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114th Illinois Infantry
in the American Civil War
114th 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
|One Hundred and Fourteenth Illinois Infantry. — Col., James W.
Judy; Lieut.-Cols., John F. King, Samuel N. Shoup; Majs., Joseph M.
McLane, John M. Johnson. This regiment was organized in the months of
July and August and was mustered into the U. S. service at Camp Butler
on Sept. 18, 1862. Cos. A and D were from Cass county, B, C, E, G, H and
I from Sangamon county, and Cos. F and K from Menard county. The
regiment left Camp Butler for Memphis, Tenn., Nov. 8, arrived on the
16th, and remained there about 10 days on picket duty. On May 2, 1863,
it joined in the movement to the rear of Vicksburg; was engaged in the
battle of Jackson, losing 5 men killed and wounded; arrived in the rear
of Vicksburg on May 18 and participated in the siege, with a loss of 20
men in killed and wounded. On the surrender of Vicksburg the regiment
was ordered to move against the Confederate Gen. Johnston, who retreated
to Jackson, Miss., and during the siege of that place the loss of the
regiment in killed and wounded was 7 men. It was then ordered to Oak
Ridge, Miss., and while doing picket duty there had several skirmishes
with the guerrillas, 1 man being killed and 2 men captured while on
duty. On Feb. 5, 1864, the regiment left on a scout and engaged the
enemy at Wyatt, Miss., thus enabling the cavalry to cross the
Tallahatchie at New Albany. In June it went out again and engaged the
enemy at Guntown, in which action it lost 205 in killed, wounded and
missing out of 397 men. On July 13 the brigade to which the regiment was
attached was surprised by the enemy near Harrisburg, Miss., but after a
sharp engagement the Confederates were repulsed, the regiment receiving
the thanks of the brigade commander on the field for the gallant and
effective charge made by it. The regiment lost 40 men in killed and
wounded. It was in the battle of Nashville, made several charges during
the engagement, and lost 15 men in killed and wounded. In March, 1865,
it embarked for Spanish Fort, Ala., and was engaged during the siege of
that place. The regiment was mustered out on Aug. 3, 1865.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 3