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wood ; Wm. Boren, and Lucius M. Rose, Effingham. The regiment
was stationed at Villa Ridge, a few miles north of Cairo. The organi-
zation suffered severely in killed, wounded, missing in the Forts Don-
elson-Henry campaign. Also lost heavily at Shiloh, Corinth, Holly
Springs, Moscow. Mississippi river. General Wallace, General Ram-
son, General Atkins were at different times regimental officers.


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Twelfth Infantry Regiment This regiment contained one Egyp-
tian company Company G, Capt. Guy C. Ward, DuQuoin. Nearly
all this company came from Perry county.

Eighteenth Infantry Regiment This regiment was mustered in at
Anna June 30, 1861. The officers were : Colonel, Michael K. Lawler,
Equality ; lieutenant colonel, Thos. H. Burgess, DuQuoin ; major,
Samuel Eaton, ; adjutant, Samuel T. Brush, Carbondale.

The regiment was mustered into the United States service May 19,
1861, and moved as follows: Bird's Point, Mound City, Cape Girar-
deau, Columbus, Ky., Forts Henry and Donelson, Pittsburg Landing,
Corinth, Jackson, Tenn., Bolivar, Near Vicksburg. Mustered out at
Little Rock. Among the men who made enviable records were Col.
Lawler, Capt. D. H. Brush, Adjutant Samuel T. Brush. The aggre-
gate enlistment was 2,043.

Twenty-second Infantry Regiment This regiment was organized
at Belleville May, 1861. Mustered in at Caseyville, June 25, 1861.
Officered as follows: Colonel, Henry Dougherty, Carlyle; lieutenant
colonel, Harmon E. Hart, Alton; major, Enadies Probst, Centralia;
adjutant, Robert H. Clift, Alton.

There was a regimental band of nineteen pieces under the leader-
ship of William Shaffer.

The movements were Bird's Point, Belmont, rear of Columbus,
Sikeston, Tiptonville, Corinth, Stone River (every horse in the regi-
ment was killed in battle of Stone River), Chickamauga, Mission
Ridge, Knoxville, Atlanta. Mustered out at Springfield,- 111., July 7,

Twenty-ninth Infantry Regiment This regiment came from the
counties of Gallatin, Massac, Pope, Saline, Hardin, Williamson and
neighboring counties. Mustered in at Camp Butler, August 19, 1861,
with officers as follows : Colonel, James S. Reardon, Shawneetown ;
lieutenant colonel, James E. Dunlap, Jacksonville; major, Mason Bray-
man, Springfield; adjutant, Aaron R. Stout, Shawneetown.

The regiment served under General Oglesby and General McCler-
nand, and were the first troops to enter Fort Henry after its evacuation.
Was engaged at Shiloh, Corinth, and was surrendered at Holly
Springs. Later was at Vicksburg, Mobile, etc. Mustered out Novem-
ber 28, 1865.

Thirtieth Infantry Regiment This was only partly a southern Illi-
nois regiment. Its colonel belonged to a noted Southern Illinois family.
Colonel Philip B. Fouke, Belleville; lieutenant colonel, Chas. S. Den-
nis. Carlyle; major, Thos. McClurken; adjutant, Geo. A. Bacon, Car-

The regiment moved from Camp Butler to Cairo, Forts Henry and
Donelson, Shiloh, Corinth, Vicksburg, March to the Sea, Grand Review.
Mustered out, July 17, 1865.

Thirty-first Infantry Regiment This regiment had the distinction
of having the greatest volunteer soldier the world has ever seen Col.
John A. Logan. Mustered in September 18, 1861. At Cairo. Belmont,
Forts Henry and Donelson, Shiloh. Corinth. Vicksburg. At Vicksburg
it was Logan's division, including the Thirty-first that had the distinc-
tion of blowing up Fort Hill. It was Logan's troops which marched
into Vicksburg on the 4th of July, 1863, and hauled down the Confed-


erate flag, and ran up the stars and stripes. The Thirty-first followed
the fortunes of Sherman through the March to the Sea and on to the
Grand Review in Washington.

The officers were : Colonel, John A. Logan, Marion ; lieutenant col-
onel, John H. White, Marion; major, Andrew J. Kuykendall, Vienna;
adjutant, Chas. H. Capehart, Washington, D. C.

