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71st Illinois Infantry
in the American Civil War
71st 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
|Seventy-first Illinois Infantry. — Col., Othniel Gilbert;
Lieut.-Col., James O. P. Burnside; Maj., DeWitt C. Marshall. This
regiment was mustered into the U. S. service July 26, 1862, at Camp
Douglas, Ill., for three months. It moved the next day for Cairo,
leaving two companies en route at Big Muddy bridge, on the Illinois
Central railroad. The regiment remained ten days at Cairo, when it was
ordered to Columbus, Ky., where the men, mostly from the northern part
of Illinois, suffered severely from the sudden change of climate. Upon
the completion of its term of service the regiment rendezvoused at
Chicago, Ill., where it was muistered out on Oct. 29, 1862.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 3