, Ill., December 31, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 99 Enlisted Men killed and mortally wounded and 7 Officers and 282 Enlisted men by disease. Total 394.

 

Das Regiment stammte aus Süd-Illinois (vgl. Hicken: Illinois in the Civil War, a.a.O., S. 59)

 

Im November 1861 in der Brigade von Richard *Oglesby in Südost-Missouri eingesetzt gegen die Partisanentruppen von Jeff *Thompson (vgl. Hicken, Illinois in the Civil War, a.a.O., S. 19).

 

Das Regiment gehörte im Frühjahr 1862 zur 1st Brigade Oglesby, 1st Division McClernand, Grant’s Army of the Tennessee bei der Eroberung von *Fort Donelson im Februar 1862 (vgl. US Grant; in: Battles and Leaders Vol. I S. 429; Wallace, Lew: The Capture of Fort Donelson; in: B&L, vol. I, a.a.O., S. 417-419). Teilnahme am Battle of Shiloh am 6./7.4.1862 im Rahmen der 1st Division Maj­Gen John A McClernand, 1st Brigade Col Abraham C. Hare

 

Das Regiment war kampferfahren und äußerst tapfer; es kämpfte in Shiloh selbst in hart bedrängter Lage weiter (vgl. Hicken: Illinois in the Civil War, a.a.O., S. 59).

 

Am 6.4.1862 war die 13th Iowa im Rahmen von Hare’s Brigade am rechten Flügel der US-Front auf der linken Seite der Division eingesetzt an der Purdy-Hamburg Road. Beim Angriff der CS-Brigade Shaver (III. Army Corps MajGen William J. Hardee) erhielt die rechts der 18th Illinois eingesetzte 13th Iowa Infantry einen Volley und brach zusammen (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 180 mit Karte S. 181).

 

Literatur:

- Harland, W. D.: Lt Co H 18th Illinois Infantry: Diary, und Diary of Thomas C. Watkins, Orderly Sergeant, Co H 18th Illinois Infan­try; comp. by Mrs. Clyde A. Hornbuckle; in: State of Illinois: Daughters of the American Revolution Genealogical Records 1940-41 (3 vols, Illinois State Historical Society); vol III, 282

- Watkins, Thomas C.: Diary. (Civil War Times Collection: United States Military History Institute, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania)

 

 

19th Regiment Illinois Infantry (3 Years):

s. Corporal James Fenton (Co. K)

 

Overview:

Four Chicago Companies mustered into State service at Camp Yates May 4, 1861. Regiment organized at Chicago, Ill., and mustered in June 17, 1861. Moved to Quincy, Ill., July 12-13, 1861. Thence to Palmyra, Mo., July 14, and guard Hannibal and St. Jo. R. R. from Quincy to Palmyra and between Palmyra and Hannibal till July 27. Moved to Hannibal, thence to St. Louis, Mo., and to Bird's Point and Norfolk, Mo., and duty at Norfolk till August 14. Moved to Ironton, Mo., August 14. Attached to Department of Missouri to September, 1861. Dept. of Kentucky to October, 1861. Elizabethtown, Ky., Dept. of the Cumberland, to November, 1861. 8th Bri­gade, Army of the Ohio, to December, 1861. 8th Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of the Ohio, to July, 1862. Unattached R. R. Guard, Army of the Ohio, to September, 1862. 29th Brigade, 8th Division, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Divisi­on, Centre 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 14th Army Corps, to October, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 14th Army Corps, October, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 14th Army Corps, to July, 1864.

 

Service:

Prentiss' Expedition toward Dallas and Jackson, Mo., August 29-September 8, 1861. Moved to Cape Girardeau, Fort Holt, Ky., and Elliott's Mills, thence moved to Cairo, Ill., September 16, under orders for Washington, D. C. While en route East, September 17, via Ohio & Mississippi R. R., bridge No. 48, over Beaver Creek, 30 miles west of Cincinnati, Ohio, broke through, precipitating six pas­senger coaches a distance of 60 feet, killing and wounding 129 of the Regiment. At Camp Dennison, Ohio, till September 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., September 24-25, thence to Lebanon, Ky., September 25, and duty there till October 22. Moved to Elizabethtown, Ky., October 22, and duty there and at Bacon Creek till February 10, 1862. Advance on Bowling Green, Ky., February 10-15. Occu­pation of Bowling Green February 15, thence advance to Nashville, Tenn., February 22-25. Occupation of Nashville February 25 to March 18. Advance to Murfreesboro, Tenn., March 18, thence to Shelbyville, Tullahoma and McMinnville March 25-28. Advance on Huntsville, Ala., via Fayetteville April 4-11. Occupation of Huntsville April 11. Advance on and capture of Decatur and Tuscumbia, Ala., April 11-14. Action at Tuscumbia April 24. Athens May 13. At Huntsville till May 26. Moved to Fayettevllle May 26-June 2. Negley's Expedition to Chattanooga, Tenn., June 2-10. Chattanooga June 7-8. Expedition to Larkinsville and Stevenson, Ala., June 14-20. Winchester June 16. Guard R. R. and bridges from Huntsville to Decatur till August. Richland Creek, near Pulaski, August 27. Retreat to Nashville, Tenn., August 27-29. Siege of Nashville September 5-November 6. Repulse of Forest's attack on Edgefield No­vember 5. At Nashville till December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro, Tenn., December 26-30. Battle of Stone River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. At Murfreesboro till June. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma Campaign) June 24-July 7. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga, Ga., Campaign August 1-September 22. Davis' Cross Roads, Ga., September 11. Battle of Chickamauga, Ga., September 18-21. Rossville Gap September 21. Siege of Chattanooga September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Pursuit to Ringgold, Ga., November 26-27. Pea Vine Valley and Graysville November 26. At Chattanooga till February 22, 1864. Demonstration on Dalton, Ga., February 22-27. Tunnel Hill, Buzzard's Roost Gap and Rocky Fa­ced Ridge February 23-25. At Graysville till May 3. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 3-June 8. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Kingston May 18-19. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. At Ackworth, Ga., till June 8. Moved to Chi­cago June 8-17. Mustered out July 9, 1864; expiration of term.


Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 60 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 101 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 169.

 

 

20th Regiment Illinois Infantry Regiment:

s. LtCol William *Erwin; LtCol Evan *Richards; 1stLt Ira *Blanchard (Co. H); 1stLt Allen Morgan *Geer; James *Jennings (Co. K)

 

Overview:

Organized at Joliet, Ill., and mustered in June 13, 1861. Moved to Alton, Ill., June 18, thence to St. Louis, Mo., July 6, and to Cape Girardeau, Mo., July 10, 1861. Attached to District of Cairo to October, 1861. Bird's Point, Mo., unattached to February, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, District of Cairo, February, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, District of West Tennessee, and Army of the Ten­nessee to July, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, District of Jackson, Tenn., to September, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, District of Jackson, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Right Wing 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 17th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1864. Provost Guard, 3rd Division, 17th Army Corps, to April, 1865. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 17th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty at Cape Girardeau, Mo., till September 12, 1861. Expedition to Price's Landing, Commerce, Benton and Hamburg August 7-10 (Co. "F"). Expedition to Jackson August 28-September 5. Moved to Bird's Point, Mo., September 12, and duty there till February, 1862. Operations about Ironton and Fredericktown October 12-25, 1861. Action at Fredericktown October 21. Charleston January 8, 1862. Expedition toward Columbus, Ky., January 15-21. Operations against Fort Henry, Tenn., February 2-6, 1862. Occupation of Fort Henry February 6-12. Investment and capture of Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 12-16. Moved to Savannah March 5-13, thence to Pittsburg Landing March 23-25. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. March to Purdy, thence to Jackson, Tenn., June 5-8, and duty there till August 15. At Oostenaula, Tenn., till August 31. Medon Stati­on, Mississippi Central R. R., August 31 (4 Companies). Toon's Station, Mississippi Central R. R., August 31 (Detachment). Britton's Lane September 1. At Jackson till October 22. Guard bridges along Mobile & Ohio R. R. till November 8. Grant's Central Mississip­pi Campaign November 8, 1862, to January 10, 1863. Reconnoissance from LaGrange November 8-9, 1862. Holly Springs, Miss., December 20 (Detachment). Moved to Memphis, Tenn., January 12, 1863, and duty there till February 20. Moved to Lake Provi­dence, La., February 20-24, thence to Berry's Landing March 16. Moved to Milliken's Bend April 19. Passage of Vicksburg and War­renton batteries April 22 (Detachment). Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battles of Thompson's Planta­tion, or Port Gibson, May 1. Raymond May 12. Jackson May 14. Champion's Hill May 16. Big Black River May 17. Siege of Vicks­burg, Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19-22 and June 25. Surrender of Vicksburg July 4. Occupation of Vicksburg July 4 to November 6. Stephenson's Expedition to Monroe, La., August 20-September 2. Expedition to Canton October 14-20. Bogue Chitto Creek October 17. At Big Black November 6 to February 4, 1864. Meridian Campaign February 4-March 1. Meridian Februa­ry 13-14. Chunky Station February 14. Canton February 29. Veterans absent on furlough March 2 to April 22. Mo­ved to Cairo, Ill., April 28, thence to Clifton, Tenn., April 30-May 5. March to Huntsville, Ala., May 5-23, thence to Ackworth, Ga., via Decatur and Warrenton, Ala., and Rome and Kingston, Ga., May 28-June 8. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign June 8-September 8. Opera­tions about Mari­etta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Ho­well's Ferry July 5. Chattahoochie River July 6-17. Leggett's Bald Hill July 20-21. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations in North Georgia and North Alabama against Hood September 28-November 3. March to the sea November 15-Decem­ber 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Salkehatchie Swamp, S. C., February 1-5. Barker's Mills, Whippy Swamp, February 2. South Edisto River February 9. North Edisto River February 11-12. Columbia Fe­bruary 15-17. Fayetteville, N. C., March 13. Battle of Bentonville March 20-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Ra­leigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washing­ton, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 7-12. Mustered out July 16 and discharged at Chicago, Ill., July 24, 1865.

 

Regiment lost during service 7 Officers and 132 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 191 Enlisted men by disease. Total 331.

 

Im Frühjahr 1862 und im Battle of Shiloh gehörte die 20th Illinois Infantry unter Führung von LtCol Evan Richards zur 2nd Brigade Col C. Carroll Marsh 1st Division: MajGen John A McClernand in Grant’s Army of the Tennessee

 

Bei dem ersten US-Gegenangriff in Shiloh am 6.4.1862 während des Artilleriegefechts, überrannte gegen 12:00 die 11th Iowa Infan­try aus 1st Brigade Col Abraham C. *Hare / 1st Division MajGen John A McClernand zusammen mit der 11th Illinois und 20th Illi­nois aus 2nd Brigade Col C. Carroll Marsh / 1st Division MajGen John A McClernand die im nördlichen Woolf Field eingesetzte Cobb’s Kentucky Battery und die Sektion von Polk’s Tennessee Battery (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 188 mit Karte 187).

 

Literatur:

- Anderson, Mary Ann (ed.): The Civil War Diary of Allen Morgan Geer, Twentieth Regiment, Illinois Infantry (New York, 1977)

- *Blanchard, Ira: "Recollections of Civil War Service with the 20th Illinois Infantry"; unpublished typed manuscript, Illinois State Historical Library, Springfield, Ill.

- Jennings, James: "A Story of the Trials and Experiences of James Fennings, Late of Co. K, 20th Illinois Infantry at Andersonville Prison During the Civil War." Typed Transcript, Illinois State Historical Library, Springfield / Illinois

 

 

21st Regiment, Illinois Infantry:

s. Col. U. S. Grant (16.6.1861, vgl. Grant, Memoirs, a.a.O., S. ++++; vgl. Catton, Grant moves South, a.a.O., S. 5); 1stLt Nineveh S. *McKeen (Co. H); Chaplain James L. *Crane

 

Overview:

Organized at Mattoon, Ill., and mustered in June 28, 1861. Ordered to Ironton, Mo., July 3, 1861. Operations on line of Hannibal & St. Jo. R. R. at Mexico, Mo., till August. Reached Ironton, Mo., August 9. Attached to Department of Missouri to March, 1862. Stee­le's Command, Army of Southeast Missouri, to May, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, Army of Mississippi, to September, 1862. 31st Brigade, 9th Division, Army of the Ohio, to October, 1862. 31st Brigade, 9th Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to No­vember, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Right Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to June, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, to August, 1865. Department of Texas to December, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty at Ironton, Mo., till January, 1862. Operations about Ironton, Mo., October 17-25, 1861. Action at Fredericktown October 21. March from Ironton to Greenville January 29, 1862, and duty there till March. Moved to Reeve's Station, on Black River, March 3-10, thence to Doniphan and Pocohontas, Ark., March 31-April 21. Action at Putnam Ferry April 1. March to Jacksonport, Ark., April 30-May 4, thence to Cape Girardeau, Mo., May 10-21, and to Hamburg Landing May 21-24. Siege of Corinth, Miss., May 26-30. Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 12. March to Jacinto and Ripley June 29-July 4. At Corinth, till August 14. March through Alaba­ma to Nashville, Tenn., and to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg, August 14-September 26. Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-16. Battle of Perryville October 8. Stanford October 14. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 16-November 9, and duty there till De­cember 26. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Nolensville, Knob Gap, December 26. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. At Murfreesboro till June. Reconnoissance from Murfreesboro March 6-7. Methodist Church, Shel­byville Pike, March 6. Reconnoissance to Versailles March 9-14. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 24-July 7. Liber­ty Gap June 24-27. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Battle of Chickamauga, Ga., September 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga Sep­tember 24-October 27. Reopening Tennessee River October 26-29. Duty at Bridgeport, Ala., till January 26, 1864. Moved to Oolte­wah January 26. Veterans absent on furlough till June. Non-Veterans attached to 101st Ohio Infantry till June 4, when Veterans retur­ned. Atlanta Campaign May to September, 1864. Tunnel Hill May 6-7. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Demonstrations on Dalton May 9-13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Near Kingston May 18-19. Near Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 23-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battle about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Mount June 10. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 3-30. Nashville Campaign November-De­cember. Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27. Spring Hill November 29. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. March to Huntsville, Ala., and duty there till March 13, 1865. Operations in East Tennessee till April 11. At Nashville, Tenn., till June. Moved to New Orleans, La., June 17-25, thence to In­dianola, Texas, July 12-15. Duty at San Antonio, Texas, till December. Mustered out at San Antonio, Texas, December 16, and discharged at Camp Butler, Ill., January 18, 1866.


Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 124 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 140 Enlisted men by disease. Total 272

 

Medal of Honor:

Lt Nineveh S. McKeen erhielt am 23.6.1890 die Medal of Honor für seinen Einsatz bei Stone River: „Liberty Gap, Tenn.; 25 June 1863 Conspicuous in the charge at Stones River, Tenn., where he was three times wounded. At Liberty Gap, Tenn., captured colors of 8th Arkansas Infantry (C.S.A.)." (vgl. National Park, Medal of Honor Recipients, Nineveh S. McKeen).

 

Literatur:

- Grant: Memoirs ++++

- Regimental Order Book of the 21st Illinois, National Archives Washington

 

 

22th Regiment, Illinois Infantry:

s. Col Thomas E. G. *Ransom (streitig, aA Boatner, a.a.O., S. 680: LtCol und Col 11th Illinois Infantry); Lt Lemuel *Adams (Co. D)

 

Overview:

Organized at Belleville, Ill., and mustered in June 25, 1861. Moved to Bird's Point, Mo., July 11, 1861. Attached to District of Cairo to October, 1861. 2nd Brigade, District of Cairo, to February, 1862. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, District of Cairo, February, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, Army of the Mississippi, to April, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Army of the Mississippi, to September, 1862. 1st Brigade, 13th Division, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, Right Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, to July, 1864.

 

Service:

Duty at Bird's Point, Mo., till February, 1862. Charlestown-Bird's Point August 19-20, 1861 (Cos. "A," "B," "C," "D," "E"). Hunter's Farm, near Belmont ahd near Norfolk, September 26. Expedition to Belmont November 6-7. Battle of Belmont November 7. Expedi­tion to Milford December 15-19. Milford December 18. Charlestown January 8, 1862. Operations against New Madrid and Island No. 10 February 28-April 8. Sykestown March 1. Actions at New Madrid March 13-14. Action and capture at Tiptonville April 8. Ex­pedition to Fort Pillow, Tenn., April 13-17. Moved to Hamburg Landing, Tenn., April 17-23. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Action at Farmington May 3. Reconnoissance toward Corinth May 8. Action at Farmington May 9. Pursuit to Boo­neville May 31-June 12. At Corinth till July 20. March to Tuscumbia, Ala., July 20. Guard Memphis & Charleston R. R. in Alabama till August 26. March to Nashville, Tenn., August 26-September 12. Siege of Nashville, Tenn., September 12-November 6. Repulse of Forest's attack on Edgefield November 5. Duty at Nashville till December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro, Tenn., December 26-30. Battle of Stone's River, December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till June. Expedition to Columbia March 4-14. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 24-July 7. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga Campaign August 16-September 22. Battle of Chickamauga Septem­ber 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga September 24-November 23. Battles of Chattanooga November 23-25. Orchard Knob November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 8. Operations in East Tennessee till Fe­bruary, 1864. Operations about Dandridge January 16-17, 1864. Veterans on furlough February 10 to March 30. At Cleveland, Tenn., till May. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May to July. Demonstrations on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Adairsville May 17. Near Kingston May 18-19. Near Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operati­ons about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Mustered out July 7, 1864, expiration of term. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 42nd Illinois Infantry.


Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 145 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded, and 2 Officers and 101 Enlisted men by disease. Total 250

 

Gefecht bei Charleston (MO ?) am ++August 1861 (vgl. Hicken: Illinois in the Civil War, a.a.O., S. 18). Ab 12.9.1861 wurde die Irish Brigade unter Col Mulligan, bestehend aus der 22nd Illinois Infantry und Missouri Home Guard mit einer Stärke von insgesamt 2800 Mann bei Lexington / Missouri von vierfach überlegenen CS-Truppen unter Sterling Price belagert. Die US-Stellungen wurden von den Konföderierten am 20.9.18 gestürmt. Mulligan und seine Männer mußten sich ergeben und wurden später ‚paroled‘ (vgl. Hi­cken, a.a.O., S. 18-19; Catton, Grant moves South, a.a.O., S. 50; B&L Vol. I, (Secaucus: Castle), S. 307-313, sowie McMahon, Diary, a.a.O., S. 1 und 8 Anm. 1). Ab Juni 1862 wurde die Irish Brigade in Virginia eingesetzt.

 

Gefecht bei Bird's Point/MO

 

Literatur:

- **Adams, Lemuel: "Memoirs of Lemuel Adams." Typed manuscript (Illinois State Historical Society, Springfield / Illinois)

 

 

23rd Regiment Illinois Infantry:

Col James A. *Mulligan; Pvt William *Calkins (Co. M); Pvt John *Lester (Co. C)

 

Overview:

Organized at Chicago, Ill., and mustered in June 15, 1861. Moved to Quincy, Ill., July 14, thence to St. Louis, Mo., and to Jefferson City July 21, and duty there till September 8. March to Lexington September 8-11. Siege of Lexington September 12-20. Captured by Price September 20 and paroled. Regiment mustered out by order of General Fremont October 8, 1861, but restored by order of Ge­neral McClellan, December 10, 1861. Reassembled at Chicago and guard prisoners at Camp Douglas till June 14, 1862. Moved to Harper's Ferry, West Va., June 14. Attached to R. R. District, Mountain Department, Harper's Ferry and New Creek to July, 1862. R. R. District, 8th Army Corps, Middle Department, to September, 1862. R. R. District West Va. to January, 1863. New Creek, Va., De­fences Upper Potomac, 8th Army Corps, Middle Department, to March, 1863. 5th Brigade, 1st Division, 8th Army Corps, to June, 1863. Mulligan's Brigade, Scammon's Division Dept. of West Virginia to December, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, West Virginia, to April, 1864. Kelly's Command, Reserve Division, West Virginia, to July, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry, Division West Virginia, to July, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, West Virginia, to December, 1864. 2nd Brigade, Independent Division, 24th Army Corps, Army of the James, to June, 1865. 1st Brigade, Independent Division, 24th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty at New Creek, West Va., till April, 1863. Relief of Clarksburg, W. Va., September 1, 1862. Relief of Parkersburg September 3. Action at Moorefield, South Fork of the Potomac, November 9 (Cos. "B," "D," "K"). Relief of Colonel Washburn at Moorefield Ja­nuary 3-4, 1863. Moved to Grafton April 25, 1863. Skirmish at Greenland Gap April 25 (Co. "G"). Phillippi April 26. Altamont April 26 (Detachment). Rowlesburg April 28 (Cos. "B," "F," "I"). Fairmont April 29 (Co. "K"). Pursuit of Lee July, 1863. Hedgesville and Back Creek July 6. At Petersburg, W. Va., August 16. Petersburg Gap September 4. South Fork September 11 (Co. "I"). Moorefield November 8-9. Demonstration from Kanawha Valley, W. Va., December 8-25. Operations in Hampshire and Hardy Counties Decem­ber 31, 1863, to January 5, 1864, and January 27 to February 7. Medley January 29-30. Regiment veteranize at New Creek April, 1864, and on furlough till June. Scout to Moorefield February 21-22 (Detachment). Raid on Baltimore & Ohio Railroad between Bloomfield and Piedmont May 5 (Non-Veterans). Leetown July 3. Operations about Harper's Ferry July 4-7. Bolivar Heights July 4-6. Maryland Heights July 6-7. Snicker's Ferry July 17-18 and July 20. Kernstown (or Winchester) July 24. Medley July 30. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 7 to November 28. Cedar Creek August 12. Winchester August 17. Halltown August 22-23. Berryville September 3. Battle of Winchester September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. Duty in the Shenandoah Valley till Decem­ber. Moved to Petersburg front December 30. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond January to April, 1865. Duty in trenches before Richmond and on the Bermuda Hundred front till March 27. Moved to Hatcher's Run March 27-28. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Hatcher's Run March 30-31 and April 1. Assault on Fort Gregg and fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Duty in the Department of Virginia till July. Muste­red out at Richmond, Va., July 24, and discharged at Chicago, Ill., July 30, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 50 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 93 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 149.

 

Gefecht von *Lexington / MO am 20.9.1861 (vgl. Hicken: Illinois in the Civil War, a.a.O., S. 18). Auf Befehl von Grant's Nachfolger in Jefferson City, US-BrigGen Jefferson C. Davis, hatten US-Truppen unter Col. James A. Mulligan (3500 Mann einschließlich der Home Guard) die Stadt Lexington Anfang September 1861 besetzt. Daraufhin griffen stark überlegene CS-Kräfte unter Gen. Sterling Price Lexington an, schlossen die US-Truppen ein und belagerten Lexington (vgl. Catton, Grant moves South, a.a.O., S. 50). The fe­deral forces in Lexington / MO surrended on 20.9.1861, nach dreitägiger Belagerung durch die Konföderierten unter General Sterling Price. Battles and Leaders contains a unique account of the action, bei der Colonel James A. Mulligan, der die belagerten US-Trup­pen befehligte, gefangen genommen wurde (vgl. Robert Underwood Johnson and Clarence C. Buel, (eds.), Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, Vol. I, (Secaucus: Castle), S. 307-313, sowie McMahon, Diary, a.a.O., S. 1 und 8 Anm. 1; Hicken: Illinois in the Civil War, a.a.O., S. 18-19). Mulligan mußte sich mit der 23rd Illinois Infantry an die CS-Truppen unter Sterling Price ergeben, die seinen Trup­pen drei- bis vierfach überlegen waren. Mulligan und sein Regiment wurden nach der Gefangennahme ausgetauscht. Die 23rd Illinois wurde neu aufgestellt und im Juni 1862 nach Virginia verlegt. Dort war das Regiment an einer Reihe von Schlachten beteiligt. Im Battle von Second *Kernstown verlor das Regiment 50% seiner Männer; Mulligan inzwischen Divisionskommandeur ist in der Schlacht gefallen (vgl. Hicken: Illinois in the Civil War, a.a.O., S. 19).

 

 

24th Regiment Illinois Infantry (1st Hecker Regiment):

s. 2ndLt William *Vocke (Co. F&S); First Sergeant Peter *Becker (Co. B)

 

Overview:

Organized at Chicago, Ill., and mustered in July 8, 1861. Moved to Alton, Ill., July 10, 1861, thence to St. Charles and Mexico, Mo. Moved to Ironton, Mo., July 28. Reconnoissance from Ironton to Centreville August 2. Moved to Pilot Knob, Mo., August 8. Moved to Cape Girardeau, Mo., thence to Cairo, Ill., and ordered to Washington, D. C., September 15. Moved to Cincinnati, Ohio; thence or­dered to Louisville, Ky., September 28. Attached to Thomas Command, Department of the Ohio, to November, 1861. 8th Brigade, Army of the Ohio, to December, 1861. 8th Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of the Ohio, to July, 1862. Unattached R. R. Guard to Sep­tember, 1862. 28th Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of the Ohio, to October, 1862. 28th Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Centre, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to April, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 14th Army Corps, to October, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 14th Army Corps, to May, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 14th Army Corps, to August, 1864.

 

Service:

Duty at Muldraugh's Hill, Ky., till November 30, 1861. At Elizabethtown, Ky., till December 22, and at Beacon Creek, Ky., till Fe­bruary 10, 1862. Advance on Bowling Green, Ky., February 10-15. Occupation of Bowling Green February 15-23. Advance on Nash­ville, Tenn., February 23-25. Occupation of Nashville February 25-March 18. Advance on Murfreesboro March 18-19. Recon­noissance to Shelbyville, Tullahoma and McMinnville March 25-28. Advance on Huntsville, Ala., April 4-11. Capture of Huntsville April 11. Advance on and capture of Decatur and Tuscumbia April 11-14. Occupation of Decatur April 13. Occupation of Tuscumbia till April 22. Moved to Jonesboro April 22-24, and to Decatur and Huntsville April 25-30. Moved to Athens May 1, and duty there till May 26. Negley's Expedition to Chattanooga, Tenn., May 26-June 11. Chattanooga June 7-8. March to Jasper June 11-16. Rankin's Ferry, near Jasper and Battle Creek, June 21. At Battle Creek till July 11, thence moved to Tullahoma and duty on Nashville & Chat­tanooga R.R. till September. March to Nashville, thence to Louisville, Ky., September 7-28. Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-16. Battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8. Duty at Mitchellsville till December. March to Nashville December 7-9. Advance on Mur­freesboro December 26-30. Action at Jefferson December 30. Battle of Stone's River December 31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till June. Expedition to McMinnville April 20-30. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 24-July 7. Hoover's Gap June 24-26. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Dug Gap, Ga., September 11. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-21. Rossville Gap September 21. Siege of Chattanooga September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Pursuit to Stevens' Gap November 26-27. At Chattanooga till Februa­ry, 1864. Scout from Chattanooga to Harrison and Ooltewah January 21, 1864. Demonstration on Dalton, Ga., February 22-27. Tun­nel Hill, Buzzard's Roost Gap and Rocky Faced Ridge February 23-25. At Tyner's Station and Graysville, Ga., till May, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-June 28. Demonstration against Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Advance on Dal­las May 22-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-28. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw Mountain June 27. Sent to rear June 28 for muster out. Mustered out August 6, 1864. Expiration of term.


Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 86 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 82 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 173.

 

Literatur:

- Die Heimkehr“: Dem 24. Illinois (Hecker) Regiment Gewidmet.“ Deutsch-Amerikanische Monatshefte 2 (August 1864): 169-70

 

 

25th Regiment, Illinois Infantry:

s. Col William N. *Coler; Pvt John *Neff (Co. K)

 

Overview:

Organized at St. Louis, Mo., and mustered in August 4, 1861. Attached to Department of Missouri to January, 1862. 4th Brigade, Army of Southwest Missouri, to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Army of Southwest Missouri, to June, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, Army of the Mississippi, to September, 1862. 32nd Brigade, 9th Division, Army of the Ohio, to October, 1862. 32nd Briga­de, 9th Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Right Wing, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, to August, 1864.

 

Service:

At St. Louis, Mo., till August 23, 1861. Moved to Jefferson City, Mo. Fremont's Campaign against Springfield, Mo., September 25-November 8. March to Rolla, Mo., November 13-19, and duty there till February, 1862. Advance on Springfield, Mo., February 2-13. Skirmish at Crane Creek February 14. Pursuit of Price, to Benton County, Arkansas. Battles of Pea Ridge, Ark., March 6-8. March to Batesville April 5-May 3. Moved to Cape Girardeau, Mo., May 11-20, thence to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., May 22-26. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Pursuit to Boonesville May 31-June 6. Duty at Jacinto, Miss., till August 4. Recon­noissance to Bay Springs August 4-7. Skirmish at Bay Springs August 4. March to Nashville, Tenn., August 21-September 1, thence to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg, September 2-26. Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-15. Near Perryville October 6-7. Chaplin Hills, Perryville, October 8. Stanford October 14. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 17-November 7. Skirmish at White Range, Tenn., November 7. Expedition to Harpeth Shoals and Clarksville November 26-December 1. Reconnoissance toward Fran­klin December 9. Near Brentwood December 9. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Nolensville Knob Gap December 26. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till June. Reconnoissance to Salem and Versailles March 9-14. Operations on Edgeville Pike June 4. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 24-July 7. Liberty Gap June 24-27. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Caperton's Ferry, near Bridgeport, August 29. Battle of Chickamauga Sep­tember 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga September 24-October 26. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-26. Orchard Knob November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 8. Operations in East Tennes­see till February, 1864. At Cleveland, Tenn., till June. Guard train to front June 4-7. Atlanta Campaign June 7-August 1. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station July 4. Chattahoochie River July 6-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 1. Sent to rear for muster out August 1, and mustered out at Camp Butler, Ill., September 5, 1864.


Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 80 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 148 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 232.

 

Im Frühjahr 1862 gehörte das Regiment zur 1st Brigade Col Peter J. Osterhaus in 1st Division Peter J. Osterhaus in Samuel Ryan Curtis' Army of the South West. Besetzung von Springfield Missouri am 13.1.1862, Battle of Pea Ridge (vgl. Shea / Hess, Pea Ridge, a.a.O., S. 331).

 

 

26th Regiment, Illinois Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Camp Butler, Ill., and mustered in August 31, 1861. Moved September 1, 1861, to Quincy, Ill., without clothing, equip­ments, arms or subsistance. Detachments moved to Canton, LaGrange, Palmyra and Hannibal, Mo., and engaged in protecting line of the Hannibal & St. Jo. R. R. till February 19, 1862. Ordered to Commerce, Mo., February 19, 1862. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 5th Di­vision, Army of the Mississippi, to April, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of the Mississippi, April, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Di­vision, Army of the Mississippi, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Left Wing, 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to De­cember, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 8th Division, 16th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 17th Army Corps, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 15th Army Corps, to August, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 15th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 15th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Operations against New Madrid and Island No. 10, February 28-April 8, 1862. Actions at New Madrid March 3, 4 and 6. Union City March 31. Action and capture at Tiptonville April 8. Expedition to Fort Pillow, Tenn., April 13-17. Moved to Hamburg Landing, Tenn., April 17-23. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Reconnoissance toward Corinth May 8. Action at Far­mington May 9. Occupation of Corinth May 30, and pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 12. At Clear Creek till June 23, and at Dan­ville till August 18. March to Tuscumbia August 18-21, thence to Clear Creek September 8. Reconnoissance to Iuka and skirmish September 16. Battle of Iuka September 19. Battle of Corinth October 3-4. Pursuit to Ripley October 5-12. Grant's Central Mississip­pi Campaign. Operations on the Mississippi Central R. R. November, 1862, to January, 1863. Near Oxford December 4, 1862. Mo­ved to LaGrange, Tenn., January 15 and duty there till March 8, 1863. At Colliersville, Tenn., till June 7. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., thence to Vicksburg, Miss., June 7-17. Siege of Vicksburg June 17-July 4. Surrender of Vicksburg July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 5-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Camp at Big Black till September 28. Movement to Memphis, thence march to Chattanooga, Tenn., September 28-November 23. Operations on Memphis & Charleston R. R. in Alabama October 20-29. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Tunnel Hill November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. March to the relief of Knoxville, Tenn., No­vember 28-December 8. Regiment veteranize January 1, 1864, and Veterans on furlough January and February. At Scottsboro, Ala., till May. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May to September. Demonstrations on Resaca May 8-13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Near Kings­ton May 19-22. Advance on Dallas May 23-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills, May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Brush Moun­tain June 15. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Battle of Atlanta July 22-Au­gust 25. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Ezra Chapel, Hood's second sortie, July 28. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 1-26. Recon­noissance from Gaylesville, Ala., to Turkeytown October 25. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Griswoldsville December 22. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Reconnoissance to Salkehatchie River, S. C., January 25. Salkehatchie Swamp February 2-5. South Edisto River February 9. North Edisto River February 11-12. Congaree Creek February 15. Columbia February 16-17. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 20-21. Neil Creek and Hannah's Creek March 22. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Mo­ved to Louisville, Ky., June, and duty there till July. Mustered out July 20, and discharged at Springfield, Ill., July 28, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 88 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 194 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 286.

 

 

27th Regiment Illinois Infantry Regiment:

Col Napoleon B. *Buford, Pvt John *Aschman (Co. A)

 

Overview:

Organized at Camp Butler, Ill., August 10, 1861. At Jacksonville, Ill., till September 1. Moved to Cairo, Ill., September 1, and duty there till March, 1862. Attached to District of Cairo to February, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, District of Cairo, February, 1862. Flotilla Brigade, Army of the Mississippi, to April, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Army of the Mississippi, to September, 1862. 1st Brigade, 13th Division, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division. Right Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, to August, 1864.

 

Service:

Expedition to Belmont, Mo., November 6-7, 1861. Battle of Belmont November 7. Expedition into Kentucky January 16-21, 1862. Occupation of Columbus, Ky., March 3. Skirmish at Columbus March 4. Operations against New Madrid and Island No. 10 March 14-April 8. Actions at Island No. 10 March 15-16 and 25. Expedition to Union City, Tenn., March 30-April 2. Union City March 30-31. Action and capture at Tiptonville April 8. Expedition to Fort Pillow, Tenn., April 13-17. Moved to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., April 17-23. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Action at Farmington May 3. Reconnoissance toward Corinth May 8. Action at Farmington May 9. Pursuit to Booneville May 30-June 12. Tuscumbia Creek May 31-June 1. Reconnoissance toward Baldwyn June 3. Camp at Corinth till July 21. Moved to Iuka, Miss., thence to Courtland, Ala., and duty along Memphis & Charle­ston R. R. till September 3. March to Nashville, Tenn., September 3-12. Siege of Nashville September 12-November 6. Near La Ver­gne October 7. Repulse of Forest's attack on Edgefield November 5. Duty at Nashville till December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Action at Nolensville, Knob Gap, December 26. Triune December 27-28. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till June. Expedition toward Columbia March 4-14. Middle Tennessee (or Tulla­homa) Campaign June 24-July 7. Christiana June 24. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of Cumberland Moun­tains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Battle of Chickamauga, (Ga.) September 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. March to relief of Knoxville and Campaign in East Tennessee November 28, 1863, to January 25, 1864. Operations about Dandridge January 16-17, 1864. At London, Tenn., till April 18. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May to August, 1864. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Demonstration on Dalton May 9-13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Near Calhoun May 16. Adairsville May 17. Near Kingston May 18-19. Near Cassville May 19. Ad­vance on Dallas May 23-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's (or Neal Dow's) Station, Smyrna Camp Ground July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Buckhead Nancy's Creek July 18. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Ordered to Springfield, Ill., August 25. Mustered out September 20, 1864, expiration of term. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 9th Illinois Infantry.


