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Illinois 45th Infantry (Union)

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Regiment mustered in on December 25th, 1861. Regiment mustered out of service on July 12th, 1865.

Notable Battles:

  • Fort Donelson fought on February 11th, 1862 - February 16th, 1862
  • Shiloh fought on April 6th, 1862 - April 7th, 1862 near Hardin County, Tennessee
  • Port Gibson fought on May 1st, 1863 near Claiborne County, Mississippi
  • Raymond fought on May 12th, 1863 near Hinds County, Mississippi
  • Champion Hill fought on May 16th, 1863 near Hinds Co
  • Big Black River Bridge fought on May 17th, 1863 near Hinds Co, Mississippi
  • Vicksburg fought on May 18th, 1863 - July 4th, 1863 near Vicksburg, Mississippi
  • Resaca fought on May 13th, 1864 - May 16th, 1864 near Gordon County, Georgia; Whitfield County, Georgia
  • Kennesaw Mountain fought on June 27th, 1864 near Cobb County, Georgia
  • Atlanta fought on July 22nd, 1864 near Fulton County, Georgia; DeKalb County, Georgia
  • Jonesborough fought on August 31st, 1864 - September 1st, 1864 near Clayton County, Georgia
  • Bentonville fought on March 19th, 1865 - March 21st, 1865 near Bentonville, NC

Regiment was made up of:

  • Company A
  • Company B
  • Company C
  • Company D
  • Company E
  • Company F
  • Company G
  • Company H
  • Company I
  • Company K
  • Company F&S (Field and Staff)

Commander List: (#Prisoner Of War, ^Wounded, %=Died during war)

  • Annable, John (Musician/Musician First Class, October 1861 - July 1862)
  • Atchison, William Dowling (Chaplain, August 1864 - June 1865)
  • Bigelow, Thomas A.H. (Musician, ? - October 1861; Musician, October 1861 - July 1862)
  • Blake, Evans (First Lieutenant, November 1861 - January 1865)
  • Brant, Hans (Musician, September 1861 - July 1862)
  • Brant, John G. (Musician, September 1861 - July 1862)
  • Brockman, Charles (Musician, September 1861 - July 1862)
  • Brockman, John (Corporal/Musician, September 1861 - July 1865)
  • Bush, Giles H (Adjutant, November 1863 - September 1864)
  • Clifford, James (Adjutant/Captain, July 1865 - July 1865)
  • Conant, John (Assistant Surgeon/First Lieutenant/assistant Surgeon, April 1863 - July 1863; Assistant Surgeon/First Assistant Surgeon, July 1863 - December 1863)
  • Cook, Frank (Musician, September 1861 - October 1861; Third Cl Musician/Musician, October 1861 - July 1862)
  • Copeland, Philander W (Musician, August 1861 - September 1861; Principal Musician, January 1864 - July 1865)
  • Cowan, Luther H (%Major, March 1863 - May 1863)
  • Fisk, Leander B. (%Major, May 1863 - June 1863)
  • Frohock, William Thompson (First Lieutenant, December 1861 - May 1863; Captain/Full 1st Lieutenant/Full Private, May 1863 - January 1864)
  • Gaskill, James R. M. (First Assistant Surgeon/Major Surgeon, June 1864 - June 1865; Surgeon/Major/surgeon, June 1865 - July 1865)
  • Glenat, Joseph C. (Qtr Master Serg/Quartermaster Sergeant, November 1861 - July 1865)
  • Halbert, Alfred (Musician/Musician Second Class, September 1861 - July 1862)
  • Hammond, Isaac M. (%Sergeant Major, December 1861 - May 1863)
  • Kittoe, Edward Dominicus (Surgeon, August 1861 - November 1862)
  • Kunkle, Martin (Musician, October 1861 - July 1862)
  • Lyman, William M. (Acting Surgeon, December 1861 - September 1862; Assistant Surgeon/First Assistant Surgeon/Hospital Steward, September 1862 - July 1863; Hospital Steward, January 1864 - July 1865)
  • Maltby, Jasper Adalmorn (Lieutenant Colonel, September 1861 - November 1862; Colonel, November 1862 - August 1863; Brigadier General/Full Brig-gen/Full Colonel/Full Lieutenant Colonel/Colonel, August 1863 - January 1866)
  • Neiland, Henry (Musician/Musician Second Class, September 1861 - July 1862)
  • Ormsby, Orange B. (Major/surgeon, ? - June 1861; Surgeon/Assistant Surgeon/Major/surgeon, June 1863 - October 1864)
  • Palmer, James J. (Major, April 1865 - June 1865; Lieutenant Colonel/Major, June 1865 - July 1865)
  • Piatt, John (First Lieutenant, September 1861 - ?)
  • Ralfe, Peter W (Musician/Musician Second Class, September 1861 - July 1862)
  • Reid, Robert F (Adjutant/Sergeant Major, July 1865 - July 1865)
  • Sealy, George A (Comm Sergeant/Second Lieutenant/Commissary Sergeant, July 1865 - July 1865)
  • Seely, Robert P (First Lieutenant/Lieutenant Colonel, August 1863 - January 1865)
  • Shrader, Charles (Musician/Third Cl Musician, October 1861 - July 1862)
  • Smith, John Eugene (Brevet Brig-gen/Brevet Major-gen/Brigadier General/Full Brig-gen/Full Colonel/Major General, March 1865 - April 1866)
  • Stansbury, William L. (Hospital Steward, January 1864 - September 1864)
  • Storms, August (Band Leader/Leading Musician, September 1861 - July 1862)
  • Strockle, George (Musician/Musician First Class, September 1861 - July 1862)
  • Taylor, William C. (First Lieutenant/Regimental Quartermaster, April 1865 - July 1865)
  • Thomas, Charles L. (Musician/Musician First Class/Musician Second Class, September 1861 - July 1862)
  • Thomas, Henry M. (%Comm Sergeant/Commissary Sergeant, April 1862 - September 1863)
  • Travis, John (%Quartermaster Sergeant/Commissary Sergeant, November 1861 - February 1862)
  • Woodward, George W. (Chaplain, January 1862 - January 1863)
  • Yehring, John (Musician, September 1861 - July 1862)