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144th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Flag of Illinois
Illinois state flag
Country United States
Branch Infantry
Allegiance Union
Service history
Active October 21, 1864 to July 14, 1865

The 144th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 144th Illinois Infantry Regiment was organized at Alton, Illinois, and was mustered into Federal service on October 21, 1864, for a one-year enlistment. The regiment served in garrisons in the Saint Louis, Missouri area and at the prisoner of war camp at Alton, Illinois. It never saw combat.

The regiment was mustered out of service 3 months early on July 14, 1865, because the war had ended.

Total strength and casualtiesEdit

The regiment suffered 69 enlisted men who died of disease for a total of 69 fatalities.[1]


  • Colonel Cyrus Hall - resigned March 7, 1865.
  • Colonel John H. Kuhn - 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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