Regiment lost during service 7 Officers and 96 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 83 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 188.

 

 

28th Regiment Illinois Infantry:

s. Col A. K. *Johnson; Corporal Edwin L. *Hobart (Co. D)

 

Overview:

Organized at Camp Butler, Ill., and mustered in August 15, 1861. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., August 28, thence to Thebes and to Bird's Point, Mo., September 9. Attached to District of Cairo to October, 1861. 4th Brigade, District of Cairo, to February, 1862. 1st Briga­de, 4th Division, District of Cairo, February, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, District of West Tennessee, and Army of the Tennessee to July, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, District of Memphis, Tenn., to September, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, District of Jack­son, Tenn., to November, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, Right Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Department of the Tennessee, to De­cember, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 16th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 13th Army Corps, to August, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, August, 1863. Post of Natchez, Miss., to October, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, Department of the Gulf, to December, 1864. 1st Brigade, Reserve Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, to February, 1865. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Reserve Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, February, 1865. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 13th Army Corps (New), Military Division West Mississippi, to July, 1865. Department of Texas to March, 1866.

 

Service:

At Bird's Point, Mo., till October 2, 1861. Moved to Fort Holt, Ky., October 2, and duty there till January 31, 1862. Moved to Padu­cah, Ky., January 31. Operations against Forts Henry and Heiman February 2-6. Occupation of Fort Heiman February 6 to March 6. Moved to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 6-22. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. March to Memphis, Tenn., via Grand Junction, LaGrange, Holly Springs, Moscow and Germantown, June 1-July 21, and duty there till September 6. Moved to Bolivar September 6-14. Duty there till October 4. Battle of the Hatchie, Metamora, October 5. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November 2, 1862, to January 10, 1863. Guard R. R. at Colliersville, Tenn., till May, 1863. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., May 11-14. Duty at Grand Gulf till June 11. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., June 11-July 4. Advance on Jack­son, Miss., July 5-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Assault on Jackson July 12. Duty at Vicksburg till August 15. Moved to Natchez, Miss., August 15, and duty there till October, 1864. Expedition to Harrisonburg, La., September 1-7, 1863. Near Harrisonburg and capture of Fort Beauregard September 4. Operations about Natchez December 1-10. Regiment veteranize January 4, 1864. Veterans absent on furlough May 18-July 8. Expedition to Gillespie's Plantation, Black Bayou, August 4-6. Expedition to Buck's Ferry and skirmishes September 9-22. Expedition to Sicily Island September 26-30. Expedition to Homachita River October 4-8. Moved to Morganza, La., October 10-12, thence to the mouth of White River November 3-7. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., November 20-22. Duty there till January, 1865. Expedition to Moscow December 21-31. 1864. Moved to Kennersville, La., January 3-6, 1865; thence to New Orleans February 12-15. Campaign against Mobile, Ala., and its defences February 17-April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile, April 12. Whistler's Station April 13. Duty at Mobile till July. Moved to Brazos Santiago, Texas, July 2-3. To Clarksville July 7, to Brownsville August 2-3, and duty there till March, 1866. Mustered out March 15 and discharged at Camp Butler, Ill., May 13, 1866.


Regiment lost during service 9 Officers and 97 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 182 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 290.

 

Im Frühling 1862 und im Battle of Shiloh gehörte das Regiment zur 1st Brigade Col Nelson G. *Williams 4th Division BrigGen Ste­phen A. Hurlbutt in Grant’s Army of the Tennessee (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 319).

 

Urkunden/Literatur:

- Hobart, Edwin L.: Semi-History of a Boy-Veteran of the Twenty-Eighth Regiment Illinois Volunteers, in a Black Regiment (Denver 1909)

- Hobart, Edwin L.: The Truth About Shiloh; A Compilation of Facts and Figures - An Analysis Reducing to a Percentage Basis All Losses in Every Command Engaged at Shiloh. Comparison of Losses in That Battle With Other Battles of the Civil War, and Other Wars, and a Complete Exposé of Numbers of Men Engaged on Both Sides,and How Such Numbers are Made Up, In Union and Confederate Armies. Denver, 1909 (Springfield / Ill. 1909)

 

 

29th Illinois Infantry Regiment:

s. Col James S. *Reardon; LtCol Charles M. *Ferrell

 

29th Regiment, Illinois Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Camp Butler, Ill., and mustered in August 19, 1861. Ordered to Cairo, Ill., September 4, 1861. Attached to District of Cairo to October, 1861. 1st Brigade, District of Cairo, to February, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, District of Cairo, February, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, District of West Tennessee, to March, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, District of Jackson, Tenn., to September, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, District of Jackson, to November, 1862. District of Jackson, 13th Army Corps (Old), Depart­ment of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 1st Brigade, District of Jackson, 16th Army Corps, December, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 17th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, July to December, 1863. Post of Natchez, Miss., District of Vicksburg, Miss., to October, 1864. Paducah, Ky., to No­vember, 1864. Memphis, Tenn., District of West Tennessee, to January, 1865. 1st Brigade, Reserve Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, to Fe­bruary, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Reserve Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, February, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 13th Army Corps (New), Military Division West Mississippi, to July, 1865. Department of Texas to November, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty at Cairo, Ill., September, 1861, to February, 1862. Expedition to Bloomfield, Mo., October 22-24, 1861. Expedition against Thompson's Forces, November 2-12. Reconnoissance of Columbus, Ky., January 16-22, 1862. Operations against Fort Henry, Tenn., February 2-6. Capture of Fort Henry February 6. Investment and capture of Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 12-16. Moved to Savannah, thence to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 5-25. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. March to Jackson, Tenn., June 5-8, and duty there till November. Expedition to Bolivar and Brownsville July 27-August 13. March to relief of Corinth and pursuit to Ripley, Miss., October 3-12. Actions at Chewalla and Big Hill October 5. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November 2 to December 20. Surrendered at Holly Springs, Miss., De­cember 20, 1862. Paroled and sent to Benton Barracks, Mo. Duty there till July, 1863 (Cos. "D" and "K" escaped capture, having been sent to Jackson December 18, 1862. Attached to gunboats Tuscumbia, Tyler and Petrel, Mississippi Squadron, February, 1863. Passage of Grand Gulf batteries April 29, 1863. Regiment moved to Vicksburg, Miss., July, 1863, and duty there till December. Moved to Natchez, Miss., December 1, and duty there till October, 1864. Operations about Natchez December 2-10, 1863. Expedition to Gillespie's Plantation, Black Bayou, August 4-6, 1864. Expedition to Buck's Ferry and skirmishes September 19-22. Expedition to Fort Adams October 5-8. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., thence to Paducah, Ky., October 10-12, and duty there till November 26. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., November 26-29. Expedition from Memphis to Moscow December 21-31. Moved to Kennersville, La., January 1-5, 1865; thence to New Orleans, La., February 12-15. Campaign against Mobile, Ala., and its defences February 17-A­pril 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12, and duty there till June. Moved to Galveston, Texas, June 26-July 1. Duty at Millican, Hempstead, Brenham and Beaumont, on Texas Central R. R. till November. Mustered out November 6 and discharged from service November 28, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 70 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 222 Enlisted men by disease. Total 300.

 

Im November 1861 in der Brigade von Richard *Oglesby in Südost-Missouri eingesetzt gegen die Partisanentruppen von Jeff *Thompson (vgl. Hicken, Illinois in the Civil War, a.a.O., S. 19).

 

Die 29th Illinois Infantry unter Col Rearden gehörte im Februar 1862 zur 1st Brigade 1st Division McClernand bei der Eroberung von *Fort Donelson (vgl. US Grant; in: Battles and Leaders Vol. I S. 429; Wallace, Lew: The Capture of Fort Donelson; in: B&L, vol. I, a.a.O., S. 417-419).

 

Während der Shiloh Campaign 1862 gehörte das Regiment zur 3rd Brigade Col Julius *Raith 1st Division MajGen John A McCler­nand in Grant's Army of the Tennessee.

 

Am 6.4.1862 war Col Julius Raith Brigadekommandeur der 3rd Brigade 1st Division MajGen John A McClernand in Grant's Army of the Tennessee. Der reguläre Brigadekommandeur Col Leonard F. Ross hatte gerade seine Frau verloren und befand sich wegen der Beerdigung in Illinois; der Interimskommandeur Col J. S. Reardon war am 6.4.1862 plötzlich erkrankt, weshalb die Führung der Bri­gade an Col Raith als rangältestem Col fiel. Die Regimentsführung übernahm in Shiloh LtCol Charles M. *Ferrell (vgl. Daniel: Shi­loh, a.a.O., S. 177 iVm Grant: The Opposing Forces at Shiloh, B & L, a.a.O., I, S. 537). Nach der schweren Verwundung Raith’s bei der Fortsetzung des CS-Angriffs bei Crossroads gegen 11:00, hatten sich die 29th Illinois Infantry und die 49th Illinois Infantry aus Raith’s Brigade verschossen und gingen zurück, bald gefolgt von 17th Illinois Infantry. Die 43rd Illinois Infantry, die keinen Rück­zugsbefehl erhalten hatte, wurde daraufhin von den Angreifern umzingelt und mußte sich herausschlagen. Dies gelang unter hohen Verlusten, 43 Gefallene blieben zurück (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 184).

 

 

30th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry:

s. Col Philip D. *Fouke; LtCol Elias S. *Dennis; Pvt. John G. *Black (Co. H); Pvt. Samuel Partridge (Co. F)

 

Overview:

Organized at Camp Butler, Ill., and mustered in August 28, 1861. Moved to Cairo, Ill., September 1, 1861. Attached to District of Cairo to October, 1861. 1st Brigade, District of Cairo, to February, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, District of Cairo, February, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, District of West Tennessee and Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, District of Jackson, Tenn., to September, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, District of Jackson, Tenn., to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Divi­sion, Right Wing, 13th Army Corps (Old), Department of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Right Wing, 13th Army Corps, December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 17th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to December, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 17th Army Corps, to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 17th Army Corps, to April, 1865. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty at Cairo, Ill., till February, 1862. Scout into Kentucky October 22-24, 1861. Expedition to Belmont November 6-7. Battle of Belmont November 7. Expedition toward Columbus, Ky., January 16-22, 1862. Operations against Forts Henry and Heiman February 2-6. Capture of Forts Henry and Heiman February 6. Investment and capture of Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 12-16. Garrison at Fort Donelson till April 22. Moved to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn,, April 22-25. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Moved to Bethel, thence to Jackson, Tenn., June 4-7. Capture of Jackson June 7. Duty there till August 13. March to Estenaula August 13-14, and to Denmark August 31. Medon's Station, Britton's Lane, September 1. March to Jackson September 2-4, and duty there till November 2. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November 2, 1862, to January 10, 1863. Reconnoissance from LaGran­ge November 8-9, 1862. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., January 10, 1863. Moved to Lake Providence, La., February 22-24. Duty there till April 17, thence moved to Milliken's Bend, La. Flank movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battle of Thompson's Plantation, Port Gibson, May 1. North Fork Bayou Pierre May 3. Hankinson's Ferry, near Black River, May 3-4. Battles of Raymond May 12, Jackson May 14, Champion's Hill May 16, Big Black River May 17. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19-22 and June 25. Surrender of Vicksburg July 4. Duty at Vicksburg till February, 1864. Stephenson's Expedition to Monroe, La., August 20-September 2, 1863. Expedition toward Canton October 14-20. Bogue Chitto Creek October 17. Meridian Campaign February 3 to March 2. Veterans on furlough March 5-April 18. Moved to Cairo, Ill.; thence to Clifton, Tenn., April 18-30. March to Huntsville, Ala., thence to Decatur, Ala., Rome and Kingston, Ga., to Ackworth, Ga., May 5-June 8. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign June 8 to September 8. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Assault on Brushy Mountain June 15. Assault on Kenesaw Mountain June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Howell's Ferry July 5. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Battle of Leggett's Bald Hill July 20-21. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Ezra Chapel, Hood's Second Sortie, July 28. Flank Movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 1-26. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Pocotaligo, S. C., January 14. Salkehatchie Swamps February 1-5. Barker's Mills, Whippy Swamp, February 3. Binnaker's Bridge, South Edisto River, February 9. Orangeburg, North Edisto River, February 11-12. Columbia February 15-17. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 20-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 9-12, and Provost duty there till July 16. Mustered out July 16 and discharged at Chicago, Ill., July 24, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 10 Officers and 115 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 218 Enlisted men by disease. Total 345.

 

Die 30th Illinois Infantry gehörte im Frühjahr 1862 zur 1st Brigade Oglesby, 1st Division McClernand, Grant’s Army of the Tennes­see bei der Eroberung von *Fort Donelson im Februar 1862 (vgl. US Grant; in: Battles and Leaders Vol. I S. 429; Wallace, Lew: The Capture of Fort Donelson; in: B&L, vol. I, a.a.O., S. 417-419).

 

 

31st Regiment Illinois Infantry:

s. Col John W. S. *Alexander; Col John A. *Logan; Manning F. *Force

 

Overview:

Organized at Jacksonville, Ill., and mustered in at Cairo, Ill., September 18, 1861. Attached to District of Cairo to October, 1861. 1st Brigade, District of Cairo to February, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, District of Cairo, February, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, District of West Tennessee, and Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, District of Jackson, to September, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, District of Jackson, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Right Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Department of the Tennessee, to December 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 17th Army Corps, to April, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty at Cairo, Ill., till February, 1862. Expedition to Belmont, Mo., November 6-7, 1861. Battle of Belmont November 7. Recon­noissance of Columbus, Ky., January 16-22, 1862. Operations against Forts Henry and Heiman February 2-6. Capture of Forts Henry and Heiman February 6. Investment and capture of Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 12-16. Garrison at Fort Donelson till April 22. Moved to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., April 22-25. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Moved to Jackson, Tenn., June 4-7, and duty there till November. Action at Burnt Bridge, near Humboldt, Tenn., September 5. March to relief of Corinth and pursuit to Ripley October 3-12. Actions at Chewalla and Big Hill October 5. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November 2, 1862, to January 10, 1863. Reconnoissance from LaGrange November 8-9, 1862. Moved to LaGrange, thence to Memphis, Tenn., Ja­nuary 10-19, 1863, and to Lake Providence, La., March 10. Moved to Milliken's Bend, La., April 17. Passage of Vicksburg and War­renton batteries April 22 (Detachment). Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battle of Thompson's Planta­tion, or Port Gibson, May 1. North Fork Bayou Pierre and Ingraham's Heights May 3. Battles of Raymond, Miss., May 12. Jackson May 14. Champion's Hill May 16. Big Black River Bridge May 17. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19-22 and June 25. Surrender of Vicksburg July 4. Duty there and at Big Black till February, 1864. Stephenson's Expedition to Monroe, La., August 20-September 2. Expedition toward Canton October 14-20. Bogue Chitto Creek October 17. Meridian Cam­paign February 3-March 2, 1864. Meridian February 13-14. Chunkey Station February 14. Meridian February 14-15. Brandon Fe­bruary 16. Canton February 29. Veterans on furlough March and April, 1864. Rendezvous at Carbondale, Ill., and moved to Cairo, Ill., thence to Clifton, Tenn., and march to Ackworth, Ga., via Huntsville and Decatur, Ala., and Rome, Ga., April 28-June 8. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign June 8-September 8. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Assault on Brushy Mountain June 15. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Howell's Ferry July 5. Battle of Leggett's Bald Hill July 20-21. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Ezra Chapel, Hood's second sortie, July 28. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 1-26. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Pocotaligo, S.C., January 14. Salkehatchie Swamps February 1-5. Barker's Mills, Whippy Swamp, February 3. Binnaker's Bridge, South Edisto River, February 9. Orangeburg, North Edisto River, February 11-12. Columbia February 15-17. Battle of Bentonville, N.C. March 20-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 8-11, and Provost duty there till July 19. Mustered out July 19 and discharged at Springfield, Ill., July 31, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 9 Officers and 166 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 293 Enlisted men by disease. Total 471.

 

Die 31th Illinois Infantry gehörte im Frühjahr 1862 zur 1st Brigade Oglesby, 1st Division McClernand, Grant’s Army of the Tennes­see bei der Eroberung von *Fort Donelson im Februar 1862 (vgl. US Grant; in: Battles and Leaders Vol. I S. 429; Wallace, Lew: The Capture of Fort Donelson; in: B&L, vol. I, a.a.O., S. 417-419); eingesetzt am 14.2.1862 bei der Abwehr des CS-Durchbruchsversuchs bei Fort Donelson (vgl. Hicken: Illinois in the Civil War, a.a.O., S. 37).

 

Literatur:

- **Force, Manning F.: From Fort Henry to Corinth (New York: Charles Sribner's Sons, 1882).

- **Morris, W. S., L. D. Hartwell and J. B. Kuykendall: History 31st Regiment Illinois Volunteers Organized bei John A. Logan (Univ Southern Illinois Press, 1998; Reprint of 1902 Original); 244pp, Illustrated. The 31st Illinois fought at Belmont, Fort Donelson, Vicksburg, Kennesaw Mountain, Atlanta and the March to the Sea

 

 

32nd Regiment Illinois Infantry:

s. Col John *Logan; First Sergeant William W. *Messick (Co. C)

 

Overview:
Organized at Camp Butler, Ill., and mustered in December 31, 1861. Moved to Cairo, Ill., January 28, 1862. Attached to Dis­trict of Cairo, Ill., January to February, 1862. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, District of Cairo, February, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Di­vision, District of West Tennessee, and Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, District of Memphis, Tenn., to September, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, District of Jackson, Tenn., to November 1862. 3rd Brigade, 4th Divisi­on, Right Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Department of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 16th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 3rd Briga­de, 4th Division, 13th Army Corps, to August, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, to November, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, to April, 1865. 2nd Briga­de, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, to July, 1865. Department of the Missouri to September, 1865.
Service:
Moved from Cairo, Ill., to Bird's Point, Mo., February 2, 1862; thence to Fort Henry, Tenn., February 8-9, and duty there till March 5 (Co. "A" at Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 13-15, and on Expedition to Eastport, Miss. Cos. "C" and "K" on gun­boats "Tyler" and "Lexington," February, 1862. Action at Pittsburg Landing March 1.) Regiment moved from Fort Henry to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 5-15. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. March to Memphis, Tenn., via Grand Junction, LaGrange, Holly Springs, Moscow and Germantown June 1-July 21, and duty there till September 6. Moved to Bolivar September 6-14, and duty there till October 3. March to relief of Corinth October 3. Battle of Metamora, or Hatchie's River, October 5. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November 3, 1862, to January 10, 1863. Guard line of Memphis & Charleston R. R. till March 11, 1863. At Memphis, Tenn., till May. Moved to Young's Point, La., thence to Grand Gulf May 11-16, and duty there till June 8. Ordered to Vicksburg, Miss. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., June 12-July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Assault on Jackson July 12. Reconnoissance to Pearl River July 15. At Vicksburg till August 15. Moved to Natchez, Miss., August 15, and duty there till November 24. Expedition to Harrisonburg September 1-7. Near Harrisonburg and capture of Fort Beauregard Sep­tember 4. Moved to Vicksburg November 24, and returned to Natchez December 1. Operations about Natchez December 2-10. Near Fayette December 21-22. Moved to Hebron's Plantation, near Vicksburg, January 23, 1864. Meridian Campaign Fe­bruary 3-March 2. Clinton February 5. Near Canton February 27-28. Canton February 28-29. Veterans on furlough March and April. Moved to Bird's Point, thence to Clifton, Tenn., and march to Ackworth, Ga., via Huntsville and Decatur, Ala., and Rome, Ga., April 28-June 8. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign June 8 to September 8. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Assault on Kenesaw Mountain June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Turner's Ferry July 5. Duty at Marietta July 18 to November 3. Action at Kenesaw Water Tank October 3. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Oconee River November 26. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Pocotaligo, S.C., January 14. Salkehatchie Swamps February 1-5. Rivers' Bridge, Salkehatchie River, February 3. Binnaker's Bridge, South Edisto River, February 9. Orangeburg, North Edisto River, February 11-12. Columbia February 15-17. Cheraw March 3. Fayetteville, N. C., March 11. Battle of Bentonville March 20-21. Occupation of Goldsbo­ro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of John­ston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 6. Thence to St. Louis, Mo., and Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. March to Fort Kearney July 1-14, and duty on the Plains till September 1. Ordered to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and there mustered out September 16, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 8 Officers and 90 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 168 Enlisted men by disease. Total 268.

 

Im Frühling 1862 und im Battle of Shiloh gehörte das Regiment zur 1st Brigade Col Nelson G. *Williams 4th Division BrigGen Ste­phen A. Hurlbutt in Grant’s Army of the Tennessee (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 319; Grant: The Opposing Forces at Shiloh, B & L, a.a.O., I, S. 537).

 

 

33rd Regiment Illinois Infantry:

auch bekannt als “Teacher’s Regiment” oder “Normal Regiment”

 

s. Col Charles Edward *Hovey; Captain John H. *Burnham (Co. A); Lt C. E. *Lippincott (vgl. Hicken: Illinois in the Civil War, a.a.O., S. 15); Pvt Edward H. *Ingraham (vgl. Hicken, a.a.O., S. 16); Pvt Virgil G. *Way (vgl. Hicken: Illinois in the Civil War, a.a.O., S. 17)

 

Overview:

Organized at Camp Butler, Ill., and mustered in September 3, 1861. Moved to Ironton, Mo., September 20, 1861. Attached to Depart­ment of Missouri to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Steele's Army of Southeast Missouri, to May, 1862. 1st Division, Army of Southwest Missouri, to July, 1862. 1st Division, District of Eastern Arkansas, Dept. of Missouri, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Army of Southeast Missouri, to March, 1863. 1st Brigade, 14th Division, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to July, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to August, 1863, and Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1864. District of La­Fourche, Dept. of the Gulf, to February, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, to June, 1865. Dept. of Mississippi, to November, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty at Ironton, Mo., till March, 1862. Expedition to Fredericktown, Mo., October 12-25, 1861. Skirmish at Big River Bridge, near Potosi, October 15. Action at Fredericktown October 21. Moved to Reeve's Station March 3, 1862. Steele's Expedition to White Ri­ver, Ark., March 23-May 10. March to Batesville, Ark., April 5-May 3, thence to Helena, Ark., May 25-July 14. Action at Hill's Plantation, Cache River, July 7. Duty at and near Helena, Ark., till September 1, participating in numerous expeditions. Action at Tot­ten's Plantation August 2. Prentiss and Bolivar September 24. Friar's Point September 28. Moved to Pilot Knob, Mo., thence to Van Buren, Ark. November 15. Campaign in Southeast Missouri December, 1862, to March, 1863. Ordered to St. Genevieve March 5, and thence to Milliken's Bend, La. Duty there till April 25. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battle of Port Gibson May 1. Battle of Champion's Hill, Miss., May 16. Big Black River Bridge May 17. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Surrender of Vicksburg July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 5-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Duty at Vicksburg till August 20. Ordered to New Orleans, La., August 20. Duty at Carrollton, Brashear City and Ber­wick till October. Western Louisiana Campaign October 3-November 10. Ordered to New Orleans, La., November 10, thence to Te­xas November 12. Capture of Mustang Island, Matagorda Bay, November 17. Fort Esperanza November 27-30. Duty at Indianola and Lavacca, Texas, till March, 1864. Veterans on furlough March and April. Moved to New Orleans, La., April 18-29, thence to Brashear City May 17, and duty there and in the District of LaFourche, till February, 1865. Companies "F," "C" and "K," at Bayou Boeuf; Company "I" at Bayou L'Ours; Companies "A" and "D" at Tigerville; Company "G" at Chacahoula; Company "E" at Terre Bonne; Company "B" at Bayou LaFourche, and Bayou des Allemands; Company "H" at Boutte, till March, 1865. Non-Veterans mo­ved north in charge of prisoners via New York September 17, 1864. Mustered out October 11, 1864. Campaign against Mobile and its defences March 18-April 12, 1865. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. March to Montgomery April 13-25. Moved to Selma May 10, thence to Meridian, Miss., May 17. Duty at Meridian and Vicksburg till November. Mustered out November 24 and discharged at Chicago, Ill., December 6, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 56 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 250 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 309.

 

Das Regiment wurde am 3.9.1861 in *Camp Butler, dem US-Rekrutierungslager in Springfield / Illinois, in Dienst gestellt; verlegt nach *Ironton / Mo am 20.9.1861; es gehörte bis März 1862 zum Department of Missouri.

 

The 3rd Illinois fought at Belmont, Fort Donelson, Vicksburg, Kennesaw Mountain, Atlanta and the March to the Sea

 

Literatur:

- **Burnham, John H. (Captain, 33rd Illinois Infantry): "The Thirty-Third Regiment Illinois Infantry in the War between the States." Illinois State Historical Society Transactions 17 (1912) (Springfield 1914)

- Elliott, Isaac H. and Virgil G. Way: History of the Thirty-Third Regiment Illinois Veteran Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War. Gib­son City, Ill., 1902

- *Ingraham, Edward H.: Papers; Illinois State Historical Society Library, Springfield, Ill.

- Morris, W. S. Morris, L. D. Hartwell and J. B. Kuykendall: History 31st Regiment Illinois Volunteers, Organized by John A. Logan (Univ Southern Illinois Press, 1998; Reprint of 1902); 244 pp; Illustrated

- Elliot, Isaac H. and Way, Virgil G.: History of the Thirty-third Regiment Illinois Veteran Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War, 22nd August 1861, to 7th December, 1865 (Gibson City / Illinois: Regimental Association, 1902)

 

 

34th Regiment Illinois Infantry:

s. First Sergeant Edwin W. *Payne (Co. A); Sgt. Lyman S. *Widney; Pvt Henry M. *Barnes (Co D); Pvt Melzar E. *Barnes (Co D); Amos W. *Hostetter; Edwin Waters *Pay­ne

 

Overview:

Organized at Camp Butler, Ill., and mustered in September 7, 1861. Moved to Lexington, Ky., October 2, 1861, thence to Louisville and Camp Nevin, Ky., and duty there till February, 1862. Attached to Johnson's 3rd Brigade, McCook's Command, at Nolin, Ky., to November, 1861. 5th Brigade, 2nd Division, 1st Corps, Army Ohio, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Right Wing, 14th Army Crops, Army of the Cumberland, to November, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumber­land, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Advance on Bowling Green, Ky., and Nashville, Tenn., February 14-March 2, 1862. March to Savannah, Tenn., thence moved to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 16-April 6. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Pursuit to Bonneville May 31-June 6. Buell's operations on line of Memphis and Tennessee R.R. in Northern Alabama and Midd­le Tennessee June to August. March to Nashville, Tenn., thence in pursuit of Bragg, to Louisville, Ky., August 21-September 26. Pur­suit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-16. Action at Floyd's Fork October 1, near Clay Village October 4. Battle of Perryville Octo­ber 8 (Reserve). March to Nashville, Tenn., October 16-November 7, and duty there till December 26. Reconnoissance toward Laver­gne November 26-27. Lavergne, Scrougesville November 27. Advance on Murfreesborough December 26-30. Triune December 27-28. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till June. Middle Tennessee or Tulla­homa Campaign June 24-July 7. Liberty Gap June 24-27. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Moved to Bellefonte, Ala., August 16, and detailed as Provost Guard. Moved to Caperton's Ferry, Tennessee River, August 30, and guard pontoon bridge there till September 18. Moved boats to Battle Creek September 18. Moved to Anderson's Cross Roads October 20, thence to Harrison's Landing, Tennessee River, November 8. Joined Brigade at Chattanooga November 15. Battles of Chattanooga November 23-25; Tun­nel Hill November 24-25; Missionary Ridge November 25; Chickamauga Station November 26. March to relief of Knoxville, Tenn., November 28-December 17. At Rissville, Ga., till May, 1864. Veterans on furlough January 8 to March 7, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Cam­paign May to September, 1864. Tunnel Hill May 6-7. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Demonstration on Dalton May 9-13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Rome May 17-18. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battle about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2; Pine Hill June 11-14; Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank mo­vement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Pursuit of Forest and operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. March to the sea November 15-De­cember 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Averysboro, Taylor's Hole Creek March 16. Bushy Swamp March 18. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 12. Mustered out July 12 and discharged at Chicago, Ill., July 17, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 11 Officers and 129 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 119 Enlisted men by disease. Total 261.

 

Das Regiment wurde ursprünglich von Farmern aus der Dixon Area organisiert und nannte sich auch “Rock River Rifles” (vgl. Hi­cken: Illinois in the Civil War, a.a.O., S. 7).

 

Literatur:

- Hostetter, Amos W.: Papers (Illinois State Library, Springfield / Illinois)

- **Payne, Edwin Waters: History of the Thirty-Fourth Regiment of Illinois Infantry (Clinton, 1903)

- Widney, Lyman S.: Diary and Letters (Kennesaw National Battlefield Park Library, Kennesaw, Georgia

 

 

35th Regiment Illinois Infantry:

s. Pvt Berriman *Crabtree (Co. A)

 

Overview:

Organized at Decatur, Ill., July 3, 1861, and accepted by the Secretary of War as G. A. Smith's Independent Regiment July 23, 1861. Moved to Jefferson Barracks, Mo., August 4-5. Mustered in at St. Louis, Mo., August 28. 1861. Moved to Jefferson City, Mo., Sep­tember 15, thence to Otterville September 25, and to Sedalia October 15. Fremont's Campaign against Springfield, Mo., October 15-November 8. Attached to Dept. of Missouri to January, 1862. 1st Brigade, Army of Southwest Missouri, to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, Army of the Southwest Missouri, to June, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, Army of Mississippi, to September, 1862. 32nd Brigade, 9th Division, Army of the Ohio, to October, 1862. 32nd Brigade, 9th Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army Ohio, to No­vember, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Right Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, to September, 1864.

 

Service:

Moved from Springfield to Rolla, Mo., November 13-19, 1861, and duty there till January, 1862. Curtis' Campaign in Missouri and Arkansas. Advance on Springfield, Mo. and pursuit of Price to Cross Hollows, Ark., January 23-February 21. Battles of Pea Ridge March 6-8. March to Batesville, Ark., April 5-May 8. March to Cape Girardeau, Mo., May 10-21, thence moved to Hamburg Lan­ding, Tenn., May 22-25. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., May 27-30. Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 12. March to Jacin­to June 21-22, thence to Holly Springs June 27-29. At Jacinto till August 8. Guard Bear Creek Bridge till August 21. March to Nash­ville, Tenn., August 21-September 1, thence to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg, September 2-26. Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-15. Near Perryville October 6-7. Chaplin Hills, Perryville October 8. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 17-November 7 and duty there till December 26. Expedition from Edgefield to Harpeth Shoals and Clarksville November 26-December 1. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Nolensville Knob Gap December 26. Battle of Stone River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till June. Scout to Franklin January 31-February 12. Reconnoissance to Salem and Versailles March 9-14. Operations on Edgeville Pike June 4; Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 24-July 7; Liberty Gap June 24-27. Oc­cupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Cam­paign August 16-September 22. Battle of Chickamauga, Ga., September 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-Novem­ber 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. March to relief of Knoxville, Tenn., November 28-December 8. Operations in East Tennessee till January, 1864. At Loudon, Tenn., January 22-April 13. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-August 26. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Demonstrations on Dalton May 9-13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Adairsville May 17. Near Kingston May 18-19. Near Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 23-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Pickett's Mills May 27. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2; Pine Hill June 11-14; Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chatta­hoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Moved to Chattanooga, Tenn., August 26-27, thence to Springfield, Ill., August 31. Mustered out September 27, 1864, expiration of term.


Regiment lost during service 7 Officers and 91 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 5 Officers and 164 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 267.

 

 

36th Regiment Illinois Infantry:

s. Col Nicholas H. *Greusel; Captain Silas *Miller, Captain Irving *Parkhurst, Lyman G. *Bennett, French *Brownlee, Leach *Clark, George A. *Cummins; Elmore *Day; Albert *Jenks, Henry A.*Kircher, Pvt Peter *Pelican, John M. *Turnbull,

 

Overview:

Organized at Aurora, Ill., and mustered in September 23, 1861. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., thence to Rolla, Mo., September 24-29, 1861. Attached to Dept. of Missouri to January, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Army of Southwest Missouri, to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Army of Southwest Missouri, to June, 1862. 1st Brigade, 5th Division, Army Mississippi, to September, 1862. 37th Briga­de, 11th Division, Army of the Ohio, to October, 1862. 37th Brigade, 11th Division, 3rd Corps, Army Ohio, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Right Wing, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, to August, 1865. Dept. of Te­xas, to September, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty at Rolla, Mo.,till January 14, 1862. Expedition against Freeman's forces November 1-9, 1861. Curtis' Campaign against Price in Missouri and Arkansas January to March, 1862. Advance on Springfield February 2-13. Pursuit of Price into Arkansas February 14-29. Battles of Pea Ridge, Ark., March 6-8. At Keitsville, Mo., till April 5. March to Batesville, Ark., April 5-May 3. Moved to Cape Girardeau, Mo., May 11-22, thence to Hamburg Landing, Tenn., May 23-29. Occupation of Corinth, Miss. May 30. Pursuit to Boone­ville May 31-June 6. Duty at Rienzi till September 6. Moved to Covington, Ky., thence to Louisville, Ky., September 6-19. Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-16. Battle of Perryville, October 8. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 16-November 7. Duty there till December 26. Reconnoissance toward Clarksville November 15-20. Reconnoissance to Mill Creek November 27. Advance on Murfreesboro, Tenn., December 26-30. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. At and near Murfrees­boro till June. Expedition toward Columbia March 4-14. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 24-July 7. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 15. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Battle of Chickamauga, Ga., September 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Pursuit to Graysville Novem­ber 26-27. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 8. Operations in East Tennessee till January, 1864. Regiment Vetera­nize January 1, 1864, and Veterans on furlough till March. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Demonstration on Dalton May 9-13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Adairsville May 17. Near Kingston May 18-19. Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Buckhead, Nancy's Creek, July 18. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of At­lanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Pursuit of Hood, into Alabama October 1-26. Nashville Campaign November-December. Columbia, Duck River, No­vember 24-27. Spring Hill November 29. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. At Huntsville, Ala., till March, 1865. Operations in East Tennessee March 15-April 22. Moved to Nashville and duty there till June. Moved to New Orleans, La., June 15-23. Duty at Headquarters of General P. H. Sheridan, Com­manding Dept. of the Gulf, to October. Mustered out October 8 and discharged at Springfield, Ill., October 27, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 11 Officers and 193 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 127 Enlisted men by disease. Total 332.

