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102nd Illinois Infantry
in the American Civil War
102nd Illinois Infantry Soldier Roster - Report of the Adjutant
General of the State of Illinois, Volume 5, Revised by Brigadier General J.N.
Reece, Adjutant General, 1900
|One Hundred and Second Illinois Infantry. — Cols., William McMurtry, Franklin C. Smith; Lieut. -Cols., Franklin C. Smith, James M.
Mannon, Isaac McManus; Majs., James M. Mannon, Lemuel D. Shinn, Charles
H. Jackson, Isaac McManus, Hiland H. Clay. This regiment was organized
at Knoxville in Aug., 1862, and was mustered in Sept. 1 and 2. On Sept.
22 it moved to Peoria, and on Oct. 1 to Louisville, Ky., where it was
assigned to Ward's brigade, Dumont's division, and immediately moved
southward, marching via Shelbyville, Frankfort, Bowling Green and
Scottsville, to Gallatin, Tenn., arriving on Nov. 26. From that time
until the opening of the campaign against Atlanta the time was chiefly
spent in the performance of guard duty, etc. On May 2, 1864, it started
in the Atlanta campaign; was engaged at Resaca, where it lost 3 killed
and 19 wounded; the following day the brigade captured a battery from
the enemy at Camp creek, the regiment losing in the affair 18 killed, 6
mortally wounded and 70 wounded; next encountered the enemy at Burnt
Hickory and was engaged for 4 days, losing 4 killed and 14 wounded; was
in action on June 15 and 16, losing 13 wounded, and it was engaged at
Peachtree creek, where it lost 2 killed and 11 wounded. It participated
in the march to the sea and the campaign of the Carolinas, being engaged
at the battle of Averasboro, where it lost 2 killed and 19 wounded.
After the surrender of Johnston the regiment marched to Washington,
where it passed in review with the rest of the army, and on June 6,
1865, was mustered out and started home, arriving at Chicago on the 9th.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 3