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71st Illinois Infantry
in the American Civil War

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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       View Entire Book

Regimental History
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

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