 

Im Frühjahr 1862 gehörte das Regiment zur 2nd Brigade Col Nicholas H. Greusel in 1st Division Peter J. Osterhaus in Samuel Ryan Curtis' Army of the South West. Besetzung von Springfield Missouri am 13.1.1862, Battle of Pea Ridge (vgl. Shea / Hess, Pea Ridge, a.a.O., S. 331). Zwei Kompanien waren beritten (vgl. Shea / Hess: Pea Ridge, a.a.O., S. 69).

 

Verfolgung der Rebellen nach der Einnahme von Springfield / MO (vgl. Shea / Hess, Pea Ridge, a.a.O., S. 30); Battle of Pea Ridge; Regimentskommandeur Col. * Greusel, Nicholas (US Col; Brigadekommandeur 2nd Brigade und gleichzeitig Regimentskomman­deur 36th Illinois Infantry; vgl. Shea / Hess, a.a.O., S. 331), 1st Division Gen. *Osterhaus im Battle of Pea Ridge; dort Teilnahme an der bewaffneten Aufklärung über Leetown nach Twelf Corner Church (Shea / Hess, S. 90; Karte bei Shea / Hess S. 92).

 

Während der Pea Ridge Campaign Teilnahme von einer Kompanie an Major Joseph Conrad’s Expedition am 4.3.1862 (vgl. Shea / Hess, Pea Ridge, a.a.O., S. 60).

 

Bei Van Dorn’s Gegenangriff Richtung Pea Ridge Anfang März 1862 wurde Bentonville von der US-Nachhut unter dem Ober­kommandierenden des US-Left Wing, MajGen Franz *Sigel gehalten. Die US-Truppen bestanden aus 8 Kompanien von Major *Wange­lin’s 8th Missouri Infantry, der Hälfte von Col Joseph *Nemett’s 5th Missouri Cavalry, 2 Cavalry-Kompanien der 36th Illinois Infan­try und Captain Gustavus Elbert’s 1st Missouri Flying Battery (vgl. Shea Hess: Pea Ridge, a.a.O., S. 69). Der Rückzug der Nachhut nach Little Sugar Valley führte durch eine Schlucht (Karte bei Shea / Hess, a.a.O., S. 73), wo es zu einem Feuergefecht mit der ver­folgenden CS-Cavalry (Col Elijah *Gates 1st Missouri Cavalry) kam (vgl. Shea / Hess, a.a.O., S. 75-76; OR 8:230, 231, 238).

 

Im Battle of Pea Ridge am 7.3.1862 eingesetzt im ersten Teil der Schlacht bei Oberson’s Field (vgl. Shea / Hess: Pea Ridge, a.a.O., S. 104 ff mit Karte S. 98) in Greusel’s Brigade, Osterhaus’ Division.

 

Literatur:

- Bennett, Lyman G. und William M. Haigh: History of the Thirty-Six Regiment Illinois Volunteers, During the War of the Rebellion. Aurora, Ill. 1876

- Benson, Wallace P. A.: Soldier's Diary: Diary of Wallace P. Benson of Company H, 36th Illinois Volunteers. (Algonquin, Ill.), 1919

- Brownlee, French and John M. Turnbull Letters, Monmouth / Illinois: Atlas, 16.5.1862 and 28.5.1862

- Day, Elmore: Letters (Chicago Historical Society, Chicago / Illinois)

- Engelmann / Kircher Collection, Illinois State Historical Library Springfield

- Clark, Leach: "Dreams that Came to Pass: A Thirty-Sixth Illinois Soldier's Dream and Its Strange Fulfillment." Bivouac 2 (1884)

- Cummins, George A.: Diary (Illinois State Historical Library, Springfield)

 

 

37th Regiment Illinois Infantry (Fremont Rifles):

s. Col Julius White; LtCol Myron S. *Barnes; LtCol E. B. *Dayne; Major / LtCol / Col John C. *Black; Captain William Perkins *Black; Captain Wells H. *Blodgett (Co. D); Captain / Major / LtCol Eugene B. *Payne; Captain Henry *Curtis jr., Captain E. N. B. *Messer; 1st Lt David L. *Ash; Lt E. P. *Messer; Pvt Albert G. *Hilliard; Pvt Henry *Ketzle; Herschel *Felton

 

Overview:

Organized at Chicago, Ill., and mustered in September 18, 1861. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., September 19, thence to Booneville, Mo., October 2, 1861. Attached to Dept. of Missouri to February, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of Southwest Missouri, to May, 1862. Cassville, Mo., District of Southwest Missouri, to September, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of the Frontier, Dept. of Missouri, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, Herron's Division, 13th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Di­vision, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to August, 1863, and Dept. of the Gulf to June, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to December, 1864. 4th Brigade, Reserve Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, to Februa­ry, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Reserve Corps, M. D. W. M., February, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 13th Army Corps, M. D. W. M., to July, 1865. Dept. of Texas to May, 1866.

 

Service:

Expedition to Arrow Rock, Mo., October 10-14, 1861 (Cos. "C" and "K"). Fremont's Campaign against Springfield, Mo., October 13-November 3 (Cos. "C" and "H," at Rolla, Mo., till February, 1862). At Lamine River till February, 1862. Curtis' Campaign against Price in Missouri and Arkansas February and March. Springfield February 12. Sugar Creek and Bentonville February 17. Battles of Pea Ridge, Ark., March 6-8. At Cassville, Mo., guarding frontier in Southwest Missouri, and operating against guerrillas till Septem­ber 29, 1862. Cassville June 11 (Detachment). Expedition from Ozark to Forsyth August 14-17 (Cos. "A" and "K"). March to Osage Springs September 29-October 24. Occupation of Newtonia October 4. Expedition from Osage Springs to Fayetteville, Ark., October 27-30. March to relief of Blunt, December 3-7. Battle of Prairie Grove, Ark., December 7. Expedition over Boston Mountains to Van Buren, Ark., December 27-29. Operations against Marmaduke in Missouri April 17-May 2, 1863. Action at Cape Girardeau, April 26. Chalk Bluffs May 2. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., thence to Vicksburg, Miss., June 3-14. Siege of Vicksburg June 14-July 4. Surrender of Vicksburg July 4. Expedition to Yazoo City, Miss., July 12-21. Capture of Yazoo City July 13. Moved to Port Hudson, La., July 24, thence to New Orleans, La., August 13. Expedition after Taylor's and Green's forces, west of the Atchafalaya River September 8-Oc­tober 11. Action at Sterling's Farm on Bayou Fordoche September 29. Moved to the Rio Grande, Texas, October 24-November 4. At Brownsville and guarding Rio Grande to Ringgold Barracks till February, 1864. Expedition to Rio Grande City November 23-De­cember 2, 1863. Regiment veteranize February 28, 1864. Veterans on furlough till April. Moved to Memphis, Tenn. Expedition from Memphis, Tenn., to Ripley, Miss., April 30-May 9. Moved to Atchafalaya Bayou, La. Construct Steamboat Bridge across Bayou for Banks' forces. At Morganza, La., till July 12. Moved to St. Charles on White River, Ark., July 12 and duty there till October. Non-Ve­terans mustered out September 20. Duty at Duvall's Bluff, Ark., October 7, 1864, to January 4, 1865. Moved to New Orleans, La., thence to Barrancas, Fla. March to Pensacola, Fla., March 11. March to Fort Blakely, Ala., March 20-April 1. Occupation of Canoe Station March 27. Siege of Spanish Fort April 2-8. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. Mo­ved to Montgomery April 20-29, thence to Selma May 1. Moved to Mobile and duty there May 15 to June 28. Moved to Galveston, Texas, June 28-July 1, and to Sabine Pass July 1-5. To Houston July 17. Railroad guard duty in that vicinity till May, 1866. Mustered out May 15, 1866.


Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 60 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 168 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 233.

 

Medal of Honor: Major / LtCol / Col John C. *Black, Captain William Perkins Black; Captain Wells H. *Blodgett

 

In der Pea Ridge Campaign vom Frühjahr 1862 gehörte die 37th Illinois Infantry unter Regimentskommandeur LtCol Myron S. *Barnes zur 2nd Brigade Col Julius *White 3rd Division Jefferson C. *Davis in Samuel R. *Curtis Army of the Southwest (vgl. Shea/­Hess: Pea Ridge, a.a.O., S. 333); das Regiment wurde bei der Verstärkung von Osterhaus 1st Division bei Oberson‘s Field ein­gesetzt (vgl. Shea / Hess: Pea Ridge, a.a.O., S. 120 mit Karte S. 108); eingesetzt im Wald ostwärts Oberson's Field an der Leetown Road. Es stieß überraschend im dichten Unterholz auf Truppen der CS-Brigade Louis *Hébert (vgl. Shea / Hess: Pea Ridge, a.a.O., S. 122 mit Karten S. 108 und 223).

 

Literatur:

- Ash, David L.: Papers, US Army Military History Institute, Carlisle Barracks / Pennsylvania

- Black, John C. John C. Black Family Papers, Illinois State Historical Library, Springfield / Illinois

- Felton, Herschel: Letter an E. Schafer vom 12.3.1862, Mullins Collection, Wayne / New Jersey

- Mullins, Michael A.: The Fremont Rifles: A History of the 37th Illinois Veteran Volunteer Infantry. Wilmington, N.C., 1990

- Ketzle, Henry: Memoir (Mullins Collection, Wayne / New Jersey)

- *Payne, Eugene B.: Letter, Waukegan (Illinois) Weekly Gazette vom 29.3.1862

- *Payne, Eugene B. The 37th Illinois Veteran Volunteer Regiment Infantry and the Battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas. Washington D.C., 1903

 

 

38th Regiment, Illinois Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Camp Butler, Ill., and mustered in August 15, 1861. Ordered to Pilot Knob, Mo., September 20, 1861. Attached to Dept. of Missouri to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, Steele's Army of Southeast Missouri, to June, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, Army of Mississippi, to September, 1862. 31st Brigade, 9th Division, Army of the Ohio, to October, 1862. 31st Brigade, 9th Division, 3rd Corps, Army Ohio, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Right Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to Janua­ry, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, to June, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, to August, 1865. Dept. of Texas to December, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty at Pilot Knob till March, 1862. Operations about Fredericktown, Mo., October 12-25, 1861. Action at Fredericktown October 21. Expedition against Thompson's forces November 2-12. Moved to Reeve's Station on Black River March 3-10, 1862, thence to Doniphan and Pocahontas March 31-April 21. Action at Putnam's Ferry, Mo., April 1. March to Jacksonport, Ark., April 30-May 4, thence to Cape Girardeau, Mo., May 10-21, and to Hamburg Landing, Tenn., May 21-24. Siege of Corinth, Miss., May 26-30. Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 12. March to Jacinto and Ripley June 29-July 4. At Corinth, Miss., till August 14. March through Alaba­ma to Nashville, Tenn., thence to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg, August 14-September 26. Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky Octo­ber 1-16. Battle of Perryville October 8. Manchester, Ky., October 14. Stanford, Ky., October 14. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 16-November 9, and duty there till December 26. Reconnoissance toward Clarksville November 15-30. Advance on Murfreesboro, Tenn., December 26-30. Nolensville, Knob Gap, December 26. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. At Murfreesboro till June. Reconnoissance from Murfreesboro March 6-7. Methodist Church on Shelbyville Pike March 6. Re­connoissance to Versailles March 9-14. Operations on Edgeville Pike June 4. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 24-July 7. Liberty Gap June 24-27. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Battle of Chickamauga, Ga., September 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga September 24-October 27. Reopening Tennessee River October 26-29. Duty at Bridgeport, Ala., till January 26, 1864. Moved to Ool­tewah January 26. Re-enlisted February 29, 1864. Veterans on furlough March 28 to June 9, rejoining at Ackworth, Ga. Non-Veterans attached to 101st Ohio Infantry during this time. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May to September, 1864. Tunnel Hill May 6-7. Demonstra­tion on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Demonstration on Dalton May 9-13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Near Kingston May 18-19. Near Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station July 4. Chat­tahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 3-30. Nashville Campaign November-December. Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27. Spring Hill November 29. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood, to the Tennessee River, December 17-28. March to Huntsville, Ala., and duty there till March 13, 1865. Operations in East Tennessee till April 11. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., and duty there till June. Moved to New Orleans, La., June 17-25, thence to Indianola, Texas, July 12-15, and to Victoria, Texas. Duty there till Decem­ber, 1865. Mustered out December 31, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 7 Officers and 107 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 177 Enlisted men by disease. Total 294.

 

 

39th Regiment Illinois Infantry (Yates Phalanx):

s. Surgeon Charles M. *Clark; Corporal Abner P. *Allen (Co. K); Corporal Ransom *Bedell (Co. G)

 

Overview:

Organized at Chicago, Ill., and mustered in October 11, 1861. Left state for St. Louis, Mo., October 13, thence ordered to Wil­liamsport, Md., October 29, 1861. Attached to R. R. Guard, Dept. of West Virginia, to January, 1862. 1st Brigade, Lander's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Shields' 2nd Division, Banks' 5th Army Corps, to April, 1862, and Department of the Shenandoah to May, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Shields' Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock, to July, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Divisi­on, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to September, 1862. Ferry's Brigade, Division at Suffolk, Va., 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to December, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 18th Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, to February, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 18th Army Corps, Dept. of the South, to April, 1863. U. S. Forces, Folly Island, S. C., 10th Army Corps, Dept. of the South, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Folly Island, S. C., 10th Army Corps, June, 1863. 1st Brigade, Folly Island, S. C., 10th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Morris Island, S.C. 10th Army Corps, July, 1863. 1st Brigade, Morris Island, S.C., 10th Army Corps, to October, 1863. Howell's Brigade, Gordon's Division, Folly Island, S. C., to December, 1863. District of Hilton Head, S. C., 10th Army Corps, to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Army Corps, Army of the James, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to December, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 24th Army Corps, to August, 1865. District of Eastern Virginia, Dept. of Virginia, to December, 1865.

 

Service:

Moved from Williamsport, Md., to Hancock, Md., December 11, 1861. and guard duty on Baltimore and Ohio R. R. till January, 1862. Action near Bath January 3, 1862 (Cos. "D," "I," and "K"). Great Cacapon Bridge January 3 (Co. "G"). Alpine nation January 3 Companies "A," "B," "C," "E," "F" and "H." Retreat to Cumberland, Md., January 5. Moved to New Creek, Va., thence to Patterson's Creek and duty there till March. Advance on Winchester, Va., March 7-15. Reconnoissance to Strasburg March 18. Action at Kern­stown March 22. Battle of Winchester March 23. Pursuit to New Market. Mt. Jackson March 25. Strasburg March 27. Woodstock April 1. Edenburg April 2. Occupation of Mt Jackson, April 17. In Luray Valley till May, guarding bridges over South branch Shen­andoah River. March to Fredericksburg, Va., May 12-21, thence to Front Royal March 25-30. Moved to Alexandria, thence to Harri­son's Landing, Va., June 29-July 2. Chickahominy Swamps July 3-4. At Harrison's Landing till August 16. Moved to Fortress Mon­roe, Va., August 16-22, and duty there till September 1. Moved to Suffolk, Va., and duty there till January, 1863. Skirmishes on the Blackwater October 9-25-29-30. Expedition from Suffolk December 1-3, 1862. Action near Franklin on the Blackwater December 2. Zuni October 20 and 25 and December 12 1862. Moved to New Berne, N. C., January 23, thence to Port Royal, S. C., January 28-Fe­bruary 1. Camp at St. Helena Island, S. C., till April. Expedition against Charleston April 7-13. Occupation of Folly Island, S. C., April 13 to July 10. Attack on Morris Island, S. C., July 10. Assaults on Fort Wagner, Morris Island, S. C., July 11 and 18. Siege of Forts Wagner and Gregg, Morris Island, S. C., and operations against Fort Sumpter and Charleston July 18-September 7. Capture of Forts Wagner and Gregg, September 7. Siege operations against Charleston, S. C., till October. Duty at Folly Island, S. C., till De­cember and at Hilton Head, S. C., till April, 1864. Veterans on furlough January 1 to February 3, 1864, then moved from Chicago to Washington, D. C., thence to Yorktown, Va. Butler's operations on south side of the James River and against Petersburg and Rich­mond May 5-June 15. Occupation of Bermuda Hundred and City Point May 5. Chester Station June 6-7. Weir Bottom Church May 9. Swift Creek or Arrowfield Church May 9-10. Proctor's and Palmer's Creeks and Drury's Bluff May 12-16. Defences of Bermuda Hundred, May 16-June 15. Weir Bottom Church, May 20. Bermuda Hundred June 2 and 14. Bermuda Front June 16-17. Siege opera­tions against Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. On the Bermuda Hundred front till August 14, 1864. Demonst­ration north of the James August 14-18. Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18. Deep Run August 16. In trenches before Petersburg August 25-September 27. Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights, September 28-30. Darbytown Road October 13. Battle of Fair Oaks October 27-28. In trenches before Richmond till March 27, 1865. Moved to Hatcher's Run March 27-28. Appo­mattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Hatcher's Run March 29-31. Assaults on Petersburg April 1-2. Assault on Fort Gregg and fall of Peters­burg, April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Appomattox Courthouse April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Duty at Richmond till Au­gust, and at Norfolk, Va., till December. Mustered out December 6 and Discharged at Chicago, Ill., December 16, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 12 Officers and 129 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 130 Enlisted men by disease. Total 273.

 

Medal of Honor: Corporal Abner P. Allen (Co. K)

 

Literatur:

- **Clark, Charles M.: The History of the Thirty-Ninth Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865 (Chicago 1889, First Edition; Reprint Heritage Books); 419 pp, Index, Rosters, Photos and Illustrations

 

 

40th Regiment Illinois Infantry:

s. Col Stephen G. *Hicks; 2nd Sergeant Ephraim H. *Hart; John T. *Hurst

 

Overview:

Organized at Springfield, Ill., and mustered in August 10, 1861. Moved to Jefferson Barracks, Mo., August 13, 1861, thence to Bird's Point, Mo., August 30, and to Paducah, Ky., September 8. Attached to District of Paducah, Ky., to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, 5th Di­vision, Army of the Tennessee, to May, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 5th Division, Army Tennessee, to July, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 5th Division, District of Memphis, Tenn., to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, District of Memphis, Right Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 13th Army Corps, to December, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 17th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, lst Division, 16th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 4th Divisi­on, 15th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 15th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty at Paducah, Ky., till March, 1862. Demonstrations on Columbus, Ky., November 7-9, 1861. Moved to Savannah, Tenn., March 10-14, 1862. Expedition to Yellow Creek, Miss., and occupation of Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 14-17. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Corinth Road April 8. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. March to Memphis, Tenn., via LaGrange Grand Junction and Holly Springs, June 1 to July 21. Duty at Memphis till November 21. Sherman's Tallahatchie March November 26-December 12. At Davis' Mills and scouting in Northern Mississippi till April, 1863. Expedition through Northern Mississippi, April 17-26. Guarding Memphis and Charleston R. R. till June. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., June 8-14. Siege of Vicksburg June 14-July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Birdsong Ferry, Black River, July 4-6. Siege of Jackson, Miss., July 10-17. At Big Black River till September 25. Moved to Memphis, thence march to Chattanooga, Tenn., September 25-November 22. Operations on Memphis and Charleston R. R. in Alabama October 20-29. Battles of Chattanooga November 23-25. Tunnel Hill November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Pursuit to Graysville November 26-27. March to relief of Knoxville, Tenn. November 28-December 9. At Scottsboro till May, 1864. Regiment veteranize January 1, 1864. Veterans on furlough March to May. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign, May to September. Joined army June 3. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Brush Mountain June 15. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Ezra Chapel, Hood's 2nd sortie, July 28. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 3-26. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Griswoldsville November 22. Ogeechee River December 7-9. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Reconnaissance to Salkehatchie River January 25. Combahee River, S. C., Janua­ry 28. Salkehatchie Swamps February 2-5. South Edisto River February 9. North Edisto River February 11-12. Savannah Creek and Congaree Creek February 15. Columbia February 15-17. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 20-21. Mill Creek March 22. Occupati­on of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston, and his army. March to Washington, D. C. via Richmond April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 6. Mustered out July 24, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 119 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 117 Enlisted men by disease. Total 246.

 

Das Regiment gehörte im Frühjahr 1862 unter der Führung von Col Stephen G. Hicks zur 1st Brigade Col John A. McDonell 5th Di­vision William T. Sherman zu Grant’s Army of the Tennessee (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 319; Grant: The Opposing Forces at Shi­loh, B & L, a.a.O., I, S. 537).

 

Das Regiment wurde am Morgen des 6.4.1862 nach links in die Lücke zwischen 4th Brigade Buckland und 1st Brigade McDowell hinter die 72nd Ohio Infantry aus Buckland’s Brigade südlich der Purdy-Hamburg Road und westlich von Shiloh Church geschoben (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 172).

 

Das Regiment focht im Battle of Shiloh am 6.4.1862 einen verbissenen Abwehrkampf bei Shiloh Church. Nachdem das Regiment auf beiden Seiten von CS-Truppen flankiert und fast umzingelt war, wurde es in direkter Front von einer vorgezogenen CS-Battery beschossen. Col Hicks ordnete daraufhin einen Bajonett-Angriff auf diese Battery an. Der Angriff scheiterte und das Regiment, das sich inzwischen verschossen hatte, mußte sich zurückziehen, bei Verlusten von mehr als 50% der Gesamtstärke (vgl. Hicken: Illinois in the Civil War, a.a.O., S. 56). Anschließend war die 40th Illinois im Rahmen der neuen US-Verteidigungslinien mit den Truppen aus der 1st Division MajGen John A McClernand und der 5th Division BrigGen William T. Sherman nördlich im Raum um Jones Field und Sowell Field eingesetzt. Die 40th Illinois Infantry bildete in Jones Field zum Schutz der dort aufgefahrenen US-Artillery Ezra *Taylor’s eingesetzt. Nachdem die am rechten US-Flügel eingesetzte 46th Ohio Infantry unter Col. Thomas *Worthington während des US-Gegenangriffs in einen Flankierungsangriff der CS-Truppen geraten war und unter großen Schwierigkeiten zurückging, wur­de die 40th Illinois zur Verstärkung der 46th Ohio Infantry eingesetzt. Das Regiment geriet nun ebenfalls in den energisch geführten CS-Angriff und erlitt erhebliche Verluste. Hicks erlitt einen Schulterdurchschuß (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 189).

 

Literatur:

- **Hart, Ephraim J.: History of the Fourtieth Illinois Infantry (Cincinnati 1864)

- **Hurst, John T.: "The Battle of Shiloh" (Shiloh National Military Park, Shiloh / Tennessee: 40th Illinois File)

 

 

41st Regiment, Illinois Infantry:

s. Col Isaac C. *Pugh; Pvt Alexander *Stillwell

 

Overview:

Organized at Decatur, Ill., and mustered in August 5, 1861. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., August 8, 1861, thence to Bird's Point, Mo., August 29, and to Paducah, Ky., September 8. Attached to District of Cairo to December, 1861. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, District of Cairo, to February, 1862. 1st Bri­gade, 4th Division, District of West Tennessee and Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, District of Memphis, to Septem­ber, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, District of Jackson, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, Right Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee to December, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 16th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 13th Army Corps to August, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, to March, 1864. 1st Brigade, Provisional Division, 17th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1864 (Non-Veterans). 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps, to August, 1864 (Non-Veterans). 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, to November, 1864. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, to December, 1864.

 

Service:

Duty at Paducah, Ky. (Cos. "B" and "I," at Smithland, Ky.), till February, 1862. Demonstration on Columbus, Ky., November 7-9, 1861. Operations against Forts Fort Henry and Heiman, Tenn., February 3-6. Fort Heiman February 7. Investment and capture of Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 12-16. Expedition to Clarksville, Tenn., February 19-21. Moved to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 10-16. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. March to Memphis, Tenn., via LaGrange, Grand Junction, Holly Springs and Germantown, June 1-July 21. Duty there till September 6. Moved to Bolivar, Tenn. March to relief of Corinth October 4. Battle of Hatchie River or Metamora, October 5. Pur­suit to Ripley October 5-12. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign, November 2, 1862, to January 10, 1863. Reconnoissance from LaGrange to La­mar, Miss., November 5, 1862. Worsham Creek November 16. Guard R.R. at Moscow, Tenn., January to March, 1863. Skirmish at Moscow February 18 (Detachment). Moved to Memphis, Tenn., March, and duty there till May. Expedition to the Coldwater, Miss., April 18-24. Hernando April 18. Coldwater April 19. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., June 12-22. Siege of Vicksburg June 22-July 4. Surrender of Vicksburg July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 5-10. Siege of Jackson, July 10-17. Assault on Jackson July 12. At Vicksburg till November. Moved to Natchez, Miss., November 18 and return to Vicksburg, December 16. Duty there till February, 1864. Meridian Campaign February 3-March 2. Pearl River February 27. Veterans on fur­lough March to May, 1864. Non-Veterans on Red River Campaign March 10-May 22. Fort DeRussy March 14. Battle of Pleasant Hill, La., April 9. Pleasant Hill Landing April 12-13. About Cloutiersville April 22-24. At Alexandria April 30-May 13. Boyce's Plantation May 6. Well's Plantation May 6. Bayou Boeuf May 7. Retreat to Morganza May 13-22. Mansura May 16. Yellow Bayou May 18. Moved to Vicksburg, thence to Memphis, Tenn., May 22-June 10. Action at Lake Chicot, Ark., June 6-7. Smith's Expedition to Tupelo, Miss., July 5-21. Harrisburg near Tupelo July 14-15. Smith's Expedition to Oxford, Miss., August 1-30. Veterans moved to Cairo, Ill., thence to Nashville, Tenn., and to Tunnel Hill May, 1864. Assigned to duty guarding R. R. at Tunnel Hill, Moon Station, Big Shanty, Marietta and Kenesaw Mountain till November. March to the sea November 15-De­cember 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Consolidated with 53d Illinois Infantry December 23, 1864.


Regiment lost during service 8 Officers and 107 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 107 Enlisted men by disease. Total 225.

 

Die 41st Illinois Infantry unter LtCol Philips gehörte im Frühjahr 1862 zur 1st Brigade McArthur, 2nd Division BrigGen Charles F Smith, Grant’s Army of the Tennessee bei der Eroberung von *Fort Donelson im Februar 1862 (vgl. US Grant; in: Battles and Lea­ders Vol. I S. 429; Wallace, Lew: The Capture of Fort Donelson; in: B&L, vol. I, a.a.O., S. 417-419). Im Battle of Shiloh gehörte das Regiment zur 1st Brigade Col Nelson G. *Williams 4th Division BrigGen Stephen A. Hurlbutt in Grant’s Army of the Tennessee (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 319; Grant: The Opposing Forces at Shiloh, B & L, a.a.O., I, S. 537); eingesetzt am Morgen des 6.4.1862 im Eröffnungsgefecht bei Spain’s Field südlich von Shiloh Church (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 155 mit Karte S. 146). Pugh übernahm nach der Verwundung des Brigadekommandeurs Nelson G. Williams am 6.4.1862 gegen 9:00 auf Sarah Bell’s Field die Führung der Brigade; die Regimentsführung übernahm LtCol Ansel Tupper (k) (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 193).

 

Literatur:

- Pugh, Isaac C.: Letters (Shiloh National Military Park, Shiloh / Tennessee, 41st Illinois File)

- Shiloh National Military Park, Shiloh / Tennessee, 41st Illinois File

- Stillwell, Leander: The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War, 1861-1865 (2nd edition Kansas City, Mo.: Fran­klin Hudson Publishing Co., 1920)

- Stillwell, Leander: "In the Ranks at Shiloh," Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, XV, Nos. 1-2 (April-July, 1923), S. 460-476

 

 

42nd Illinois Infantry Regiment:

Col. Ulysses S. *Grant, später Generalstabschef US-Armee, 18. Präsident der USA; Pvt Lyman K. *Needham

 

Overview:

Organized at Chicago, Ill., July 22, 1861. Left state for St. Louis, Mo., September 20, 1861. Attached to Dept. of Missouri, to February, 1862. Flotilla Brigade, Army of Mississippi, to April, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Army Miss., to September, 1862. 1st Brigade, 13th Division, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, Right Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Divi­sion, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps to June, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Divi­sion, 4th Army Corps, to August, 1865. Dept. of Texas, to December, 1865.

 

Service:

Joined Fremont at Tipton, Mo., October 18, 1861. Fremont's Campaign against Springfield, Mo., October 18-November 9. Duty at Smithton, Mo., December 13, 1861, to February 3, 1862. March to St. Charles, Mo., thence moved to Fort Holt, Ky., February 2-20, 1862. Operations against New Madrid, Mo., and Island No. 10, Mississippi River, February 28-April 8. Engagement at New Madrid, March 3-4. Actions at Island Number 10, March 15-16 and 25. Action and capture at Tiptonville April 8. Expedition to Fort Pillow, Tenn., April 13-17. Moved to Hamburg Landing, Tenn., April 17-22. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Action at Farmington May 3. Reconnoissance toward Corinth May 8. Action at Farmington May 9. Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 12. Skirmish at Rienzi June 3 (Detachment). Reconnoissance toward Baldwyn June 3. Camp at Big Springs June 14 to July 22. Moved to Iuka, Miss., July 22, thence to Courtland, Ala. Skirmish at Courtland August 22. Duty along line of Memphis and Charleston R. R. till September 2. March to Nashville, Tenn., September 3-12. Action at Columbia, Tenn., September 9. Siege of Nash­ville September 12-November 6. Repulse of Forest's attack on Edgefield November 5. Duty at Nashville till December 26. Hardin Pike near Nashville December 3. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Expedition to Co­lumbia March 5-14. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 24-July 7. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of Cumber­land Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga, Ga. Campaign August 16-September 22. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. March to relief of Knoxville, Tenn., and Campaign in East Tennessee November 28, 1863, to January 15, 1864. Camp at Stone's Mill, Tenn., December 27, 1862, to January 15, 1864. Regiment veteranize January 1, 1864. Moved to Dandridge, Tenn., January 15, 1864. Operati­ons about Dandridge January 16-17. Moved to Chattanooga January 21. Veterans on furlough February 21 to April 27. Atlanta, (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstration against Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Calhoun May 16.Adairsville May 17. Kingston May 18-19. Near Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station Smyrna, Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy's Station September 2-6. Moved to Bridgeport, Ala., September 28. March to Chattanooga, thence to Alpine, Ga., and return October 19-30. Nashville Campaign November-December. Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27. Spring Hill November 29. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood, to the Tennessee River, December 17-28. Duty at Huntsville and Decatur, Ala., till April 1, 1865. Expedition to Bull's Gap April 1-22. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., and duty there till June 15. Moved to New Orleans, La., June 15-18, thence to Fort Lavacca, Texas, July 18-23, thence to Camp Irwin and duty there till August 17. Post duty at Port Lavacca till December. Mustered out at Camp Irwin December 16 and discharged at Springfield, Ill., January 10, 1866.


Regiment lost during service 13 Officers and 168 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 5 Officers and 201 Enlisted men by disease. Total 387.

 

Literatur:

- Needham, Lyman K.: Papers; Illinois State Historical Society Library, Springfield, Ill.

 

 

43rd Regiment Illinois Infantry (Koerner Regiment):

s. Col Julius *Raith; LtCol Adolph *Englemann; Captain Joseph F. *Fuess; Heinrich *Koch; Pvt William *Becker (Co. A); Pvt Am­bros *Seliger (Co. A)

 

Overview:

Organized at Camp Butler, Ill., and mustered in October 12, 1861. Moved to Benton Barracks, Mo., October 13, thence to Tipton and Otterville, November 3-4. Attached to Dept. of Missouri to February, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, District of Cairo, February, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, District of West Tennessee and Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Dis­trict of Jackson to September, 1862. Unattached District of Jackson to November, 1862. Post of Bolivar, District of Jackson, 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. Post of Bolivar, District of Jackson, l6th Army Corps, to March, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps, to May, 1863. 1st Brigade, Kimball's Provisional Division, 16th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 1st Brigade, Kimball's Provisional Division, District of Eastern Arkansas, to August, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Ar­kansas Expedition to November, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Arkansas Expedition, to January, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Divisi­on, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to March, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 7th Army Corps, to May, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 7th Army Corps, garrison at Little Rock, Ark., to January, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 7th Army Corps, to August, 1865. Dept. of Arkansas, to November, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty at Otterville, Mo., till December 30, 1861. March to Tipton December 30-31, thence to Benton Barracks January 20-21, 1862. Moved to Fort Henry, Tenn., February 6-8, and to Fort Donelson February 25-26, thence to Savannah, Tenn., March 4-12. Expedition to Pinhook March 18-19. Moved to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 22. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. March to Bethel, thence to Jackson, Tenn., June 4-16, and to Bolivar July 17-19, and duty there till May, 1863. March to support of Rosecrans at Iuka, Miss., September 15-23, 1862. March to LaGrange and return October 9-10. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign October 31, 1862, to January 10, 1863. Operations against Forest in West Tennessee December 18, 1862, to January 3, 1863. Salem Cemetery, near Jackson, December 19, 1862. Scouting in West Tennessee and post duty at Boli­var till May, 1863. Expedition to Wesley Camp, Somerville, May 26-29. Movement to Memphis, Tenn., thence to Vicksburg, Miss., May 31-June 3. Expedition up the Yazoo to Satartia June 2-8. Action at Mechanicsburg, Satartia, June 4. Moved to Halnes' Bluff June 6. Siege of Vicksburg June 9-July 4. Moved to Big Black July 12, thence to Snyder's Bluff July 22, and to Helena, Ark., July 29-Au­gust 1. Steele's Expedition to Little Rock, Ark., August 1-September 10. Engagement at Bayou Fourche and capture of Little Rock September 10. Duty at Little Rock till March, 1864. Steele's Expedition to Camden March 23-May 3. Okolona April 2-3. Prairie D'Ann April 9-13. Camden April 15. Princeton April 28. Saline Bottom April 29. Jenkin's Ferry April 30. Garrison duty at Little Rock till November, 1865. Princeton May 27, 1864. Scouts from Pine Bluff toward Camden and Monticello January 26-31, 1865. Mustered out November 30 and discharged at Camp Butler, Ill., December 14, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 8 Officers and 75 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 161 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 246.

 

Das Regiment rekrutierte sich aus der deutschstämmigen Bevölkerung Illinois und wurde deshalb auch als “Koerner Regiment” be­zeichnet (vgl. Hicken: Illinois in the Civil War, a.a.O., S. 7).

 

Während der Shiloh Campaign 1862 gehörte das Regiment zur 3rd Brigade Col Julius *Raith 1st Division MajGen John A McCler­nand in Grant's Army of the Tennessee.

