Union Regimental Histories

 

Illinois

 

64th Regiment Infantry "Yates Sharpshooters"


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, 1866.

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. Reconnaissance toward Corinth May 8. Action at Farmington May 9. Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 12. Tuscumbia Creek May 31-June 1. Reconnaissance toward Baldwyn June 3. At Big Springs and on guard duty at Headquarters of General Rosecrans, Commanding Army Mississippi, until November 27. Reconnaissance 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 until January, 1864, and at Decatur, Ala., until 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 Mills 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. Reconnaissance 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. Reconnaissance 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 Infantry "Scotch Regiment"


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. Duty at Martinsburg, W. Va., until 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 until 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, 1866. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, to July, 1865. 

SERVICE.--Duty in Eastern and Central Kentucky until 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 until 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. O1ley'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., until January 15, 1865. Movement to Washington, thence to Fort Fisher, N. C., January 15-February 7. Cape Fear Entrenchment's 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., until 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.

66th Regiment Infantry


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 until 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., until 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 until November 26. Moved to the Tuscumbia Hills and established Camp Davies, and duty there until 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 until 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 Mills July 8-4. 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 until November 10. Reconnaissance 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 Swamp, 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 Louisvi1Ie, 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.


67th Regiment Infantry


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

68th Regiment Infantry


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., until August 24. Provost duty at Alexandria, Va., until September 17. Moved to Camp Butler, Ill., September 17-21. Mustered out September 27, 1862. Regiment lost 25 by disease during service.

69th Regiment Infantry


Organized at Camp Douglas, Chicago, Ill., and mustered in June 14, 1862, for three months. Assigned to guard duty at Camp Douglas until September. Mustered out September 27, 1862. Regiment lost 13 by disease during service. 

70th Regiment Infantry


Organized at Camp Butler and mustered in July 4, 1862, for three months. Assigned to guard duty at Camp Butler, Ill., until October. Mustered out October 23, 1862.
Regiment lost 19 by disease during service.

71st Regiment Infantry


Organized at Camp Douglas, 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.), until October. Mustered out October 29, 1862.
Regiment lost 23 by disease during service.

72nd Regiment Infantry "Chicago Board of Trade Regiment"


Organized at Chicago, II1, 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., until September 6, 1862. Moved to Paducah, Ky., September 6, thence to Columbus, Ky., September 17, and duty there until 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 Quimby'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. until January 10, 1863. At Memphis, Tenn., until 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 until 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 until October 17. Action at St. Catherine's Creek July 28 and September 1. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., October 17, and Provost duty there until 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, Ten;, thence to Eastport, Miss., and duty there until February 9, 1865. Moved to New Orleans, La., February 9-21, and duty there until March 12. Campaign against Mobile, Ala., and its defenses 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 until May 23. Moved to Union Springs, Ala., May 23, and duty there until 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 Infantry "Persimmon Regiment or Preacher's Regiment"


Organized at Camp Butler, II1., 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 until December 26. Reconnaissance 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 until June. Expedition toward Columbia March 4-14. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 24-July 7. Fairfield June 27. Occupation of Middle Tennessee until 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 until February. 1864. Moved to Chattanooga, thence to Cleveland, Tenn., and duty there until 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 until March, 1865. Operations in East Tennessee March 28-April 19. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., and duty there until 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.

74th Regiment Infantry


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 until 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 until June. Reconnaissance 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 until 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 until February, 1864. Moved to Chattanooga and thence to Cleveland, Tenn. Duty there until 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 until March, 1865. Operations in East Tennessee March 28-April 19. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., and duty there until 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 Regiment Infantry


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 until 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 until June. Shelbyville Pike January 21. Reconnaissance 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 until 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 Riser 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 until 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 until March, 1865. Expedition to Bull's Gap and operations in East Tennessee March 15-April 22. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., and duty there until 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.

76th Regiment Infantry


Organized at Kankakee, Ill., and mustered in August 22, 1862. Moved to Columbus, Ky., August 22-29, 1862, and duty there until 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 until November 3. Moved to LaGrange November 3 and duty there until 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 until 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. Reconnaissance to Pearl River July 15. Duty at Vicksburg until August 11. Moved to Natchez, Miss., August 11-12, and duty there until 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 until February, 1864. Meridian Campaign February 3-March 5. Champion's Hill February 5. Meridian February 14-15. Duty at Big Black until 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 until July. Expedition to Pearl River July 2-10. Action at Jackson, Miss., July 7. Ordered to Morganza, La., July 29, and duty there until September 3. Expedition to Clinton, La., August 23-29. Moved to mouth of White River, Ark., September 3 and duty there until 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 until 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 until May 11. Moved to Mobile, thence to Galveston, Texas, and duty there until 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 Infantry


Organized at Peoria, II1., 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. Defenses of New Orleans, La., Dept. of the Gulf, June, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to October, 1864. Defenses 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 until 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 until August 25. Ordered to New Orleans August 25, and duty there until October 3. Western Louisiana Campaign October 3-November 30. At New Iberia until December 6. Moved to New Orleans December 6, thence to Pass Cavallo, Texas, December 8-20, and duty there until February, 1864. Reconnaissance 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 Sabin 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 until 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, until October, and Provost duty at New Orleans, La., until March, 1865. Campaign against Mobile, Ala., and its defenses 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. Expedition to Tombigbee River and Macintosh Bluffs April 13-May 9. At Mobile until 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.

78th Regiment Infantry


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, until 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 until 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 until 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., until May,.1864. Demonstration on Dalton, Ga., February 22-27, Tunnel Hill, Buzzard's Roost Gap and Rocky Faced Ridge February 23-25. Reconnaissance from Rossville to La Fayette April 11-13. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign~May1-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 517. 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.

 

 

Source - "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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