Thirty-eighth Infantry Regiment This regiment had three com-
panies that were almost wholly southern Illinois men namely : H, cap-
tain, Chas. Yelton, Newton; I, captain, Charles Churchill, Albion; K,
captain, William C. Harris, Newton. The regimental officers were : Col-
onel, Wm. P. Carlin, Carrollton; lieutenant colonel, Mortimer O'Kean,
Newton; major, Daniel H. Gilmer, Pittsfield; adjutant, Arthur Lee
Bailhache, Springfield.

Organized at Camp Butler. Thence to Pilot Knob, Corinth, Louis-
ville, Stone River, Atlanta campaign, returned to Nashville, Franklin.
Thence to Texas. Mustered out in Springfield, December 31, 1865.

Fortieth Infantry Regiment The Fortieth was enlisted from the
counties of Franklin, Hamilton, Wayne, White, Wabash, Marion, Clay
and Fayette. Mustered in at Springfield, August 10, 1861, with the fol-
lowing officers: Colonel, Stephen G. Hicks, Salem; lieutenant colonel,
James H. Boothe, Kinmundy ; major, John B. Smith, Hamilton
county ; adjutant, Rigdon S. Barnhill, Fairfield. The movements were
from Springfield to Jefferson barracks, Paducah, Bastport, Alabama,
Pittsburg Landing (Colonel Hicks was severely wounded in this bat-
tle), Corinth, Memphis, Holly Springs, in front of Vicksburg, bat-
tles of Jackson, March to the Sea, Grand Review. Mustered out at
Springfield, July 24, 1865.

Forty-third Infantry Regiment This was only in part a Southern
Illinois regiment, companies A, B, G and H being from "Egypt."
These four companies were from the region of Belleville. Organized at
Camp Butler, September, 1861. Officers as follows: Colonel, Julius
Raith, 'Fallen; lieutenant colonel, Adolph Engleman, Shiloh, St. Clair
county; major, Adolph Dengler, Belleville; adjutant, John Peetz, Rock
Island. Camp Butler to St. Louis, Fort Henry, Fort Donelson, Pitts-
burg Landing. Colonel Raith mortally wounded. Corinth, Bolivar,
vicinity of Jackson in '62-3. In Arkansas till close of war. Discharged
at Camp Butler, December 14, 1865.

Forty-eighth Infantry Regiment This organization was almost
wholly from Southern Illinois. The regiment was mustered at Camp
Butler, September, 1861.

Colonel, Isham N. Haynie. Cairo.

Lieutenant colonel, Thomas H. Scott, Metropolis.

Major, William W. Sanford, St. Louis.

Adjutant, William Prescott, Springfield.

This regiment took part in the following battles, etc. Forts Henry
and Donelson, Shiloh, Corinth, Vicksburg, Black River, Jackson, Knox-
ville, Resaca, March to Sea, Grand Review. Marched 3,000 miles, by
water 5,000, by rail 3,450. Mustered out August, 1865.

Forty-ninth Infantry Regiment Organized at Camp Butler, De-
cember 31, 1861.

Colonel, William R. Morrison, Waterloo.

Lieutenant colonel, Phineas Peace, Centralia.

Major, William W. Bishop, Mattoon.

Adjutant, James Morrison.


The regiment reached Cairo in time to take part in the reduction of
Forts Henry and Donelson; thence to Shiloh, Helena, Arkansas, Mem-
phis, Red River, and Nashville. Mustered out September 15, 1865.

Fifty-fourth Infantry Regiment This regiment was altogether from
Egypt. The colonel was Thomas W. Harris from Shawneetown. Mus-
tered at Camp Dubois, Anna, February 18, 1862. In 1864, while the
regiment was stationed at Mattoon the rebel sympathizers in that vi-
cinity were very bold, and spirited conflicts occurred. A serious affair
occurred in Charleston, Coles county, in which Maj. Shubal York and
four privates were killed. The muster out took place at Camp Butler,
October 26, 1865.

Fifty-sixth Infantry Regiment Massac, Pope, Gallatin, Saline,
White, Hamilton, Franklin and Wayne furnished the men of this regi-
ment. It was organized by Col. Robert Kirkham of Shawneetown, and
eventually commanded by Col. Green B. Raum of Harrisburg. The
adjutant was Samuel Atwell, Massac county. The regiment was or-
ganized at Camp Mather near Shawneetown, February 27, 1862. Did
garrison "duty at Paducah, Corinth, Holly Spring, campaigned in Mis-
sissippi, Vicksburg, assisted in blowing up Fort Hill, occupying the
Crater with heavy loss. With Sherman to Atlanta. Under Howard to
the sea. Grand Review.

