70th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Illinois state flag
Active June 4, 1862 to October 23, 1862
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements None

The 70th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Service[edit | edit source]

The 70th Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois and mustered into Federal service in June 4, 1862 for a term of three months. It served on guard duty at Camp Butler.

The regiment was mustered out on October 23, 1862.

Total strength and casualties[edit | edit source]

The regiment suffered 23 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 23 fatalities.[1]

Commanders[edit | edit source]

  • Colonel Owen T. Reeves - mustered out with the regiment.[2]

See also[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unilinf5.htm#70th 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/070-fs.htm Illinois in the Civil War website after Illinois Adjutant General's muster rolls

References[edit | edit source]

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