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156th Illinois Infantry
in the American Civil War

Online Books:
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       View Entire Book

Regimental History
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.

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

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