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107th Illinois Infantry
in the American Civil War

Online Books:
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       View Entire Book

Regimental History
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

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