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154th Illinois Infantry
in the American Civil War
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
|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.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 3