Sixtieth Infantry Regiment Colonel, Silas C. Toler, Jonesboro;
lieutenant colonel, William B. Anderson, Mt. Vernon; major, Samuel
Hess, Vienna; adjutant, Thomas C. Barnes, Anna.

Took part in sieges and marches around Corinth, Big Springs, Nash-
ville, Tuscumbia, Nashville, Murfreesboro, Chattanooga, Knoxville, At-
lanta campaign, March to the Sea, Grand Review.

Sixty-second Infantry Regiment A large per cent of this regiment
were Southern Illinois men. Mustered at Camp Dubois, Anna, April
10, 1862. Colonel, James M. True, Mattoon; lieutenant colonel, Dan-
iel S. Robinson, Bloomington; major, Stephen M. Meeker, Hardinsville ;
adjutant, Lewis C. True, Mattoon.

Reached Cairo June 7, 1862, moved to Columbus, Jackson, Tennes-
see, Holly Springs, guarded Mississippi Central railroad, captured by
Van Dorn at Holly Springs and records destroyed. Later served in
Tennessee and Arkansas. Discharged at Springfield, spring of 1866.

Sixty-third Infantry Regiment Organized at Camp Dubois, Anna,
December, 1861, and received into United States service in April, 1862.
Officers were not Egyptians. Seven companies were offered by Southern
Illinois men. From Anna to Cairo, Henderson, Kentucky, Jackson,
Tennessee, Chattanooga, Missionary Ridge, March to the Sea, Grand
Review. Mustered out in Springfield, July 16, 1865.

Seventy-first Infantry Regiment Quite a few Southern Illinois men
enlisted in this regiment. It was a ninety-day regiment. Two compa-
nies guarded "Big Muddy Bridge." Two companies garrisoned Mound
City. The service was largely guard duty, and the regiment was mus-
tered out in Springfield in October, 1862.

Eightieth Infantry Regiment This regiment was organized at Cen-
tralia and mustered into the service August 25, 1862. The regimental
officers were as follows: Colonel, Thomas G. Allen, Chester; lieutenant
colonel, Andrew F. Rogers, Upper Alton ; major, Erastus N. Bates, Cen-
tralia; adjutant, James C. Jones.

Moved to Louisville, Kentucky, was under General Buell, pursued


General Bragg, battle of Perryville October 8, '62; campaigned in vi-
cinity of Louisville and Nashville, surrendered to General Forrest May
3, '63, officers sent to Libby prison. After exchanged fought in battles
from Chattanooga to Atlanta. Mustered out January 10th, 1865.

Eighty-first Infantry Regiment This was a Southern Illinois regi-
ment. Organized at Anna, August 26, 1862. Mustered out August 5,
1865. Officers: Colonel, James J. Dollins, Benton; lieutenant colonel,
Franklin Campbell, DuQuoin; major, Andrew W. Rogers, Carbondale;
adjutant, Zebedee Hammock, Tamaroa.

Moved to Cairo, Humbolt, Tennessee, Memphis, Vicksburg cam-
paign. Furnished some men who ran the batteries of Vicksburg. Red
River and return. Lost in dead, wounded, and prisoners 153 men in
Guntown engagement. Mobile in spring of '65. Of 1,144 enlisted men
54 killed, 287 died of disease, 274 resigned and discharged, 529 mustered

Eighty-seventh Infantry Regiment Recruited from Wayne, White,
Wabash, Edwards and Gallatin, and nearby counties. Organized at
Shawneetown October 3, 1862, and mustered out June 24, -1865, in
Springfield. Garrison duty at Memphis, here lost and disabled 250
men from measles. Battle of Warrenton, Siege of Vicksburg, Red River
expedition. Helena, Arkansas, thence to Camp Butler.

Ninety-seventh Infantry Regiment This regiment contained quite
a sprinkle of Southern Illinois men. The colonel was Friend S. Ruth-
erford, Alton ; Capt. James G. Buchanan was from Cumberland county,
Company G; Capt. John Trible was recruited about Alton.

Ninety-eighth Infantry Regiment Effingham, Clay, Jasper, Rich-
land and nearby counties furnished the soldiers of the Ninety-eighth.
Colonel, John J. Funkhauser, Jasper ; lientenant colonel, Edward Kitch-
ell, Olney; major, William B. Cooper, Effingham; adjutant, John H. J.
Lacey, Effingham.

