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102nd Illinois Infantry
in the American Civil War

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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       View Entire Book

Regimental History
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

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