114th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Illinois flag
Active September 18, 1862 to August 15, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry

The 114th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Service[edit | edit source]

The 114th Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois and mustered into Federal service on September 18, 1862. The regiment was mustered out on August 3, 1865 and discharged at Camp Butler, Illinois on August 15, 1865.

Total strength[edit | edit source]

The regiment consisted of 895 officers and enlisted men that were accepted into service with the unit.

Commanders[edit | edit source]

  • Colonel James W. Judy - Resigned August 4, 1863.

Reactivation[edit | edit source]

On January 10, 1969, the 114th was reactivated by Governor Samuel H. Shapiro.

The members of the reactivated 114th Illinois Infantry still serve the State of Illinois in the following ways[1]:

  • Public functions as a ceremonial guard
  • Portray the lives and beliefs of our courageous fore bearers in reenactments held both in Illinois and outside of the state
  • Sponsoring a college scholarship to central Illinois students
  • Functions as the Governor’s Honor Guard when needed
  • Welcomes visiting Presidents to central Illinois

From June 1 through August 31st, the 114th Infantry Regiment Illinois Volunteers presents an authentic Civil War Flag retreat ceremony on Tuesday evenings at the Lincoln Tomb in Oak Ridge Cemetery on Springfield’s North Side. With the impressive Tomb structure in the background, the flag is lowered with appropriate pomp and ceremony by the men of the 114th in their dress uniforms. This flag is then properly folded and presented to a lucky spectator. The winner is chosen at random from those who have registered that evening for the special opportunity to own a flag that has flown over the Lincoln Tomb.[2]

References[edit | edit source]

Reference books and bibliographies
* Satterlee, John L. 1979. The Journal & The 114th, 1861 to 1865: [also anecdotes and incidents. Springfield, Ill: Phillips Brothers.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. http://www.114thillinois.com Modern day events
  2. Rick Schuster (2008). "Flag Retreats". Rick Schuster. http://www.114thillinois.com/RETREAT.htm. Retrieved 2008-06-02. 

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