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62nd Illinois Infantry
in the American Civil War
62nd Illinois Infantry Soldier Roster - Report of the Adjutant
General of the State of Illinois, Volume 4, Revised by Brigadier General J.N.
Reece, Adjutant General, 1900
|Sixty-second Illinois Infantry. — Col., James M. True ;
Lieut.-Cols., Daniel B. Robinson, Stephen M. Meeker, Lewis C. True; Majs.,
Stephen M. Meeker, Lewis C. True, Guy S. Alexander. This regiment was
organized at Camp Dubois, Anna, Ill., April 10, 1862, and on April 22
was ordered to Cairo, leaving the latter place on May 7 for Paducah, Ky.
In June it was ordered to Tennessee, where it remained during the summer
and autumn, having no actual engagements, except some skirmishes with
the enemy in December. In Aug., 1863, it was transferred to Arkansas and
on Sept. 10 met the enemy near Little Rock, driving him back and
compelling the evacuation of the place. On Jan. 9, 1864, the regiment
reenlisted as a veteran organization, and on Aug. 12, started to
Illinois for veteran furlough, upon the expiration of which it returned
to Pine Bluff, Ark. In April, 1865, the non-veterans of the regiment
were ordered to Illinois for muster-out.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 3