American Civil War Regiments
109th Infantry Regiment Illinois
Date of Organization:
11 Sep 1862
10 Apr 1863
Officers Killed or Mortally Wounded:
Officers Died of Disease or Accident:
Enlisted Killed or Mortally Wounded:
Enlisted Died of Disease or Accident:
Regimental Soldiers and History:
List of SoldiersRegimental History
ONE HUNDRED AND NINTH INFANTRYY
One Hundred and Ninth Infantry. - Col., Alexander J.
Nimmo; Lieut.-Col., Elijah A. Willard; Maj., Thomas M. Perrine.
This regiment was recruited chiefly in Union county, except Co.
K which was from Pulaski county. It was mustered into the U.S.
service on Sept. 11, at which time it was armed with a very
inferior gun. It remained in camp drilling until Oct. 20, when
it was ordered to Cairo, thence to Columbus, Ky., where the
companies were separated and assigned to guard duty for two or
three weeks when the regiment was moved to Bolivar, Tenn., and
reported to Gen. Brayman. It remained there about two weeks,
drilling and performing guard duty; was next moved to Moscow,
Tenn. and reported to Gen. Quinby; remained there one week; was
moved thence in the direction of Holly Springs, with Quinby's
division was detached at Lumpkin's mill and left there on ac-
count of the bad condition of their guns, which were deemed
unfit for use in battle. By April 1, 1863, the regiment was
greatly reduced in numbers, and because of this it was consoli-
dated with the 11th infantry, where the further history of the
109th infantry may be found.
Source: The Union Army, vol. 3Battles Fought
Fought on 20 Oct 1862.