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25th Illinois Infantry
in the American Civil War
25th Illinois Infantry 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-fifth Illinois Infantry. — Cols., William N. Coler,
Thomas D. Williams, Caswell P. Ford, Richard H. Nodine; Lieut. -Cols.,
James S. McClelland, Samuel D. Wall, Wesford Taggart; Majs., Richard H.
Nodine, Samuel D. Wall, Wesford Taggart, Samuel Houston. The 25th was
composed of volunteers from the counties of Kankakee, Iroquois, Ford,
Vermillion, Douglas, Coles, Champaign and Edgar. The regiment
rendezvoused at the U. S. arsenal park, at St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 2, 1861,
and was mustered into the service on Aug. 4, for three years. Its first
engagement was the battle of Pea ridge, in which it lost 3 killed and 17
wounded. It next fought in the battle of Stone's river and then remained
in camp near Murfreesboro, Tenn., doing picket duty, foraging and
skirmishing occasionally, until it started south and engaged in the
battle of Chickamauga. It was in the storming and capture of Missionary
ridge and after remaining through the winter in East Tennessee joined in
Sherman's Atlanta campaign. On the march to Atlanta it was not actually
engaged in the heavy battles fought, but was on the march every day and
engaged almost constantly in skirmishing and picket duty. On Aug. 1,
1864, the three years having expired, and while the regiment was in
sight of Atlanta, orders were received for it to report at Camp Butler,
Ill., for muster-out, which event occurred Sept. 5, 1864.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 3