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49th Illinois Infantry
in the American Civil War
49th Illinois Infantry Soldier Roster - Report of the Adjutant
General of the State of Illinois, Volume 3, Revised by Brigadier General J.N.
Reece, Adjutant General, 1900
|Forty-ninth Illinois Infantry. — Cols., William R. Morrison, Phineas Pease; Lieut. -Cols., Thomas G. Allen, Phineas Pease, William W.
Bishop. William P. Moore; Majs., John B. Hay, William W. Bishop, Thomas
W. Morgan, William P. Moore, Jacob E. Gauen. This regiment was organized
at Camp Butler, Dec. 31, 1861, by Col. William R. Morrison. On Feb. 3,
1862, it was ordered to Cairo, and on the 8th moved to Fort Henry, where
it was assigned to the 3d brigade, McClernand's division. It engaged the
enemy at Fort Donelson, losing 14 killed and 37 wounded, among the
latter being Col. Morrison, who was commanding the brigade. The regiment
was engaged in the battle of Shiloh, losing 17 killed and 99 wounded,
was also engaged in the siege of Corinth, and on June 4 moved to Bethel
and was assigned to Brig.-Gen. John A. Logan's 1st division, District of
Jackson — Maj.-Gen. John A. McClernand commanding. In Nov., 1863, it
participated in the capture of Little Rock, Ark., and on Jan. 15, 1864,
three-fourths of the regiment reenlisted and were mustered as veteran
volunteers. Assigned to the Red River expedition, it participated in the
capture of Fort De Russy, La., and was engaged in the battle of Pleasant
Hill. In June it was ordered to Illinois for veteran furlough, and the
detachment of non-veterans which remained participated in the battle of
Tupelo, Miss. Returning to the field, the regiment moved to Franklin,
Mo., and drove the enemy from that place. It took part in the battle of
Nashville, after which its time was spent in garrison duty. It was
mustered out, Sept. 9, 1865, at Paducah, Ky., and arrived at Camp
Butler, Ill., on Sept. 15, for final payment and discharge.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 3