 

Am 6.4.1862 war Col Julius Raith Brigadekommandeur der 3rd Brigade 1st Division MajGen John A McClernand in Grant's Army of the Tennessee. Der reguläre Brigadekommandeur Col Leonard F. Ross hatte gerade seine Frau verloren und befand sich wegen der Beerdigung in Illinois; der Interimskommandeur Col J. S. Reardon war am 6.4.1862 plötzlich erkrankt, weshalb die Führung der Bri­gade an Col Raith als rangältestem Col fiel. Die Regimentsführung übernahm in Shiloh LtCol Adolph Englemann (vgl. Daniel: Shi­loh, a.a.O., S. 177). Nach der schweren Verwundung Raith’s bei der Fortsetzung des CS-Angriffs bei Crossroads gegen 11:00, hat­ten sich die 29th Illinois Infantry und die 49th Illinois Infantry aus Raith’s Brigade verschossen und gingen zurück, bald gefolgt von 17th Illinois Infantry. Die 43rd Illinois Infantry, die keinen Rückzugsbefehl erhalten hatte, wurde daraufhin von den Angreifern um­zingelt und mußte sich herausschlagen. Dies gelang unter hohen Verlusten, 43 Gefallene blieben zurück (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 184).

 

Literatur:

- Englemann, Adolph: Letters (Illinois State Library, Springfield / Illinois)

 

 

44th Regiment Illinois Infantry Regiment:

s. Col Charles *Knobelsdorff, Pvt Alvin *Ames (Co. D), Drummer William *Becker (Co. B)

 

Overview:

Organized at Chicago, Ill., and mustered in September 13, 1861. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., September 14-15, thence to Jefferson City, Mo., September 22-25. Attached to Sigel's Division, Dept. of Missouri, and Dept. of Missouri, to January, 1862. 4th Brigade, Army of Southwest Missouri, to February, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Army of Southwest Missouri, to June, 1862. 1st Brigade. 5th Di­vision, Army of Mississippi, to September, 1862. 35th Brigade, 11th Division, Army of the Ohio, to October, 1862. 35th Brigade, 11th Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Right Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, to August, 1865. Department of Texas to September, 1865.

 

Service:

Fremont's advance on Springfield, Mo., October 13-November 8, 1861. March to Rolla November 8-19, and duty there till February, 1862. Curtis' advance on Springfield, Mo., February 2-13. Pursuit of Price into Arkansas February 13-29. Battles of Pea Ridge, Ben­tonville, Leetown and Elkhorn Tavern March 6-8. March to Batesville, Ark., April 5-May 3. Moved to Cape Girardeau, Mo., thence to Pittsburg Landing May 11-26. Siege of Corinth, Miss., May 29-30. Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 12. At Rienzi, Miss., till August 26. Moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, August 26-September 1, thence to Louisville, Ky., September 17-19. Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-16. Battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 16-November 7, and duty there till December 26. Reconnoissance to Milk Creek November 27. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Battle of Stone's River De­cember 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. At Murfreesboro till June. Expedition toward Columbia March 4-14. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 24-July 7. Fairfield June 27. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of the Cumber­land Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Pursuit to Graysville November 26-27. March to relief of Knoxville, Tenn., Novem­ber 28-December 8. Campaign in East Tennessee December, 1863, to February, 1864. March to Chattanooga, thence to Cleveland, Tenn., and duty there till May. Veterans on furlough February 18 to April 14. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonst­rations against Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Demonstration on Dalton May 9-13. Battle of Resa­ca May 14-15. Adairsville May 17. Near Kingston May 18-19. Near Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. Opera­tions on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Mari­etta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Buckhead, Nancy's Creek, July 18.Peachtree Creek, July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-Sep­tember 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations against Hood and Forrest in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. Nashville (Tenn.) Campaign November-December. Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27. Spring Hill November 29. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. March to Huntsville, Ala., and duty there till March, 1865. Operations in East Tennessee March 28-April 19. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., and duty there till June. Moved to New Orleans, La., June 15-22, thence to Port Lavaca, Texas, July 16-23. Camp on La Placi­do River till September 25. Mustered out September 25, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 129 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 156 Enlisted men by disease. Total 292.

 

Im Frühjahr 1862 gehörte das Regiment zur 1st Brigade Col Peter J. Osterhaus in 1st Division Peter J. Osterhaus in Samuel Ryan Curtis' Army of the South West. Besetzung von Springfield Missouri am 13.1.1862, Battle of Pea Ridge (vgl. Shea / Hess, Pea Ridge, a.a.O., S. 331).

 

 

45th Regiment Illinois Infantry (Washburn Lead Mine Regiment):

s. Col John Eugene *Smith; Lt William R. *Rowley; Oliver A. *Bridgford; Erhard *Dittmann; Pvt Allen W. *Ames (Co. B), Pvt Al­van *Ames (Co. I)

 

Overview:

Organized at Galena, Ill., and mustered in at Camp Douglas, Ill., December 25, 1861. Moved to Cairo, Ill., January 12, 1862, and duty there till February 2. Attached to District of Cairo to February, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, District of West Tennessee, and Army of the Tennessee, to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. 2nd Brigade, District of Jackson, to September, 1862. 3rd Brigade, District of Jackson, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Right Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Department of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 17th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Operations against Fort Henry, Tenn., February 2-6, 1862. Capture of Fort Henry February 6. Investment and capture of Fort Donel­son, Tenn., February 12-16. Duty at Fort Donelson till March 4. Moved to Savannah, Tenn., March 4-11. Expedition to Pin Hook March 18-19. Moved to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 25. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Moved to Bethel, thence to Jackson, Tenn., June 4-8. Guard R. R. there till August 11. Action at Medon Au­gust 3. Guard Mississippi Central R. R. August 11 to September 17 (4 companies at Medon, 5 companies at Toon's, Co. "G" at Trea­ger's). Actions with Armstrong at Meadon, Toon's and Treager's August 31 (Co. "G" captured at Treager's). Duty at Jackson, Tenn., till November 2. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign. Operations on the Mississippi Central R. R. to the Yockna River, Miss., No­vember 2, 1862, to January 10, 1863. Capture of Henderson Station November 25, 1862 (Co. "B"). At Memphis, Tenn., till February, 1863. Moved to Lake Providence, La., February 22-24. Moved to Barry's Landing March 16 and to Milliken's Bend April 19 (a de­tachment ran batteries on transports April 22, the whole Regiment volunteering). Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battle of Thompson's Plantation (or Port Gibson) May 1. North Fork Bayou Pierre May 3. Ingraham's Heights May 3. Battles of Raymond May 12, Jackson May 14, Champion's Hill May 16, Big Black River May 17. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19-22 and June 25. Surrender of Vicksburg July 4. Provost duty at Vicksburg till October. Ex­pedition toward Canton October 14-20. Bogue Chitto Creek and Robinson's Mill October 17. At Big Black till February, 1864. Meri­dian Campaign February 3-March 2. Meridian February 13-14. Chunky Station February 14. Chunkyville Station February 29. Mo­ved to Memphis/Tennessee., March 17. Veterans on furlough till May. Moved to Cairo, Ill., thence to Clifton, Tenn., April 28-May 5. March to Huntsville, Ala., May 5-23, thence to Ackworth, Ga., via Decatur and Warrenton, Ala., and Rome and Kingston, Ga., May 28-June 8. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign June 8-September 8. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Howell's Ferry July 5. Leggett's, Bald Hill, July 20-21. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jo­nesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 28-November 3. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Ca­rolinas January to April, 1865. Salkehatchie Swamp S.C., February 1-5. Barker's Mills, Whippy Swamp, February 2. South Edisto River February 9. North Edisto River February 11-12. Columbia February 15-17. Fayetteville, N. C., March 13. Battle of Bentonville March 20-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's Hou­se April, 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 6-8. Mustered out July 12, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 9 Officers and 76 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 136 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 223.

 

Aufgestellt in Galena / Ill. und in Dienst gestellt am 25.12.1861; bei Washburn handelt es sich um den Kongressabgeordneten E. B. Washburne aus Galena / Ill. Das Regiment bestand hauptsächlich aus Bergleuten und wurde deshalb auch als “Lead Mine Regiment” bezeichnet (vgl. Hicken: Illinois in the Civil War, a.a.O., S. 7).

 

Im Frühjahr 1862 und im Battle of Shiloh gehörte die 45th Illinois Infantry zur 2nd Brigade Col C. Carroll Marsh 1st Division: Maj­Gen John A McClernand in Grant’s Army of the Tennessee (vgl. Grant: The Opposing Forces at Shiloh, B & L, a.a.O., I, S. 537).

 

Am 6.4.1862 gegen 10:30 war die 45th Illinois Infantry am Review Field links neben McAlister's Battery (Battery D 1st Illinois Re­giment Light Artillery) (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 178 mit Karte S. 181). Gegen 10:30 erhielt die 2nd Brigade BrigGen Alexan­der P. Stewart 1st Division BrigGen Charles Clark I. Army Corps MajGen Leonidas Polk den Befehl die Battery anzugreifen (vgl. Da­niel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 179). Der Angriff wurde unterstützt durch Thomas J. Stanford's Mississippi Battery, die Stellung in Lost Field bezogen hatte. Hierbei griff die 4th Tennessee Infantry die zur Verteidigung der Battery eingesetzte 45th Illinois Infantry. Die 4th Tennessee erlitt erhebliche Verluste, 31 Tote und 160 Verwundete. Die 45th Illinois wurde unter erheblichen Verlusten geschlagen (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 179, 180).

 

Photos:

Wohnhöhlen der 45th Illinois Infantry bei der Belagerung von Vicksburg: Davis/Wiley, Photographic History, a.a.O., S. 45

 

Literatur:

- Bridgford, Oliver A.: Letters (Shiloh National Military Park, Shiloh / Tennessee, 45th Illinois File)

- Dittmann, Erhard: Letters (Shiloh National Military Park, Shiloh / Tennessee: 45th Illinois File)

 

 

46th Regiment Illinois Infantry:

s. Col John A. Davis; 1stLt Thomas B. *Jones (Co. B); Pvt David B. Rassiter (Co. I); Bela *St. John

 

Overview:

Organized at Camp Butler, Ill., December 28, 1861, and duty there till February 11, 1862. Moved to Cairo, Ill., thence to Fort Donel­son, Tenn., February 11-14. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, District of Cairo, February, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, Dis­trict of West Tennessee, and Army of the Tennessee to July, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, District of Memphis, Tenn., to Septem­ber, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, District of Jackson, Tenn., to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, Right Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Department of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 16th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 13th Army Corps, to August, 1863. 2nd Briga­de, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 17th Army Corps, to August, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, Department of the Gulf, to December, 1864. 2nd Brigade, Reserve Division, Military Division West Mississippi, to February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Reserve Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 13th Army Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, to June, 1865. Department of Louisiana to January, 1866.

 

Service:

Investment and capture of Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 14-16, 1862. Occupation of Fort Henry, Tenn., February 19 to March 6. Moved to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 6-18. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. March to Memphis, Tenn., via LaGrange, Grand Junction, Holly Springs, etc., June 10-July 21. Duty at Memphis, Tenn., till September 6. March to Bolivar and Hatchie River September 6-14. March to relief of Corinth, Miss., October 3. Battle of the Hatchie or Metamora October 5. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign. Operations on the Mississippi Central R. R. November 2, 1862, to Ja­nuary 10, 1863. Garrison duty at Moscow, Tenn., January 13-February 5. Moved to LaFayette, thence to Memphis, Tenn., March 9. Expedition to Hernando, Miss., April 2-24. Moved to Young's Point, La., May 13-15. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 5-10. Siege of Jackson, Miss., July 10-17. Assault on Jack­son July 12. Reconnoissance to Pearl River July 15. Duty at Vicksburg till August 12. Moved to Natchez, Miss., August 12. Expediti­on to Harrisonburg, La., September 1-7. Action near Harrisonburg and capture of Fort Beauregard September 4. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., September 16, and duty there till January 12, 1864. Red River October 14. Expedition from Natchez to Red River October 20. Regiment veteranize January 4, 1864. Veterans on furlough January 27 to March 2. Return to Vicksburg March 2. Duty there and at Big Black till July. Expedition to Benton and Yazoo City May 4-22. Actions at Benton May 7 and 9. Luce's Plantation May 13. Yazoo City May 13. Expedition to Pearl River. Miss., July 2-10. Near Jackson July 5. Jackson July 7. Ordered to Morganza, La., July 29, and duty there till August 23. Expedition to Port Hudson and Clinton, La., August 23-29. Moved to mouth of White River, Ark., Sep­tember 3-8. Non-Veterans mustered out September 13. Moved to Duvall's Bluff, Ark., October 7-9. Thence to Memphis, Tenn., No­vember 28-December 1, and duty there till December 21. Expedition to Germantown, Moscow and Wolf River, Tenn., December 21-31. Moved to Kennersville, La., January 2, thence to Fort Gaines, Dauphin Island, Ala., February 8-10, 1865. Campaign against Mobile and its defences March 18-April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Capture of Mobile April 12. Expedition to Meridian, Miss., May 12-21. Moved to New Orleans, La., May 27-28, thence to Alexandria, Natchitoches and Shreveport, La., on Red River. Moved to Grand Ecore, La., June 19, and duty there till No­vember 20. Moved to Shreveport November 20, thence to Baton Rouge, La., December 27. Mustered out at Baton Rouge, La., Janua­ry 20, 1866, and discharged at Springfield, Ill., February 1, 1866.


Regiment lost during service 7 Officers and 74 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 253 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 335.

 

Teilnahme am Battle of Shiloh am 6./7.4.1862 unter Führung von Col John A. Davis im Rahmen der 2nd Brigade Col James Veach 4th Division BrigGen Stephen A. Hurlbutt in Grant’s Army of the Tennessee (vgl. Hicken: Illinois in the Civil War, a.a.O., S. 59-30; Grant: The Opposing Forces at Shiloh, B & L, a.a.O., I, S. 538). Die Brigade Veach geriet am 6.4.1862 nördlich der Purdy-Hamburg Road gegen 11:00 in den Angriff des III. Army Corps MajGen William J. Hardee 3rd Brigade BrigGen Sterling A. M. Wood. Die Bri­gade Wood hatte zunächst die US-Brigade Marsh geschlagen und war durchgebrochen; sie stieß auf die dahinter aufgestellte Brigade Veach (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 182).

 

Urkunden/Literatur:

- **Jones, Thomas B. (Lt, 46th Illinois Infantry): Complete History of the 46th Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry (Freeport / Illinois, 1907)

- St. John, Bela: Letters (Library of Congress, Washington / DC)

 

 

47th Regiment Illinois Infantry:

s. Cloyd B. *Bryner

 

Overview:

Organized at Peoria, Ill., and mustered in August 16, 1861. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., September 23; thence to Jefferson City, Mo., October 9, and duty there till December 22, 1861. Attached to Dept. of the Missouri to February, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of the Mississippi, to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, 5th Division, Army of the Mississippi, to April, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Divisi­on, Army of the Mississippi, April, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of the Mississippi, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 8th Division, Left Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 8th Division, 16th Army Corps, to April, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 15th Army Corps, to December, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps. to March, 1864. 2nd Brigade. 1st Division, 16th Army Corps, Detachment Army of the Tennessee, Department of the Gulf, to June, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to November, 1864. Chicago, Ill., to December, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, District of Kentucky, to January, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Detachment Army of the Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps (New), Military Division West Mississippi, to August, 1865. District of Alabama, Dept. of the Gulf, to January, 1866.

 

Service:

Moved from Jefferson City, Mo., to Otterville, Mo., December 22, 1861, and duty there till February, 1862. Moved to Commerce, Mo., February 2. Operations against New Madrid, Mo., and Island No. 10, Mississippi River, February 28-April 8. New Madrid March 5. Point Pleasant March 7. Action and capture of Tiptonville April 8. Expedition to Fort Pillow, Tenn., April 13-17. Moved to Hamburg Landing, Tenn., April 17-22. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Reconnoissance toward Corinth May 8. Action at Farmington, Miss., May 9. Near Corinth May 28. Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 12. Moved to Rienzi July 3, and duty there till August 18. March to Tuscumbia, Ala., August 18-22. March to Clear Creek September 8-14. Reconnoissance to Iuka, Miss., and skirmish September 16. Battle of Iuka September 19. Battle of Corinth October 3-4. Pursuit to Ripley October 5-14. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign. Operations on the Mississippi Central R. R. November 2, 1862-January 10, 1863. March from Grand Junction to Corinth, Miss., January 8-14, 1863, thence to Ridgway Station January 26 and duty there guarding R. R. till March 12. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., thence to Duckport, La., March 12-April 1. Demonstration on Haines' and Snyder's Bluff April 25-May 2. Movement to Jackson, Miss., via Grand Gulf May 2-14. Mississippi Springs May 13. Jackson May 14 and May 16. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Expedition to Satartia and Mechanicsburg June 2-8. Satartia June 4. Expedition from Young's Point to Richmond, La., June 14-16. Richmond, La., June 15. Advance toward Jackson, Miss., July 5. Guard duty at Black River Bridge till July 22. At Bear Creek till October. Expedition to Canton October 14-20. Bogue Chitto Creek October 17. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., November 14-20; thence to LaGrange, Tenn., and guard Memphis & Charleston R. R., and scouting after Forrest till January 26, 1864. Skirmish at Saulsbury December 3, 1863. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., January 26-February 3. Meridian Campaign February 3-March 2. At Black River Bridge till February 23. March to Canton and return to Vicks­burg February 23-March 7. Red River Campaign March 10-May 22. Fort De Russy March 14. Occupation of Alexandria March 16. Henderson's Hill March 21. Grand Ecore April 2. Campti April 3. Battle of Pleasant Hill April 9. About Cloutiersville, Cane River, April 22-24. At Alexandria April 26-May 13. Muddy Bayou May 2-6. Well's Plantation, near Alexandria, May 2-13. Retreat to Mor­ganza May 13-20. Mansura May 16. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., May 22-24, thence to Memphis, Tenn., June 4-10. Action at Lake Chicot, Ark., June 6. Defeat of Marmaduke. Veterans on furlough till August. Smith's Expedition to Tupelo, Miss., July 5-21. Near Camargo's Cross Roads July 13. Harrisburg, near Tupelo, July 14-15. Tishamingo (or Old Town) Creek July 15. Expedition to Ox­ford, Miss., August 1-30. Abbeville August 23. Non-Veterans muster out October 11, 1864. Mower's Expedition to Brownsville, Ark., September 2-10. March through Arkansas and Missouri in pursuit of Price September 17-November 4. Ordered to Chicago Novem­ber 9, thence moved to Springfield, Ill., and to Louisville, Ky., December 3. Duty at Louisville and Bowling Green, Ky., till January 27, 1865. Moved to Eastport, Miss., via Nashville, Tenn., January 27-February 1, thence to New Orleans, La., February 6-22. Cam­paign against Mobile and its defences March 7-April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault and cap­ture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. March to Montgomery April 13-25. Duty there and at Selma till January, 1866. Mustered out January 21, 1866.


Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 58 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 184 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 250.

 

Photo:

- Davis / Wiley: Photographic History, vol. 1: Fort Sumter to Gettysburg, a.a.O., S. 321

- Davis / Wiley: Photographic History of the Civil War, vol II, a.a.O., S. 129 (Co E bei Oxford / Mississippi 1863)

- Längin S. 48

 

Literatur:

- Bryner, Cloyd B.: Bugle Echoes: The Story of the Illinois 47th Infantry (Springfield / Illinois: Phillips Bros., 1905)

 

 

48th Regiment Illinois Infantry:

s. Col Isham Nicolas *Haynie

 

Overview:

Organized at Camp Butler, Ill., September, 1861. Moved to Cairo, Ill., November 11, 1861, and duty there till February, 1862. Atta­ched to District of Cairo to February, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, District of Cairo, to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, District of West Tennessee, and Army of the Tennessee to July, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, District of Jackson, Tenn., to Sep­tember, 1862. Post of Bethel, District of Jackson, Tenn., to November, 1862. Post of Bethel, District of Jackson, 13th Army Corps (Old), Department of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. Post of Bethel, District of Jackson, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1863. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 4th Brigade, 4th Division, 15th Army Corps, to September, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 15th Army Corps, to August, 1864. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 15th Army Corps, to September 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 15th Army Corps, to August, 1865.

 

Service:

Grant's Expedition into Kentucky January 16-21, 1862. Operations against Fort Henry, Tenn., February 2-6. Capture of Fort Henry February 6. Investment and capture of Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 12-16. Duty at Fort Donelson till March 4. Moved to Savan­nah, Tenn., March 4-11, thence to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 25. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Moved to Bethel, Tenn., June 4, and garrison duty at that post till May, 1863. Operations against Forest in West Tennessee December 18, 1862-January 3, 1863. Germantown May 22. Moved from Germantown to Memphis, Tenn., thence to Vicksburg, Miss., June 9-17. Siege of Vicksburg June 17-July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Birdsong Ferry, Big Black River, July 4-6. Jones' Ford, Messenger's Ferry, Big Black River, July 6. Quinn's Hill July 7. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Camp at Big Black till September 28. Movement to Memphis, Tenn.; thence march to Chattanooga, Tenn., September 28-November 23. Operations on Memphis & Charleston R. R. in Alabama October 20-29. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Tun­nel Hill November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 8. At Scottsboro, Ala., till May, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Demonstrations on Resaca May 8-13. Near Resaca May 13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Near Kingston May 19-22. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Brush Mountain June 15. Assault on Kenesaw Mountain June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Ezra Chapel, Hood's second sortie, July 28. Flank movement on Jo­nesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 1-26. Reconnoissance from Rome on Cave Springs Road October 12-13. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Griswoldville November 22. Near Bryan's Court House December 8. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Assault on and capture of Fort McAllister December 13. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Salkehatchie Swamp, S. C., February 2-5. Dilling­ham's Cross Roads, or Duck Branch, February 3. South Edisto River February 9. North Edisto River February 11-12. Columbia Fe­bruary 15-17. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 20-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Oc­cupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Rich­mond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 2, thence to Little Rock, Ark., June 25. Muste­red out August 15, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 10 Officers and 113 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 6 Officers and 251 Enlisted men by disease. Total 380.

 

Während der Campaign gegen Fort Fort und Fort Donelson gehörte das Regiment zu 3rd Brigade Morrison 1st Division Buckner (vgl. Grant, U. S.: The Opposing Forces at Fort Donelson, in: B&L, vol. I, a.a.O., S. 429; Hicken: Illinois in the Civil War, a.a.O., S. 35). Teilnahme am Battle of Fort Donelsen; es kam während des Angriffs auf das Fort zu einer Auseinandersetzung über die Führung der Brigade mit Col I. N. *Haynie, der die der Brigade zugeordnete 48th Illinois Infantry kommandierte; Die Führungskrise wurde dadurch beendet, daß Morrison verwundet wurde und das Gefecht verlassen mußte (vgl. Catton: Grant Moves South, a.a.O., S. 156; Wallace, Lew: The Capture of Fort Donelson, in: B&L, vol. I, a.a.O., S. 411).

 

Im Battle of Shiloh am 6.4.1862 gehörte das Regiment unter Col Isham Nicolas *Haynie zur 2nd Brigade Col C. Carroll Marsh 1st Division MajGen John A McClernand in Grant’s Army of the Tennessee. Am 6.4.1862 zwischen 10:30 und 11:30 war das Regiment im Rahmen der Division am rechten Flügel der US-Front im Zentrum der Division eingesetzt an der Purdy-Ham­burg Road. Beim Angriff der 3rd Brigade BrigGen Sterling A. M. Wood (III. Army Corps MajGen William J. Hardee) wurde das Re­giment überrannt und brach zusammen (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 180 mit Karte S. 181).

 

 

49th Illinois Infantry Regiment:

s. Col William R. *Morrison; LtCol Phineas *Pease; Louis *Arns

 

Overview:

Organized at Camp Butler, Ill., and mustered in December 31, 1861. Moved to Cairo, Ill., thence to Fort Henry, Tenn., February 8-10, 1862. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, District of Cairo, February, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, District of West Tennessee, and Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. 3rd Brigade, District of Jackson, Tenn., to November, 1862. Post of Bethel, District of Jackson, 13th Army Corps (Old), Department of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. Post of Bethel, District of Jackson, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1863. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps, to May, 1863. 4th Brigade, District of Memphis, Tenn., 5th Divi­sion, 16th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps, to August, 1863. True's Brigade, Arkansas Expe­dition, to November, 1863. Gilbert's Brigade, District of Memphis, Tenn., 5th Division, 16th Army Corps, to January, 1864. 3rd Bri­gade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1864, and Dept. of the Tennessee to November, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Smith's Detachment, Army of the Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to December, 1864. Garrison, Paducah, Ky., Dept. of Kentucky, to September, 1865.

 

Service:

Investment and capture of Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 12-16, 1862. Moved to Savannah, thence to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 5-25. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. March to Bethel, Tenn., June 4, and Post duty there till March, 1863. Moved to Germantown and White's Station, Tenn., March 10-12, and guard R. R. till August 10. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., thence to Helena and Brownsville, Ark., August 21-September 2. Steele's Expedition against Little Rock September 2-10. Bayou Fourche and capture of Little Rock September 10. Moved to Duvall's Bluff, thence to Memphis, Tenn., November 15-21, and duty there till January, 1864. Regiment veteranize January 15, 1864. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., Janua­ry 27-February 2. Meridian Campaign February 3-March 2. Red River Campaign March 10-May 22. Fort De Russy March 14. Occu­pation of Alexandria March 16. Battle of Pleasant Hill April 9. About Cloutiersville, Cane River, April 22-24. Occupation of Alexan­dria April 26-May 13. Governor Moore's Plantation and Bayou Roberts May 3-7 and 11. Retreat to Morganza May 13-20. Mansura May 16. Yellow Bayou May 18. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., thence to Memphis, Tenn., May 22-June 10. Old River Lake (or Lake Chicot), Ark., June 6. Skirmish near Lafayette June 29. Smith's Expedition to Tupelo, Miss., July 5-21. Near Camargo's Cross Roads, Harrisburg, July 13. Harrisburg, near Tupelo, July 14-15. Tishamingo Creek (or Old Town), July 15. Expedition to Oxford, Miss., August 1-30. Hurricane Creek August 13-14. Abbeville August 23. Moved to Jefferson Barracks, Mo., and in pursuit of Price through Missouri September to November. Franklin, Mo., October 1 and October 30. Moved from St. Louis, Mo., to Nashville, Tenn., No­vember 21-December 1. Battle of Nashville, Tenn., December 15-16. Pursuit to Tennessee River December 17-28. Ordered to Padu­cah, Ky., December 29, and garrison duty there till September, 1865. Mustered out September 9, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 7 Officers and 72 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 5 Officers and 170 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 254.

 

Während der Campaign gegen Fort Fort und Fort Donelson gehörte das Regiment zu 3rd Brigade Morrison 1st Division Buckner (vgl. Grant, U. S.: The Opposing Forces at Fort Donelson, in: B&L, vol. I, a.a.O., S. 429; Hicken: Illinois in the Civil War, a.a.O., S. 35). Teilnahme am Battle of Fort Donelsen; es kam während des Angriffs auf das Fort zu einer Auseinandersetzung über die Führung der Brigade mit Col I. N. *Haynie, der die der Brigade zugeordnete 48th Illinois Infantry kommandierte; Die Führungskrise wurde dadurch beendet, daß Morrison verwundet wurde und das Gefecht verlassen mußte (vgl. Catton: Grant Moves South, a.a.O., S. 156; Wallace, Lew: The Capture of Fort Donelson, in: B&L, vol. I, a.a.O., S. 411).

 

Während der Shiloh Campaign 1862 gehörte das Regiment unter Führung von LtCol Phineas Pease zur 3rd Brigade Col Julius *Raith 1st Division MajGen John A McClernand in Grant's Army of the Tennessee.

 

Nach der schweren Verwundung des Brigadekommandeurs Col Julius Raith’s bei der Fortsetzung des CS-Angriffs bei Crossroads ge­gen 11:00, hatten sich die 29th Illinois Infantry und die 49th Illinois Infantry aus Raith’s Brigade verschossen und gingen zurück, bald gefolgt von 17th Illinois Infantry. Die 43rd Illinois Infantry, die keinen Rückzugsbefehl erhalten hatte, wurde daraufhin von den Angreifern umzingelt und mußte sich herausschlagen. Dies gelang unter hohen Verlusten, 43 Gefallene blieben zurück (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 184).

 

Literatur:

- Arns, Louis: Letter to parents (Shiloh National Military Park, Shiloh / Tennessee, 49th Illinois File)

 

 

50th Regiment Illinois Infantry:

s. Col Moses M. *Bane; Charles H. *Floyd; Charles F. *Hubert

 

Overview:

Organized at Quincy, Ill., and mustered in September 12, 1861. Moved to Hannibal, Mo., October 9, thence to Chillicothe October 19. To St. Joseph, Mo., November 27; to Palmyra, Mo., December 19, and to St. Joseph, December 24. Attached to Department of Missouri October, 1861, to February, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, District of Cairo, February, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, District of West Tennessee, and Army of the Tennessee to July. 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, District of Corinth, Miss.,to Novem­ber, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, District of Corinth, Miss., 13th Army Corps (Old), Department of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 3rd Brigade, District of Corinth, 17th Army Corps, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, District of Corinth, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 15th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Moved from St. Joseph, Mo., to Cairo, Ill., and Smithland, Ky., January 21-28, 1862. Operations against Fort Henry, Tenn., February 2-6. Capture of Fort Henry February 6. Investment and capture of Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 12-16. Expedition to Clarksville and Nashville, Tenn., February 19-March 1. Moved to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 25-31. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Ad­vance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Duty at Corinth till November, 1863. Reconnoissance to Bay Springs August 4-7, 1862 (two Companies). Battle of Corinth October 3-4, 1862. Pursuit to Hatchie River October 5-12. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November, 1862, to January, 1863. Expedition against Forest in West Tennessee December 18, 1862-January 3, 1863. Dodge's Expedition to Northern Alabama April 15-May 3, 1863. Great Bear Creek and Cherokee Station April 17. Rock Cut, near Tuscumbia, April 22. Tuscumbia April 23. Town Creek April 28. Moved to LaGrange, Tenn., and return to Corinth October 11-17. Moved to Eastport, Pulaski and Lynnville November 6-12, and duty there till March, 1864. Regiment mounted November 17, and Veteranize January 1, 1864. Veterans on furlough till March 5. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Demonstration on Resaca May 8-13. Sugar Valley, near Resaca, May 9. Near Resaca May 13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Lay's Ferry, Oostenaula Ri­ver, May 14-15. Rome Cross Roads May 16. Assigned to garrison duty at Rome, Ga., till November. Battle of Allatoona October 5. Cave Springs Road October 12-13. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Ogeechee Canal December 9. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Salkehatchie Swamps, S. C., February 2-5. South Edisto River February 9. North Edisto River February 11-12. Columbia February 15-17. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 20-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of John­ston and his Army. March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 3-8. Mustered out July 13, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 60 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 129 Enlisted men by disease. Total 191.

 

Das Regiment gehörte im Battle of Shiloh unter Führung von Col Banet zur 3rd Brigade Col Thomas W. Sweeny 2nd Division W.H.L. Wallace in Grant’s Army of the Tennessee (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 319; Grant: The Opposing Forces at Shiloh, B & L, a.a.O., I, S. 537).

 

Literatur:

- Floyd, C. H.: Letters (Illinois State Library, Springfield / Illinois)

- Hubert, Charles F.: History of the Fiftieth Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Union (Kansas City, Mo.: Western Veteran Publishing, 1894)

 

 

51st Regiment Illinois Infantry:

s. Pvt Benjamin F. *Smith (auch Benjamin T. Smith)

 

Overview:

Organized at Camp Douglas, Chicago, Ill., and mustered in December 24, 1861. Moved to Cairo, Ill., February 14, 1862. Duty there and at Camp Cullum, Ky., till March 4, 1862. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, Army of Mississippi, to April, 1862. 1st Briga­de, 1st Division, Army of the Mississippi, to September, 1862. 1st Brigade, 13th Division, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, Right Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, to August, 1865. Department of Texas to September, 1865.

 

Service:

Operations against New Madrid, Mo., and Island No. 10, Mississippi River, March 7-April 8, 1862. Actions at New Madrid March 13-14. Action and capture at Tiptonvllle April 8. Expedition to Fort Pillow, Tenn., April 13-17. Moved to Hamburg Landing Tenn., April 17-23. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Action at Farmington May 3. Reconnoissance toward Corinth May 8. Action at Farmington May 9. Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 12. Reconnoissance toward Baldwyn June 3. At Corinth till July 20. Moved to Tuscumbia, Ala., July 20. Guard R. R. from Hillsboro to Decatur, Ala. Stationed at Decatur till September 4. March to Nashville, Tenn., September 4-12. Siege of Nashville, Tenn., September 12-November 6. Repulse of Forest's attack on Ed­gefield November 5. Duty at Nashville till December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Battle of Stone's River Decem­ber 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till June. Expedition to Columbia March 4-14. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 24-July 7. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Battle of Chickamauga, Ga., September 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. March to relief of Knoxville and operations in East Tennessee November 28-January 15, 1864. Moved to Chattanooga, thence to Cleveland, Tenn., and duty there till May, 1864. Veterans on furlough February 10-March 30. At­lanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstrations on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Batt­le of Resaca May 14-15. Adairsville May 17. Near Kingston May 18-19. Near Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operati­ons about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountains June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Ke­nesaw June 27. Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Buckhead, Nancy's Creek, July 18. Pe­ach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Moved to Chattanooga, Tenn., September 28, thence to Bridgeport, Ala., and duty there till October 18. Mo­ved to Chattanooga October 18. Nashville Campaign November-December. Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27. Spring Hill November 29. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River Decem­ber 17-28. Moved to Huntsville, Ala., and duty there till March, 1865. Operations in East Tennessee March and April. Moved to Nash­ville, Tenn., and duty there till June. Moved to New Orleans, La., June 16-22, thence to Texas July 28-31. At Camp Placider, Te­xas, till September. Mustered out at Camp Irwin September 25 and discharged at Chicago, Ill., October 15, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 9 Officers and 106 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 134 Enlisted men by disease. Total 250.

