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105th Illinois Infantry
in the American Civil War
105th 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 Fifth Illinois Infantry. — Col., Daniel Dustin; Lieut- Cols., Henry F. Vallette, Everell F. Dutton; Majs., Everell F.
Dutton, Henry D. Brown. This regiment was mustered into the U. S.
service at Dixon Sept. 2, 1862; moved on the 8th to Camp Douglas; left
that place on the 30th for Louisville, Ky., where it arrived on Oct. 2,
reported to Gen. Dumont and was attached to his division with Brig.-Gen.
W. T. Ward's brigade. It was for a time engaged in guard and picket
duty, with occasional slight skirmishing, and did not experience much of
the stern realities of warfare until the opening of the Atlanta
campaign. On May 13, 1864, it moved in the direction of Resaca, Ga.,
skirmishing that evening and the next day, and on the 15th took part in
a charge upon the enemy's works, which were carried, the regiment losing
several men in the engagement. On the 19th, being in the advance, it
skirmished with the rear-guard of the enemy, driving him at every point,
and on the 25th continued its march towards Dallas, encountering the
enemy, and having a brisk engagement until dark, the casualties
numbering 15, including 2 commissioned officers. From then until June 1
the regiment was engaged in advancing the line, building and
strengthening the works and skirmishing, losing 16 men. After the
surrender of Atlanta the regiment remained in the vicinity until Nov.
15, when it accompanied the expedition to the sea, bearing its full
share of the trials and hardships incident thereto. In Jan., 1865, it
moved northward on the Carolina campaign, but nothing of interest
occurred until Feb. 2, when the regiment, being in advance, encountered
the enemy near Lawtonville strongly posted behind barricades. It
immediately charged, driving the enemy from his position and through the
town, losing 8 men in the engagement. It also participated in the battle
of Averasboro, losing 6 killed and 16 wounded, and took part in the
engagement near Bentonville. After the surrender of Johnston the
regiment continued its journey to Washington, took part in the grand
review, and was mustered out on June 7, 1865.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 3