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129th Illinois Infantry
in the American Civil War
129th 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-ninth Infantry. — Cols., George
P. Smith, Henry Case; Lieut. -Cols., Henry Case, Andrew J. Cropsey,
Thomas H. Flynn; Majs., Andrew J. Cropsey, Thomas H. Flynn, John A.
Hoskins. This regiment was organized at Pontiac in Aug., 1862, and was
mustered into the U. S. service, Sept. 8. Five companies were from
Livingston county, four from Scott and one from Rock Island. On Sept. 22
the regiment left Pontiac with 927 officers and men, and reported at
Louisville, Ky. From the middle of Dec, 1862, till the first of June,
1863, it guarded the railroad from Bowling Green, Ky., to Gallatin,
Tenn., during which time it had frequent collisions with the
Confederates in repelling their attack on the railroad. During the
Atlanta campaign it participated in the principal battles, marched to
the sea and up through the Carolinas, fought at Averasboro and
Bentonville, then moved to Washington and participated in the grand
review. It then proceeded to Chicago and on June 10, 1865, received its
final payment and discharge.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 3