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129th Illinois Infantry
in the American Civil War

Online Books:
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       View Entire Book

Regimental History
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.

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

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