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70th Illinois Infantry Regiment
Flag of Illinois.svg
Illinois state flag
Country United States
Branch Infantry
Allegiance Union
Service history
Active June 4, 1862, to October 23, 1862
Battles None
Commanders
Insignia

The 70th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

ServiceEdit

The 70th Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois and mustered into Federal service on June 4, 1862, for a term of three months. It served on guard duty at Camp Butler.

The regiment was mustered out on October 23, 1862.

Total strength and casualtiesEdit

The regiment suffered 23 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 23 fatalities.[1]

CommandersEdit

  • Colonel Owen T. Reeves - mustered out with the regiment.[2]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unilinf5.htm#70th 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/070-fs.htm Illinois in the Civil War website after Illinois Adjutant General's muster rolls

ReferencesEdit

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