56th Illinois Infantry
Active May 1862 to August 1865.
Country United States of America
Allegiance Union
Branch Army
Type Infantry
Engagements Battle of Atlanta-Third Battle of Chattanooga-Battle of Vicksburg
Commanders
1st Schuyler Hamilton

The 56th Illinois Infantry was an Union Army regiment from Illinois during the Civil War. The regiment was established in 1862 and it made up of soldiers from the counties of Massac, Pope, Hamilton, Franklin and Wayne. Immediately after the Regiment was mustered into service at Camp Mather, General Grant ordered it to Paducah, Kentucky[1].

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