|38th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry|
Illinois state flag
|Active||August 15, 1861 to December 31, 1865|
|Engagements||Battle of Perryville|
Battle of Stone's River
Battle of Chickamauga
Siege of Chattanooga
Battle of Resaca
Battle of Atlanta
Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
Battle of Franklin
Battle of Nashville
The 38th Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois and mustered into Federal service on August 15, 1861 for three years service.
The regiment was mustered out on December 31, 1865.
Total strength and casualties
The regiment suffered 7 officers and 107 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 3 officers and 177 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 294 fatalities.
- Colonel William P. Carlin - promoted brigadier general on May 7, 1863.
- Colonel Daniel H. Gilmer - killed in action at the Battle of Chickamauga on September 23, 1863
- Colonel William F. Chapman - died Pulaski, Tennessee on November 23, 1864.
- List of Illinois Civil War Units
- Illinois in the American Civil War
- http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unilinf3.htm#38th 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/038-fs.htm Illinois in the Civil War website after Illinois Adjutant General's muster rolls
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