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107th Illinois Infantry
in the American Civil War
107th Illinois Infantry Soldier Roster - Report of the Adjutant
General of the State of Illinois, Volume 6, Revised by Brigadier General J.N.
Reece, Adjutant General, 1900
|One Hundred and Seventh Infantry.— Cols., Thomas Snell,
Joseph J. Kelly, Francis H. Lowry; Lieut.-Cols., Hamilton C. McComas,
Francis H. Lowry, Thomas J. Milholland; Majs., Joseph J. Kelly, James T.
Brooks, Uriah M. Lawrence, Thomas J. Milholland, John W. Wood. This
regiment was mustered into the U. S. service at Camp Butler on Sept. 4,
1862, and was composed of six companies from De Witt and four from Piatt
counties. On Sept. 30 it left Camp Butler for Jeffersonville, Ind.,
where it arrived on the morning of Oct. 1. Soon thereafter a slight
skirmish occurred between the regiment and Morgan's advance at
Elizabethtown, Ky., which resulted in the capture of some of the enemy
and no casualties to the regiment. Its next encounter was in Nov., 1863,
near Loudon, Tenn., where the regiment lost 1 killed and several
wounded. It then engaged the enemy at Campbell's station and again at
Dandridge. It joined in the Atlanta campaign in the spring of 1864,
having its first engagement at Rocky Face ridge and the next at Resaca.
It participated in all the engagements around Kennesaw mountain and the
subsequent fighting around Atlanta. It engaged the enemy at Spring Hill,
Tenn., with small loss, and during the battle of Franklin captured 2
stands of the enemy's colors. It also participated in the battle of
Nashville. It then was transferred to North Carolina, assisted in the
capture of Fort Anderson, and then went to Raleigh, where it remained
until the surrender of Johnston. After that the regiment, with its
division, went to Salisbury, where it remained doing guard duty until
June 21, 1865, when it was mustered out.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 3