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|131st Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry|
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|Active||October 25, 1862 to November 13, 1865|
The 131st Illinois Infantry was organized at Old Fort Massac, Illinois and mustered into Federal service on November 13, 1862 for a three year enlistment.
The regiment was consolidated with the 29th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment on November 15, 1863.
Total strength and casualties
1 enlisted man killed, 11 officers and 282 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 294 fatalities.
- Colonel George W. Neely.
- List of Illinois Civil War Units
- Illinois in the American Civil War
- http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unilif11.htm#131st The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.
- http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilcivilw/f&s/131-fs.htm Illinois in the Civil War website after Illinois Adjutant General's muster rolls
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