 

Literatur:

- Mississippi River Letter: Letter from a Union soldier in the 51st Illinois Volunteer Regiment. Letter written on April 17, 1862, by "Henry" on the Steamer D.G. Taylor on the Mississippi River, to his mother. Writes how his division has sight of General Pope's Army and that they were ordered to aid the troops in Pittsburg (also known as Shiloh), Tennessee. (Virginia Tech, Univ. Libraries, Special Collections: Civil War guide. Manuscript Sources for Civil War Research in the Special Collections Department of the Virgi­nia Tech Libraries Ms 91-016)

- Smith, Benjamin T.: Recollections of the Late War (Illinois Historical Society, Springfield)

 

 

52nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry:

s. Major Henry *Stark (Co. F&S); 1stLt Edward B. *Spalding (Co. E); Sergeant James P. *Snell (Co. A); Karl *Gross; Pvt Edwin C. *Sackett; John S. *Wilcox

 

Overview:

Organized at Geneva, Ill., and mustered in November 19, 1861. Moved to Benton Barracks, Mo., November 28, thence to St. Joseph, Mo., December 8, 1861. Attached to Department of the Missouri to February, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, District of Cairo, February, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, District of West Tennessee, to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, District of West Tennessee, March, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, District of Corinth, Miss., to September, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, District of Corinth, to November, 1862. 3rd Brigade, District of Corinth, 13th Army Corps (Old), Department of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 1st Brigade, District of Corinth, 17th Army Corps, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, District of Corinth, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 15th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Moved from St. Joseph, Mo., to Cairo, Ill., and Smithland, Ky., January 16-24, 1862. Duty there till February 10. Moved to Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 10-17. Duty escorting prisoners from Fort Donelson, Tenn., to Chicago, Ill., February 18-March 5. Moved to St. Louis March 6-7, thence to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 13-20. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 6. At Corinth, Miss., till August, 1863. Battle of Corinth October 3-4, 1862. Pursuit to Ripley October 5-12. Action at Little Bear Creek November 28. Dodge's Expedition into Alabama December 9-14. Dodge's Expedition to intercept Forest, and operations in West Tennessee December 18, 1862-January 3, 1863. Expedition to Hamburg, Tenn., January 26-28, 1863. Expedition to Jacinto, Miss., February 25-March 6. Dodge's Expedition to Northern Alabama April 15-May 8. Rock Cut, near Tuscumbia, April 22. Tuscumbia April 23. Town Creek April 27-28. At Corinth till August 18. Moved to Germantown, Tenn., August 18, and duty there guarding R. R. till October 29. March to Pulaski, Tenn., October 29-November 11. Duty at Pulaski till April 30, 1864. Regiment veteranize January 9, 1864. Veterans on furlough January 9 to February 24, returning to Pulaski from Chicago February 24-29. Moved to Chattanooga April 30-May 2. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 2 to September 8. Demonstrations on Resaca May 8-13. Snake Creek Gap May 9-12. Near Resaca May 13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Ley's Ferry, Oostenaula River, May 15. Rome Cross Roads May 16. Rome May 17-18. Advance on Dallas May 20-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Mill July 3-4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Decatur and Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Moved to Rome, Ga., September 26, and duty there till November. Reconnoissance on Cave Springs Road and skirmishes October 12-13. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Little Ogeechee River December 4. Jenks' Bridge December 7. Eden Cross Roads December 7-9. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Salkehatchie Swamps, S. C., February 2-5. South Edisto River February 9. North Edisto River February 11-12. Columbia February 15-17. Lynch's Creek February 25-26. Cheraw March 2-3. Reconnoissance from Fayetteville, N. C., and skirmish on Raleigh Road to Silver Run Creek March 14.Averysboro, Taylor's Hole Creek, March 16. Battle of Bentonville March 20-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 2. Mustered out July 5 and discharged at Chicago, Ill., July 12, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 59 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 119 Enlisted men by disease. Total 180.

 

Das Regiment gehörte im Battle of Shiloh unter Führung von Major Stark zur 3rd Brigade Col Thomas W. Sweeny 2nd Division W.H.L. Wallace in Grant’s Army of the Tennessee (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 319; Grant: The Opposing Forces at Shiloh, B & L, a.a.O., I, S. 537).

 

Teilnahme an Sweeny’s Vorstoß nach Iuka: Col Sweeny erhielt während Grant's Overland Campaign den Befehl zu einer bewaffneten Aufklärung von Corinth nach Iuka entlang der Memphis & Charleston Railroad (vgl. Bearss, Vicksburg Campaign, a.a.O., I 277). Parallel hierzu befahl Grant einen Raid auf die nach Süden führende Mobile & Ohio Railroad durch die Cavalry von Col T. Lyle *Dickey (von Spring Dale in östlicher Richtung) und BrigGen Grenville M. *Dodge von Corinth nach Süden entlang der Mobile & Ohio Railroad (vgl. Bearss, a.a.O., I 276-77). Sweeny 's Command bestand aus 1st Alabama Cavalry (US), 52nd Illinois Infantry, 66th Indiana Infantry, 2nd und 7th Iowa Infantry (vgl. Bearss, a.a.O., S. 277 Anm. 6).

 

Medal of Honor:

Edward B. Spalding erhielt als Sergeant am 15.1.1894 die Medal of Honor für seinen Einsatz bei Pittsburg Landing/Tenn.: „Although twice wounded, and thereby crippled for life, he remained fighting in open ground to the close of the battle." (vgl. National Park, Medal of Honor Recipients, Edward B. Spalding).

 

 

Photo:

- Davis / Wiley: Photographic History, Vol. 1: Fort Sumter to Gettysburg, a.a.O., S. 277 (Parade in Elgin / Illinois)

 

Literatur:

- Gross, Karl: Letter (Shiloh National Military Park, Shiloh / Tennessee: 52nd Illinois File)

- Sackett, Edwin C.: Papers (Illinois State Historical Library, Springfield / Illinois)

- **Snell, James P.: "Diary and Personal Memorandum Book of Private James P. Snell, 52nd Illinois Volunteers." Transcript, Illinois State Historical Library, Springfield / Illinois

- Wilcox, John S.: Letters (Huntingdon Library, San Marino, California)

 

 

53rd Illinois Infantry Regiment:

s. Major-Sergeant Charles *Brush

 

Overview:

Organized at Ottawa, Ill., January, 1862. Moved to Chicago, Ill., February 27, 1862, and duty there till March 23, guarding prisoners. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., thence to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 23-April 7. Attached to 1st Brigade, 4th Division, Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, District of Memphis, Tenn., to September, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, Dis­trict of Jackson, Tenn., to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, Right Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Department of the Tennes­see, to December, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 16th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 13th Army Corps, to August, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, to July, 1864. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 7, 1862. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. March to Memphis, Tenn., via Grand Junction, La Grange, Holly Springs, etc., June 1-July 21, and duty at Memphis till September 6. Moved to Bolivar, Tenn., Sep­tember 6-13. March to relief of Corinth, Miss., October 4. Battle of Hatchie's River (or Metamora) October 5. Grant's Central Missis­sippi Campaign. Operations on the Mississippi Central R. R. November 2, 1862, to January 10, 1863. Reconnoissance from La Gran­ge to Lamar, Miss., November 5. Worsham Creek November 6. At Moscow, Tenn., and guarding Memphis & Charleston R. R. Janua­ry to March, 1863. Skirmishes near Moscow February 9 and 18. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., March 11, and duty there till May 17. Moved to Young's Point, La., May 17-20. Siege of Vicksburg May 20-July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Assault on Jackson July 12. Duty at Vicksburg till August 15. Moved to Natchez, Miss., August 15, and duty there till November 30. Moved to Vicksburg November 30. At Milldale till February 1, 1864. Meridian Campaign February 3-March 2. Pearl River February 27. Regiment veteranize January 1, 1864. Veterans on furlough March and April. Moved to Bird's Point, thence to Clifton, Tenn., and march to Ackworth, Ga., via Huntsville and Decatur, Ala., and Rome, Ga., April 28-June 8. Ordered to Allatoona Pass June 8, and duty there building fortifications till July 13. Rejoined army at Marietta and duty there till November. Skirmish at Decatur July 20-21. Shadna Church and Westbrook's October 2. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Oconee River Novem­ber 26. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Salkehatchie Swamps, S. C., Februa­ry 2-5. Rivers' Bridge, Salkehatchie River, February 3. Binnaker's Bridge, South Edisto River, February 9. Orangeburg, North Edisto River, February 11-12. Columbia February 15-17. Cheraw March 3. Fayetteville, N. C., March 11. Battle of Bentonville March 20-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky. June 6. Mustered out July 22, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 8 Officers and 80 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 137 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 227.

 

 

54th Regiment, Illinois Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Camp Dubois, Anna, Ill., as a part of the Kentucky Brigade, and mustered in February, 1862. Moved to Cairo, Ill., Fe­bruary 24, 1862. Attached to District of Cairo to March, 1862. District of Columbus, Ky., to September, 1862. District of Jackson, Tenn., to November, 1862. Unattached, District of Jackson, Tenn., 13th Army Corps (Old), to December, 1862. Unattached, District of Jackson, Tenn., 16th Army Corps, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, District of Jackson, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1863. 2nd Briga­de, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps, to May, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Kimball's Provisional Division, 16th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Kimball's Division, District of Eastern Arkansas. to August, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Arkansas Expedition, to No­vember, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Arkansas Expedition, to January, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps, De­partment of Arkansas, to May, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps, to August, 1865. Dept. of Arkansas to October, 1865.

 

Service:

Moved from Cairo to Columbus, Ky., March 4, 1862, and duty there till December 18, 1862. Three Companies at Humboldt, Tenn. Expedition down Mississippi River to Fort Pillow, Tenn., May 19-23 (2 Cos). Merriwether Ferry, Obion River, Tenn., August 16. Mo­ved to Jackson, Tenn., December 18, and duty there till May, 1863. (2 Cos. at Mendon Station and 2 Cos. at Toone's Station January to April, 1863.) Operations against Forest in West Tennessee December 20-28, 1862. Union City, Tenn., December 21, 1862 (Detach­ment). Captured by Forest. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., May 30-June 2, 1863. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., June 2-July 4. Moved to Helena, Ark., July 24. Steele's Expedition to Little Rock, Ark., August 1-September 10. Bayou Fourche and capture of Little Rock September 10. Duty at Little Rock till March, 1864. Veterans on furlough March and April. Riot at Charleston, Ill., March 28. Veter­ans. Moved to Little Rock April 12-30, thence to Brownsville May 18. Pursuit of Shelby May 19-31. Moved to Duvall's Bluff and Clarendon June 25-29. Action at Clarendon June 25-26. Guard Memphis and Little Rock R. R. till August 24. Actions with Shelby, at Jones' Hay Station, Long Prairie and Ashley's Station August 24. Regiment mostly captured, except Companies "F" and "H." Paroled at Jacksonport, Ark., and reached Benton Barracks, Mo., September 9. Exchanged December 5, 1864. Arrived at Hickory Station, on Memphis & Little Rock R. R., January 18, 1865. On railroad guard duty till June 6. Moved to Pine Bluff June 6-9, and duty there till August 18. March to Fort Smith, Ark., August 18-30. Moved to Little Rock, Ark., October 4-6. Mustered out October 15, 1865, and discharged at Camp Butler, Ill.


Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 11 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 171 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 185.

 

 

55th Regiment Illinois Infantry:

s. Col David *Stuart; Col Oscar *Malmborg; Captain Lucian B. *Crooker (Co. I); Captain Henry S. *Nourse (Co. H); Chaplain Milton *Haney, Commissary Sergeant Jacob Sanford (Co. F); Lucien B. *Crocker

 

Overview:

Organized at Camp Douglas, Chicago, Ill., and mustered in October 31, 1861. Moved to Benton Barracks, Mo., November 9-11, 1861, and duty there till January 12, 1862. Moved to Paducah, Ky., January 12-22. Attached to District of Paducah, Ky., to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 5th Division, Army of the Tennessee, to May, 1862. 1st Brigade, 5th Division, Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. 1st Brigade, 5th Division, District of Memphis, Tenn., to November, 1862. 4th Brigade, 5th Division, District of Memphis, Right Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Department of the Tennessee, November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, District of Memphis, 13th Army Corps, to December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Sherman's Yazoo Expedition, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 15th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to September, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 15th Army Corps, to August, 1865.

 

Service:

Action at and occupation of Columbus, Ky., March 3, 1862. Moved from Paducah, Ky., to Savannah, Tenn., March 6-10. Expedition to Yellow Creek, Miss., and occupation of Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 14-17. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Corinth Road April 8. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Russell's House May 17. Occupation of Corinth May 30. March to Memphis, Tenn., June 3-July 21, and duty there till November 26. Expedition from Memphis to Coldwater and Hernando, Miss., September 8-13. Sherman's Tallahatchie March November 26-December 13. Sherman's Yazoo Expedition December 20, 1862, to Ja­nuary 2, 1863. Chickasaw Bayou December 26-28. Chickasaw Bluff December 29. Expedition to Arkansas Post, Ark., January 3-10, 1863. Assault and capture of Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, January 10-11. Moved to Young's Point, La., January 17, and duty there till March. Expedition to Rolling Fork, via Muddy, Steele's and Black Bayous and Deer Creek March 14-27. Demonstration on Hai­nes' and Drumgould's Bluffs April 29-May 2. Haines' Bluff May 1. At Milliken's Bend till May 5. Moved to join Army in rear of Vicksburg, Miss., May 7-16. Battle of Champion's Hill May 16. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 5-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Brandon Station July 19. At Big Black till Sep­tember 25. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., thence march to Chattanooga, Tenn., September 25-November 21. Operations on Memphis & Charleston R. R. in Alabama October 20-29. Bear Creek, Tuscumbia, October 27. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Brown's Ferry November 23. Foot of Missionary Ridge November 24. Tunnel Hill November 24-25. Mission Ridge November 25. Pursuit to Graysville November 26-27. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 5. Expedition to Tellico Plains De­cember 6-13. March to Chattanooga December 13-17, thence to Bridgeport, Ala., December 19, and to Bellefonte, Ala., December 26. To Larkinsville, Ala., January 6, 1864, and duty there till April. Expedition toward Rome, Ga., January 25-February 5. Veterans on furlough April 16-June 10. Rejoined Army at Big Shanty June 19. Non-Veterans attached to 116th Illinois Infantry. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Demonstration on Resaca May 8-13. Near Resaca May 13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Movements on Dallas May 18-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Assault on Kenesaw Mountain June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Ezra Chapel, Hood's second sortie, July 28. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 3-26. Non-Veterans mustered out October 30, 1864. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Near Clinton November 21-23. Oconee River November 25. Statesborough December 3. Siege of Sav­annah December 10-21. Assault and capture of Fort McAllister December 13. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Duck Creek February 2. Salkehatchie Swamps, S. C., February 3-5. Holmes' Bridge, South Edisto River, February 9. North Edisto River February 11-12. Congaree Creek February 15. Columbia February 16-17. Fayetteville, N. C., March 11. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 20-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Re­view May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 2, thence to Memphis, Tenn., and Duvall's Bluff and Little Rock, Ark., June 30-July 6. Mustered out August 14, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 9 Officers and 149 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 127 Enlisted men by disease. Total 286

 

Medal of Honor:

- Chaplain Milton *Haney

- Jacob Sanford; als Pvt erhielt Jacob Sanford am 2.9.1893 die Medal of Honor für seinen Einsatz bei Vicksburg: „Gallantry in the charge of the volunteer storming party." (vgl. National Park, Medal of Honor Recipients, Jacob Sanford).

 

Im Frühjahr 1862 und im Battle of Shiloh gehörte das Regiment zur 2nd Brigade Col David Stuart 5th Division BrigGen William T. Sherman in Grant’s Army of the Tennessee (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 320).

 

Literatur:

- **Bearss, Edwin V. (ed.): The Story of the Fifty-fifth Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War 1861-1865 by a Committee of the Regiment (Clinton 1887; neu herausgegeben von Edwin V. Bearss, Huntingdon, West Virginia, 1993)

- **Crocker, Lucien B. et al.: The Story of the Fifty-Fifth Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry (Clinton, Massachusetts, 1887; neu her­ausgegeben von Edwin V. Bearss, Huntingdon, West Virginia, 1993)

- **Eisenschiml, Otto: "The 55th Illinois at Shiloh." Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, vol. LXI (1963), S. 193-211

 

 

56th Regiment Illinois Infantry:

s. Pvt Andrew *Baumer

 

Overview:

Organized at Shawneetown, Ill., and mustered in February 27, 1862. Left State for Paducah, Ky., February 27, and duty there till April 20. Attached to District of Paducah, Ky., to April, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of Mississippi, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 7th Division, Left Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Department of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 7th Division, 16th Army Corps, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 7th Division, 17th Army Corps, to September, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 17th Army Corps, to December, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 15th Army Corps, to April, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Divi­sion, 15th Army Corps, to August, 1865. 

 

Service:

Moved from Paducah, Ky., to Hamburg Landing, Tenn., April 20-25, 1862. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 12. Expedition to Ripley June 22-23. At Camp Clear Creek till October, 1862. Battle of Co­rinth October 3-4. Pursuit to Ripley October 5-12. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November 4 to December 30. Recon­noissance from LaGrange November 8-9. Guard Memphis & Charleston R. R. till March 1, 1863. Yazoo Pass Expedition March 1-A­pril 5. Fort Pemberton March 22. Moved to Milliken's Bend. La., April 13. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. At Grand Gulf guarding transportation lines and base of supplies May 1-13. Battle of Champion's Hill May 16. Big Black Ri­ver May 17. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22 and June 25. Surrender of Vicksburg July 4. Moved to Helena, Ark., August 20; thence to Memphis, Tenn., and march to Chattanooga, Tenn., September 20-November 23. Operations on Memphis & Charleston R.R. in Alabama October 20-29.Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Tunnel Hill November 24-25. Mission Ridge November 25. Pursuit to Graysville November 26-27. Guard railroad and duty at Whitesburg, on Tennessee River, till May, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May to September. Guard Memphis & Charleston R.R. and Chattanooga & Atlanta R.R. and fords of the Etowah; stationed at Mud Creek, Calhoun and Adairsville, Ga., till October. Defence of Resaca Octo­ber 12-13. Company "F" at surrender of Dalton, Ga., October 13. Adairsville October 22. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Salkwhatchie Swamps, S.C., February 2-5. Fishburn's Plantation, near Lane's Bridge, Salkehatchie River, February 6. South Edisto River February 9. North Edisto River Fe­bruary 11-12. Columbia February 15-17. Cox's Bridge, Neuse River, February 19-20. Battle of Bentonville, N.C., March 20-21. Oc­cupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh, N.C., April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Mo­ved to Louisville, Ky., June; thence to Little Rock, Ark., and duty there till August. Mustered out August 12, 1865. 


Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 25 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 14 Officers and 348 Enlisted men by disease. Total 389.

 

 

57th Regiment Illinois Infantry:

s. Col Silas D. *Baldwin; Musician William W. *Cluett (Co. E, F&S); Pvt William *Harvey (Co. F)

 

Overview:

Organized at Camp Douglas, Chicago, Ill., and mustered in December 26, 1861. Moved to Cairo, Ill.; thence to Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 8-14, 1862. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, District of Cairo, February, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, District of West Tennessee and Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, District of Corinth, to November, 1862. 3rd Brigade, District of Corinth, 18th Army Corps (Old), Department of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 3rd Brigade, District of Co­rinth, 17th Army Corps, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, District of Corinth, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Divi­sion, 16th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 15th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Investment and capture of Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 14-16, 1862. Moved to Fort Henry, Tenn., February 17; thence to Crump's Landing, Tenn., March 8-13, and to Pittsburg Landing March 28. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 6. Duty at Corinth, Miss., till November, 1863. Battle of Corinth October 3-4, 1862. Pursuit of enemy to Hatchie River October 5-12. At Corinth till April, 1863. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign No­vember, 1862, to January, 1863. Operations against Forest in West Tennessee December 18, 1862, to January 3, 1863. Dodge's Expe­dition to Northern Alabama April 15-May 2, 1863. Great Bear Creek, Cherokee Station and Lundy's Lane April 17. Rock Cut, near Tuscumbia, April 22. Tuscumbia April 23. Town Creek April 28. At Corinth till November. Grand Junction, Tenn., July 30, 1863. Moved to Eastport, Pulaski and Lynnville November 6-12, and duty there till March, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May to Septem­ber, 1864. Demonstrations on Resaca May 8-13. Sugar Valley, near Resaca, May 9. Near Resaca May 13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Ley's Ferry, Oostenaula River, May 14-15. Rome Cross Roads May 16. Kingston May 19. Assigned garrison duty at Rome, Ga. May 22 until November 10. Scout from Rome to Cedar Bluffs, Ala., July 28-29, (Detachment). Expedition after Wheeler August 15 - September 15. Battle of Allatoona October 5 (Cos. "A," "B"). Reconnoissance on Cave Springs Road and skirmishes October 12-13. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Ogeechee River and Canal December 9. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Cam­paign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Salkehatchie Swamps, S. C., February 2-5. South Edisto River February 9. North Edis­to River February 11-12. Congaree Creek February 15. Columbia February 16-17. Battle of Bentonville, N.C., March 20-21. Occupa­tion of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 3. Mustered out July 7, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 65 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 108 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 180.

 

Das Regiment gehörte im Battle of Shiloh unter Col Baldwin zur 3rd Brigade Col Thomas W. Sweeny 2nd Division W.H.L. Wallace Grant’s Army of the Tennessee (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 319; Grant: The Opposing Forces at Shiloh, B & L, a.a.O., I, S. 537).

 

Literatur:

- **Cluett, William W.: History of the Fifty-Seventh Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry, from Muster in, Dec. 26, 1861, to Muster out, July 7, 1865 (Princeton / Illinois: T. P. Streeter, Printer, 1886)

- **Harvey, William: Diary and Memoirs (Shiloh National Military Park, Shiloh / Tennessee: 57th Illinois File)

 

 

58th Regiment Illinois Infantry:

s. George *Swain, Pvt Peter *Becker (Co. Co. F), Pvt. William *Becker (Co. F, C)

 

Overview:

Organized at Camp Douglas, Chicago, Ill., February 11, 1862. Moved to Cairo, Ill., thence to Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 11-13. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, District of Cairo, February, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, District of West Tennessee, and Army of the Tennessee, to May, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862 (Detachment). 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, District of Corinth, Miss., to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, District of Corinth, 13th Army Corps (Old), Department of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. Springfield, Ill., to June, 1863. District of Columbus, Ky., 6th Division, 16th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to January, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to March, 1864, and Dept. of the Gulf to June, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to November, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps, to December, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division (Detachment), Army of the Tennessee, Department of the Cumberland, to February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps (New), Military Division of West Mississippi, to March, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps, to August, 1865. District of Alabama to April, 1866.

 

Service:

Investment and capture of Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 14-16. Occupation of Fort Henry February 18-March 6. Moved to Savan­nah, thence to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 6-25. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Mostly captured. Regiment consolidated into four Companies and organized with remnants of the 2nd, 7th, 12th and 14th Iowa Infantry into a body known as the Union Brigade, Army of the Tennessee. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 6. Duty at Co­rinth till October. March to Iuka September 18-20. Battle of Corinth, Miss., October 3-4. Pursuit to Ruckersville October 5-12. The several detachments of Regiment concentrated at Camp Butler, Ill., in December, 1862, and on duty guarding prisoners till June, 1863. Ordered to Cairo, Ill. Garrison duty at Cairo and Mound City, Ill., Paducah and Mayfield, Ky., till January, 1864. Action at Mayfield November 2, 1863. Skirmish Obion River, near Union City, Tenn., November 19, 1863 (Cos. "G," "H," "I," "K"). Ordered to Vicksburg, Miss., January 21. Meridian Campaign February 3-March 2. Red River Campaign March 10-May 22. Fort DeRussy March 14. Occupation of Alexandria March 16. Battle of Pleasant Hill April 9. Natchitoches April 20-21. About Cloutiersville April 22-24. At Alexandria April 26-May 13. Retreat to Morganza May 13-20. Mansura May 16. Yellow Bayou May 18. Moved to Vicks­burg, Miss.; thence to Memphis, Tenn., May 22-June 10. Lake Chicot, Ark., June 6. Defeat of Marmaduke. Smith's Expedition to Tu­pelo, Miss., July 5-21. Near Camargo's Cross Roads July 13. Harrisburg, near Tupelo, July 14-15. Old Town (or Tishamingo Creek), July 15. Smith's Expedition to Oxford, Miss., August 1-31. Tallahatchie River August 7-9. Abbeville August 23. Mower's Expedition to Brownsville, Ark., September 2-10. March through Arkansas and Missouri in pursuit of Price September 17- November 19. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., November 21-December 1. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River Decem­ber 17-28. Moved to Eastport, Miss., and duty there till February, 1865. Expedition from Eastport to Iuka January 9, 1865. Movement to New Orleans, La., February 8-26; thence to Dauphin Island, Ala., March 6. Campaign against Mobile and its defences March 17-April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobi­le April 12. March to Montgomery April 13-25. Duty at Montgomery and in the District of Alabama till April, 1866. Mustered out April 15, 1866.


Regiment lost during service 8 Officers and 75 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 211 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 298.

 

Literatur:

- Swain, George: Letters (Chicago Historical Society, Chicago / Illinois)

 

 

59th Regiment Illinois Infantry:

zunächst 9th Missouri Infantry

 

s. LtCol Calvin H. *Frederick; Major Philipp S. *Post (später Col); Lt George E. *Currie (später LtCol); Lt Chesley A. *Mosman; David *Lathrop; Pvt Chester *Crabtree (Co. K); Oliver W. *Nixon

 

Overview:

Organized at St. Louis, Mo., as 9th Missouri Infantry, September 18, 1861 (Cos. "A," "B," "C" at Cape Girardeau from August 6, 1861). Regiment moved to Jefferson Barracks, Mo., September 21, 1861; thence to Booneville, Mo., September 30. Attached to Kel­ton's Brigade, Pope's Division, Fremont's Army of the West, to November, 1861. Department of Missouri to February, 1862. (Desi­gnation of Regiment changed to 59th Illinois Infantry February 12, 1862.) 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of Southwest Missouri, to June, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, Army of Mississippi, to September, 1862. 30th Brigade, 9th Division, Army of the Ohio, to October, 1862. 30th Brigade, 9th Division, 3rd Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Right Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 2d Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Corps, October, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, to May 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, to August, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, August, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, to August, 1865. Department of Texas to December, 1865.

 

Service:

Fremont's advance on Springfield, Mo., October 13-November 3, 1861. March to Syracuse November 9-17, thence to LaMine River December 7 and to Georgetown, Mo., December 15. To LaMine Bridge December 23 and duty there till January 25, 1862. Curtis' ad­vance on Springfield, Mo., January 25-February 11. Campaign against Price February and March. Battles of Pea Ridge, Ark., March 6-8. March to Sugar Creek March 10, thence to Cross Timbers. March to Batesville April 5-May 3. Moved to Cape Girardeau, Mo., thence to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., May 11-24. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., May 26-30. Pursuit to Booneville June 1-16. Duty at Jacinto, Miss., till August 4. Reconnoissance to Bay Springs, Miss., August 4-7. Bay Springs August 5. March to Murfrees­boro, Tenn., August 8-September 1, thence to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg, September 3-26. Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-15. Battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8. Lancaster October 15. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 17-November 7 and duty there till December 26. Wilson's Creek Pike December 25. Advance on Murfreesboro, Tenn., December 26-30. Nolensville, Knob Gap, November 26. Triune December 27. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. At Murfrees­boro till June. Reconnoissance to Versailles March 9-14. Operations on Edgeville Pike June 4. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Cam­paign June 24-July 7. Liberty Gap June 24-27. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of the Cumberland Moun­tains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Guard supply trains over Mountain in rear of Bragg's army during battle of Chickamauga. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-October 27. Reopening Tennessee River Oc­tober 26-29. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Battles of Lookout Mountain November 23-24. Mission Ridge No­vember 25. Taylor's Ridge, Ringgold Gap, November 27. At Whiteside, Ala., till January 27, 1864. Regiment veteranize January 12, 1864. Veterans on furlough January 27-March 19. Moved to Cleveland, Tenn., and duty there till May. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8, 1864. Tunnel Hill May 6-7. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. De­monstration against Dalton May 9-13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Near Kingston May 18-19. Near Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Red Oak August 28-29. Rough and Ready August 31. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Pursuit of Hood, into Alabama, Octo­ber 3-26. Nashville Campaign November-December. Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood, to the Tennessee River, December 17-28. Moved to Huntsville, Ala., and duty there till March, 1865. Expedition to Bull's Gap and operations in East Tennessee March 15-April 22. At Nashville, Tenn., till June. Moved to New Orleans, La., June 16, thence to Indianola, Texas, July 7. Duty at San Antonio and at New Braunfels, Texas, till De­cember. Mustered out December 8, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 105 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 117 Enlisted men by disease. Total 230.

 

In der Pea Ridge Campaign vom Frühjahr 1862 gehörte die 59th Illinois Infantry unter Regimentskommandeur LtCol Calvin H. *Frederick zur 2nd Brigade Col Julius *White 3rd Division Jefferson C. *Davis in Samuel R. *Curtis Army of the Southwest (vgl. Shea / Hess: Pea Ridge, a.a.O., S. 333). Verfolgung der Rebellen nach der Einnahme von Springfield / MO (vgl. Shea Hess, Pea Ridge, a.a.O., S. 30); Battle of Little Sugar Creek (Dunagin's Farm) am 17.2.1862 (vgl. Shea / Hess, Pea Ridge, a.a.O., S. 44). Einge­setzt im Battle von Pea Ridge am 7.3.1862. Das Regiment wurde bei der Verstärkung von Osterhaus 1st Division bei Oberson‘s Field eingesetzt (vgl. Shea / Hess: Pea Ridge, a.a.O., S. 120 mit Karte S. 108) im Wald ostwärts Oberson's Field an der Leetown Road. Es stieß überraschend im dichten Unterholz auf Truppen der CS-Brigade Louis *Hébert (vgl. Shea / Hess: Pea Ridge, a.a.O., S. 122 mit Karten S. 108 und 123).

 

Literatur:

- Clarke, Norman E., Sr. (ed): Warfare Along the Mississippi: The Letters of Lieutenant Colonel George E. Currie (Mount Pleasant, Mich., 1961).

- Lathrop, David: The History of the Fifty-Ninth Regiment Illinois Volunteers. Indianapolis, 1865

- Mosman, Chesley A.: The Rough Side of War: The Civil War Journal of Chesley A. Mosman, 1st Lieutenant, Company D, 59th Illi­nois Volunteer Infantry Regiment; ed. Arnold Gates (Garden City / New York: Basin Publishing Co., 1987)

- Nixon, Oliver W.: "Reminiscenses of the First Year of the War in Missouri"; in: Military Essays and Recollections, III (1899), Illi­nois MOLLUS (Chicago: The Dial Press, 1899)

 

 

60th Regiment Illinois Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Camp Dubois, Anna, Ill., and mustered in February 17, 1862. Moved to Cairo, Ill., February 22, 1862, thence to Island No. 10, Mississippi River, March 14. Attached to District of Cairo to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Army of Mississippi, to September, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 13th Division, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, Centre 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 14th Army Corps, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Divi­sion, Reserve Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 14th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Operations against Island Number 10, Mississippi River, March 14-April 8. Return to Columbus, Ky., and Cairo, Ill., thence moved to Hamburg Landing, Tenn., May 7-12. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., May 12-30. Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 12. At Clear Creek till July. March to Tuscumbia, Ala., July 20-25, thence to Nashville, Tenn., August 28-September 15. Action at Co­lumbia September 10. Siege of Nashville September 15-November 6. Repulse of Forest's attack on Edgefield November 5. Duty at Nashville, Tenn., till July 20, 1863. Skirmish at Edgefield November 7, 1862. Skirmish near Nashville January 3, 1863. Moved to Murfreesboro, Tenn., July 20, thence march to Columbia, Athens, Huntsville and Stevenson, Ala., August 24-September 7, and to Bridgeport, Ala., September 12. Duty there till October 1. Operations up the Sequatchie Valley against Wheeler October 1-17. Ander­son's Cross Roads October 2 (Detachment). Moved to Waldron's Ridge, thence to Kelly's Ferry and guard lines of transportation till January, 1864. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27, 1863. Chickamauga Station November 26. March to relief of Knoxville, Tenn., November 28-December 24. At Rossville, Ga., till May, 1864. Demonstration on Dalton, Ga., February 22-27, 1864. Tunnel Hill, Buzzard's Roost and Rocky Faced Ridge February 23-25. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Near Tun­nel Hill May 5. Tunnel Hill May 6-7. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Rome May 17-18. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's or Vining Station July 4. Chattahoochie River May 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Utoy Creek August 5-7. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations in North Georgia and North Alabama against Fo­rest and Hood September 29-November 3. Florence, Ala., October 6-7. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savan­nah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Fayetteville, N.C., March 13. Averysboro, Taylor's Hole Creek, March 16. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupa­tion of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 12. Provost guard at headquarters 14th Army Corps till July 31. Mustered out July 31, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 44 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 225 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 275.

 

 

61st Regiment Illinois Infantry:

s. Col Jacob *Fry; Captain James *Lawrence; Sergeant James H. *Peabody (Co. B); Sergeant James A. *Ralston (Co. E); Pvt Leander *Stillwell, Edgar *Embly

 

Overview:

Organized at Carrollton, Ill., and mustered in February 5, 1862. Moved to Benton Barracks, Mo., February 21, and duty there till March 26. Moved to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 26-30. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 6th Division, Army of the Tennessee, to April, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Army Tennessee, to July, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, District of Jackson, Tenn., to September, 1862. Unattached, District of Jackson, Tenn., to November, 1862. Post of Bolivar, District of Jackson, Tenn., 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. Post of Bolivar, District of Jackson, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps, to May, 1863. 1st Brigade, Kimball's Provisional Division, 16th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 1st Brigade, Kimball's Division, District of Eastern Arkansas, to August, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Arkansas Expedition, to November, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Arkansas Expedition, to January, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Arkan­sas, to May, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps, August, 1864. Veteran furlough, Dept. of Missouri, October-Novem­ber, 1864. Veterans. 1st Brigade, Nashville and Chattanooga R. R., Dept. of the Cumberland, to February, 1865. Veterans, Unatta­ched, 4th Division, 20th Army Corps, Dept. of the Cumberland, to March, 1865. 2nd Sub-District, Middle Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to September, 1865.

 

Service:

Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7, 1862. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Moved to Bethel, thence to Jack­son and Bolivar, Tenn., June 6-17. Duty at Bolivar till May, 1863. March to support of Rosecrans, at Iuka, Miss., September 16-22, 1862. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign. Operations against Forest, in West Tennessee, December 18, 1862-January 3, 1863. Ac­tion at Salem Cemetery, near Jackson, December 19, 1862. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., thence to Vicksburg, Miss., May 31-June 3, 1863. Expedition up the Yazoo to Satartia June 2-8. Action at Satartia, Mechanicsburg, June 4. Moved to Haines' Bluff June 6. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., June 9-July 4. Moved to Black River Bridge July 17, thence to Helena, Ark., July 27-31. Steele's Expedition against Little Rock, Ark., August 1-September 10. Bayou Fourche and capture of Little Rock September 19. Duty at Little Rock and Duvall's Bluff, Ark., till August, 1864. Expedition to Clarendon, Ark., June 25-29, 1864. Action at Clarendon June 25-26. Veterans on furlough August 14 to September. Company "K" joined Regiment from Camp Butler, Ill., March 20, 1864, and remained with Re­cruits at Duvall's Bluff, Ark., till February, 1865. Joined Regiment at Murfreesboro, Tenn., February 4, 1865. Veterans halted at St. Louis while returning to Arkansas. Companies "B," "D" and "G" guard river at Chester, Ill., till October 14, then joined Regiment at St. Louis. March through Missouri in pursuit of Price October 16-November 6. Moved to Paducah, Ky., November 6-11, thence to Nashville and Murfreesboro, Tenn., November 24-28. Action at Overall's Creek December 4. Hood's attack on Murfreesboro Decem­ber 5-12. Wilkinson's Pike, near Murfreesboro, "The Cedars," December 7. Action with Forest near Murfreesboro December 15. Duty at Murfreesboro till March 21, 1865. Moved to Franklin, Tenn., and duty there till September. Mustered out at Nashville, Tenn., September 8 and discharged at Camp Butler, Ill., September 27, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 34 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 183 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 224.

