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128th Illinois Infantry
in the American Civil War
128th 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-eighth Infantry. — Col., Robert
M. Hundley; Lieut. -Col., James D. Pulley; Maj., James D. McCown. This
regiment was organized in the fall of 1862 and was mustered into the U.
S. service at Camp Butler in November. It was sent to Cairo, where it
was stationed during the greater part of the following winter. A great
deal of dissatisfaction and lack of regimental discipline was manifested
there and many desertions occurred. By April 1, 1863, although the
regiment had been in the service for a period of less than five months,
its number had been reduced from an aggregate of 860 to 161 —
principally by desertions — and there having been an utter want of
discipline in the regiment, the officers were discharged and the few
remaining men were transferred to other Illinois regiments.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 3