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153rd Illinois Infantry
in the American Civil War

Online Books:
153rd 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 Fifty-third Illinois Infantry. Col., Stephen Bronson; Lieut.-Col., Louis Schaffner; Maj., John A. Wilson. This regiment was organized at Camp Fry and was mustered in Feb. 27, 1865, for one year. On March 4 it moved by rail via Louisville and Nashville, to Tullahoma, Tenn., and was assigned to the 2nd brigade, defenses of the Nashville & Chattanooga railroad. In the latter part of March, Maj. Wilson, with three companies, went on a campaign into Alabama and returned. On July 1 the regiment moved, via Nashville and Louisville to Memphis, where it was mustered out Sept. 15, 1865, and returned to Springfield, Ill., where, on Sept. 24, it received final pay and discharge.

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

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