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68th Illinois Infantry
in the American Civil War
68th 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-eighth Illinois Infantry. — Col., Elias Stuart ;
Lieut.-Col., Houston L. Taylor; Maj., George W. Lackey. This regiment
was enlisted in response to a call made in the early summer of 1862, for
state troops to serve for the period of three months as state militia,
and the muster of the regiment was effected early in June. Shortly after
it was organized a petition was circulated and very generally signed by
both officers and men, asking that the term of enlistment be changed
from that of state militia to volunteers, and that the regiment be sent
into the field. In accordance with the petition the regiment was
mustered into the U. S. service, and on July 5 received marching orders.
Leaving Camp Butler, it proceeded by rail to Wheeling, W. Va., arriving
there on the 7th. From there it went to Washington and was on duty in
and about Alexandria, Va., until its term of enlistment had expired. It
then returned to Camp Butler and was mustered out on Sept. 26.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 3