 

Das Regiment war im Frühling 1862 frisch aufgestellt; im Battle of Shiloh gehörte die 61st Illinois Infantry zur 2nd Brigade Col Ma­dison Miller 6th Division BrigGen Benjamin M. *Prentiss in Grant’s Army of the Tennessee.

 

Das Regiment war im Frühling 1862 frisch aufgestellt und im Battle of Shiloh am 6.4.1862 völlig unerfahren (vgl. Eisenschiml / New­man: The American Iliad, a.a.O., S. 175); die 61st Illinois Infantry war am 6.4.1862 auf der äußersten linken Front der Division eingesetzt (vgl. Eisenschiml / Newman: The American Iliad, a.a.O., S. 175); vor dem Frontalangriff der CS-Truppen reagierten die Rekruten der 61st Illinois Infantry völlig kopflos und flüchteten (vgl. Hicken: Illinois in the Civil War, a.a.O., S. 57; Eisenschiml / Newman: The American Iliad, a.a.O., S. 175).

 

Literatur:

- **Peabody, J. H.: „Battle of Chancellorsville“; G.A.R. War Papers: Papers read before Fred. C. Jones Post, Nr. 401, Department of Ohio, G.A.R., Volume 1, pp. 49-59

- *Stillwell, Leander: The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War, 1861-1865 (2nd Edition Kansas City, Mo.: Franklin Hudson Publishing Co., 1920)

 

 

62nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Camp Dubois, Anna, Ill., April 10, 1862. Moved to Cairo, Ill., April 22, thence to Paducah, Ky., May 7 and to Colum­bus, Ky., June 7, 1862. Attached to District of Columbus, Ky., District of West Tennessee, to September, 1862. District of Jackson, Tenn., to November, 1862. District of Jackson, Tenn., 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 1st Briga­de, District of Jackson, Tenn., 16th Army Corps, to March, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps, to August, 1863. True's Brigade, Arkansas Expedition, to January, 1864. Unattached, 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to May, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps, to July, 1865. Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation, Dept. of Arkansas, to March, 1866.

 

Service:

Assigned to duty in Tennessee as railroad guard on Mobile and Ohio R. R., near Crockett's Station, headquarters at Kenton, till De­cember, 1862. Moved to Jackson, Tenn., thence to Grand Junction and Holly Springs and return to Jackson, Tenn., December 7-16. Operations against Forest in West Tennessee December 18, 1862-January 3, 1863. Action at Salem Cemetery, near Jackson, Decem­ber 19, 1862. Holly Springs, Miss., December 20(Detachment). Detachment captured. Duty at Jackson, Tenn., till April 18, 1863. Moved to LaGrange, Tenn., April 18, and duty there till August. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., thence to Helena, Ark., August 19-28. Steele's Campaign against Little Rock, Ark., August 28-September 10. Bayou Fourche and capture of Little Rock September 10. Duty at Little Rock till April 25, 1864, and at Pine Bluff till July 28, 1865. Veterans on furlough August 12 to November 25, 1864. Moved to Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation, July 28, 1865, and duty there till March, 1866. Mustered out March 6, 1866.


Regiment lost during service 3 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 9 Officers and 251 Enlisted men by disease. Total 263.

 

 

63rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Camp Dubois, Anna, Ill., and mustered in April 10, 1862. Moved to Cairo, Ill., April 27, 1862. Attached to District of Cairo, Ill., till September, 1862. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, District of Jackson, Tenn., to November, 1862. 4th Brigade, 3rd Division, Right Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 17th Army Corps, to Ja­nuary, 1863. District of Memphis, Tenn., 16th Army Corps, to March, 1863. 4th Brigade, District of Memphis, 5th Division, 16th Army Corps, to May, 1863. Detached Brigade, District of Northeast Louisiana, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 6th Division, 17th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 1st Brigade, 7th Division, 17th Army Corps, to September, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 17th Army Corps, to December, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 15th Army Corps, to April, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 15th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty at Cairo, Ill., till July 12, 1862. Moved to Columbus, Ky., thence to Jackson, Tenn., August 4, and duty there till November 10. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November 10, 1862, to January 10, 1863. Reconnoissance from LaGrange November 8-9, 1862. Duty at LaGrange, Tenn., till May 10, 1863. Burning of Hopewell February 19, 1863 (Cos. "C," "D," "E," "F"). Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., May 10-17. Siege of Vicksburg May 21-July 4. Expedition from Young's Point, La., to Richmond, La., June 14-16. Action at Richmond June 15. Post duty at Vicksburg, Miss., July 5 to September 12. Moved to Helena, Ark., September 12, thence to Memphis, and march to Chattanooga, Tenn., September 28-November 20. Operations on Memphis and Charleston R. R. in Alabama October 20-29. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Tunnel Hill November 24-25. Mission Ridge November 25. Pur­suit to Ringgold, Ga., November 26-27. Moved to Bridgeport, Ala., December 3, thence to Huntsville, Ala., December 21-26, and duty there till May, 1864. Regiment veteranize January 1, 1864. Veterans on furlough April 3-May 21. Moved to Triune, Tennessee River, May 23, thence to Huntsville June 15, and to Kingston June 23. Railroad guard duty between Chattanooga and Atlanta till No­vember 11. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Salkehatchie Swamp, S.C., February 2-5. South Edisto River February 9. North Edisto River February 11-12. Columbia February 15-17. West's Cross Roads, S.C., February 25. Lynch's Creek February 25-26. Battle of Bentonville, N.C., March 20-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Mo­ved to Louisville, Ky., June 3-6. Mustered out July 13, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 5 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 135 Enlisted men by disease. Total 144.

 

eingesetzt im Raum Vicksburg im Oktober 1863 (vgl. Snedeker Diary v. 1.10.1863).

 

 

64th Illinois Infantry Regiment (Yates Sharpshooters):

 

Overview:

Organized at Camp Butler, Ill., as a Battalion of 4 Companies, December, 1861. Two more Companies mustered in December 31, 1861. Moved to Quincy, Ill., January 10, 1862, thence to Cairo, Ill., February 15, and to New Madrid, Mo., March 4, 1862. Attached to Army of Mississippi, unassigned, to April, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Army Mississippi, to May, 1862. Unattached, Army Mississippi, to November, 1862. Unattached, District of Corinth, 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. Unattached, District of Corinth, 17th Army Corps, to January, 1863. Unattached, District of Corinth, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1863. Unattached, 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps, to November, 1863. Fuller's Brigade, 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1864. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 16th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 17th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Operations against New Madrid, Mo., and Island No. 10, Mississippi River, March 4-April 8, 1862. Action at New Madrid March 12. Capture of New Madrid March 14. Capture of Island No. 10 April 8. Expedition to Fort Pillow, Tenn., April 13-17. Moved to Ham­burg Landing, Tenn., April 17-22. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Action at Farmington, Miss., May 3. Reconnoissance toward Corinth May 8. Action at Farmington May 9. Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 12. Tuscumbia Creek May 31-June 1. Reconnoissance toward Baldwyn June 3. At Big Springs and on guard duty at Headquarters of General Rosecrans, Com­manding Army Mississippi, till November 27. Reconnoissance to Iuka and skirmish September 16. Battle of Iuka September 19. Battle of Corinth, Miss., October 3-4. Pursuit to the Hatchie River October 5-12. On Outpost duty at Glendale, Miss., November 27, 1862, to November 4, 1863. Moved to Iuka, thence to Pulaski, Tenn., November 4-11, and duty there till January, 1864, and at Deca­tur, Ala., till May. Veterans on furlough January 15 to March 17, 1864. Four new Companies, "G," "H," "I" and "K," organized Fe­bruary and March, 1864. Moved to Decatur, Ala., March 17-23. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Demonstrations on Resaca May 8-13. Near Resaca May 13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Advance on Dallas May 18-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Near New Hope Church June 5. Operati­ons about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Ruff's Mill July 3-4. Chattahoochie River July 6-17. Nance's Creek July 17. Decatur July 19-22. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station Sep­tember 2-6. Reconnoissance to Fairburn October 1-3. Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 4-29. Snake Creek Gap October 15-16. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Montieth Swamp December 9. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Reconnoissance to Salkehatchie River, S.C., January 20. Salkehatchie Swamps February 1-5. Ri­vers' and Broxton's Bridges, Salkehatchie River, February 2. Rivers' Bridge February 3. South Edisto River February 9. North Edisto River February 11-12. Columbia February 15-17. Juniper Creek near Cheraw, March 2. Cheraw March 3-4. Battle of Bentonville, N.C., March 20-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Re­view May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 6. Mustered out July 11 and discharged at Chicago, Ill., July 18, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 106 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 131 Enlisted men by disease. Total 242.

 

 

65th Regiment Illinois Infantry (2nd Scotch Regiment):

vgl. Pvt. Thomas J. (Co. D)

 

Overview:

Organized at Camp Douglas, Chicago, Ill., and mustered in May 1, 1862. Ordered to Martinsburg, W. Va. Attached to Railroad Dis­trict, Mountain Department, to July, 1862. Railroad District, 8th Army Corps, Middle Department, to September, 1862.

 

Service:

Duty at Martinsburg, W. Va., till September, 1862. Action at Darkesville September 7. Moved to Harper's Ferry September 11-12. Siege of Harper's Ferry September 12-15. Surrender September 15. Paroled September 16 and sent to Annapolis, Md., thence to Chi­cago, Ill. Duty there till April, 1863. Declared exchanged and ordered to Kentucky. Attached to District of Central and Eastern Ken­tucky, Dept. of Ohio, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. Ohio, to August, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Divi­sion, 23rd Army Corps, to February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, to July, 1865.

Service:

 

Duty in Eastern and Central Kentucky till August, 1863. Expedition from Beaver Creek, Ky., to Southwest Virginia, Pound Gap Ex­pedition, July 3-11. Action at Pond Creek July 5. Burnside's Campaign in East Tennessee August 16-October 17. Siege of Knoxville November 17-December 5. Operations about Dandridge January 16-17, 1864. At Knoxville and operations in East Tennessee till May, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign June 4-September 8. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Muddy Creek June 17. Noyes Creek June 19. Cheyney's Farm June 22. Olley's Farm June 26-27. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. On line of Nickajack Creek June 2-5. On line of the Chattahoochie July 5-17. Isham's Ford July 8. Siege of At­lanta July 22-August 25. Utoy Creek August 5-7. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Rough and Ready August 31. Batt­le of Jonesboro August 31- September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabam­a September 29-November 3. Nashville Campaign November and December. Columbia, Duck River, November 24-28. Fran­klin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. At Clifton, Tenn., till January 15, 1865. Movement to Washington, thence to Fort Fisher, N.C., January 15-February 7. Cape Fear Intrenchments Fe­bruary 10-13. Sugar Loaf Battery February 11. Fort Anderson February 18. Capture of Fort Anderson February 19. Town Creek Fe­bruary 19-20. Capture of Wilmington February 22. Advance on Goldsboro March 6-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 21. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. At Greensbo­ro, N.C., till July. Mustered out July 13 and discharged at Chicago, Ill., July 26, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 30 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 97 Enlisted men by disea­se. Total 129.

 

Dem Regiment gehörten derart viele gebürtige Schotten an, daß es auch als Second Scotch Regiment bezeichnet wurde, im Gegen­satz zum 1st Scotch Regiment (=12th Illinois Infantry) (vgl. Hicken: Illinois in the Civil War, a.a.O., S. 7).

 

 

66th Regiment Illinois Infantry:

s. Sgt Lorenzo A. *Barker (Co D); Pvt William C. Titze (Co. I)

 

Overview:

Organized at Benton Barracks, Mo., as Birge's Western Sharpshooters under authority of General Fremont, September and October, 1861. Mustered in as 14th Missouri Infantry November 23, 1861. Attached to Dept. of Missouri to February, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, District of West Tennessee, February, 1862. 4th Brigade, 2nd Division, District West Tennessee, to March, 1862. 2nd Briga­de, 2nd Division, Army of the Tennessee to July, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, District of Corinth, Miss., to November, 1862. Unattached, District of Corinth, Miss., 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. Unattached, District of Corinth, 17th Army Corps, to January, 1863. Unattached, District of Corinth, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1863. Unattached, 2nd Di­vision, 16th Army Corps, to November, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 15th Army Corps, to April, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 15th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Moved to Centralia, Mo., December 12-14, 1861. Operating against Bushwhackers of Price's Army, December 14-28. Silver Creek December 25. Capture of Columbia December 26. Mt. Zion Church December 28. Moved to Sturgeon, Mo., December 29. Duty the­re and scouting about Renick, Macon and Centralia till February, 1862. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., thence to Cairo, Ill., Paducah, Ky., and Fort Henry, Tenn., February 4-9. Investment and capture of Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 12-16. Moved to Savannah, thence to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 5-17. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Phillips' Creek May 21. Occupation of Corinth May 30. Pursuit to Booneville June 1-8. Duty at headquarters General Grant, Corinth, Miss., till August 25. Expedition to Bethel Tenn., August 28-30. Burnsville September 17. March to Glendale and Iuka September 18-21. Battle of Iuka September 19. Battle of Corinth, Miss., October 3-4. Pursuit to Hatchie River October 5-12. Skirmish at Hat­chie River October 9. Scout to Hatchie River November 2-5. At Rienzi till November 26. Moved to the Tuscumbia Hills and establis­hed Camp Davies, and duty there till November, 1863. Designation of Regiment changed to 66th Illinois Infantry November 20, 1862. Skirmishes at Tuscumbia Bridge December 19, 1862. Danville December 20. Hatchie River December 30. Rienzi January 7, 1863. Danville, Tuscumbia Bridge and Rienzi January 24-25. Danville February 8. Ripley Cross Roads March 25. Booneville April 1. Glendale April 14. Jumpertown May 12. Kossuth May 24. Cartersville June 6. Yellow Creek June 8. Seward House and Jumper­town July 11. Jacinto August 9. Rienzi August 11. Seward House August 19. Whitesides Farm September 9. Relieved at Camp Davies November 1, and march to Pulaski, Tenn., November 1-12. Duty there till April 29, 1864. Veterans on furlough January 16-March 8. Atlanta Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstrations on Resaca May 8-13. Snake Creek Gap and Sugar Valley, near Resaca, May 9. Near Resaca May 13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Ley's Ferry, Oostenaula River, May 14-15. Rome Cross Roads May 16. Advance on Dallas May 18-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Ruff's Mill July 3-4. Chattahoochie River July 6-17. Decatur July 20-21. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Sie­ge of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Non-Veterans mustered out August 26, 1864. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Moved to Rome, Ga., September 26, and duty there till Novem­ber 10. Reconnoissance from Rome on Cave Springs Road and skirmishes October 12-13. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Waynesboro November 27-28. Wrightstown November 29. Ogeechee Canal and Wilmington Cross Roads December 9. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Salkehatchie River, S.C., February 2-5. South Edisto River February 9. North Edisto River February 11-12. Columbia February 15-17. Camden February 24. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 20-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's Hou­se April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 3-8. Mustered out July 7, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 73 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 146 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 227.

 

This unit, originally designated the 14th Missouri Infantry and later the 66th Illinois came from the Great Lakes Region, and were fa­mous for using the Henry Repeating Rifle.

 

Ein Teil des Regiments, die *Birge’s Sharpshooters waren beim Angriff auf Fort Donelson mit besonderen Aufgaben betraut (vgl. Hi­cken: Illinois in the Civil War, a.a.O., S. 34).

 

Die 66th Illinois Infantry war mit Henry Repetiergewehren ausgerüstet und nahm am Sturm auf Bald Hill westlich Resaca während Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign am 9.5.1864 teil (vgl. Castel: Decision on then West, a.a.O., S. 137).

 

Literatur:

- Barker, Lorenzo A. (Sgt, 66th Illinois): With the Western Sharpshooters: The Michigan Boys of Company D, 66th Illinois (Blue Acorn); 192 pp. Reprint of Barker's 1905 original with 40 Added Photos and a newly compiled brief history of the 66th Illinois high­lighted by excerpts from Barker's unpublished wartime diaries. This unit, originally designated the 14th Missouri Infantry and later the 66th Illinois came from the Great Lakes Region, and were famous for using the Henry Repeating Rifle.

- **Titze, William C.: "Civil War Diary of William C. Titze." Manuscript and partial transcript, Illinois State Historical Library, Spring­field / Illinois

 

67th Illinois Infantry Regiment (3 months, 1862):

s. Pvt. Thomas *Smith (Co. D); Pvt. Thomas L. *Smith (Co. K)

 

Overview:

Organized at Camp Douglass, Chicago, Ill., June 13, 1862, for three months. Assigned to guard duty at Camp Douglass till October. Mustered out October 6, 1862. Regiment lost 12 by disease during service.

 

 

68th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (3 months):

 

Overview:

Organized at Camp Butler, June 16, 1862, for three months. Moved to Wheeling, W. Va., July 5-7, thence to Washington, D.C., July 9-10. Camp at Soldiers' Retreat and near Alexandria, Va., till August 24. Provost duty at Alexandria, Va., till September 17. Moved to Camp Butler, Ill., September 17-21. Mustered out September 27, 1862.


Regiment lost 25 by disease during service.

 

Literatur:

- Barnes, James A., et. al., The Eighty-Sixth Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry: A Narrative of Its Services in the Civil War of 1861-1865 (Cramfordsville, Ind.: Journal Co. Printers, 1895)

 

 

69th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (3 months):

 

Overview:

Organized at Camp Douglass, Chicago, Ill., and mustered in June 14, 1862, for three months. Assigned to guard duty at Camp Douglass till September. Mustered out September 27, 1862.


Regiment lost 13 by disease during service,

 

 

70th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry (3 months):

 

Overview:

Organized at Camp Butler and mustered in July 4, 1862, for three months. Assigned to guard duty at Camp Butler, Ill., till October. Mustered out October 23, 1862.


Regiment lost 19 by disease during service.

 

 

71st Regiment Illinois Infantry (3 months, 1862):

s. Corporal Thomas J, *Smith (Co. I); Pvt William C. *Crabtree (Co. H)

 

Overview:

Organized at Camp Douglass, Chicago, Ill., July 26, 1862, for three months. Moved to Cairo, Ill., July 27, thence to Columbus, Ky., August 6. Guard railroad and bridges by detachments, at Big Muddy Bridge, Illinois Central R. R. (2 Cos.); at Mound City, Ill., (2 Cos.); at Moscow, Ky. (3 Cos.), and at Little Obion bridge (3 Cos.), till October. Mustered out October 29, 1862.


Regiment lost 23 by disease during service.

 

 

72nd Regiment Illinois Infantry (Chicago Board of Trade Regiment):

 

Overview:

Organized at Chicago, Ill., and mustered in August 23, 1862. Moved to Cairo, Ill., August 23-24, 1862. Attached to District of Cairo to September, 1862. District of Columbus, Ky., to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 7th Division, Left Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 1st Brigade, 7th Division, 16th Army Corps, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 7th Division, 17th Army Corps, to May, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 6th Division, 17th Army Corps, to September, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 17th Army Corps, to November, 1864. Unassigned, 23rd Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to December, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Detachment Army Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to February, 1865. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps (New), Mili­tary Division West Mississippi, to August, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty at Cairo, Ill., till September 6, 1862. Moved to Paducah, Ky., September 6, thence to Columbus, Ky., September 17, and duty there till November 21. Expedition from Columbus to Covington, Durhamsville and Fort Randolph September 28-October 5. Expedi­tion to Clarkson, Mo., October 6. Expedition to New Madrid, Mo., October 21. Skirmishes at Clarkson, Mo., October 23 and 28. Mo­ved to Moscow, Miss., November 21, and join Quinby's Command. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign. Operations on the Missis­sippi Central R.R. November 21-December 30. Duty on line of the Memphis and Charleston R.R. till January 10, 1863. At Memphis, Tenn., till February 24. Yazoo Pass Expedition, by Moon Lake, Yazoo Pass and the Coldwater and Tallahatchie Rivers February 24-April 8. Operations against Fort Pemberton and Greenwood March 13-April 5. Fort Pemberton near Greenwood March 11-16-25-A­pril 2 and 4. Moved to Milliken's Bend, La., and guard duty from Milliken's bend to New Carthage till April 25. Duty at Richmond, La., April 25-May 10. Battle of Champion's Hill May 16. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Expedition to Mechanicsburg May 26-June 4. Surrender of Vicksburg July 4. Moved to Natchez, Miss., July 12-13, and duty there till October 17. Action at St. Catherine's Creek July 28 and September 1. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., October 17, and Provost duty there till October 30, 1864. Expedition to Waterproof, La., January 29-February 23, 1864. Waterproof February 14-15. Yazoo City Expedition May 4-21. Actions at Benton May 7 and 9. Vaughan May 12. Luce's Plantation May 13. Vaughan Station May 14. Expedition to Grand Gulf July 10-17. Port Gibson July 13. Grand Gulf July 16. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., October 30-November 13, thence to Columbia, Tenn., November 13-21. Nashville Campaign November-December. Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27. Spring Hill November 29. Battle of Franklin November 30. Skirmish near Nashville December 7. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Moved to Clifton, Tenn., thence to Eastport, Miss., and duty there till February 9, 1865. Moved to New Orleans, La., February 9-21, and duty there till March 12. Campaign against Mobile, Ala., and its defences March 17-April 12. Expedition from Dauphin Island to Fowl River Narrows March 18-22. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Capture of Mobile April 12. March to Montgomery April 14-25, and duty there till May 23. Moved to Union Springs, Ala., May 23, and duty there till July 19. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., July 19. Mustered out August 7, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 7 Officers and 79 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 145 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 234.

 

 

73rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry (“Persimmon Regiment” oder “The Preacher’s Regiment”):

s. Col James *Jaquess

 

Overview:

Organized at Camp Butler, Ill., and mustered in August 21, 1862. Moved to Louisville, Ky., August 23-25, thence moved to Coving­ton, Ky., and duty there during Kirby Smith's threatened attack on Cincinnati, Ohio, September 1-17. Attached to 35th Brigade, 11th Division, Army of the Ohio, to October, 1862. 35th Brigade, 11th Division, 3rd Corps, Army Ohio, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Right Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-16, 1862. Battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 16-No­vember 7. Duty at Nashville till December 26. Reconnoissance to Mill Creek November 27. Advance on Murfreesboro, Tenn., De­cember 26-30. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. At Murfreesboro till June. Expedition toward Columbia March 4-14. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 24-July 7. Fairfield June 27. Occupation of Middle Tennes­see till August 16. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Battle of Chickamauga, Ga., September 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Cam­paign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23-24. Missionary Ridge November 25. Pursuit to Graysville November 26-27. March to relief of Knoxville, Tenn., November 28-December 8. Operations in East Tennessee till February, 1864. Moved to Chattan­ooga, thence to Cleveland, Tenn., and duty there till May. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Demonstrations against Dalton May 9-13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Adairsville May 17. Near Kingston May 18-19. Near Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. Operations on line of Pump­kin Vine Creek and battle about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Buckhead, Nancy's Creek, July 18. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Ope­rations in North Georgia and North Alabama against Hood and Forest September 29-November 3. Nashville Campaign November-December. Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27. Spring Hill November 29. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Moved to Huntsville, Ala., and duty there till March, 1865. Operations in East Tennessee March 28-April 19. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., and duty there till June. Mustered out June 12, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 109 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 167 Enlisted men by disease. Total 281.

 

“Persimmon Regiment” oder “The Preacher’s Regiment”; aufgestellt von Methodist Reverend James Jaquess (vgl. Hicken: Illinois in the Civil War, a.a.O., S. 7).

 

Literatur:

- **Newlin, W. H., comp.: A History of the Seventy-third Regiment of Illinois Volunteer Infantry (Springfield / Illinois, 1890)

 

 

74th Regiment, Illinois Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Rockford, Ill., and mustered in September 4, 1862. Moved to Louisville, Ky., September 28-30. Attached to 30th Briga­de, 9th Division, Army of the Ohio, to October, 1862. 30th Brigade, 9th Division, 3rd Corps, Army Ohio, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Right Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland. to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-16, 1862. Chaplin Hills near Perryville October 6-7. Battle of Perryville October 8. Lan­caster October 15. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 16-November 7, and duty there till December 26. Wilson's Creek Pike Decem­ber 25. Advance on Murfreesboro, Tenn., December 26-30. Nolensville, Knob Gap, December 26. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. At Murfreesboro till June. Reconnoissance from Salem to Versailles March 9-14. Operations on Edgeville Pike June 4. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 22-July 7. Liberty Gap June 22-24, and June 24-27. Occupati­on of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Guard supply trains over mountains in rear of Bragg's army during battle of Chickamauga. Near Chattan­ooga September 22-24. Siege of Chattanooga September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Or­chard Knob November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Pursuit to Graysville November 26-27. March to relief of Knoxville, Tenn., November 28-December 8. Operations in East Tennessee till February, 1864. Moved to Chattanooga and thence to Cleveland, Tenn. Duty there till May. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Tunnel Hill May 6-7. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Demonstration on Dalton May 9-13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Adairsville May 17. Near Kingston May 18-19. Near Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. Operations on Line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battle about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Moun­tain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station July 4. Chattahoo­chie River June 5-17. Buckhead, Nancy's Creek, July 18. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations against Hood and Forest in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. Nashville Campaign November-Decem­ber. Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27. Spring Hill November 29. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville De­cember 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Moved to Huntsville, Ala., and duty there till March, 1865. Operations in East Tennessee March 28-April 19. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., and duty there till June. Mustered out June 10, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 78 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 116 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 202.

 

 

75th Illinois Infantry Regiment:

s. Pvt James C. *Howlett (Co. K)

 

Overview:

Organized at Dixon, Ill., and mustered in September 2, 1862. Left state for Jeffersonville, Ind., September 27, 1862. Attached to 30th Brigade, 9th Division Army of the Ohio, to October, 1862. 30th Brigade, 9th Division, 3rd Corps, Army Ohio, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Right Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Pursuit of Bragg, into Kentucky October 1-16, 1862. Battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8. Action at Stanford, Ky., October 14. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 16-November 7, and duty there till December 26. Wilson's Creek Pike December 25. Advance on Mur­freesboro December 26-30. Nolensville, Knob Gap, November 26. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. At Murfreesboro till June. Shelbyville Pike January 21. Reconnoissance from Salem to Versailles March 9-14. Operations on Edgeville Pike June 4. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 24-July 7. Liberty Gap June 24-27. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) campaign August 16-Sep­tember 22. Guard supply trains over mountains in rear of Bragg's army during battle of Chickamauga. Siege of Chattanooga Septem­ber 24-November 23. Reopening Tennessee River October 26-29. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Lookout Mountain November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Taylor's Ridge, Ringgold Gap, November 27. March to relief of Knoxville November 27-December 8. At Whitesides, Tyner's Station and Blue Springs till May, 1864. Demonstration on Dalton, Ga., February 22-27. Near Dalton, Ga., February 23. Tunnel Hill, Rocky Faced Ridge and Buzzard's Roost Gap February 23-25. Atlanta (Ga.) Cam­paign May 1-September 8. Tunnel Hill May 6-7. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Demonstration on Dalton May 11-13. Near Dalton May 13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Adairsville May 17. Near Kingston May 18-19. Near Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoo­chie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations against Hood and Forest in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. Nashville Campaign November-December. Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27. Spring Hill November 29. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Moved to Huntsville, Ala., and duty there till March, 1865. Expedition to Bull's Gap and operations in East Tennessee March 15-April 22. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., and duty there till June. Mustered out at Nashville, Tenn., June 12, and discharged at Chicago, Ill., July 1, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 94 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 5 Officers and 103 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 205.

 

Literatur:

- **Dodge, Sumner: The Waif of the War; or: The History of the Seventy-fifth Illinois Infantry, Embracing the entire Campaigns of the Army of the Cumberland (Chicago: Church and Goodman, 1866)

- **Howlett, James: Civil War Diaries (Illinois State Library, Springfield / Illinois)

 

 

76th Regiment Illinois Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Kankakee, Ill., and mustered in August 22, 1862. Moved to Columbus, Ky., August 22-29, 1862, and duty there till Oc­tober 4. Attached to District of Columbus, Ky., to October, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, District of Jackson, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, Right Wing 13th Army Corps, Department of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 4th Divisi­on, 17th Army Corps, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 16th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 13th Army Corps, to August, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 17th Army Corps, to August, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to December, 1854. 2nd Brigade, Reserve Division, Military Division West Mississippi, to February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Reserve Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 13th Army Corps (New), Military Division West Mississippi, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Moved from Columbus, Ky., to Bolivar, Tenn., October 4-5, 1862, and duty there till November 3. Moved to LaGrange November 3 and duty there till November 28. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign. Operations on the Mississippi Central R.R. November 28, 1862, to January 5, 1863. Moved to Moscow, Tenn., January 10, 1863, thence to La Fayette February 5, and to Memphis, Tenn., March 10. Duty there till May 13. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., May 13-17. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19-22. Surrender of Vicksburg July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Big Black River July 4-5. Siege of Jack­son, Miss., July 10-17. Assault on Jackson July 12. Reconnoissance to Pearl River July 15. Duty at Vicksburg till August 11. Moved to Natchez, Miss., August 11-12, and duty there till November 28. Expedition to Harrisonburg, La., September 1-7. Near Harrison­burg and capture of Fort Beauregard September 4. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., November 28, and duty there till February, 1864. Me­ridian Campaign February 3-March 5. Champion's Hill February 5. Meridian February 14-15. Duty at Big Black till April 27. Yazoo City Expedition May 4-21. Actions at Benton May 7 and 9. Vaughan, Big Black River Bridge, May 12. Yazoo City May 13. At Vicksburg till July. Expedition to Pearl River July 2-10. Action at Jackson, Miss., July 7. Ordered to Morganza, La., July 29, and duty there till September 3. Expedition to Clinton, La., August 23-29. Moved to mouth of White River, Ark., September 3 and duty there till October 18. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., thence to Duvall's Bluff, Ark. Camp at Memphis, Tenn., November 28-December 31. Mo­ved to New Orleans, La., December 31, 1864-January 4, 1865; thence to Mobile Point, Ala., February 12, and to Barrancas, Fla., and duty there till March 11. Steele's Expedition from Pensacola, Fla., to Blakely, Ala., March 20-31. Occupation of Pollard March 26. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely April 1-8. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. Expe­dition to Selma, Ala., April 22-28. Duty at Selma till May 11. Moved to Mobile, thence to Galveston, Texas, and duty there till July. Mustered out July 22 and discharged at Chicago, Ill., August 4, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 51 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 205 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 259.

 

 

77th Regiment Illinois Infantry:

s. Corporal William H. *Bentley (Co. I)

 

Overview:

Organized at Peoria, Ill., and mustered in September 3, 1862. Moved to Covington, Ky., October 4, 1862. Attached to 3rd Division, Army of Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, October, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Army of Kentucky, to November, 1862. 2nd Briga­de, 10th Division, 13th Army Corps (Old), Department of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Sherman's Yazoo Expedition, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 10th Division, 13th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to August, 1863. 2nd Bri­gade, 4th Division, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee and Army of the Gulf, to January, 1864. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1864. Defences of New Orleans, La., Dept. of the Gulf, June, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Divisi­on, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to October, 1864. Defences of New Orleans, La., to February, 1865. 1st Brigade, 3rd Divisi­on, Reserve Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, February, 1865. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 13th Army Corps (New), Military Division West Mississippi, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

March to Lexington, Ky., thence to Richmond, Ky., October 17-November 2, 1862. March to Louisville, Ky., November 11-17, thence to Memphis, Tenn., November 20-27, and duty there till December 20. Sherman's Yazoo Expedition December 20, 1862, to January 2, 1863. Chickasaw Bayou December 26-28. Chickasaw Bluff December 29, 1862. Expedition to Arkansas Post, Ark., Janua­ry 3-10, 1863. Assault and capture of Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, January 10-11. Moved to Young's Point, La., January 14-22, thence to Milliken's Bend March 9. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battle of Port Gibson May 1. Battle of Champion's Hill May 16. Big Black River May 17. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Surrender of Vicksburg July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Duty at Vicksburg till August 25. Ordered to New Orleans August 25, and duty there till October 3. Western Louisiana Campaign October 3-November 30. At New Iberia till December 6. Moved to New Orleans December 6, thence to Pass Cavallo, Texas, December 8-20, and duty there till February, 1864. Reconnoissance on Matagorda January 21, 1864. Moved to New Orleans February, 1864. Red River Campaign March 10-May 22. Advance from Franklin to Alexandria March 14-26. Battle of Sabine Cross Roads April 8. Pleasant Hill April 9. Cane River Crossing April 23. At Alexandria and constructing dam across Red River April 26-May 13. Retreat to Morganza May 13-20. Mansura May 16. Moved to Baton Rouge, La., and duty there till August 1. Operations in Mobile Bay against Forts Gaines and Morgan August 2-23. Siege and capture of Fort Gaines August 3-8. Siege and capture of Fort Morgan August 8-23. At Morganza Bend, Mississippi River, till October, and Provost duty at New Orleans, La., till March, 1865. Campaign against Mobile, Ala., and its defences March 17-April 12. Siege of Fort Blakely and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. Expedition to Tombigbee River and McIntosh Bluffs April 13-May 9. At Mobile till July. Mustered out July 10, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 66 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 137 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 206.

 

Literatur:

- **Bentley, William H.: History of the 77th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, Sept. 2, 1862 - July 10, 1865 (Peoria / Illinois: Edward Hine Printer, 1883)

 

 

78th Regiment Illinois Infantry:

Col Bennison; LtCol Carter Van Vleck; Surgeon Dr. Samuel C. *Moss; Pvt John *Batchelor (Co. I)

 

Overview:

Organized at Quincy, Ill., and mustered in September 1, 1862. Left State for Louisville, Ky., September 19, 1862. Attached to 39th Brigade, 12th Division, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. Gilbert's Command, District of Western Kentucky, Department of the Ohio, to February, 1863. Franklin, Tenn., Army of Kentucky, Dept. of the Cumberland, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division Re­serve Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 14th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Moved to Shephardstown, Ky., October 5, 1862, and guard Louisville & Nashville R.R. from Elizabethtown to New Haven, with Headquarters at New Haven, till January 30, 1863. Action at Muldraugh's Hill December 28, 1862 (Cos. "B" and "C," captured by Morgan). New Haven December 30 (Co. "H"). Moved to Nashville, Tenn., January 30-February 7, 1863. Repulse of Forest's attack on Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 3. Moved to Franklin, Tenn., February 12, and duty there till June 23. Actions at Franklin March 4, April 10 and June 4-5. March to Triune, Murfreesboro and thence to Army near Shelbyville, June 24-28. Middle Tennessee (or Tul­lahoma) Campaign June 28-July 7. Occupation of Shelbyville July 1. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Tunnel Hill November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 24-25. Chickamauga Station November 26 (Regiment temporarily attached to 15th Army Corps, November 24). March to relief of Knoxville November 29-December 17. Duty at Rossville, Ga., till May, 1864. Demonstration on Dalton, Ga., February 22-27. Tunnel Hill, Buzzard's Roost Gap and Rocky Faced Ridge February 23-25. Recon­noissance from Rossville to La Fayette April 11-13. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Tunnel Hill May 6-7. Demonstrati­on on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Demonstration on Dalton May 9-13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Rome May 17-18. Advance on Dallas May 19-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 9-July 2. Pine Mountain June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Battle of Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Utoy Creek August 5-7. Flank move­ment on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations in North Georgia and North Alabama against Forest and Hood September 29-November 3. Florence October 6-8. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Averysboro, Taylor's Hole Creek, N.C., March 16. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Mustered out June 7, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 9 Officers and 95 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 117 Enlisted men by disease. Total 221.

