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63rd Illinois Infantry
in the American Civil War
63rd 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-third Illinois Infantry. — Cols., Francis Moro, Joseph B. McCown ; Lieut.-Cols., Joseph B. McCown, Henry Glaze, James Isaminger;
Majs., Henry Glaze, Joseph K. Lemen, Joseph R. Stanford. This regiment
was organized at Camp Dubois, Anna, Ill., in the month of Dec, 1861, and
was mustered into the U. S. service, April 10, 1862. It was ordered to
Cairo on April 27 and to Henderson, Ky., July 12. It operated in
Tennessee until the spring of 1863, when it became a part of the forces
in the Vicksburg campaign. On June 16 it participated in the fight and
destruction of Richmond, La., and then returned to Young's point, where
it remained until after the surrender, and went on post duty at
Vicksburg July 5. It moved to Tennessee in November and participated in
the battle of Missionary ridge. On Jan. 4, 1864, 272 men of the regiment
reenlisted as veterans and on April 3 were ordered to Illinois on
veteran furlough. Returing to the front they rejoined the command at
Huntsville and the regiment did railroad guard duty till November, when
it moved with Sherman on the march to the sea, participating in the
attack on Ogeechee canal. On Jan. 19, 1865, it started on the trip
through the Carolinas and participated in the battles and skirmishes of
that famous campaign, losing 1 officer and 25 men by the explosion of an
arsenal at Columbia, S. C, and 5 men at Little Lynch's creek, besides
several men who were captured at different times by the enemy's cavalry.
The regiment was in the battle of Bentonville, N. C, and three days
later entered Goldsboro. It participated in the grand review at
Washington and for several days camped 3 miles north of the city. On
July 13, 1865, it was mustered out at Louisville, Ky., and left for Camp
Butler, Ill., where it arrived three days later. Its original strength
was 988 men and 272 arrived at Camp Butler on July 16, 1865.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 3