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131st Illinois Infantry Consolidated
in the American Civil War
131st Illinois Infantry
Consolidated 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 Thirty-first (Consolidated) Infantry. —
Lieut.- Col., Richard A. Peter. The battalion had but little time to
drill, being constantly on picket duty, and on Oct. 15 was ordered to
move by rail to Mayfield, Ky., go into camp there and fortify to give
protection to the Union people who had been harassed by frequent raids
of guerrillas. On Oct. 20 it received orders to proceed without delay to
Calloway landing, on the Tennessee river and there take shipment for
Vicksburg. After a few days spent in drilling at that place, the
regiment received order No. 90, requiring it to consolidate with the
29th regiment, and by General Order No. 261, the consolidation was made,
the men of the 131st being placed in the different companies of the 29th
to fill them up, and all camp and garrison equipage and all
quartermaster stores were turned over to the quartermaster of the 29th
on Nov. 14, 1863.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 3