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25th Illinois Infantry
in the American Civil War

Online Books:
25th Illinois Infantry Soldier Roster - Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Illinois, Volume 2, Revised by Brigadier General J.N. Reece, Adjutant General, 1900       View Entire Book

Regimental History
Twenty-fifth Illinois Infantry. Cols., William N. Coler, Thomas D. Williams, Caswell P. Ford, Richard H. Nodine; Lieut. -Cols., James S. McClelland, Samuel D. Wall, Wesford Taggart; Majs., Richard H. Nodine, Samuel D. Wall, Wesford Taggart, Samuel Houston. The 25th was composed of volunteers from the counties of Kankakee, Iroquois, Ford, Vermillion, Douglas, Coles, Champaign and Edgar. The regiment rendezvoused at the U. S. arsenal park, at St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 2, 1861, and was mustered into the service on Aug. 4, for three years. Its first engagement was the battle of Pea ridge, in which it lost 3 killed and 17 wounded. It next fought in the battle of Stone's river and then remained in camp near Murfreesboro, Tenn., doing picket duty, foraging and skirmishing occasionally, until it started south and engaged in the battle of Chickamauga. It was in the storming and capture of Missionary ridge and after remaining through the winter in East Tennessee joined in Sherman's Atlanta campaign. On the march to Atlanta it was not actually engaged in the heavy battles fought, but was on the march every day and engaged almost constantly in skirmishing and picket duty. On Aug. 1, 1864, the three years having expired, and while the regiment was in sight of Atlanta, orders were received for it to report at Camp Butler, Ill., for muster-out, which event occurred Sept. 5, 1864.

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

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