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142nd Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Flag of Illinois
Illinois state flag
Country United States
Branch Infantry
Allegiance Union
Service history
Active June 18, 1864 to October 27, 1864

The 142nd Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. It was among scores of regiments that were raised in the summer of 1864 as Hundred Days Men, an effort to augment existing manpower for an all-out push to end the war within 100 days.


The 142nd Illinois Infantry was organized at Freeport, Illinois, and mustered into Federal service on June 18, 1864, for a one-hundred-day enlistment. The 142nd served in garrisons in the Memphis, Tennessee area.

The regiment was mustered out of service on October 27, 1864.

Total strength and casualtiesEdit

The regiment suffered 30 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 30 fatalities.[1]


  • Colonel Rollin V. Ankeny - mustered out with the regiment.[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. 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. Illinois in the Civil War website after Illinois Adjutant General's muster rolls


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