Mustered at Centralia, September 3, 1862. Bowling Green, Ken-
tucky, Glasgow, Nashville. Raided in Georgia. Returned to Nashville,
East Tennessee, Chickamauga and Big Shanty. Campaigned about
Nashville and in northern Alabama.

One Hundred Ninth Infantry Regiment The One Hundred Ninth
was almost entirely recruited from Union county, except Company K,
which came from Pulaski county. Colonel, Alexander J. Nimms; lieu-
tenant colonel, Elijah A. Willard; major, Thomas M. Perrine; adju-
tant, James Evans.

Mustered at Anna, September 11, 1862. Moved to Cairo, Columbus,
Bolivar, Moscow, Holly Springs, Lumpkins Mill, Lake Providence. It
was armed with inferior guns, and later was consolidated with the
Eleventh Infantry. No record of important engagements. There were
159 desertions, only one occuring in Company K.

One Hundred Tenth Infantry Regiment Jefferson, Washington,
Wayne, Hamilton, Saline, Franklin, Perry and Williamson furnished
the soldiers for this regiment. Mustered at Anna, September 11, 1862.
Officers as follows: Colonel, Thomas S. Casey, Mt. Vernon; lieutenant
colonel, Monroe C. Crawford, Jonesboro; major, Daniel Mooneyham,
Benton; adjutant, Oscar A. Taylor, New York city.

Louisville, Perryville (not engaged), Central Kentucky, Stone
River, Woodbury. Consolidated May '63. Chickamauga, Missionary
Ridge, Atlanta, March to Sea, Grand Review. Mustered out June 15,


One Hundred Eleventh Infantry Regiment This was a real South-
ern Illinois regiment. Six companies were enlisted from Marion county,
one from Clay, one in Washington, one from Clinton, and one from
Wayne and Marion. Organized at Saline, September 18, 1862, at Camp
Marshall. Colonel, James S. Martin, Saline; lieutenant colonel, Joseph
F. Black, Saline ; major, William H. Mabry, Xenia ; adjutant, William
C. Styles, Centralia.

From Camp Marshall to Cairo, Columbus, Kentucky, Fort Heiman,
up the Tennessee, Atlanta campaign, engaged in watching Hood, Grand
Review. Engaged in 8 battles, 17 skirmishes. Killed in battle 46,
wounded 144, died in prison 11, died in hospital 93, discharged for dis-
ability 71. Marched 1,836 miles, by steamer 650, by rail 1,250.

One Hundred Seventeenth Infantry Regiment Colonel, Risdon M.
Moore, Lebanon; lieutenant colonel, Johnathan Merriam, Tazewell
county; major, Thomas J. Newsham, Edwardsville ; adjutant, Samuel
H. Deneen, Lebanon.

All the companies except A and B were Southern Illinois boys. Or-
ganized at Camp Butler, September, 1862. To Memphis, Red River ex-
pedition, eastern Missouri, Nashville, campaigned around the gulf. Mus-
tered out August 5, 1865.

One Hundred Twentieth Infantry Regiment Colonel, George W.
McKeaig, Shawneetown; lieutenant colonel, John G. Hardy, Vienna;
major, Spencer B. Floyd, Pope county ; adjutant, Buford Wilson,

Organized at Camp Butler, mustered October 28, 1862. Moved to
Alton, St. Louis, Memphis, garrison duty at Fort Pickering where men
had measles, small pox, and pneumonia. Hopesdale, Arkansas, siege
of Vicksburg, garrison duty along the Mississippi. Mustered out Sep-
tember 10, 1865.

One Hundred Twenty-eighth Infantry Regiment This regiment
mustered into service December 18, 1862, and disbanded April 4, 1863.
The officers were : Colonel, Robert M. Hundley, Marion ; lieutenant
colonel, James D. Pulley, Marion ; major, James D. McCown, Marion ;
adjutant, William A. Lemma, Marion.


"Cairo, Illinois, April 1, 1863.

"Special order: The One Hundred and Twenty-eighth Regiment of
Volunteers, having in its short period of service of less than five months,
been reduced from an aggregate of eight hundred and sixty to one
hundred and sixty-one principally by desertion and there having
been an utter want of discipline in it, the following officers are hereby
discharged from the service of the United States, to take effect the 4th
inst., etc., etc.

"By order of the secretary of war.

"Official: E. D. TOWNSEND, assistant adjutant general.

"L; THOMAS, adjutant general."

The officers were nearly if not quite all discharged and the privates
were attached to the Ninth Illinois Infantry.

