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62nd Illinois Infantry
in the American Civil War

Online Books:
62nd Illinois Infantry Soldier Roster - Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Illinois, Volume 4, Revised by Brigadier General J.N. Reece, Adjutant General, 1900       View Entire Book

Regimental History
Sixty-second Illinois Infantry. Col., James M. True ; Lieut.-Cols., Daniel B. Robinson, Stephen M. Meeker, Lewis C. True; Majs., Stephen M. Meeker, Lewis C. True, Guy S. Alexander. This regiment was organized at Camp Dubois, Anna, Ill., April 10, 1862, and on April 22 was ordered to Cairo, leaving the latter place on May 7 for Paducah, Ky. In June it was ordered to Tennessee, where it remained during the summer and autumn, having no actual engagements, except some skirmishes with the enemy in December. In Aug., 1863, it was transferred to Arkansas and on Sept. 10 met the enemy near Little Rock, driving him back and compelling the evacuation of the place. On Jan. 9, 1864, the regiment reenlisted as a veteran organization, and on Aug. 12, started to Illinois for veteran furlough, upon the expiration of which it returned to Pine Bluff, Ark. In April, 1865, the non-veterans of the regiment were ordered to Illinois for muster-out.

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

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