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11th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Flag of Illinois
Illinois flag
Country United States
Branch Infantry
Allegiance Union
Service history
Active April 30, 1861 to July 30, 1861; July 30, 1861 to July 14, 1865
Battles Battle of Fort Donelson
Battle of Shiloh
Battle of Port Gibson
Battle of Champion's Hill
Siege of Vicksburg
Commanders
Insignia

The 11th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. It was originally formed as a three-month volunteer unit at the beginning of the war, and then reorganized as a three-year unit, in which role it served until the end of the war.

Three-month unitEdit

ServiceEdit

The original 11th Illinois Infantry was mustered into Federal service at Springfield, Illinois mustered into Federal service on April 30, 1861 for a three-month enlistment.

The regiment remained in garrison at Cairo, Illinois and was mustered out on July 30, 1861.

Total strength and casualtiesEdit

The regiment suffered 10 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 10 fatalities.[1]

CommandersEdit

Three-year unitEdit

ServiceEdit

The reorganized 11th Illinois Infantry was mustered into Federal service for a three-year enlistment on July 30, 1861 at Cairo, Illinois. It saw service at the Battle of Fort Donelson, where over 60% of those engaged were wounded, missing or killed; the Battle of Shiloh; the Battle of Vicksburg; and the Yazoo River Expedition, among other operations.

The regiment was mustered out on July 14, 1865.

Total strength and casualtiesEdit

When the regiment was re-mustered in as a three-year regiment aggregate strength was 288, raised to 801 by November through recruiting. On April 23, 1863 the 109th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment was incorporated into the 11th, adding 589 men. The regiment suffered 7 officers and 179 enlisted men killed in action or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 284 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 471 fatalities.[3]

CommandersEdit

Soldiers in the regimentEdit

  • William Copple Co. C (Discharged for wounds received at Battle of Fort Donelson)
  • Peter Norrix Co. B
  • James Wilson Co. B (Died of disease At Vicksburg)
  • Sgt. Charles Worbes Co. B
  • Moses Jordan, Co. G (Died of injuries in Hospital #2, Vickburg)
  • Alexander Jordan, Co. G
  • Paul Mowery, Co. H (discharged at vicksburg because of illness)
  • Robert Donohoo, Co. C (discharged at Vicksburg due to injury)
  • Private James Hathorn, Co. G (Killed in Action before Vicksburg, May 22, 1863)

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unilinf1.htm The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.
  2. http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilcivilw/f&s/011-3fs.htm Illinois in the Civil War website after Illinois Adjutant General's muster rolls
  3. http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unilinf1.htm The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.
  4. http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilcivilw/f&s/011-fs.htm Illinois in the Civil war website after Illinois Adjutant General's muster rolls

ReferencesEdit

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