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10th Illinois Infantry (3 months)
in the American Civil War

Online Books:
10th Illinois Infantry (3 months) Soldier Roster - Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Illinois, Volume 1, Revised by Brigadier General J.N. Reece, Adjutant General, 1900       View Entire Book
 

Regimental History
Tenth Illinois Infantry (Three Months' Service). Cols., Benjamin M. Prentiss, James D. Morgan ; Lieut. -Cols., James D. Morgan, Charles H. Adams; Maj., Charles H. Adams. The 10th Ill. infantry was one of the six regiments called for by the governor's order of April 16, 1861. It was formed from the first four companies that reported at Springfield, April 20, 1861, which were ordered to Cairo on the 22nd, and there, with three other infantry and three artillery companies, the regiment was organized and mustered by Capt. John Pope on April 20, 1861, into the U. S. service for three months. The early promotion of Col. Prentiss to the rank of brigadier made Morgan colonel and Adams lieutenant-colonel. Thus organized, it remained at Cairo on garrison duty during its three months' service, twice making movements of reconnoissance, one toward Columbus, Ky., and again to Benton, Mo.

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

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