Illinois 113th Volunteer Infantry (Union)

    01 Oct 1862

    Illinois 113th Volunteer Infantry organized at Illinois.

    26 Dec 1862

    Assigned to the Division led by Brigadier General Morgan Lewis Smith.

    Brigadier General Morgan Lewis Smith

    26 Dec 1862

    Participated in the Battle of Chickasaw Bayou at Warren County, MIssissippi.

    09 Jan 1863

    Assigned to the Division led by Brigadier General David Stuart.

    Brigadier General David Stuart

    09 Jan 1863

    Participated in the Battle of Arkansas Post at Arkansas Post, Arkansas.

    The Battle of Arkansas Post
    The Battle of Arkansas Post

    The Battle of Arkansas Post, also known as the Battle of Fort Hindman, was a combined land-river assault by Union forces on the Confederate Fort Hindman, which loomed over a bend in the Arkansas River near the town of Arkansas Post. As the Union advance down the Mississippi River passed the mouth of the Arkansas, the presence of Fort Hindman outflanked the Federal forward positions. Read More

    01 May 1863

    Participated in the Battle of Port Gibson at Claiborne County, Mississippi.

    The Battle of Port Gibson
    The Battle of Port Gibson

    On April 30, 1863, Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's army crossed the Mississippi River at Bruinsburg, 30 miles south of his objective of Vicksburg. Grant hoped to move east toward the capital at Jackson to block the Confederate army there under Gen. Joseph E. Johnston from reinforcing Vicksburg. Port Gibson, ten miles east of Bruinsburg on the Bayou Pierre River, commanded the best approach routes and was the first Federal objective. A Confederate force there was commanded by Maj. Gen. John S. Bowen. Grant's A… Read More

    16 May 1863

    Assigned to the Division led by Major General Francis Preston Blair Jr..

    16 May 1863

    Participated in the Battle of Champion Hill at Hinds Co, MS.

    The Battle of Champion Hill
    The Battle of Champion Hill

    The Battle of Champion Hill was the largest and bloodiest action of Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's Vicksburg Campaign. Read More

    18 May 1863

    Assigned to the Regiment led by Colonel George B. Hoge, and Lieutenant Colonel John W. Paddock.

    Colonel George B. Hoge

    Lieutenant Colonel John W. Paddock

    18 May 1863

    Participated in the Battle of Vicksburg at Vicksburg, Mississippi.

    The Battle of Vicksburg
    The Battle of Vicksburg

    In mid-May, 1863, after six months of unsuccessful attempts, Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's Army of the Tennessee finally converged on Vicksburg, defended by a Confederate army under Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton. Capture of the Mississippi River town was critical to Union control of the strategic river. Vicksburg was located on a high river bluff defended with artillery, and Pemberton's men had constructed a series of fortifications in an 8-mile arc surrounding the city on the landward side. After crossing the… Read More

    10 Jun 1864

    Participated in the Battle of Brice's Crossroads at Baldwyn, Mississippi.

    The Battle of Brice's Crossroads
    The Battle of Brice's Crossroads

    In late May 1864, Maj. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest set out from Mississippi with his cavalry corps to enter Tennessee and destroy the Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad, which was carrying men and supplies from Nashville to support Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's campaign against Atlanta. Sherman, who suspected the Confederate cavalry leader would cause havoc behind his lines, ordered Brig. Gen. Samuel Sturgis to move from Memphis to counter Forrest and to control northern Mississippi. Sturgis's first ob… Read More

    20 Jun 1865

    Illinois 113th Volunteer Infantry mustered out at Illinois.