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49th Illinois Infantry
in the American Civil War

Online Books:
49th Illinois Infantry Soldier Roster - Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Illinois, Volume 3, Revised by Brigadier General J.N. Reece, Adjutant General, 1900       View Entire Book

Regimental History
Forty-ninth Illinois Infantry. Cols., William R. Morrison, Phineas Pease; Lieut. -Cols., Thomas G. Allen, Phineas Pease, William W. Bishop. William P. Moore; Majs., John B. Hay, William W. Bishop, Thomas W. Morgan, William P. Moore, Jacob E. Gauen. This regiment was organized at Camp Butler, Dec. 31, 1861, by Col. William R. Morrison. On Feb. 3, 1862, it was ordered to Cairo, and on the 8th moved to Fort Henry, where it was assigned to the 3d brigade, McClernand's division. It engaged the enemy at Fort Donelson, losing 14 killed and 37 wounded, among the latter being Col. Morrison, who was commanding the brigade. The regiment was engaged in the battle of Shiloh, losing 17 killed and 99 wounded, was also engaged in the siege of Corinth, and on June 4 moved to Bethel and was assigned to Brig.-Gen. John A. Logan's 1st division, District of Jackson Maj.-Gen. John A. McClernand commanding. In Nov., 1863, it participated in the capture of Little Rock, Ark., and on Jan. 15, 1864, three-fourths of the regiment reenlisted and were mustered as veteran volunteers. Assigned to the Red River expedition, it participated in the capture of Fort De Russy, La., and was engaged in the battle of Pleasant Hill. In June it was ordered to Illinois for veteran furlough, and the detachment of non-veterans which remained participated in the battle of Tupelo, Miss. Returning to the field, the regiment moved to Franklin, Mo., and drove the enemy from that place. It took part in the battle of Nashville, after which its time was spent in garrison duty. It was mustered out, Sept. 9, 1865, at Paducah, Ky., and arrived at Camp Butler, Ill., on Sept. 15, for final payment and discharge.

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

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