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Illinois 21st Infantry (Union)

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Regiment mustered in on June 28th, 1861. Regiment mustered out of service on December 16th, 1865.

Notable Battles:

  • Siege of Corinth fought on April 29th, 1862 - May 30th, 1862
  • Perryville fought on October 8th, 1862 near Perryville, Kentucky
  • Stones River fought on December 31st, 1862 near Murfreesboro
  • Chickamauga fought on September 19th, 1863 - September 20th, 1863 near Catoosa County, Georgia; Walker County, Georgia
  • Kennesaw Mountain fought on June 27th, 1864 near Cobb County, Georgia
  • Peachtree Creek fought on July 20th, 1864 near Fulton County, Georgia
  • Jonesborough fought on August 31st, 1864 - September 1st, 1864 near Clayton County, Georgia
  • Franklin (1864) fought on November 30th, 1864 near Franklin, Tennessee
  • Nashville fought on December 15th, 1864 - December 16th, 1864 near Nashville, Tennessee

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)

  • Austin, Thomas T (Commissary Sergeant, March 1864 - December 1865)
  • Burns, James (Hospital Steward, March 1864 - December 1865)
  • Caldwell, John (First Lieutenant/Quartermaster Sergeant, July 1865 - December 1865)
  • Calloway, James E. (Lieutenant Colonel, January 1865 - May 1865; Colonel/Major/Lieutenant Colonel, May 1865 - May 1865)
  • Crane, James L. (Chaplain, June 1861 - September 1861)
  • Duncan, James B (Second Lieutenant, February 1863 - July 1864; Adjutant, July 1864 - August 1865; Captain, August 1865 - December 1865)
  • Fuller, Charles H. (First Lieutenant/adjutant, June 1861 - September 1861)
  • Grant, Ulysses Simpson (Colonel, June 1861 - August 1861; Full Brig-gen/Full Colonel/Full Full-gen/Full Lieut-gen/Full Major-gen/General, July 1866 - ?)
  • Hollister, Lorenzo L. (Hospital Steward, September 1861 - April 1863)
  • Hunter, William R. (Sergeant, June 1861 - November 1861; Quatermaster Sergeant/Second Lieutenant/Quartermaster Sergeant, November 1861 - July 1864)
  • Jamison, William H. (Major, January 1865 - June 1865; Lieutenant Colonel, June 1865 - July 1865; Captain/Colonel/Lieutenant Colonel, July 1865 - December 1865)
  • Jones, Robert H. (Second Lieutenant, September 1863 - July 1864)
  • Lee, Robert S. (Sergeant Major, June 1865 - December 1865)
  • Link, John E. (Assistant Surgeon, November 1862 - July 1864)
  • Mack, Erastus (First Lieutenant/Sergeant Major, July 1864 - December 1865)
  • McDonald, Joshua P. (First Lieutenant, June 1861 - March 1864; Comm Sergeant, March 1864 - August 1865; Comm Sergeant/First Lieutenant, August 1865 - December 1865)
  • McMacken, Warren E. (#Major, September 1861 - November 1862; Lieutenant Colonel, November 1862 - December 1864)
  • Muns, Carl (%Assistant Surgeon, October 1861 - ?)
  • Neal, John W. (Band Leader/Musician First Class, September 1861 - August 1862)
  • Owens, Harry (Musician/Musician First Class, ? - August 1862)
  • Paddleford, Simeon (First Lieutenant/regimental Quartermaster, August 1864 - December 1865)
  • Pierce, John W. (First Lieutenant/First Lieutenant/adjutant, September 1865 - December 1865)
  • Reat, James Lee (First Assistant Surgeon, ? - March 1863; Assistant Surgeon, March 1863 - August 1864; Surgeon, August 1864 - December 1865)
  • Seeley, Eden M (Surgeon, August 1862 - May 1864)
  • Steele, Charles B (Adjutant/Lieutenant/adjutant, September 1861 - July 1864)
  • Taylor, Isaiah S. (Captain/Sergeant Major, June 1861 - November 1862; Second Lieutenant, November 1862 - October 1863)
  • Tenbrook, Samuel B (Assistant Surgeon, February 1862 - January 1863)
  • Wade, Siney B (Musician/Captain, July 1865 - December 1865)
  • Wilkins, Elias D. (Chaplain, October 1861 - July 1864)
  • Wilson, John L. (Major, June 1865 - December 1865)