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93rd Illinois Infantry
in the American Civil War

Online Books:
93rd 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       View Entire Book

Regimental History
Ninety-third Infantry. Col., Holden Putnam; Lieut.-Col., Nicholas C. Buswell; Maj., James M. Fisher. This regiment was organized at Chicago in Sept., 1862, and was mustered in on Oct. 13. It left for Memphis, Tenn., 998 strong, Nov. 9, arrived on the 14th, moved with Gen. Grant's army in the northern Mississippi campaign to Yocona creek, and thence via Lumpkin's mill to Memphis, arriving Dec. 30. It was first under fire at the battle of Jackson, Miss., in May, 1863, where it participated in the advance, losing 3 killed and 4 wounded. Two days later it was engaged in the battle of Champion's hill, the loss of the regiment being 1 officer and 37 men killed, 6 officers and 107 men wounded, and 1 officer and 10 men missing. On May 22 it was engaged in the assault on the enemy's works at Vicksburg, losing 10 or 12 men killed and wounded. At 4 p. m. of the same day it charged the enemy, and lost in the charge 5 men killed, and 1 officer and 49 men wounded. On Nov. 24 the regiment crossed the Tennessee river and threw up a tete de pont, occupying it until the pontoon bridge was built, and the next day was heavily engaged at Missionary ridge, losing 20 killed, 42 wounded and 27 missing. On Oct. 5, 1864, the 93d was a part of the force which so signally defeated Gen. French's Confederate division at Allatoona. In that engagement the regiment lost 21 killed, 3 officers and 49 men wounded, and 10 missing. In November it started on the march to the sea, and on Dec. 11 skirmished with the enemy at Ogeechee canal, losing 1 killed and 2 wounded. It accompanied Sherman in the campaign of the Carolinas, then to Washington, where it participated in the grand review, and on May 31 moved to Louisville, Ky. On June 23, 1865, it was mustered out and on the 25th arrived at Chicago. During its two years and seven months' service the casualties in battle of the 93d were 446, and 1 officer and 31 men accidentally wounded.

Footnotes:
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 3

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