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80th Illinois Infantry
in the American Civil War
80th Illinois Infantry Soldier Roster - Report of the Adjutant
General of the State of Illinois, Volume 5, Revised by Brigadier General J.N.
Reece, Adjutant General, 1900
|Eightieth Infantry. — Col., Thomas G. Allen;
Lieut.-Cols., Andrew F. Rogers, Erastus N. Bates; Majs., Erastus N.
Bates, Henry Zeis. This regiment was organized at Centralia and was
mustered into the U. S. service on Aug. 25, 1862. It was ordered to
Louisville on Sept. 4 and was assigned to the 33d brigade, 10th
division, Army of the Ohio. On Oct. 1 it marched in pursuit of Bragg,
passed through Taylorville, Bloomfield and Mackville, and was engaged in
the battle of Perryville, losing 14 killed and 58 wounded. In April,
1863, the regiment was mounted and during the same month was attacked at
Dug gap and Sand mountain, but on both occasions repulsed the enemy,
capturing a battery of 2 guns at Sand mountain. The loss to the regiment
was 2 killed and 16 wounded. At Blount's farm on May 2 it again defeated
the enemy and on May 3 was surrendered to a vastly superior force, under
Gen. Forrest. On being exchanged in the fall of 1863, the regiment
rejoined the army and was present at the battles of Wauhatchie and
Missionary ridge. In the Atlanta campaign it participated in the battles
of Dalton, Resaca, Adairsville, Cassville, Dallas, Pine mountain,
Kennesaw mountain, Marietta, Peachtree creek, Atlanta, Jonesboro and
Lovejoy's Station. During the campaign it captured about 150 prisoners,
and lost 25 killed and 60 wounded. It participated in the battle of
Nashville, where it captured a 3-gun battery and 100 prisoners. On June
10, 1865, it was mustered out and proceeded to Camp Butler, Ill., for
final pay and discharge.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 3