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54th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry
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Illinois state flag
Active February, 1862 to October 15, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Siege of Vicksburg

The 54th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Service[]

The 54th Illinois Infantry was organized at Anna, Illinois and mustered into Federal service in February, 1862.

The regiment was mustered out on October 15, 1865.

Total strength and casualties[]

The regiment suffered 1 officer and11 enlisted men who were killed in action or mortally wounded and 2 officers and 171 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 185 fatalities.[1]

Commanders[]

  • Colonel Thomas W. Harris - resigned on December 10, 1862.
  • Colonel Greenville M. Mitchell - mustered out with the regiment.[2]

See also[]

  • List of Illinois Civil War Units
  • Illinois in the American Civil War

Notes[]

  1. http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unilinf5.htm#54th 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/054-fs.htm Illinois in the Civil War website after Illinois Adjutant General's muster rolls

References[]


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