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77th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry
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Illinois state flag
Active September 3, 1862 to July 10, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Battle of Port Gibson
Siege of Vicksburg
Battle of Champion Hill
Red River Campaign

The 77th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Service[]

77th Regiment Illinois was organized at Peoria, Illinois and mustered into Federal service on September 3, 1862.

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

Total strength and casualties[]

The regiment suffered 2 officers and 66 enlisted men who were killed in action or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 137 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 206 fatalities.[1]

Commanders[]

  • Colonel Charles Ballance - Declined commission.
  • Colonel David Grier - 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#77th 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/077-fs.htm Illinois in the Civil War website after Illinois Adjutant General's muster rolls

References[]


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