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106th Illinois Infantry
in the American Civil War

Online Books:
106th Illinois Infantry Soldier Roster - Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Illinois, Volume 6, Revised by Brigadier General J.N. Reece, Adjutant General, 1900       View Entire Book

Regimental History
One Hundred and Sixth Infantry. Col., Robert B. Latham; Lieut.-Cols., George H. Campbell, Henry Yates, Jr., John M. Hurt, Charles H. Miller; Maj., John M. Hurt. The rivalry created under the call for soldiers in July, 1862, influenced the people of Logan county to endeavor to make up a complete regiment, notwithstanding four full companies had already been enlisted in the county and that their depleted ranks had been filled by recruits from the same. Within 30 days from July 15, eight companies were enlisted from the county, when Co. A from Sangamon county, and Co. K from Menard county, made the regiment complete. It went into camp at Lincoln on Aug. 15, and was mustered into the U. S. service Sept. 18. It moved from camp Nov. 7 via St. Louis to Columbus, Ky., arriving on Nov. 10, and moved thence to Jackson, Tenn. In December Jackson was attacked by Gen. Forrest and Cos. C and G surrendered without resistance. Cos. H and I were also attacked by Gen. Forrest at the Obion river bridge on the Mobile & Ohio railroad, but the Confederates were finally repulsed with severe loss. On the night of Dec. 20, part of Co. C was attacked in a block house at Carroll Station, and after a severe fight of several hours drove the enemy off, after killing and wounding quite a number. The regiment took part in the siege of Vicksburg, the battle of Clarendon, and performed service at Devall's Bluff, Pine Bluff, Benton, Hot Springs, Lewisburg, St. Charles, Dardanelle and Brownsville. It was mustered out on July 12, 1865, at Pine Bluff, Ark., and arrived at Camp Butler, Ill., July 24, where it received final pay and discharge.

Footnotes:
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 3

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