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126th Illinois Infantry
in the American Civil War
126th 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 Twenty-sixth Illinois Infantry. — Col., Jonathan
Richmond; Lieut. -Cols., Ezra M. Beardsley, Lucius W. Beal; Majs.,
William W. Wilshire, John Morris. This regiment was organized at Alton,
Ill., and was mustered in Sept. 4, 1862. It moved on Nov. 20, to
Columbus, Ky., and thence to Bolivar, Tenn. It served in Tennessee until
July 24, 1863, when it embarked for Helena, Ark., and marched with Gen.
Steele's army, participating in the capture of Little Rock, Sept. 10.
The remainder of its term of service was spent in Arkansas, and it was
mustered out at Pine Bluff on June 4 and July 12, 1865.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 3