|79th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry|
|Active||August 28, 1862 to June 12, 1865|
|Equipment||Battle of Perryville|
Battle of Stone's River
Battle of Chickamauga
Siege of Chattanooga
Battle of Resaca
Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
Siege of Atlanta
Battle of Franklin
Battle of Nashville
Service[edit | edit source]
The 79th Illinois Infantry was organized at Mattoon, Illinois and mustered into Federal service on August 28, 1862.
Total strength and casualties[edit | edit source]
The regiment suffered 4 officers and 81 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 1 officer and 211 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 297 fatalities.
Commanders[edit | edit source]
- Colonel Lyman Guinnip - Resigned October 17, 1862.
- Colonel Sheridan P. Read - Killed in action at the Battle of Stone's River December 31, 1862.
- Colonel Allen Buckner - Mustered out with the regiment.
See also[edit | edit source]
Notes[edit | edit source]
- http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unilinf7.htm#79th 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/079-fs.htm Illinois in the Cvil war website after Illinois Adjutant General's muster rolls
References[edit | edit source]
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