73rd Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Illinois state flag
Active August 21, 1862 to June 10, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Battle of Perryville
Battle of Stone's River
Siege of Chattanooga
Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
Battle of Jonesboro
Battle of Franklin
Battle of Nashville

The 73rd Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry, known as the "Persimmon Regiment" or the "Preacher's Regiment" was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Service[edit | edit source]

73rd Regiment Illinois was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois and mustered into Federal service on August 21, 1862.

The regiment was discharged from service on June 10, 1865.

Total strength and casualties[edit | edit source]

The regiment suffered 5 officers and 109 enlisted men who were killed in action or mortally wounded and 167 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 281 fatalities.[1]

Commanders[edit | edit source]

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Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unilinf5.htm#73rd 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/073-fs.htm Illinois in the Civil War website after Illinois Adjutant General's muster rolls

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