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13th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Flag of Illinois
Illinois flag
Country United States
Branch Infantry
Allegiance Union
Service history
Active April 21, 1861 to June 18, 1864
Battles Fort Donelson
Battle of Shiloh
Siege of Vicksburg
Battle of Bentonville
Commanders
Insignia

The 13th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry, nicknamed "Fremont's Grey Hounds," was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

ServiceEdit

The 13th Illinois Infantry was mustered into state service at Dixon, Illinois on April 21, 1861 and mustered into Federal service on May 24, 1861 for a three-year term. The regiment was mustered out on June 18, 1864.

Total strength and casualtiesEdit

The regiment suffered 6 officers and 61 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 5 officers and 123 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 192 fatalities.[1]

CommandersEdit

  • Colonel John B. Wyman - killed at the Battle of Chickasaw Bayou December 28, 1862.
  • Colonel Adam B. Gorgas - Mustered out with the regiment.[2]

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/013-fs.htm Illinois in the Cvil war website after Illinois Adjutant General's muster rolls

ReferencesEdit

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