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142nd Illinois Infantry
in the American Civil War

Online Books:
142nd Illinois Infantry Soldier Roster - Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Illinois, Volume 7, Revised by Brigadier General J.N. Reece, Adjutant General, 1900       View Entire Book

Regimental History
One Hundred and Forty-second Illinois Infantry. Col., Rollin V. Ankney ; Lieut.-Col., Martin D. Swift: Maj., Charles J. Childs. This regiment was organized at Freeport as a battalion of eight companies and ordered to Camp Butler, where two companies were added and the regiment mustered June 18, 1864, for 100 days. On June 21 it moved for Memphis via Cairo and the Mississippi river, and arrived on the 24th. On the 26th it moved to White's station, 11 miles from Memphis on the Memphis & Charleston railroad, where it was assigned to guard duty. It was mustered out Oct. 27, 1864, at Chicago.

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

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