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10th Illinois Infantry (3 months)
in the American Civil War
10th Illinois Infantry (3 months) Soldier Roster - Report of the Adjutant
General of the State of Illinois, Volume 1, Revised by Brigadier General J.N.
Reece, Adjutant General, 1900
|Tenth Illinois Infantry (Three Months' Service). — Cols.,
Benjamin M. Prentiss, James D. Morgan ; Lieut. -Cols., James D. Morgan,
Charles H. Adams; Maj., Charles H. Adams. The 10th Ill. infantry was one
of the six regiments called for by the governor's order of April 16,
1861. It was formed from the first four companies that reported at
Springfield, April 20, 1861, which were ordered to Cairo on the 22nd,
and there, with three other infantry and three artillery companies, the
regiment was organized and mustered by Capt. John Pope on April 20,
1861, into the U. S. service for three months. The early promotion of
Col. Prentiss to the rank of brigadier made Morgan colonel and Adams
lieutenant-colonel. Thus organized, it remained at Cairo on garrison
duty during its three months' service, twice making movements of reconnoissance, one toward Columbus, Ky., and again to Benton, Mo.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 3
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