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75th Illinois Infantry
in the American Civil War
75th 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
|Seventy-fifth Infantry. — Cols., George Ryan, John E.
Bennett; Lieut. - Cols., John E. Bennett, William M. Kilgour; Majs.,
William M. Kilgour, James A. Watson. This regiment was organized at
Dixon and was mustered into service Sept. 2, 1862. It remained at Camp
Dement perfecting its drill until Sept. 27, when it was ordered south.
It arrived at Jeffersonville, Ind., Sept. 29 and crossed the Ohio on the
next evening. It was engaged in the battle of Perryville, the loss of
the 75th in this engagement being severe. It participated in the
skirmishes and battles of Nolensville, Knob gap and Stone's river, in
the latter engagement being in the right wing and during the entire
battle it was actively engaged, losing 2 killed, 25 wounded and 21 taken
prisoners. It participated in the battle of Lookout mountain and during
the Atlanta campaign was engaged at Dalton, Resaca, Marietta, Kennesaw
mountain and in all the skirmishes and battles of the brigade until
Atlanta was reached and the campaign ended. It was in the battle of
Franklin, where it suffered severely ; was also in the battle of
Nashville on the second day, charging through an open field on the
enemy's line and capturing 223 prisoners and a large quantity of arms
and camp equipage. Two officers and 6 men were wounded in the
engagement. The regiment was mustered out on June 12, 1865.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 3