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11th Illinois Infantry (3 years)
in the American Civil War

Online Books:
11th Illinois Infantry (3 years) Soldier Roster - Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Illinois, Volume 1, Revised by Brigadier General J.N. Reece, Adjutant General, 1900       View Entire Book

Regimental History
Eleventh Illinois Infantry (Three Years' Service). Cols., William H. L. Wallace, Thomas E. G. Ransom, Garrett Nevins, James H. Coates ; Lieut.- Cols., J. Warren Filler, Thomas E. G. Ransom, Garrett Nevins, James H. Coates, Lloyd D. Waddell, Nathaniel C. Kenyon; Majs., Thomas E. G. Ransom, Garrett Nevins, Smith D. Atkins, James H. Coates, Lloyd D. Waddell, George C. McKee, Samuel O. Lewis. Upon the remuster of this regiment for the three years' service on July 13, 1861, the enrollment was 288, but during the months of August, September, October and November, it was recruited to an aggregate of 801. In the meantime it was doing garrison and field duty, and participating in the expeditions toward New Madrid, Charleston, Mo., to Bloomfield, Mo., via Commerce, returning via Cape Girardeau. On Jan. 7 and 8, 1862, it joined an expedition to Charleston, Mo., skirmishing with a portion of the command of Jeff. Thompson, and from Jan. 13 to 20 took part in the reconnoissance of Columbus, Ky., under Gen. Grant. Jan. 25 to 28 it was in the movement to Sikestown, Mo. On Feb. 2, the regiment embarked on transports for Fort Henry and participated in the campaign against that place. At Fort Donelson it was heavily engaged with the enemy for 5 hours and out of about 500 engaged lost 329 killed, wounded and missing, of whom 72 were killed and 182 wounded. It participated in the battle of Shiloh, losing 27 killed and wounded out of 150 engaged. It partook in the movement on and siege of Corinth, marched thence to Jackson, Tenn., at which place it made headquarters until Aug. 2, in the meantime participating in two engagements early in July toward Trenton, Tenn., and later to Lexington, Tenn. From Nov. 24, 1862, to Jan. 12, 1863, the regiment participated in the campaign in northern Mississippi, marching via Tallahatchie, where the regiment was engaged in a sharp skirmish; thence to Abbeville ; then 7 miles below Oxford ; thence to Holly Springs, Moscow and Memphis, Tenn. On April 26 the regiment moved with the column via Richmond, Perkins' landing, Grand Gulf, Raymond and the Black river to the rear of Vicksburg, arriving before the works on May 18. It engaged in assaults on the enemy's works and was in the advance in the siege until the surrender, losing in the siege and assault 1 field officer killed, 3 line officers wounded and 40 men killed and wounded. The regiment made its headquarters at Vicksburg until July 29, 1864, in the meantime engaging in the expedition up the Yazoo river to Greenwood, Miss., having a skirmish at Liverpool heights, losing 4 killed and 9 wounded. It was in action at Yazoo City, losing 1 line officer killed, 8 men killed, 24 wounded and 12 missing; was then on the expedition to Yazoo City, Benton and Vaughn's station, Miss., taking prominent part in three important skirmishes; was next with an expedition to Jackson, Miss., under Maj.-Gen. Slocum, during which it was engaged with the enemy three times. From March 17 to April 12, 1865, the regiment was engaged in the operations against Mobile, Ala., marching from Fort Morgan, participating in the investment and final capture of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely, and in the assault on the latter. On April 12 it marched into and took possession of the city of Mobile, staying there until May 27 and then embarked on transport and moved via Lake Pontchartrain to New Orleans. It was mustered out at Baton Rouge, La., July 14, 1865, and left for Springfield, Ill., for payment and final discharge. Its loss during the service in killed in battle and died of wounds amounted to 149.

Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 3

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