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23rd Illinois Infantry Consolidated
in the American Civil War

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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       View Entire Book

Regimental History
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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