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28th Illinois Infantry Consolidated
in the American Civil War
28th Illinois Infantry
Consolidated Soldier Roster - Report of the Adjutant
General of the State of Illinois, Volume 2, Revised by Brigadier General J.N.
Reece, Adjutant General, 1900
|Twenty-eighth (Consolidated) Illinois Infantry. — Cols., Richard
Ritter, Hinman Rhodes; Lieut. -Cols., Richard Ritter, Hinman Rhodes,
Edwin P. Durell ; Majs., Hinman Rhodes, Edwin P. Durell, Albert J.
Moses. On Oct. 10, 1864, the original 28th regiment was consolidated
into four companies, and on the 12th embarked for Morganza, La.,
Brig.-Gen. Lawler commanding 1st brigade, 19th army corps. On Nov. 22,
at Memphis, it received 200 recruits, which were organized into two
companies, and the battalion was assigned to the 1st brigade, district
of West Tennessee. In Jan., 1865, it was transferred to Louisiana and in
March was in the advance upon Spanish Fort, occupying the extreme right
of its division and corps. It held this position during the entire siege
of 14 days, losing 14 killed and wounded, including 2 captains. On April
7, Cos. G and H joined the regiment from Camp Butler, Ill., and on April
13 the regiment marched to Whistler Station and skirmished with the
enemy. On April 15 Cos. I and K joined the regiment from Camp Butler,
Ill., and this gave the regiment its full complement of companies. In
the following July it was sent to Texas and remained in that state until
March 15, 1866, when it was mustered out at Brownsville, after a total
service from the date of its first organization of four years and seven
months. During that time 1,720 men had enlisted in the organization, and
of these, 61 were killed, 34 died of wounds, 284 were wounded, 4
commissioned officers were dismissed, 17 enlisted men were missing in
action, 5 were killed accidentally, 141 died of disease, 494 were
discharged, and 21 were transferred.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 3