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156th Illinois Infantry
in the American Civil War
156th 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-sixth Illinois Infantry. — Col., Alfred T.
Smith; Lieut. -Col., Edwin B. Messer; Maj., John Tunnison. This regiment
was organized at Chicago on March 9, 1865, and was mustered in during
the same month for one year. On March 28 it was ordered to proceed
without delay to Chattanooga, Tenn., and report to Maj.- Gen. James B.
Steedman, commanding the District of the Etowah, to whose command it was
assigned as part of the 3d brigade, 2nd separate division, Army of the
Cumberland, on April 7. On June 19 it was relieved from duty in that
command and ordered to report to Gen. John E. Smith, commanding the
District of West Tennessee, for assignment to duty at Memphis, at which
place it was assigned to the 1st infantry brigade. The regiment was
mustered out Sept. 20, 1865.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 3