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88th Illinois Infantry
in the American Civil War
88th 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
|Eighty-eighth Infantry. — Col., Francis T. Sherman;
Lieut. -Cols., Alexander S. Chadbourne, George W. Chandler, George W.
Smith; Majs., George W. Chandler, George W. Smith, Levi P. Holden. This
regiment was organized at Chicago in Sept., 1862, and was known as the
"Second Board of Trade Regiment." It was mustered in Sept. 4, was
ordered to Louisville, Ky., on the same date, and went into camp below
Jeffersonville. It was engaged in the battle of Perryville, losing 4
killed, 5 mortally and 36 slightly wounded. Its next engagement was at
Stone's river and it also participated in the battle of Chickamauga. It
formed part of the assaulting column upon the left center of the enemy's
position at the battle of Missionary ridge and was among the first to
place its colors upon the enemy's works. It was with the 4th corps
throughout the whole of the Atlanta campaign, up to and including the
capture of Atlanta. It fought at Rocky Face ridge, Resaca, Adairsville,
New Hope Church, Pine mountain, Mud creek, Kennesaw mountain, Smyrna
camp ground, Atlanta, Jonesboro and Lovejoy's Station. Moving then to
Tennessee, it was engaged in skirmishes at Columbia and Spring Hill, and
in the battle of Franklin was upon the right center, the main point of
the enemy's attack. It was also engaged in the battle of Nashville. Its
losses in the engagements in which it participated aggregate two-thirds
of its number, and its conduct in every battle was such as to merit and
receive the commendation of its brigade, division and corps commanders.
The regiment was mustered out June 9, 1865, at Nashville, Tenn., and
arrived at Chicago on June 13, where it received final pay and discharge
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 3