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7th Illinois Infantry Regiment
Flag of Illinois.svg
Illinois flag
Country United States
Branch Infantry
Allegiance Union
Service history
Active July 25, 1861, to July 9, 1865
Battles Fort Henry
Fort Donelson
Battle of Shiloh
Battle of Corinth
Battle of Allatoona Pass
Battle of Bentonville
Commanders
Insignia
Edward S. Johnson (ALP BIB 368)

Edward S. Johnson of the 7th Illinois[1]

The 7th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry (3 years) was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

ServiceEdit

The 7th Illinois Infantry was mustered at Cairo, Illinois, on April 25, 1861, from the personnel of the 7th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment (3 Months). The regiment saw service at the Battle of Fort Donelson, the Battle of Shiloh, the Battle of Allatoona, the March to the Sea and the Carolinas Campaign.

The regiment mustered out of service on July 9, 1865.

Total strength and casualtiesEdit

The regiment suffered 8 officers and 81 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 3 officers and 174 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 266 fatalities.[2]

CommandersEdit

  • Colonel John Cook - Promoted to brigadier general March 21, 1862.
  • Colonel Andrew J. Babcock - resigned February 1865.
  • Colonel Richard Rowett - mustered out with regiment[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Major Edward S. Johnson, 1843-1921. Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, Vol. 14, No. 1/2 (Apr. - Jul., 1921), pp. 225-227.
  2. The Civil War Archive website, after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.
  3. Illinois in the Civil War muster rolls

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