12th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry (3 Month)
Illinois flag
Active May 2, 1861 to August 1, 1861
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry

The 12th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Service[edit | edit source]

The 12th Illinois Infantry was mustered into Federal service at Springfield, Illinois on May 2, 1861 for a three month enlistment.

The regiment remained in garrison at Cairo, Illinois and was mustered out on August 1, 1861.

Total strength and casualties[edit | edit source]

The regiment suffered 4 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 4 fatalities.[1]

Commanders[edit | edit source]

  • Colonel John McArthur[2]

See also[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unilinf1.htm The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.
  2. http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilcivilw/f&s/012-3fs.htm Illinois in the CivilWar website after Illinois Adjutant General's muster rolls

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