One Hundred Thirty-first Infantry Regiment This also was an
Egyptian regiment. It was organized on the grounds of old Fort Mas-


sac, near Metropolis in September, 1862. The measles broke out before
the regiment left Fort Massac and through death and disability it lost
over a hundred men. Moved to Cairo, thence to Memphis, Milliken's
Bend, Haine's Bluff, Arkansas Post, returned to Memphis, siege of
Vicksburg, Paducah, campaigned in Kentucky, consolidated with the
Twenty-ninth. Officers: Colonel, George W. Neely, Metropolis; lieu-
tenant colonel, Richard A. Peter, Metropolis; major, Joseph L. Purvis,
Metropolis; adjutant, LaFayette Twitchell.


One Hundred Thirty-sixth Infantry Regiment There were thirteen
regiments of Illinois troops organized for the one hundred days' service.
They were all enlisted in the spring and summer of 1864. The plan
was to have this branch of the service do guard duty, mainly. In this
way the seasoned veterans could give their time to the more serious mil-
itary operations. The One Hundred Thirty-sixth regiment was officered
as follows: Colonel, Frederick A. Johns, Olney; lieutenant colonel,
William T. Ingram, Benton; major, Henry A. Organ, Fairfield; adju-
tant, Elias J. Bryan, Ashley.

Mustered at Centralia June 1, 1864. Moved to Columbus, Kentucky,
thence to Paducah, Mayfield, Columbus. Reenlisted for fifteen days
and mustered out October 22, 1864.

One Hundred Forty-third Infantry Regiment Dudley C. Smith of
Shelbyville was colonel. Companies B, E, I and K were Southern Illinois
men. Served from June 16th to September 10, 1864. This regiment did
excellent service about Memphis and Helena, Arkansas.

One Hundred Forty-fourth Infantry Regiment This regiment was
recruited from the localities of Shelbyville. Alton, and neighboring lo-
calities. Organized at Alton October 21, 1864. Mustered out July 14,
1865. No record to be found.

One Hundred Forty-fifth Infantry Regiment Company A, Capt.
Tamerlane Chapman, Vienna, and Company F, Capt. Finis Evans, Ma-
kanda, were Egyptian boys. Quite a number of Southern Illinois enlist-
ments in other companies.


This battalion of two companies was recruited about Alton in June,

1864. It served till October, 1864.


One Hundred Forty-ninth Infantry Regiment Only partly a
Southern Illinois organization. Organized at Camp Butler, February,

1865, and mustered out January, 1866. Colonel. Wm. C. Kneffner,
Collins' Station; lieutenant colonel. Alexander G. Hawes. Belleville;
major. Moses M. Warner, Jacksonville; adjutant, Winfield S. Norcross,

The regiment did garrison duty about Chattanooga and Atlanta.

One Hundred Fiftieth Infantry Regiment Colonel. Geo. W.
Keener, Oldtown; lieutenant colonel, Charles F. Springer. Edwards-
ville ; major, Wm. R. Prickett, Edwardsville ; adjutant, Chancey H.


Shelton, Chebanse. Organized February, 1865. Mustered out Jan-
uary, l6b. Did garrison duty in the region of Chattanooga, Bridge-
port, Cleveland, Dalton and Atlanta.


First Cavalry Regiment Companies B, H and I were Egyptians.
Company B, captain, James Foster, Equality; Company H, captain,
Robt. D. Noleman, Centralia; Company I, captain, Orlando Burrell,
Alton. This regiment was mustered in at Alton July 3, 1861. Regi-
ment was captured at Lexington, Mo., and after much unpleasant rela-
tionship among officers and men the regiment was abandoned and men
enlisted elsewhere.

Second Cavalry Regiment Two companies, D and E, of this regi-
ment were southern Illinois troops. Company D, Captain Franklin
B. Moore, Upper Alton; Company E, captain, Samuel P. Tipton, Sum-

The regiment was mustered August 20, 1861, at Camp Butler.
Moved first to DuQuoin, Carbondale, and Fort Massac. Scouted in
Missouri after Colonel Jeff Thompson. Took part in all the campaigns
up to and including the siege of Vicksburg. Operated on the lower
Mississippi. Mustered out January 3, 1866.

Third Cavalry Regiment Company D, captain, Thomas M. Davis,
Bond county, and Company E, captain, John L. Campbell, Saline
county, were the only southern Illinois troops in this regiment. From
Camp Butler to Jefferson City, Springfield, Pea Ridge, Helena, White
River, Grenada, and Haines Bluff. Siege of Vicksburg.

