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151st Illinois Infantry
in the American Civil War

Online Books:
151st Illinois Infantry Soldier Roster - Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Illinois, Volume 7, Revised by Brigadier General J.N. Reece, Adjutant General, 1900       View Entire Book

Regimental History
One Hundred and Fifty-first Illinois Infantry. Col., French B. Woodall; Lieut. -Col., Herman W. Snow; Maj., Silas Battey. This regiment was organized at Quincy and mustered into the U. S. service, Feb. 23, 1865, for one year. It was composed of companies from various parts of the state, recruited under the call of Dec. 19, 1864. From Quincy it proceeded by rail to Springfield, where the field and staff officers were mustered in on Feb. 25, the regiment received its arms and accouterments, and was ordered to proceed to Nashville, Tenn., via Louisville, Ky. On March 7 it marched to Murfreesboro and proceeded by rail to Chattanooga, where it reported to Maj.-Gen. James B. Steedman, who at once ordered the regiment to report to Col. Sickles, at Dalton, Ga. It arrived there on March 23, and was occupied in drilling, picket and guard duty and scouting until May 2, when it was ordered to Resaca. After a few days there it was ordered to Calhoun and thence to Kingston, where the regiment arrived May 12, after a most toilsome march. On July 28 it was ordered to Columbus, Ga., where it arrived July 31, and was mustered out there on Jan. 24, 1866, after which it was ordered to Springfield, Ill., where it received final pay and discharge Feb. 8, 1866.

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

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