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|71st Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry|
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|Active||July 26, 1862 to October 29, 1862|
The 71st Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Douglas at Chicago, Illinois and mustered into Federal service in July 26, 1862 for a term of three months. It served garrisons in scattered garrisons in southern Illinois and western Kentucky.
The regiment was mustered out on October 29, 1862.
Total strength and casualties
The regiment suffered 23 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 23 fatalities.
- Colonel Othniel Gilbert - mustered out with the regiment.
- List of Illinois Civil War Units
- Illinois in the American Civil War
- http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unilinf5.htm#71st 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/071-fs.htm Illinois in the Civil War website after Illinois Adjutant General's muster rolls
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