Fifth Cavalry Regiment Benjamin L. Wiley, of Makanda, Jackson
county, was lieutenant colonel of this regiment. Companies A, D, F,
H, K and M were Southern Illinois troops. Did valiant service on the
Mississippi river south of Memphis. Mustered in November, 1861, and
discharged October 27, 1865.

Sixth Cavalry Regiment This is the regiment that made the famous
raid through Mississippi and Louisiana in April, 1863, usually known
as Grierson's Raid. It started from La Grange and ended at Baton
Rouge. It was a seven teen-days' ride, the distance traveled being 800
miles. Company A, captain, Geo. W. Peck, Metropolis; Company B,
captain, James B. Morry, Johnson county; Company D, captain, Hosea
Vice, McLeansboro; Company E, captain, Isaac Gibson, Olney; Com-
pany F, captain, Cressa K. Davis, Harrisburg; company G, captain,
John M. Boicourt, Golconda; Company H, captain, John J. Ritchey,
McLeansboro; Company I, captain, Reuben Loomis, DuQuoin; Com-
pany K, captain, Edward Dawes, Rectorville; Company M, captain,
Isaiah M. Sperry, South Pass.

The colonel was Benjamin H. Grierson. He lived at Jacksonville
in 1861, but later resided west of that city. He died recently an hon-
ored citizen of a great state.

Seventh Cavalry Regiment Three companies, F, G, and M, were
chiefly Southern Illinois men. Company F, captain, Antrim P. Kockler,
Otego ; Company G. captain. Geo. W. Trafton, New Haven ; Company
C, captain, John P. Lndwig, Red Bud.

The regiment was with General Grierson on his famous raid.


Thirteenth Cavalry Regiment This regiment was officered by
men from around Chicago. It was consolidated by order of war de-
partment in May, 1863. In the new organization there were the fol-
lowing companies from Egypt: Company D, captain, Gurnsey W. Da-
vis, DeSoto; Company E, captain, David Slinger, Carmi; Company F,
captain, Andrew J. Alden, Tamaroa; Company G, captain, George M.
Alden, Ashley; Company H, captain, Samuel A. Hoyne, Lovilla; Com-
pany I captain Edward Brown, Carbondale ; Company K, captain,
Henry W. Smith, Benton; Company L, captain, Geo. W. Sewsberry,

After the consolidation the regiment did service in the region of
Little Rock and southeastern Missouri. Mustered out August 31, 1865.

Fourteenth Cavalry Regiment This regiment was recruited from
different parts of the state. The lieutenant colonel was David P. Jen-
kins, Vandalia, and the major was Francis M. Davidson, Anna. Com-
pany E, captain, Benj. Crandall, Shawneetown; Company F, captain,
Thomas K. Jenkins, Vandalia; Company G, captain, Wm. Perkins,

Did service in vicinity of railroad from Louisville to Nashville.
Captured the famous rebel raider, General Morgan. Annihilated
Thomas' Legion in North Carolina. In Atlanta campaign. Guarded
Hood's movements. Mustered out July, 1865.

Fifteenth Cavalry Regiment Colonel, Warren Stewart, Alexander
county; lieutenant colonel, Geo. A. Bacon, Carlyle; Company B, cap-
tain, Egleton Carmichael, Metropolis; Company C, captain, James
Dollins, Benton; Company E, captain, Wm. D. Hutchens, Centralia;
Company F, captain, Joseph Adams, Benton.

The regiment moved from Cairo in the spring of '62 and took part
in Forts Henry and Donelson, Shiloh, Corinth. Scouted in Mississippi,
Alabama, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Mustered out August 25, 1864.


When the Spanish-American war began in 1898, the President on
April 25, called for 125,000 volunteers. Illinois' quota was eight regi-
ments seven of infantry and one of cavalry. A second call was issued
May 25th, for an additonal 75,000 men. Illinois was to have two addi-
tional regiments. This would give the state nine regiments. Eight of
these were made up of the militiamen enrolled at that time. The regi-
ments were numbered from one to nine. The Eighth regiment was a
colored regiment and the Ninth was a "Provisional Regiment."

The Fourth Illinois Infantry This regiment was made up of enlist-
ments from Champaign, Coles, Douglas, Edgar, Effingham, Fayette,
Jackson, Jefferson, Montgomery, Richland, and St. Clair. The regi-
mental organization was not very stable but at the beginning it was

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