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114th Illinois Infantry
in the American Civil War

Online Books:
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       View Entire Book

Regimental History
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.

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

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