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23rd Illinois Infantry Consolidated
in the American Civil War
23rd Illinois Infantry
Consolidated Soldier Roster - Report of the Adjutant
General of the State of Illinois, Volume 2, Revised by Brigadier General J.N.
Reece, Adjutant General, 1900
|Twenty-third (Consolidated) Illinois Infantry. — Lieut.-Col.,
Samuel Simison, Maj., Edwin Coburn. From early in Aug. to Dec. 25, 1864,
during which time Gen. Sheridan was in command in the Shenandoah Valley,
the battalion was actively engaged therein, and took part in the battles
and skirmishes at Cedar creek, Winchester, Charlestown, Halltown,
Berryville, Opequan creek, Fisher's hill and Harrisonburg. About Dec. 30
it was transferred to the Army of the James and during Jan., 1865, was
in front of Richmond. It was afterward assigned to the defenses of
Bermuda Hundred, on March 25 rejoined the 24th corps north of the James
river, and thence moved to the left as far as Hatcher's run, where it
was engaged, and on April 2 it assisted in the assault and capture of
Fort Gregg in front of Petersburg. In then took part in the pursuit of
Lee's army until the surrender at Appomattox Court House. In March Col.
Simison returned to Illinois to have five new companies assigned by the
governor to fill the regiment, and in this he was successful, but the
new companies did not meet the veterans until the surrender of Lee.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 3
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