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131st Illinois Infantry Consolidated
in the American Civil War

Online Books:
131st Illinois Infantry Consolidated 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 Thirty-first (Consolidated) Infantry. Lieut.- Col., Richard A. Peter. The battalion had but little time to drill, being constantly on picket duty, and on Oct. 15 was ordered to move by rail to Mayfield, Ky., go into camp there and fortify to give protection to the Union people who had been harassed by frequent raids of guerrillas. On Oct. 20 it received orders to proceed without delay to Calloway landing, on the Tennessee river and there take shipment for Vicksburg. After a few days spent in drilling at that place, the regiment received order No. 90, requiring it to consolidate with the 29th regiment, and by General Order No. 261, the consolidation was made, the men of the 131st being placed in the different companies of the 29th to fill them up, and all camp and garrison equipage and all quartermaster stores were turned over to the quartermaster of the 29th on Nov. 14, 1863.

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

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