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109th Illinois Infantry
in the American Civil War
109th 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 Ninth Infantry. — Col., Alexander J.
Nimmo; Lieut. -Col., Elijah A. Willard; Maj., Thomas M. Perrine. This
regiment was recruited chiefly in Union county, except Co. K, which was
from Pulaski county. It was mustered into the U. S. service on Sept. 11,
at which time it was armed with a very inferior gun. It remained in camp
drilling until Oct. 20, when it was ordered to Cairo, thence to
Columbus, Ky., where the companies were separated and assigned to guard
duty for two or three weeks, when the regiment was moved to Bolivar,
Tenn., and reported to Gen. Brayman. It remained there about two weeks,
drilling and performing guard duty; was next moved to Moscow, Tenn., and
reported to Gen. Quinby; remained there one week; was moved thence in
the direction of Holly Springs, with Quinby's division; was detached at
Lumpkin's mill and left there on account of the bad condition of their
guns, which were deemed unfit for use in battle. By April 1, 1863, the
regiment was greatly reduced in numbers, and because of this it was
consolidated with the 11th infantry, where the further history of the
109th infantry may be found.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 3