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80th Illinois Infantry
in the American Civil War

Online Books:
80th Illinois Infantry Soldier Roster - Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Illinois, Volume 5, Revised by Brigadier General J.N. Reece, Adjutant General, 1900       View Entire Book

Regimental History
Eightieth Infantry. Col., Thomas G. Allen; Lieut.-Cols., Andrew F. Rogers, Erastus N. Bates; Majs., Erastus N. Bates, Henry Zeis. This regiment was organized at Centralia and was mustered into the U. S. service on Aug. 25, 1862. It was ordered to Louisville on Sept. 4 and was assigned to the 33d brigade, 10th division, Army of the Ohio. On Oct. 1 it marched in pursuit of Bragg, passed through Taylorville, Bloomfield and Mackville, and was engaged in the battle of Perryville, losing 14 killed and 58 wounded. In April, 1863, the regiment was mounted and during the same month was attacked at Dug gap and Sand mountain, but on both occasions repulsed the enemy, capturing a battery of 2 guns at Sand mountain. The loss to the regiment was 2 killed and 16 wounded. At Blount's farm on May 2 it again defeated the enemy and on May 3 was surrendered to a vastly superior force, under Gen. Forrest. On being exchanged in the fall of 1863, the regiment rejoined the army and was present at the battles of Wauhatchie and Missionary ridge. In the Atlanta campaign it participated in the battles of Dalton, Resaca, Adairsville, Cassville, Dallas, Pine mountain, Kennesaw mountain, Marietta, Peachtree creek, Atlanta, Jonesboro and Lovejoy's Station. During the campaign it captured about 150 prisoners, and lost 25 killed and 60 wounded. It participated in the battle of Nashville, where it captured a 3-gun battery and 100 prisoners. On June 10, 1865, it was mustered out and proceeded to Camp Butler, Ill., for final pay and discharge.

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

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