|16th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Cavalry|
|Active||December 25, 1862 to August 31, 1865|
|Engagements||Battle of Resaca|
Siege of Atlanta
Battle of Franklin
Battle of Nashville
Service[edit | edit source]
The 16th Illinois Cavalry was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois between January and April 1863 from numerous independent companies of Illinois cavalry.
The regiment mustered out on August 19, 1865 .
Total strength and casualties[edit | edit source]
The regiment suffered 3 officers and 30 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 1 officer and 228 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 262 fatalities.
Commanders[edit | edit source]
- Colonel Christian Thielemann - discharged August 9, 1864.
See also[edit | edit source]
Notes[edit | edit source]
- http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unilcav2.htm#16th 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/cav016-fs.htm Illinois in the Civil War website after Illinois Adjutant General's muster rolls
References[edit | edit source]
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