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109th Illinois Infantry
in the American Civil War

Online Books:
109th 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 Ninth Infantry. Col., Alexander J. Nimmo; Lieut. -Col., Elijah A. Willard; Maj., Thomas M. Perrine. This regiment was recruited chiefly in Union county, except Co. K, which was from Pulaski county. It was mustered into the U. S. service on Sept. 11, at which time it was armed with a very inferior gun. It remained in camp drilling until Oct. 20, when it was ordered to Cairo, thence to Columbus, Ky., where the companies were separated and assigned to guard duty for two or three weeks, when the regiment was moved to Bolivar, Tenn., and reported to Gen. Brayman. It remained there about two weeks, drilling and performing guard duty; was next moved to Moscow, Tenn., and reported to Gen. Quinby; remained there one week; was moved thence in the direction of Holly Springs, with Quinby's division; was detached at Lumpkin's mill and left there on account of the bad condition of their guns, which were deemed unfit for use in battle. By April 1, 1863, the regiment was greatly reduced in numbers, and because of this it was consolidated with the 11th infantry, where the further history of the 109th infantry may be found.

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

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