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93rd Illinois Infantry
in the American Civil War
93rd 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
|Ninety-third Infantry. — Col., Holden Putnam;
Lieut.-Col., Nicholas C. Buswell; Maj., James M. Fisher. This regiment
was organized at Chicago in Sept., 1862, and was mustered in on Oct. 13.
It left for Memphis, Tenn., 998 strong, Nov. 9, arrived on the 14th,
moved with Gen. Grant's army in the northern Mississippi campaign to
Yocona creek, and thence via Lumpkin's mill to Memphis, arriving Dec.
30. It was first under fire at the battle of Jackson, Miss., in May,
1863, where it participated in the advance, losing 3 killed and 4
wounded. Two days later it was engaged in the battle of Champion's hill,
the loss of the regiment being 1 officer and 37 men killed, 6 officers
and 107 men wounded, and 1 officer and 10 men missing. On May 22 it was
engaged in the assault on the enemy's works at Vicksburg, losing 10 or
12 men killed and wounded. At 4 p. m. of the same day it charged the
enemy, and lost in the charge 5 men killed, and 1 officer and 49 men
wounded. On Nov. 24 the regiment crossed the Tennessee river and threw
up a tete de pont, occupying it until the pontoon bridge was built, and
the next day was heavily engaged at Missionary ridge, losing 20 killed,
42 wounded and 27 missing. On Oct. 5, 1864, the 93d was a part of the
force which so signally defeated Gen. French's Confederate division at
Allatoona. In that engagement the regiment lost 21 killed, 3 officers
and 49 men wounded, and 10 missing. In November it started on the march
to the sea, and on Dec. 11 skirmished with the enemy at Ogeechee canal,
losing 1 killed and 2 wounded. It accompanied Sherman in the campaign of
the Carolinas, then to Washington, where it participated in the grand
review, and on May 31 moved to Louisville, Ky. On June 23, 1865, it was
mustered out and on the 25th arrived at Chicago. During its two years
and seven months' service the casualties in battle of the 93d were 446,
and 1 officer and 31 men accidentally wounded.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 3