 

Im Juni 1863 war das Regiment bei Fort Granger nahe Franklin / Tennessee eingesetzt (vgl. Welcher / Ligget: Coburn’s Brigade, a.a.O., S. 111)

 

Literatur:

-** Batchelor, John: Diary (Illinois State Historical Society, Springfield / Illinois)

 

 

79th Regiment, Illinois Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Mattoon, Ill., and mustered in August 28, 1862. Ordered to Louisville, Ky. Attached to 3rd Brigade, Cruft's Division, Army of Kentucky, to September 13, 1862. 4th Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of the Ohio, to October 1, 1862. 5th Brigade, 2nd Divi­sion, 1st Corps, Army of Ohio, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Right Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumber­land, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-16, 1862. Near Clay Village October 4. Battle of Perryville October 8. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 16-November 7, and duty there till December 26. Reconnoissances toward Lavergne November 19, and November 26-27. Lavergne, Scrougesville, November 27. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. At Murfreesboro till June. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 24-July 7. Liberty Gap June 24-27. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chicka­mauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Battle of Chickamauga, Ga., September 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., Sep­tember 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23-24. Mission Ridge No­vember 25. Pursuit to Graysville November 26-27. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 7. Operations in East Ten­nessee till April, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Demonstrations on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Adairsville May 17. Near Kingston May 18-19. Near Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. Operations on Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station Sep­tember 2-6. Moved to Chattanooga, Tenn., September 25, thence to Bridgeport, Ala., and duty there till October 19. Moved to Chattan­ooga, Tenn., October 19, to Alpine, Ga., October 22, and to Pulaski, Tenn., October 30-November 2. Nashville Campaign No­vember-December. Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27. Spring Hill November 29. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. At Decatur, Ala., January 6 to March 30, 1865. Moved to Bull's Gap March 30, thence to Nashville April 22, and duty there till June. Mustered out June 12 and discharged at Camp Butler, Ill., June 23, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 81 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 211 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 297.

 

 

80th Illinois Infantry Regiment:

s. Allen L. *Fahnestock

 

Overview:

Organized at Centralia, Ill., and mustered in August 25, 1862. Moved to Louisville, Ky., September 4, 1862. Attached to 33rd Briga­de, 10th Division, Army of the Ohio, to October, 1862. 33rd Brigade, 10th Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to Novem­ber, 1862. 1st Brigade, 5th Division, Centre, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 5th Division, 14th Army Corps, to April, 1863. Streight's Independent Brigade, Dept. of the Cumberland to May, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, June to October, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Cum­berland, to December, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-16, 1862. Battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8. March to Munfordsville, Ky., October 12-18, and duty there till November 30. Expedition to Cave City October 31-November 26. Moved to Bledsoe Creek November 30. Pur­suit of Morgan to Bear Wallow December 26, 1862-January 2, 1863. Moved to Nashville, thence to Murfreesboro, Tenn., January 3-10, and duty at Murfreesboro till April. Expedition to Auburn, Liberty and Alexandria February 3-5. Expedition to Woodbury March 3-8. Vaught's Hill, Milton, March 20. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., April 7, and attached to Streight's Provisional Brigade. Moved to Eastport, Miss., April 12-19, thence march to Tuscumbia, Ala., and Regiment mounted. Streight's Raid from Tuscumbia toward Rome, Ga., April 26-May 3. Day's Gap April 28. Sand Mountain April 30. Crooked Creek, Hog Mountain, April 30. East Branch Black Warrior Creek May 1. Blount's Farm May 2. Near Centre May 2. Cedar Bluffs May 3. Surrendered to vastly superior forces under Forest. Paroled. Moved to Atlanta, Ga., thence to Richmond, Va., and Annapolis, Md., May 4-17. Moved to Camp Chase, Ohio, May 19. Declared exchanged June 23, and moved to St. Louis, Mo., thence to Nashville, Tenn., and Stevenson, Ala., June 29-September 8. Moved to Battle Creek, Tenn., October 16, and to Bridgeport, Ala., October 23. Reopening Tennessee River October 26-29. Battle of Wauhatchie, Tenn., October 28-29. Duty in Lookout Valley till November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign No­vember 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23. Tunnel Hill November 24-25. Mission Ridge November 25. Pursuit to Graysville No­vember 26-27. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 17. Duty at Whitesides, Tyner's Station and Blue Springs till May, 1864. Demonstration on Dalton, Ga., February 22-27, 1864. Tunnel Hill, Buzzard's Roost Gap and Rocky Faced Ridge Februa­ry 23-25. Near Dalton February 23. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Tunnel Hill May 6-7. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Demonstration on Dalton May 9-13. Near Dalton May 13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Near Kingston May 18-19. Near Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kene­saw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank mo­vement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 3-26. Nashville Campaign November-December. Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27. Spring Hill No­vember 29. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Moved to Huntsville, Ala., and duty there till March, 1865. Expedition to Bull's Gap and operations in East Tennessee March 15 to April 22. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., and duty there till June. Mustered out June 10, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 52 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 160 Enlisted men by disease. Total 218.

 

Teilnahme an Abel Streight's 1863 Raid into Alabama

 

Literatur:

- Brown, James Lawson (80th Illinois): Journal. Centralia, Ill.. Loomis Collection

- Crawford, James Gavin (80th Illinois Infantry: Streight Raid to Alabama 1863): Dear Lizzie. Indianapolis: Private Printing, 1978 (Fundort bisher ungeklärt, zitiert bei Willet: Streight's Raid to Alabama, S. 218, 27)

- Willet, a.a.O.

 

 

81st Regiment, Illinois Infantry:

s. Sergeant Jordan *Harriss (Co. A); Pvt Edmund *Newsome

 

Overview:

Organized at Anna, Ill., and mustered in August 26, 1862. Ordered to Cairo, Ill., and thence to Humboldt, Tenn., October 8, 1862. At­tached to District of Columbus, Ky., Department of the Tennessee, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Right Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Department of the Tennessee to December, 1862. 4th Brigade, 3rd Division, 13th Corps, to December, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 17th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to March, 1864. 2nd Brigade, Provisional Detachment 17th Army Corps, Department of the Gulf, to June, 1864 (Non-Veterans). 2nd Brigade, Sturgis' Expedition, June, 1864. Detached Brigade, 17th Army Corps, June, 1864 (Non-Veterans). 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps, to December, 1864 (Non-Veterans). 3rd Briga­de, 3rd Division, 17th Army Corps, to December, 1864 (Veterans). 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Detachment Army of the Tennessee, Department of the Cumberland, to February, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November 2, 1862, to January 10, 1863. Reconnoissance from LaGrange November 8-9, 1862. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., January 12-19, thence to Lake Providence, La., February 20-23, and duty there till April 17. Moved to Milliken's Bend, La., April 17. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battles of Port Gibson, Miss., May 1. Raymond May 12. Jackson May 14. Champion's Hill May 16. Big Black River May 17. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22 and June 25. Surrender of Vicksburg July 4, and duty there till March, 1864. Stephenson's Ex­pedition to Monroe, La., August 20-September 2, 1863. Expedition toward Canton October 14-20. Bogue Chitto Creek October 17. Expedition to Sunnyside Landing, Ark., January 10-16, 1864. Non-Veterans on Red River Campaign March 10-May 22. Fort DeRussy March 14. Battle of Pleasant Hill April 9. Pleasant Hill Landing April 12-13. About Cloutiersville April 22-24. At Alexan­dria April 26-May 13. Bryce's Plantation May 6. Wells' Plantation May 6. Bayou Boeuf May 7. Retreat to Morganza May 13-20. Mansura May 16. Yellow Bayou May 18. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., May 21-24, thence to Memphis, Tenn., May 28-30. Sturgis' Expedition to Guntown June 1-13. Brice's (or Tishamingo) Creek, near Guntown, June 10. Ripley June 11. Moved to St. Charles, Ark., August 3-6, thence to Duvall's Bluff September 1 and to Brownsville September 8. March through Arkansas and Missouri in pursuit of Price September 17-November 21. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., November 23-30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pur­suit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Moved to Eastport, Miss., and duty there till February 6, 1865.


Veterans joined 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 17th Army Corps, at Cairo, Ill., thence moved to Clifton, Tenn., and march to Ackworth, Ga. - via Huntsville and Decatur, Ala., and Rome, Ga., May 4-June 8, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign June 8 to September 8. Operati­ons about Marietta, Ga., and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Ho­well's Ferry July 5. On line of the Chattahoochie River July 6-17. Leggett's Bald Hill July 20-21. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Battle of Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. Rejoined Regiment at Nashville, Tenn.


Moved to New Orleans, La., February 6-21, 1865, and duty there till March 12. Campaign against Mobile and its defences March 21-April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobi­le April 12. March to Montgomery April 14-25. Duty there till July. Moved to Chicago, Ill., via Meridian and Vicksburg, Miss., July 19-August 5. Mustered out August 5, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 8 Officers and 66 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 292 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 369.

 

Literatur:

- *Newsome, Edmund: Experience in the War of the Great Rebellion by a Soldier of the 81st Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry from August, 1862 to August, 1865 (Carbondale, Ill.: by the author, 1880

 

 

82nd Regiment Illinois Infantry (2nd Hecker Regiment):

s. Col. Friedrich *Hecker, Captain Emil *Frey; Captain Rudolph *Mueller (Co. E&D)

 

Overview:

Organized at Springfield, Ill., and mustered in October 23, 1862. Moved to Washington, D.C., November 3-9. Attached to 1st Briga­de, 3rd Division, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to April, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland and Army of Georgia, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Moved to Fairfax Count House, Va., November 19, 1862, thence to Stafford Court House December 11. Near Aquia Creek, Va., De­cember 19 to January 20, 1863. "Mud March," January 20-24, 1863. At Stafford Court House, Va., till April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 12-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Pursuit to Manassas Gap July 5-24. Hagerstown July 12. Duty along Orange & Alexandria R.R. till September. Move­ment to Bridgeport, Ala., September 25-October 4. Operations in Lookout Valley October 19-26. Reconnoissance to Trenton October 20. Reopening Tennessee River October 26-29. Battle of Wauhatchie, Tenn., October 28-29. Duty in Lookout Valley, Tenn., till No­vember 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23. Tunnel Hill November 24-25. Mission Ridge November 25. Pursuit to Cleveland November 26-27. March to relief of Knoxville November 29-December 17. At Whitesides, Tenn., till May 3, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 3-September 8. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Near Cassville May 19. New Hope Church May 25. Battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 26-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Gilgal (or Golgotha) Church June 15. Muddy Creek June 17. Noyes' Creek June 19. Kolb's Farm June 22. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Smyrna Camp Ground July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Operations at Chattahoochie River Bridge August 26-September 2. Occupation of Atlanta September 2-Novem­ber 15. Expedition to Tuckum's Cross Roads October 26-29. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Milledgeville November 22. Montieth Swamp December 9. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Averysboro, Taylor's Hole Creek, N.C., March 16. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Ad­vance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Lee and his Army. March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Mustered out June 16, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 98 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 60 Enlisted men by disease. Total 162.

 

Literatur:

- Benjaminson, Eric: „A Regiment of Immigrants: The 82nd Illinois Volunteer Infantry and the Letters of Captain Rudolph Mueller.“ Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 94, no. 2 (2001), 137-80

 

 

83rd Regiment Illinois Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Monmouth, Ill., and mustered in August 21, 1862. Moved to Cairo, Ill., August 25-29, thence to Fort Henry September 3, and to Fort Donelson, Tenn., September 5. Attached to garrison of Forts Henry, Donelson and Heiman, District of Columbus, Dept. of the Tennessee, to November, 1862. District of Columbus, 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to January, 1863. Dis­trict of Columbus, 16th Army Corps, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Reserve Corps, Dept. of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. Garrison of Clarksville, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to April, 1864. Unassigned, 4th Division, 20th Army Corps, Dept. of the Cumberland, to March, 1865. 5th Sub-District, Middle Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Garrison duty at Forts Heiman (2 Companies), Henry (3 Companies) and Donelson, Tenn., till September 20, 1863. Expedition from Fort Donelson to Waverly, Tenn., October 22-25, 1862. Near Waverly and Richland Creek October 23. Cooley's Mill October 23. Near Garrettsburg, Ky., November 6. Fort Donelson Road January 2, 1863. Cumberland Iron Works, repulse of Forest's attack on Fort Donelson, February 3. Right wing moved to Clarksville, Tenn., September 20, 1863. Garrison duty at Clarksville and Fort Do­nelson and operating against guerrillas on Northwest Tennessee and Southwest Kentucky till December, 1864. Action at Budd's Creek, Clarksville, October 28, 1863. Pine Bluff, Tennessee River, August 19-20, 1864. Garrison duty at Nashville till June, 1865. Mustered out at Nashville, Tenn., June 26, and discharged at Chicago, Ill., July 5, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 34 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 82 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 121.

 

 

84th Regiment Illinois Infantry:

s. Corporal James P. *Suiter (Co. B)

 

Overview:

Organized at Quincy, Ill., and mustered in September 1, 1862. Left State for Louisville, Ky., September 23. Attached to 10th Brigade, 4th Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Left Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 21st Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, to May, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-16, 1862. Battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8. Pursuit to Loudon October 10-22. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 22-November 7. Duty at Nashville till December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro, Tenn., December 26-30. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. At Murfreesboro till June. Woodbury January 24. Middle Ten­nessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 24-July 7. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Reconnoissance from Rossville September 17. Ringgold, Ga., September 17. Battle of Chickamauga, Ga., September 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Lookout Mountain November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Pursuit to Ringgold, Ga., November 26-27. Ringgold Ga., Taylor's Ridge, November 27. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-Decem­ber 17. At Whiteside, Tyner's Station and Blue Springs till May, 1864. Demonstration on Dalton, Ga., February 22-27, 1864. Near Dalton February 23. Tunnel Hill, Buzzard's Roost Gap, and Rocky Faced Ridge February 23-25. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May to September. Tunnel Hill May 6-7. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Demonstration on Dalton May 9-13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Kingston May 18-19. Near Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. Opera­tions on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Mills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station Sep­tember 2-6. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. Nashville Campaign Novem­ber-December. Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pur­suit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Moved to Huntsville, Ala., and duty there till March, 1865. Expedition to Bull's Gap and operations in East Tennessee March 15-April 22. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., and duty there till June. Mustered out at Nashville, Tenn., June 8, and discharged June 16, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 120 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 144 Enlisted men by disease. Total 269.

 

 

85th Regiment, Illinois Infantry:

s. Sergeant Henry J. *Aten (Co. G)

 

Overview:

Organized at Peoria, Ill., and mustered in August 27, 1862. Moved to Louisville, Ky., September 6, 1862. Attached to 36th Brigade, 11th Division, Army of the Ohio, to October, 1862. 36th Brigade, 11th Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, Centre 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Reserve Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland and Army of Georgia, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-16, 1862. Battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 16-No­vember 7. Post duty at Nashville till March, 1863. Conduct ammunition trains to Army of the Cumberland at Stone's River December 28, 1862-January 2, 1863. Battle of Stone's River January 3, 1863. Expedition to Franklin March 9. At Brentwood till June 5, and at Murfreesboro till July 15. At Nashville, Tenn., till August 20. March to Bridgeport, Ala., via Franklin, Columbia, Athens and Hunts­ville August 20-September 14. Battle of Chickamauga, Ga., September 19-21. Siege of Chattanooga September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23. Tunnel Hill November 24-25. Mission Ridge No­vember 25. Pursuit to Graysville November 26-27. March to relief of Knoxville, Tenn., November 28-December 18. At North Chickamauga and McAffee's Church, Ga., till May, 1864. Demonstration on Dalton, Ga., February 22-27, 1864. Tunnel Hill, Buz­zard's Roost Gap and Rocky Faced Ridge February 23-25. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May to September. Tunnel Hill May 6-7. De­monstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Rome May 17-18. Opera­tions on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Utoy Creek August 5-7. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations in North Georgia and North Alabama against Hood and Forest September 29-Novem­ber 3. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Averasboro, Taylor's Hole Creek, N. C., March 16. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Mustered out June 5, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 86 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 131 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 222.

 

Skirmish bei Dalton, Tunnel Hill und Rocky Face Ridge 24.-26.2.1864 (Karte bei Davis, a.a.O., Nr. 33.3; vgl. Castel, Decision in the West, a.a.O., S. 54; Williams: This War so Horrible, a.a.O., S. 32/33)

 

Literatur:

- **Aten, Henry J.: History of the Eighty-Fifth Regiment. Comp. and pub. under the auspices of the Regimental Assocation (Hiawatha, Kan.: by the author, 1901)

 

 

86th Regiment, Illinois Infantry:

s. Allen L. *Fahnestock

 

Overview:

Organized at Peoria, Ill., and mustered in August 27, 1862. Moved to Louisville, Ky., September 7, 1862, and duty there till October 1. Attached to 36th Brigade, 11th Division, Army of the Ohio, to October, 1862. 36th Brigade, 11th Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, Centre 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Reserve Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, and Army of Ge­orgia to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-16. Battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 16-November 7. Post duty at Nashville till June 30, 1863. Moved to Murfreesboro, Tenn., June 30. Return to Nashville July 18, and duty there till August 20. March to Chattanooga, Tenn., via Brentwood, Columbia, Tenn., Huntsville and Bridgeport, Ala., August 20-September 16. Battle of Chickamauga, Ga., September 19-21. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23. Tunnel Hill November 24-25. Mission Ridge November 25. Pursuit to Graysville November 26-27. March to relief of Knoxville, Tenn., November 28-December 17. At Lee and Gordon's Mills, Ga., till May, 1864. Demonstration on Dalton, Ga., February 22-27, 1864. Tunnel Hill, Buzzard's Roost Gap and Rocky Faced Ridge Februa­ry 23-25. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May to September. Tunnel Hill May 6-7. Demonstration against Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Rome May 17-18. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Utoy Creek August 5-7. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations in North Georgia and North Alabama against Hood and Forest September 29-November 3. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Louisville November 30. Cuyler's Plantation December 9. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas Janua­ry to April, 1865. Averysboro, Taylor's Hole Creek, N.C., March 16. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Mustered out June 6 and discharged at Chicago, Ill., June 21, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 73 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 93 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 175.

 

Literatur:

Literatur:

- Fahnestock, Allen L.: Civil War Diary, Aug. 7, 1863 - Nov. 18, 1865 (Illinois State Historical Library, Springfield / Illinois) A

- Fahnestock, Allen L.: Letters (Peoria Public Library, Peoria / Illinois)

- Fahnestock, Allen L.: Letters (Quincy and Adams County [Illinois] Historical Society)

 

 

87th Regiment Illinois Infantry:

s. Pvt Thomas *Burton (Co. E); Pvt George Smith Jr. (Co. H)

 

Overview:

Organized at Shawneetown, Ill., and mustered in October 3, 1862. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., January 31-February 4, 1863. Attached to District of Memphis, Tenn., 16th Army Corps, Department of the Tennessee, to March, 1863. 3rd Brigade, District of Memphis, Tenn., 5th Division, 16th Army Corps, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 12th Division, 13th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to August, 1863, and Department of the Gulf to Septem­ber, 1863. Unattached Cavalry, Dept. of the Gulf, to November, 1863. 1st Brigade, Cavalry Division, Dept. of the Gulf, to January, 1864. 3rd Brigade, Cavalry Division, Dept. of the Gulf, to July, 1864. Cavalry Brigade, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to De­cember, 1864. Cavalry Brigade, Reserve Division, Military Division West Mississippi, to February, 1865. Cavalry District of Eastern Arkansas, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty at Memphis, Tenn., till May, 1863. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., May 9-11. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 18-July 4. Assault on Vicksburg May 22. Surrender of Vicksburg July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Moved to Natchez, Miss., July 25; thence to New Orleans, La., August 10. Western Louisiana Campaign October 3-November 30. Regiment mounted in November. Washington, La., October 31. Grand Coteau November 3. Vermillionville November 11. Camp Pratt Novem­ber 20. Grosse Tete Bayou February 19, 1864. Banks' Red River Campaign March 10-May 22, 1864. Advance from Franklin to Alex­andria March 14-26. Monett's Ferry and Cloutiersville March 29-30. Natchitoches March 31. Wilson's Farm April 7. Sabine Cross Roads April 8. Pleasant Hill April 9. Retreat to Alexandria April 10-26. About Cloutiersville April 22-24. Monett's Ferry, Cane River Crossing, April 23. Occupation of Alexandria April 26-May 13. Wilson's Landing May 2. Retreat to Morganza May 13-20. Avoyello, or Marksville Prairie, May 15. Mansura May 16. Yellow Bayou May 18. At Morganza, and on steamer Baltic, Marine Brigade, May to September. Scouting in Bayous between Mississippi, Atchafalaya and Red Rivers and Bayou Plaquemine. Expedition from Mor­ganza to the Atchafalaya May 30-June 5. Livonia May 30. Near Morganza June 4. Bayou Grosse Tete June 19. Atchafalaya July 21. Scout from Morganza August 10-12. Bayou Lotsworth August 11. Operations near Morganza September 16-25. Williamsport Sep­tember 16. Moved to mouth of White River, Ark., September 4, and duty there till January, 1865. 3 Companies at St. Charles. Moved to Helena, Ark., and duty there till June. Scout from Helena to Madison, Ark., February 8-13. Friar's Point February 10. Skirmish near Madison February 12. Scout from Helena to Clark's Store February 24 (Detachment). Mustered out June 16, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 15 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 219 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 238.

 

 

88th Regiment Illinois Infantry (2nd Chicago Board of Trade Regiment):

 

Overview:

Organized at Camp Douglas, Chicago, Ill., and mustered in September 4, 1862. Ordered to Louisville, Ky., September 4, 1862. Atta­ched to 37th Brigade, 11th Division, Army of the Ohio, to October, 1862. 37th Brigade, 11th Division, 3rd Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Right Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 1st Briga­de, 3rd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-16, 1862. Battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 17-No­vember 7, and duty there till December 26. Reconnoissance to Mill Creek November 27. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Lavergne December 30. Battle of Stone River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at and near Murfreesboro till June. Expedition toward Columbia March 4-14. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 24-July 7. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Battle of Chickamauga, Ga., September 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ring­gold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. March to relief of Knoxville, Tenn., November 28-December 8. Campaign in East Tennessee December, 1863, to February, 1864. At Loudon, Tenn., till April and at Cle­veland till May. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May to September. Movements on Dalton May 5-9. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Demonstration on Dalton May 9-13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Adairsville May 17. Near Kingston May 18-19. Near Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Moun­tain June 10-July 2. Pine Mountain June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Buckhead, Nancy's Creek, July 18. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of At­lanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. Nashville Campaign No­vember-December. Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27. Spring Hill November 29. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Moved to Huntsville, Ala., and duty there till March, 1865. Expedition to Bull's Gap and operations in East Tennessee March 15-April 22. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., and duty there till June. Mustered out at Nashville, Tenn., June 9, and discharged at Chicago, Ill., June 22, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 98 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 84 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 191.

 

 

89th Regiment Illinois Infantry (Railroad Regiment):

s. Pvt Amelious *Ames (Co. C)

 

Overview:

Organized at Centralia, Ill., and mustered in September 3, 1862. Moved to Louisville, Ky., September 8, 1862, thence to Jefferson­ville September 9, and to Shepherdsville September 19. Attached to 40th Brigade, 12th Division, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 5th Division, Centre 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 5th Division, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 14th Army Corps, to October, 1863. Wilder's Mounted Infantry Brigade, Army of the Cumberland, to November, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Cumberland, November, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to December, 1863. 3rd Briga­de, 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to November, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps, Military Division Mississippi, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Moved to Elizabethtown, Ky., thence to Frankfort and Versailles September 30-October 13, 1862. March to Bowling Green, Ky., Oc­tober 26-November 3, thence to Scottsboro November 10. To Gallatin November 26, and to Castillian Springs November 28. To Bledsoe Creek December 14. Operations against Morgan in Kentucky December 22-January 2, 1863. Moved to Cave City, thence to Murfreesboro, Tenn., January 2-8, and duty there till June. Expedition to Auburn, Liberty and Alexandria February 3-5. Regiment mounted March 8. Expedition to Woodbury March 3-8. Expedition to Lebanon, Carthage and Liberty April 1-8. Expedition to Mc­Minnville April 20-30. Reconnoissance to the front May 23. Armed with Spencer Carbines May 31. Liberty Road June 4. Liberty June 10. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 24-July 7. Hoover's Gap June 24-26. Occupation of Manchester June 27. Dechard June 29. Pelham and Elk River Bridge July 2. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Friar's Island September 9. Lee and Gordon's Mills September 11-13. Ringgold September 11. Leet's Tan Yard September 12-13. Pea Vine Ridge September 18. Alexan­der's Bridge September 18. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-21. Operations against Wheeler and Roddy September 30-October 17. Hill's Gap, Thompson's Cove, near Beersheba October 3. Murfreesboro Road near McMinnville and McMinnville October 4. Farmington October 7. Sims' Farm near Shelbyville October 7. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Raid on East Tennessee and Georgia R. R. November 24-27. Charleston November 26. Cleveland November 27. March to relief of Knoxville and operations in East Tennessee November 28, 1863, to January 6, 1864. Near Loudon December 2, 1863. Expedition to Murphey, N. C., December 6-11. Operations in North Alabama January 23-29, 1864. Florence January 25. Demonstration on Dalton, Ga., Februa­ry 22-27. Tunnel Hill, Buzzard's Roost Gap and Rocky Faced Ridge February 23-25. Near Dalton February 23. Atlanta (Ga.) Cam­paign May 1-September 8. Battle of Resaca May 13-15. Rome May 17-18. Near Dallas May 24. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Near Big Shanty June 9. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Noonday Creek June 19-20. Powder Springs, Lattimer's Mills, June 20. Noonday Creek and assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Rottenwood Creek July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Garrard's Raid to Covington July 22-24. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Garrard's Raid to South River July 27-31. Flat Rock Bridge July 28. Kilpatrick's Raid around Atlanta August 20-22. Operations at Chattahoochie River Bridge August 26-September 2. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. Near Lost Mountain October 4-7. New Hope Church October 5. Dallas October 7. Rome October 10-11. Narrows October 11. Near Rome October 13. Near Summerville October 18. Little River, Ala., October 20. Leesburg October 21. Ladiga, Terrapin Creek, October 28. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., thence to Louisville, Ky., November 2-15, and duty there refitting till December 26. March to Nashville, Tenn., December 26, 1864, to January 12, 1865, thence to Gravelly Springs, Ala., and duty there till March 13. Wilson's Raid to Macon, Ga., March 22-April 24. Summerville April 2. Selma April 2. Montgomery April 12. Columbus, Ga., April 16. Macon April 20. Provost duty at Macon till May 23. Moved to Edgefield and duty there till June, 1865. Mustered out June 27 and discharged at Springfield, Ill., July 7, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 30 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 5 Officers and 136 Enlisted men by disease. Total 171.

 

 

90th Regiment, Illinois Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Chicago, Ill., and mustered in September 7, 1862. Engaged in guard duty at Camp Douglass, Chicago, Ill., till Novem­ber 27, 1862. Moved to Cairo, Ill., thence to Columbus, Ky., and LaGrange, Tenn., November 27-December 2. Attached to R.R. Guard, 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to March, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 15th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 15th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign December 5, 1862, to January 10, 1863. Guard bridges at Goldwater. Action at Holly Springs and Coldwater December 20, 1862. Duty at LaGrange and LaFayette, on Memphis & Charleston R. R., till June, 1863. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., thence to Vicksburg, Miss., June 7-17. Siege of Vicksburg June 17-July 4. Advance on Jackson July 4-10. Siege of Jackson, Miss., July 10-17. At Big Black till September 27. Movement to Memphis, Tenn., thence march to Chattanooga, Tenn., Sep­tember 27-November 23. Operations on Memphis & Charleston R.R. in Alabama October 20-29. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Tunnel Hill November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Pursuit to Graysville November 26-27. March to relief of Knoxville, Tenn., November 28-December 17. At Scottsboro, Ala., till May, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May to September. De­monstrations on Resaca May 8-13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Near Kingston May 19-22. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. Operati­ons on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Brush Mountain June 15. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochee River July 5-17. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Ezra Chapel, Hood's second sortie, July 28. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. Rome and Gadsden Octo­ber 4. Reconnoissance on Cave Springs Road and skirmishes October 12-13. Reconnoissance from Gaylesville, Ala., to Turkeytown October 25. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Jenks' Bridge, Ogeechee River, December 7. Near Bryant's Court House December 8. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Assault and capture of Fort McAllister December 13. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Salkehatchie Swamps, S.C., February 2-5. South Edisto River February 9. North Edisto River February 12-13. Columbia February 15-17. Battle of Bentonville, N.C., March 20-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Mustered out June 10, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 58 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 87 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 148.

 

 

91st Regiment Illinois Infantry:

s. Pvt John *Crabtree (Co. G); Pvt (später Hospital Stewart) William Alfred *Crabtree (Co. G)

 

Overview:

Organized at Camp Butler, Ill., and mustered in September 8, 1862. Moved to Shephardsville, Ky., October 1-7, 1862. Attached to Railroad Guard, Department of the Ohio, to December, 1862. District of St. Louis, Mo., February to July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Her­ron's Division, 13th Army Corps, Department of the Tennessee, July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to August, and Dept. of the Gulf to October, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 13th Army Corps, to June, 1864. U.S. forces Texas, Dept. of the Gulf, to August, 1864. Garrison Brazos Santiago, Texas, to December, 1864. Defences of New Orleans, La., Dept. of the Gulf, to February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 13th Army Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Guarding Louisville & Nashville R. R. and scouting through Kentucky after Morgan October 7 to December 27, 1862. Actions with Morgan at Nolin Station and Bacon Creek December 26, and at Elizabethtown, Ky., December 27. Regiment captured and paroled December 28. On duty as paroled prisoners of war at Benton Barracks, Mo., February 28 to June 5, 1863. Exchanged June 5, 1863. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., July 8-15, thence to Port Hudson, La., July 24-25 and to New Orleans, La., August 13. At New Orleans till September 5. Moved to Morganza Bend September 5-6. Action at Morgan's Ferry, Atchafalaya River, September 7. Morganza September 8. Duty at Morganza till October 10. Moved to New Orleans, La., October 10-11; thence to Point Isabel, Texas, October 23-November 3. March to Brownsville November 6-9, and frontier duty there till July 28, 1864. Raid to Salt Lake December 31, 1862-January 9, 1864. Moved to Brazos Santiago July 28-30, and garrison duty there till December 24, 1864. Operations near Brazos Santiago August 4-15. Palmetto Ranch September 6. Action Bagdad September 11. Bocca Chica Pass October 14. Moved to New Or­leans December 24-29 and duty there till February 21, 1865. Campaign against Mobile, Ala., and its defences February 21-April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault on and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. Whistler's Station April 13. March to Nanahubba Bluffs, Tombigbee River, and duty there till May 9. Moved to Mobile and duty there till July. Mustered out July 12 and discharged at Chicago, Ill., July 28, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 12 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 131 Enlisted men by disease. Total 144.

 

 

92nd Regiment Illinois Mounted Infantry:

s. John M. *King; Pvt Charles *Ames (Co B)

 

Overview:

Organized at Rockford, Ill., and mustered in September 4, 1862. Moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, and Covington, Ky., October 10, 1862. Moved to Mt. Sterling, Ky., October 19, thence to Nicholasville, Ky., November 16-18 and to Danville, Ky., November 26. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to February, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Baird's 3rd Division, Army of Kentucky, Dept. of the Cumberland, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Reserve Corps, Dept. of the Cumberland, to July, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 14th Army Corps, Dept. of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. Wilder's Mounted Brigade, Army of the Cumberland, to December, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to April, 1864. 3rd Brigade, Kilpatrick's 3rd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, Cavalry Corps, Mi­litary Division Mississippi, to November, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division Cavalry Corps, Military Division Mississippi, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty at Danville, Ky., till December 26, 1862. Expedition to intercept Morgan on Louisville & Nashville R. R. December 26, 1862-January 2, 1863. Moved to Louisville, Ky., thence to Nashville, Tenn., January 26-February 6, 1863. Repulse of Forest's attack on Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 4, 1863. Duty at Nashville, Tenn., till March 5, 1863. Moved to Franklin, Tenn., March 5, and pur­suit of Van Dorn March 5-12. Operations about Columbia March 9-10. At Brentwood till April 8. Repulse of Van Dorns attack on Franklin April 10. At Franklin till June 2. Moved to Triune June 2. Action with Wheeler at Triune June 11. Middle Tennessee (or Tul­lahoma) Campaign June 24-July 7. Occupation of Shelbyville July 1. March to Wartrace July 3. Detached from Brigade July 6 and attached to Wilder's Mounted Infantry Brigade July 10. Mounted July 22. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Rossville and Ringgold, Ga., September 11. Lee and Gordon's Mills September 11-13. Leet's Tan Yard, or Rock Springs, September 12-13. Alexander's Bridge and Dyer's Ford September 18. Battle of Chickamauga, Ga., September 19-21. Operations against Wheeler and Roddy Sep­tember 30-October 17. Hill's Gap, Thompson's Cove, near Beersheba, October 3. Murfreesboro Road October 4. Near McMinnville October 4-5. Farmington October 7. Sim's Farm, near Shelbyville, October 7. Guard Tennessee River north of Chattanooga till Octo­ber 27. Moved to Bridgeport, Ala., and duty there till January 15, 1864. Ringgold Gap, Ga., November 27, 1863 (Co. "E"). Operati­ons in North Alabama January 23-29. Bainbridge Ferry January 25 (Co. "I"). Sweetwater and Florence January 25. At Huntsville, Ala., till April 6. Moved to Ringgold, Ga., April 6. Nickajack Trace (or Gap) April 23. Reconnoissance from Ringgold toward Tunnel Hill April 29. Skirmish at Tunnel Hill April 29. Stone Church May 1. Leet's Cross Roads May 2. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May to September. Near Ringgold Gap May 2. Near Nickajack Gap May 7. Demonstrations on Resaca May 8-13. Near Resaca May 13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Calhoun May 15. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June l0-July 2. Assault on Ke­nesaw June 27. Operations on line of Chattahoochie River July 3-17. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Fairburn August 15. Sand­town August 15. Kilpatrick's Raid around Atlanta August 18-22. Jonesboro August 19. Lovejoy Station August 20. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Fairburn August 27-28. Jonesboro August 30. Flint River Station August 30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Glass Bridge September 2. Operations against Hood and Forest in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. Camp Creek September 30. Sweetwater and Noyes Creek, near Powder Springs, Oc­tober 1-3. Van Wert October 9-10. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Bear Creek Station November 16. Near Clinton and Walnut Creek November 20. East Macon November 20. Near Macon November 21. Near Waynesboro November 27-28. Thomas' Station December 3. Waynesboro December 4. Ebenezer Creek December 8. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Near Barnwell, S.C., February 6. Aiken and Johnson's Station February 11. Phillips' Cross Roads March 4. Averysboro, Taylor's Hole Creek, N.C., March 16. Bentonville March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24, and of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. Duty in Department of North Carolina till June. Mustered out at Concord, N.C., June 21, and discharged at Chicago, Ill., July 10, 1865. Recruits transferred to 65th Illinois Infantry, June 21, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 51 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 127 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 181.

