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154th Illinois Infantry
in the American Civil War

Online Books:
154th 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-fourth Illinois Infantry. Col., McLain F. Wood; Lieut. -Cols., Moses C. Brown, Francis Swanwick; Majs., Francis Swanwick, Thomas H. Dobbs. This regiment was organized at Camp Butler Feb. 21, 1865, and mustered in for one year under the call of Dec. 19, 1864. It left by rail for Louisville, Ky., on Feb. 24 and arrived at Nashville, Tenn., three days later; was detained there by floods until March 2, then went by rail to Murfreesboro. The regiment there suffered very much from exposure to continued cold rains, and sickness prevailed to a great extent, many of the men dying from the severe exposure. The command remained at Murfreesboro, drilling and doing picket and guard duty until May 13. It marched for Tullahoma on May 15 and remained there until June 11, when it returned by railroad to Nashville, where the regiment was put on picket, guard and garrison duty, and many of the officers on court martial and military commissions. On Sept. 18, 1865, the regiment was mustered out at Nashville and ordered to Springfield, Ill., for final payment and discharge, arriving there on Sept. 22.

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

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