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142nd Illinois Infantry
in the American Civil War
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
|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