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7th Illinois Infantry (3 months)
in the American Civil War
7th Illinois Infantry (3 months) Soldier Roster - Report of the Adjutant
General of the State of Illinois, Volume 1, Revised by Brigadier General J.N.
Reece, Adjutant General, 1900
|Seventh Illinois Infantry (Three Months' Service). — Col., John
Cook; Lieut.-Col., Wilford D. Wyatt; Maj., Nicholas Greusel. A number of
regiments raised in response to the president's first call for
volunteers claimed to be the first ready for the field, but the honor of
being the first was finally accorded to Col. Cook, and his regiment
became the 7th. Co. A was recruited in the vicinity of Elgin; B at
Mattoon, C at Aurora, D at Litchfield, E at Atlanta, F at Bunker Hill, G
and I at Springfield, H at Lincoln, and K at Carlinville. The regiment
was mustered in at Camp Yates, Springfield, April 25, 1861, for three
months. Its term of service was spent about Alton, St. Louis, Cairo and
Mound City, and it was mustered out on July 25, 1861.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 3
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