 

Literatur:

- King, John M. (92nd Illinois Mounted Infantry): Three Years with the 92nd Illinois (Stackpole Books); 288 pp; Diary edited by Claire Swedberg

 

 

93rd Regiment Illinois Infantry:

s. Pvt Daniel G. *Ilgen; Pvt. Daniel M. *Ilgen

 

Overview:

Organized at Chicago, Ill., and mustered in October 13, 1862. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., November 9-14, 1862. Attached to 5th Bri­gade, 5th Division, District of Memphis, Tenn., 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, November, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, District of Memphis, 13th Army Corps, to December, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 7th Division, 16th Army Corps, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 7th Division, 17th Army Corps, to September, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 17th Army Corps, to December, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 15th Army Corps, to August, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 15th Army Corps, to April, 1865. 1st Briga­de, 1st Division, 15th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign (auch Overland Campaign) November, 1862, to January, 1863. Tallahatchie March November 26-December 12, 1862. At Ridgway, Tenn., January to March, 1863. Moved to Lake Providence, La., March 3, 1863 thence to Hele­na, Ark., March 10, 1863. Expedition to Yazoo Pass by Moon Lake, Yazoo Pass and Coldwater and Tallahatchie Rivers March 13-A­pril 5, 1863. Operations against Fort Pemberton and Greenwood March 13-April 5, 1863. Moved to Milliken's Bend, La., April 13. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30, 1863. Battle of Port Gibson, Miss., May 1 (Reserve). Battles of Ray­mond May 12, 1863; near Raymond May 13, 1863; Battle of Jackson May 14, 1863; Champion's Hill May 16, 1863; Big Black River May 17, 1863. Siege of Vicksburg May 18-July 4,1863. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22, 1863. Surrender of Vicksburg July 4, 1863. Moved to Jackson, Miss July 13-15, 1863. Siege of Jackson July 15-17, 1863. At Vicksburg until September 12,1863. Moved to Helena, Ark., September 12, 1863, thence to Memphis, Tenn., September 30, 1863. March to Chattanooga, Tenn., October 3-No­vember 19, 1863. Operations on the Memphis and Charleston R. R. in Alabama October +++20:29,1863. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27, 1863. Tunnel Hill November 23-24, 1863. Mission Ridge November 25, 1863. Pursuit to Graysville No­vember 26-27, 1863. Moved to Bridgeport, Ala., December 3, 1863. To Larkinsville, Ala., December 22, 1863, and to Huntsville, Ala., January 17, 1864. Duty there until June. Demonstration on Dalton, Ga., February 22-27, 1864. Tunnel Hill, Buzzard's Roost Gap and Rocky Faced Ridge February 23-25, 1864. Moved to Decatur, Ala., June 12, 1864, thence march to Stevenson, Ala., June 14-25, 1864. To Kingston, Ga., June 27-28, 1864, thence to Etowah and guard bridge and crossing until July 11, 1864. At Kingston until August 2, 1864. March to Allatoona August 2-3, 1864. Pursuit of Wheeler to Spring Place August 15-18, 1864. At Resaca and Allatoona until November. Battle of Allatoona October 5, 1864. March to the Sea November 15-December 10, 1864. Siege of Savan­nah December 10-21, 1864. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865, 1864. Salkehatchie Swamps, S. C., February 2-5, 1865. South Edisto River February 9, 1865. North Edisto River February 12-13, 1865. Columbia February 15-17, 1865. West's Cross Roads February 25, 1865 (Detachment). Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 20-21, 1865. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24, 1865. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14, 1865. Occupation of Raleigh April 14, 1865. Bennett's House April 26, 1865. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19, 1865. Grand Review May 24, 1865. Mustered out June 23, 1865 and discharged at Chicago, Ill., July 7, 1865.

 

Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 147 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 142 Enlisted men by disease. Total 294.

 

Das Regiment traf im November 1862 in Memphis ein (vgl. Bearss: Vicksburg Campaign, a.a.O., vol. I S. 59n3)..

 

Literatur:

- Dunbar, Aaron: History of the Ninety-Third Regiment Illinois Infantry, 5.10.1898, revised and edited by Harvey M. Trimble, Adju­tant; Bibliothek Ref MilAmerik15 (u.a. zu [eigene Seitenangaben, nicht Original]: Geschichte des 93rd Illinois Infantry; Kriegsziele: Erhaltung der Union und der Fahne S.3, 4; Chattanooga Campaign S. 3; Miliz-Organisation S. 4; Aufstellung S. 4; Bureau County Rifles (Comp. 'B' 93rd Illinois Infantry) S. 4; Wyanet Union Guards (Comp. 'C' 93rd Illinois Infantry) S. 4; Tiskilwa Tigers (Comp. 'E' 93rd Illinois Infantry) S. 4; Bureau County Tigers (Comp. 'H' 93rd Illinois Infantry) S. 4; Princeton Light Infantry (Comp. 'I' 93rd Illinois Infantry) S. 4; Princeton Guards (Comp. 'K' 93rd Illinois Infantry) S. 4; LtCol Buswell S. 4, 5; Major James M. Fisher S. 4; Adjutant David W. Sparks, S. 4; Col. Holden Putnam S. 5; Indienststellung als 3-Years-Regiment am 13.10. 1862, S. 6; Stärke am 13.10.1862: 38 Offiziere u. 922 Unteroffiziere/Mannschaften; Schiffstransport auf dem Mississippi durch Sandbänke behindert und mehrere Stran­dungen S. 7; Nord-Mississippi-Campaign (Sherman's Yazoo Expedition, d.h. 1. Teil der Vicksburg-Campaign Decem­ber 20, 1862, to January 3, 1863) S. 8; Boomer's Brigade, S. 8/9; Van Dorn's und *Griffith's Raid nach *Holly Springs am 20.12.1862, S. 9; Versor­gung der Truppen durch Konfiszierungen S.9; Yazoo Pass Expedition März 1863 (Karte b. Davis Nr. 145) S. 11; Vicksburg Cam­paign: Victory of Grand Gulf; Battle of Port Gibson; Battle of Raymond (12.5.1863); Battle of Jackson (14.5.1863); Battle of Cham­pion Hill S. 13 ff. (vgl. Dunbar, a.a.O., S. 16 ff; Karte bei Davis 36.1, 132.8 (Plan der Schlacht), 155 (Übersichtskarte); Dunbar S. 18); Mississippi Durchbruch bei Vicksburg; Battle of Port Gibson am 1.5.1863

 

 

94th Regiment Illinois Infantry (McLean Regiment):

s. William Ward *Orme

 

Overview:

Organized in McLean County and mustered in August 20, 1862. Moved to Benton Barracks, Mo., August 25, 1862, thence to Rolla, Mo., September 10, 1862, and march to Springfield, Mo., September 16-24, 1862. Duty there until October 11, 1862. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of the Frontier, Dept. of Missouri, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Herron's Division, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to August, 1863, and Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1864. U.S. Forces Brownsville, Texas, to August, 1864. U. S. Forces Mobile Bay, Dept. of the Gulf, to De­cember, 1864. District of Southern Alabama, Dept. of the Gulf, to February, 1865. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Reserve Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, February, 1865. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 13th Army Corps (New), Military Division West Mississippi, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

March from Springfield to Cassville, Mo., October 11-14, 1862. Expedition to Cross Hollows, Ark., over Boston Mountains, October 17-24. March to Wilson's Creek November 4-22, 1862. Forced march to relief of General Blunt, December 3-6, 1862. Battle of Prai­rie Grove, Ark., December 7, 1862. At Prairie Grove until December 27, 1862. Expedition over Boston Mountains to Van Buren, White River, December 27-31, 1862. March through Missouri to near Rolla and duty there until June, 1863. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., thence to Vicksburg, Miss., June 3-10, 1863. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., June 10-July 4, 1863. Surrender of Vicksburg July 4, 1863. Expedition to Yazoo City, Miss., July 12-21, 1863. Moved to Port Hudson, La., July 24, 1863, thence to Carrollton, La., August 28, 1863, and duty there until September 5, 1863. Expedition to Morganza September 5-October 11, 1863. Action at Morgan's Ferry, At­chafalaya River, September 7, 1863. Moved to the Rio Grande, Texas, October 23-November 4, 1863. Moved to Brownsville No­vember 5-9, 1863, and duty at Fort Brown until July 28, 1864. Moved to Carrollton, La., August 1-5, 1864, thence to Mobile Bay, Ala. Operations against Fort Morgan, Mobile Bay, August 9-23, 1864. Capture of Fort Morgan August 23, 1864. At Navy Cove near Fort Morgan until December 14, 1864. Expedition to Pascagoula December 14-31, 1864. Franklin, Miss., December 22, 1864. Duty at Navy Cove until March, 1865. Campaign against Mobile and its defenses March 17-April 12, 1865. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8, 1865. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9, 1865. Conducted prisoners to Ship Island, then on duty at Mobile until June 22, 1865. Moved to Galveston, Texas, and duty there until July 17, 1865. Mustered out July 17, 1865.

 

Regiment lost during service 9 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 162 Enlisted men by disease. Total 175.

 

Literatur:

- Orme, William Ward: Papers, Illinois Historical Society Library, Springfield, Ill.

 

 

95th Regiment Illinois Infantry:

s. Sergeant Onley *Andrews, Sergeant Edwin R. *Crabtree (Co. ); Pvt “Albert D. J. *Cashier” (Miss Jennie Hodgers); Pvt Oscar S. *Crabtree (Co. I); Pvt Samuel S. *Crabtree (Co. I)

 

Overview:

Organized at Rockford, Ill., and mustered in September 4, 1862. Moved to Jackson, Tenn., November 4-12, 1862. Attached to 1st Brigade, 6th Division, Left Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 1st Brigade, 6th Division, 16th Army Corps, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 6th Division, 17th Army Corps, to May, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 6th Division, 17th Army Corps, to September, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 17th Army Corps, to March, 1864. 2nd Brigade, Provisional Division, 17th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1864 (Non-Veterans). 2nd Brigade, Sturgis' Expedition, June, 1864 (Non-Veterans). Deta­ched Brigade, 17th Army Corps, June, 1864 (Non-Veterans). 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps, to December, 1864 (Non-Veterans). 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 17th Army Corps, April to December, 1864 (Veterans). 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Detachment, Army of the Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to February, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps (New), Military Division West Mississippi, to August, 1865.

 

Service:

Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November, 1862, to January, 1863. At Memphis January 13-20, 1863. Moved to Lake Provi­dence, La., January 20-26, 1863, and duty there until April. Skirmish at Old River, Lake Providence, February 10, 1863. Moved to Milliken's Bend, La., April 12, 1863. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30, 1863. Battles of Fort Gibson, Miss., May 1, 1863; Raymond May 12, 1863; Jackson May 14, 1863; Champion's Hill May 16, 1863; Big Black River May 17, 1863. Siege of Vicksburg May 18-July 4, 1863. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19-22, 1863 and June 25, 1863, Expedition to Me­chanicsburg May 26-June 4, 1863. Surrender of Vicksburg July 4, 1863. Moved to Natchez, Miss., July 12-13, 1863, and duty there until October 17, 1863. Moved to Vicksburg October 17, 1863 and duty there until February, 1864. Meridian Campaign February 3-25, 1864. Veterans on furlough March-April, 1864. Red River Campaign March 10-May 22, 1864. Fort DeRussy March 14, 1864. Battle of Pleasant Hill, Pleasant Hill Landing, April 12-13, 1864. About Cleutiersville April 22-24, 1864. Natchitoches April 22, 1864. At Alexandria April 26-May 13, 1864. Boyce's Plantation and Wells' Plantation May 6, 1864. Twelve Mile Bayou and Bayou Boeuf May 7, 1864. Retreat to Morganza May 13-20, 1864. Mansura May 16, 1864. Yellow Bayou May 18, 1864. Moved to Vicks­burg, Miss., May 21-24, 1864, thence to Memphis, Tenn., May 28-30, 1864. Sturgis' Expedition to Guntown June 1-13, 1864. Brice's or Tishamingo Creek near Guntown June 10, 1864. Ripley June 11, 1864. Moved to St. Charles, Ark., August 3-6, 1864, thence to Duvall's Bluff September 1, 1864, and to Brownsville September 8, 1864. March through Arkansas and Missouri in pursuit of Price September 17-November 21, 1864. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., November 23-30, 1864. Battle of Nashville December 15-16, 1864. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28, 1864. Moved to Eastport, Miss., and duty there until February 6, 1865.

 

(Veterans Joined 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 17th Army Corps, at Cairo, Ill., thence moved to Clifton, Tenn., and march to Ackworth, Ga., via Huntsville and Decatur, Ala., and Rome, Ga., April 28-June 8, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign June 8 to September 8, 1864. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2, 1864. Assault on Kenesaw Mountain June 27, 1864. Nickajack Creek July 2-5, 1864. Howell's Ferry July 5, 1864. On line of the Chattahoochee River July 6-17, 1864. Leggett's Bald Hill July 20-21, 1864. Battle of Atlanta July 22, 1864. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25, 1864. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30, 1864. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1, 1864. Lovejoy Station September 2-6, 1864. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3, 1864. Rejoined Regiment at Nashville, Tenn.)

 

Moved to New Orleans, La., February 6-21, 1865, and duty there until March 12, 1865. Campaign against Mobile and its defenses March 21-April 12, 1865. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8, 1865. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9, 1865. Occupation of Mobile April 12, 1865. March to Montgomery, Ala., April 13-25, 1865, and duty there until July, 1865. Mo­ved to Meridian and Vicksburg, Miss. Mustered out August 17, 1865. Recruits transferred to 47th Illinois Infantry.

 

Regiment lost during service 7 Officers and 77 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 204 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 289.

 

Literatur:

- Shannon, Fred (ed.): The Civil War Letters of Sergeant Onley Andrus (Urbana, Ill., 1947)

 

 

96th Regiment Regiment Illinois:

s. Col. Thomas E. *Champion; LtCol Isaac L. Clarke; Major John C. *Smith; Captain Joseph P. *Black (Co. E); Captain William *Vincent (Co. A); Adjutant / 1st Lt Ed­ward A. *Blodgett; 1stLt Samuel H. *Bayne; 1stLt William M. *Loughlin (Co. C); 1stLt Caleb A. *Montgomery (Co. D); 1stLt Addison B. *Partridge (Co. C); Assistant Surgeon Moses *Evans; Chaplain Jonathan M. *Clenden­ning (Co. K); Sergeant Major Charles A. *Partridge (Co. C); First Sergeant Thomas J. *Smith I); Sergeant John C. *Lee (Co. F); Ser­geant Major Francis P. *Quinn (Co. I); Sergeant Ellis L. *Schooley (Co. C); Pvt Hiram W. *Hollester (Co. B); Pvt John D. *Lester (Co. K); Pvt Henry W. *Ostrander (Co. G)

 

Overview:

Organized at Rockford, Ill., and mustered in September 6, 1862. Moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, October 8-10, 1862. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to February, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Baird's 3rd Division, Army of Ken­tucky, Dept. of the Cumberland, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Reserve Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, October, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Moved to Covington, Ky., October 10, 1862, and duty there until October 29. Operating against Kirby Smith's threatened attack on Cincinnati, Ohio (Cos. "A," "E," "F," "G" and "H" escort train to Lexington, Ky., October 19-25). Moved to Lexington, Ky., October 29-November 6. Duty at Lexington until November 14 and at Harrodsburg, Ky., until November 28. (Cos. "A" and "E" at Lexington until January, 1863.) Moved to Danville November 28 and duty there until January 26, 1863. Pursuit of Morgan to Lebanon Junction December 26-31, 1862. Moved to Louisville, Ky., January 26-31, thence to Nashville, Tenn., January 31-February 8. Repulse of Wheeler's attack on Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 4. At Nashville until March 5. Moved to Franklin, Tenn., and pursuit of Van Dorn March 5-12. Spring Hill March 10. At Brentwood March 27-April 8. Return to Franklin April 8, and repulse of Van Dorn's attack April 10. At Franklin until June 2. Moved to Triune June 2, Action at Triune with Wheeler June 11. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 24-July 7. At Wartrace July 3 to August 12, and at Elk River near Esuntil Springs until September 7. Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign September 7-22. Ringgold September 17. Spring Creek September 18. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-20. Moved to Moccasin Point September 23 and duty there until November 1, and at Shellmound until November 20. Chattanooga-Ring­gold Campaign November 23-27. Lookout Mountain November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Taylor's Ridge, Ringgold Gap, November 27. At Lookout Mountain until December 1. At Nickajack Cove until January 26, 1864. Duty on East Tennessee R. R. un­til February 22. Demonstration on Dalton. Ga., February 22-27. Tunnel Hill, Buzzard's Roost Gap and Rocky Faced Ridge February 23-25. At Cleveland, Tenn., March 1-April 22. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Tunnel Hill May 6-7. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Demonstration on Dalton May 11-13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Near Kingston May 1849. Near Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Moun­tain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault On Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochee River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 28-November 3. Nashville Campaign November-December. Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River De­cember 17-28. Moved to Huntsville, Ala., and duty there until March, 1865. Expedition to Bull's Gap and operations in East Tennes­see March 20-April 22. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., and duty there until June. Mustered out June 10, 1865. Regiment lost during ser­vice 5 Officers and 111 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 124 Enlisted men by disease. Total 241.

 

Das Regiment war mit neuen Enfield rifled muskets ausgerüstet (vgl. Partridge: History of the Ninety-sixth Regiment Ill. Vol. Inf., a.a.O., S. 35).

 

Literatur:

- Partridge, Charles A.: History of the Ninety-sixth Regiment Ill. Vol. Inf. (Chicago: Brown, Pettibone Co., 1887) (vgl. Archiv Ref amerikanischer Bürgerkrieg download Illiois96thInfantry)

 

 

97th Regiment Illinois Infantry:

s. Sergeant Alexander K. *Ashe (Co. C)

 

Overview:

Organized at Camp Butler, Ill., and mustered in September 16, 1862. Moved to Covington, Ky., October 1, 1862. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Army of Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 10th Division, 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Sherman's Yazoo Expedition, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 10th Division, 13th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to August, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to December, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to February, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 13th Army Corps, to June, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to December, 1864. District of Southern Alabama and 3rd Brigade, Reserve Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, to February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Divisi­on, Reserve Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 18th Army Corps (New), Military Division West Mississippi, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

March to Lexington, thence to Nicholasville, Ky., October 17-November 2, and Louisville, Ky., November 11-17. Moved to Mem­phis, Tenn., November 20-27, and duty there until December 20. Sherman's Yazoo Expedition December 20, 1862-January 2, 1863. Chickasaw Bayou December 26-28, 1862. Chickasaw Bluff December 29. Expedition to Arkansas Post, Ark., January 3-10, 1863. Assault and capture of Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, January 10-11. Moved to Young's Point, La., January 14-22, thence to Milli­ken's Bend, La., March 9. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battles of Port Gibson may 1; Champion's Hill May 16; Big Black River May 17. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Surrender of Vicksburg July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 5-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Reconnaissance to Pearl River July 11. At Vicksburg until August 25. Moved to New Orleans, La., August 25 and duty there until October. Western Louisiana Campaign Octo­ber 3-November 1. Ordered to New Orleans, La., and provost duty there until May, 1864. Moved to Morganza, La., and duty there until September. Atchafalaya Bayou September 16-17 and 19, and October 5. Moved to Pascagoula and duty there until February 1, 1865. Moved to Barrancas, Fla., February 1, and duty there until March 20. Steele's Expedition to Mobile, Ala., March 20-31. Occu­pation of Pollard March 26 and Canee Station March 27. Siege of Fort Blkely April 1-8. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. Expedition to Selma April 22-28, and to Cahawba werwerwerMay 1-2. Moved to Mobile May 11, thence to Gal­veston, Texas, and duty there until July. Mustered out July 29, 1865. Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 28 Enlisted men kil­led and mortally wounded and Officers and 200 Enlisted men by disease. Total 233.

 

 

98th Regiment Illinois Infantry:

gehörte zur *Lightning Brigade: vgl. Evans S. 19 ff.; 22 ff.

 

Overview:

Organized at Centralia, Ill., and mustered in September 3, 1862. Moved to Louisville, Ky., September 8, 1862, thence to Jefferson­ville September 9, and to Shephardsville September 19. Attached to 40th Brigade, 12th Division, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 5th Division, Centre 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 5th Division, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 14th Army Corps, to October, 1863. Wilder's Mounted Infantry Brigade, Army of the Cumberland, to November, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Cumberland, November, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to December, 1863. 3rd Briga­de, 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to November, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps, Military Division Mississippi, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Moved to Elizabethtown, Ky., thence to Frankfort and Versailles September 30-October 13, 1862. March to Bowling Green, Ky., Oc­tober 26-November 3, thence to Scottsboro November 10 To Gallatin November 26, and to Casuntilian Springs November 28. To Bledsoe Creek December 14. Operations against Morgan in Kentucky December 22-January 2, 1863. Moved to Cave City, thence to Murfreesboro, Tenn., January 2-8, and duty there until June. Expedition to Auburn, Liberty and Alexandria February 3-5. Regiment mounted March 8. Expedition to Woodbury March 3-8. Expedition to Lebanon, Carthage and Liberty April 1-8. Expedition to Mc­Minnville April 20-30. Reconnaissance to the front May 23, Armed with Spencer Carbines May 31. Liberty Road June 4. Liberty June 10. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 24-July 7. Hoover's Gap June 24-26. Occupation of Manchester June 27. Dechard June 29. Pelham and Elk River Bridge July 2. Occupation of Middle Tennessee until August 16. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Friar's Island September 9. Lee and Gordon's Mills September 11-13. Ringgold September 11. Leet's Tan Yard September 12-13. Pea Vine Ridge September 18. Alexan­der's Bridge September 18 Battle of Chickamauga September 19-21. Operations against Wheeler and Roddy September 30-October 17. Hill's Gap, Thompson's Cove, near Beersheba October 3. Murfreesboro Road near McMineville and McMinnville October 4. Far­mington October 7. Sims' Farm near Shelbyville October 7. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Raid on East Ten­nessee and Georgia R. R. November 24-27. Charleston November 26. Cleveland November 27. March to relief of Knoxville and ope­rations in East Tennessee November 28, 1863, to January 6, 1864. Near Loudon December 2, 1863. Expedition to Murphey, N. C., December 6-11. Operations in North Alabama January 23-29, 1864. Florence January 25. Demonstration on Dalton, Ga., February 22-27. Tunnel Hill, Buzzard's Roost Gap and Rocky Faced Ridge February 23-25. Near Dalton February 23. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September $. Battle of Resaca May 13-15. Rome May 17-18. Near Dallas May 24. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Near Big Shanty June 9. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Noonday Creek June 19-20. Powder Springs, Lattimer's Mills, June 20. Noonday Creek and assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Rottenwood Creek July 4. Chattahoochee River July 5-17. Gar­rard's Raid to Covington July 22-24. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Garrard's Raid to South River July 27-31. Flat Rock Bridge July 28. Kilpatrick's Raid around Atlanta August 20-22. Operations at Chattahoochee River Bridge August 26-September 2. Operati­ons against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. Near Lost Mountain October 4-7. New Hope Church October 5. Dallas October 7 Rome October 10-11. Narrows October 11. Near Rome October 13. Near Summerville October 18. Little River, Ala., October 20. Leesburg October 21. Ladiga, Terrapin Creek, October 28. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., thence to Louisville, Ky., November 2-15, and duty there refitting until December 26. March to Nashville, Tenn., December 26, 1864, to Janua­ry 12, 1865, thence to Gravelly Springs, Ala., and duty there until March 13. Wilson's Raid to Macon, Ga., March 22-April 24. Summerville April 2. Selma April 2. Montgomery April 12. Columbus, Ga., April 16. Macon April 20. Provost duty at Macon until May 33. Moved to Edgefield and duty there until June, 1865. Mustered out June 27 and discharged at Springfield, Ill., July 7, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 30 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 5 Officers and 136 Enlisted men by disease. Total 171.

 

Einsätze:

Sherman's Atlanta Campaign; Übergang über den *Chattahoochee River (vgl. Evans, Sherman's Horsemen, S. 22)

 

 

99th Illinois Infantry Regiment:

s. Charles Albert *Hobbs

 

Overview:

Organized at Florence, Ill., and mustered in August 23, 1862. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., August 23-24, 1862. At Benton Barracks, Mo., until September 8. Moved to Rolla September 8. Attached to District of Rolla, Dept. of the Missouri, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, District of Southeast. Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to February, 1863. 1st Brigade, 14th Division, 13th Arm y Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to August, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1864. Dis­trict of LaFourche, Dept. Gulf, to August, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. Gulf, to December, 1864. 1st Brigade, Reserve Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, to February, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Reserve Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, February, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 13th Army Corps (New), Military Division West Mississippi, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Moved from Rolla to Salem, Mo., September 17, 1862, and duty there until November 20. Moved to Houston, Mo., November 20, and duty there until January 27, 1863. Action at Beaver Creek, Texas County, November 24. 1862. Hartsville, Wood's Forks, January 11, 1863. Moved to West Plains, Mo., January 27, and duty there until March 3. Moved to Milliken's Bend, La., March 3-15, and duty there until April 11. To New Carthage April 11-12 and duty there until April 25. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battles of Port Gibson, Miss., May 1; Champion's Hill May 16; Big Black River Bridge May 17. Siege of Vicks­burg May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Surrender of Vicksburg July 4. Advance to Jackson. Miss., July 5-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Duty at Vicksburg until August 20. Ordered to New Orleans, La., August 20. Duty at Carrollton, Bras­hear City and Berwick until October. Western Louisiana Campaign October 3-November 9. Moved to New Orleans November 9-12, thence to Mustang Island, Texas, November 16-25. Duty at Indianola until June, 1864. Moved to Algiers, La., June 16. Duty at Ken­nersville, Algiers, and Morganza until September. Moved to St. Charles, Ark., September 3-11, and duty there until October 23. Ex­pedition to Duvall's Bluff October 23-November 12. Moved to Little Rock, thence to Memphis, Tenn., November 12-25. At Ger­mantown, Tenn., guarding railroad until December 28. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., December 28, thence to New Orleans, La., Januar­y 1-9, 1865. Campaign against Mobile, Ala., and its defenses February 1-April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. Moved to New Orleans, thence to Shrove­port, La., May 28-June 6. To Baton Rouge July 19, Mustered out July 31 and discharged at Springfield, Ill., August 9, 1865. Re­giment lost during service 4 Officers and 47 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 120 Enlisted men by disea­se. Total 172.

 

Literatur:

- Hobbs, Charles Albert (99th Illinois): Vicksburg. A Poem (Fairbanks: Chicago, 1880); 299 pp, with Illustrations

 

 

100th Regiment Illinois Infantry:

s. Major/Surgeon Dr. Henry T. *Woodruff; 1stLt/Assistant Surgeon Dr. Elvis Harwood (Co. F&S)

 

Overview:

Organized at Joliet, Ill., and mustered in August 30, 1862. Left state for Louisville, Ky., September 2, 1862. Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to October, 1862. 15th Brigade, 6th Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Left Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 21st Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-18. Battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8 (Reserve). Nelson's Cross Roads October 18. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 18-November 26, and duty there until December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Lavergne December 26-27. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. At Murfreesboro until June. Midd­le Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 24-July 7. Occupation of Middle Tennessee until August 16. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Expedition from Tracy City to Tennes­see River August 22-24. Near Lee and Gordon's Mills September 17-18. Battle of Chickamauga, Ga., September 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Battles of Orchard Knob No­vember 23-24; Mission Ridge November 25. March to relief of Knoxville and operations in East Tennessee December 28-February 1, 1864. At Athens, Tenn., February to April. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Demonstrations on Dalton May 9-13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Adairsville May 17. Near Kingston May 18-19. Near Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Mountain June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochee River July 5-17. Buckhead, Nancy's Creek, July 18. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station Sep­tember 2-6. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 28-November 3. Nashville (Tenn.) Campaign November-December, Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27. Spring Hill November 29. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Moved to Huntsville, Ala., and duty there until March, 1865. Expedition to Bull's Gap and operations in East Tennessee March 20-April 22. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., and duty there until June. Mustered out at Nashville, Tenn., June 12, and discharged at Chicago, II1., June 15, 1865. Regiment lost during ser­vice 7 Officers and 73 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 134 Enlisted men by disease. Total 214.

 

 

101st Regiment Illinois Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Jacksonville, Ill., and mustered in September 2, 1862. Moved to Cairo, Ill., October 6-7, 1862. Attached to District of Cairo, Dept. of the Tennessee, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, Right Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Ten­nessee, to December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 16th Army Corps, January, 1863. District of Memphis, Tenn., 16th Army Corps, to March, 1863. Ram Fleet, Mississippi Squadron, to June, 1863. District of Columbus, Ky., 6th Division, 16th Army Corps, to July, 1863, 1st Brigade, 6th Division, 16th Army Corps, to Octo­ber, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to April, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland and Army of Georgia, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty at Cairo, Ill., October 7, to November 26, 1862. Moved to Columbus, Ky., thence to Davis Mills, Miss., November 26-27. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign. March to Lumpkin's Mills, thence to Holly Springs, Miss., November 28- December 3. Pro­vost and garrison duty there until December 20. (Co. "A" guard prisoners to Cairo, II1., Vicksburg, Miss., and Alton, 111., December 13, 1862, to February 1, 1863. Returned to Memphis, Tenn.) Action and capture at Holly Springs, Miss., December 20, 1862. Compa­nies "B," "C," "E," "F" and "I" captured, paroled and sent to Memphis, Tenn., thence to Benton Bar­racks, Mo., and duty there as pa­roled prisoners of war until June, 1863. Companies "D," "G," "H," "I" and "K" on duty guarding rail­road, fell back to Coldwater, De­cember 20, 1862, and assisted in repulse of Van Dorn's attack December 20. Companies "D," "G," "H" and "K" formed temporarily into a Battalion and attached to 14th Illinois Infantry until March, 1863. Operations on Mississippi Central Railroad and scouting un­til February, 1863. At Memphis until March. Company "A" rejoined at Memphis February, 1363. Ordered to Vicksburg, Miss., March, 1863. Battalion broken up. Company "K" assigned as provost guard at General Grant's head­quarters; Company "G" to ram "Switzerland;" Company "D" to "Rattler" and "Cricket;" Company "A" to "General Bragg;" Company "H" to "Lafayette," so serving until September, 1863. Rejoined Regiment at Union City, Tenn. Regiment exchanged June 7, 1863. Moved to New Madrid, Mo., and duty there until July 11. Moved to Columbus, Ky., and duty there scouting until August. At Union City, Tenn., August 25 to Septem­ber 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., September 24-27, thence to Bridgeport, Ala., September 30-October 2, and duty there until October 27. Reopening Tennessee River October 27-29. Battle of Wauhatchie, Tenn., October 28-29. Duty in Lookout Valley until November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23. Tunnel Hill November 24-25. Mission Ridge November 25. Pursuit to Cleveland November 26-27. March to relief of Knoxville, Tenn., November 28-December 17. At Whiteside until May, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 3-September 8. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Near Cassville May 19. New Hope Church May 25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Gilgal or Golgatha Church June 15. Muddy Creek June 17. Noyes Creek June 19. Kolb's Farm June 22. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochee River July 6-17. Pe­ach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Operations at Chattahoochee River Bridge August 26-September 2. Occupation of Atlanta September 2-November 15. Expedition from Atlanta to Tuckam's Cross Roads October 26-29. March to the Sea November 15-December 10. Near Sandersville November 26. Montieth Swamp December 9. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Averasboro, Taylor's Hole Creek, N. C., March 16. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's Hou­se April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Mustered out June 7 and discharged at Springfield, Ill., June 21, 1865. Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 47 Enlist­ed men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 118 Enlisted men by disease. Total 169.

 

 

102nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry:

s. Sgt.-Major Stephen F. *Fleharty

 

Overview:

Organized at Knoxville, Ill., and mustered in September 1, 1862. Moved to Peoria, Ill., September 22, thence to Louisville, Ky., October 1. Attached to Ward's Brigade, Dumont's 12th Division, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. Ward's Brigade, Post of Gallatin, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Reserve Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to August, 1863. Ward's Brigade, Post of Nashville, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to January, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to April, I864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, and Army of Georgia, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

March in pursuit of Bragg through Kentucky October 1-16, 1862. March to Gallatin, Tenn., via Frankfort, Bowling Green and Scottsville October 16-November 26. Duty at Gallatin till June 6, 1863. Action at Woodbury April 27, 1863. Moved to Lavergne, Tenn., and on railroad guard duty at Lavergne and Stewart's Creek till February, 1864. (5 Companies mounted August, 1863.) Moved to Wauhatchie Valley, Tenn., February 25, 1864. Scout from Lookout Valley to Deer Head Cove, Ga., March 29-31. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Movement on Dalton May 5-8. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Near Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. New Hope Church May 25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 26-June 5. Big Shanty June 1. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Gilgal or Golgotha Church June 15. Muddy Creek June 17. Noyes Creek June 19. Kolb's Farm June 22. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Operations at Chattahoochie River Bridge August 26-September 2. Occupation of Atlanta September 2-November 15. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Occupation of Milledgeville November 22. Ogeechee River November 29. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Occupation of Hardeeville January 3, 1865. Occupation of Lawtonville, S.C., February 2. Rockingham, N. C., March 7. Fayetteville, N.C., March 11. Averysboro, Taylor's Hole Creek, March 16. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. Moccasin Creek March 24. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 30-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Mustered out June 6 and discharged at Chicago, Ill., June 14, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 51 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 68 Enlisted men by disease. Total 119.

 

Literatur:

- **Fleharty, Stephen F. (102nd Illinois): "Jottings from Dixie": The Civil War Diary of Sergeant Major Stephen F. Fleharty, USA (LSU Press). Edited by Philip Reyburn and Terry Wilson. Fleharty's letters were written in two Rock Island Illinois newspapers and were written for the general public and friends and relatives of the men of the 102nd Illinois with whom he served.

- **Flehary, Stephen F.: Our Regiment: A History of the 102nd Illinois Infantry Volunteers with Sketches of the Atlanta Campaign, the Georgia Raid, and Campaign of the Carolinas (Chicago: Brewster and Hanscom, Printers, 1865)

 

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