|47th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry|
Illinois state flag
|Active||August 16, 1861 to January 21, 1866|
|Engagements||Battle of Corinth|
Siege of Vicksburg
Red River Campaign
Battle of Pleasant Hill
The 47th Illinois Infantry was organized at Peoria, Illinois and mustered into Federal service on August 16, 1861.
The regiment was mustered out on January 21, 1866.
Total strength and casualties
The regiment suffered 5 officers and 58 enlisted men who were killed in action or mortally wounded and 3 officers and 184 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 250 fatalities.
- Colonel John Bryner - resigned on September 2, 1862.
- Colonel William A. Thrush - killed in action October 3, 1862.
- Colonel John N. Cromwell - killed in action May 16, 1863.
- Colonel John D. McClure - mustered out of service on October 11, 1864.
- List of Illinois Civil War Units
- Illinois in the American Civil War
- http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unilinf4.htm#47th 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/047-fs.htm Illinois in the Civil War website after Illinois Adjutant General's muster rolls
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