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84th Illinois Infantry
in the American Civil War

Online Books:
84th 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
Eighty-fourth Infantry. Col., Louis H. Waters; Lieut.-Cols., Thomas Hamer, Charles H. Morton; Majs., Charles H. Morton, Caleb B. Cox. This regiment was organized at Quincy, in Aug., 1862, and was mustered into the U. S. service Sept. 1, for three years, with 939 men and officers. It was ordered to Louisville, Ky., Sept. 23 and was assigned to the 10th brigade of the 4th division. It was at the battle of Perryville and on the march with Buell through Kentucky in the pursuit of the Confederate army under Bragg; participated in the battle of Stone's river, where it lost 228 men and officers killed and wounded, out of a total of 350 engaged; was in the Tullahoma campaign and at the battle of Chickamauga, in Chattanooga during what was called the "siege," and with Hooker at Lookout mountain, in the "fight above the clouds." It participated in the Atlanta campaign, the battles at Franklin and Nashville, and was mustered out at the expiration of its term. Its total casualties in battle were 558; killed by accident, 7; died of disease, 124; total casualties, 689.

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

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