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|82nd Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry|
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|Active||October 23, 1862 to June 16, 1865|
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The 82nd Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry, known as the "2nd Hecker Regiment," was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. It was one of the three "German" regiments furnished to the Union by Illinois. Approximately two-thirds of its members were German immigrants and most of the other third was composed of immigrants from various countries including Scandinavians, Irish and Swiss.
The 82nd Illinois Infantry was organized at Springfield, Illinois and mustered into Federal service on October 23, 1862.
The regiment was mustered out on June 16, 1865.
Total strength and casualties
The regiment suffered 4 officers and 98 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 60 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 162 fatalities.
- Colonel Frederick Hecker - resigned March 21, 1864
- Lieutenant Colonel Edward S. Salomon - Mustered out with the regiment.
- List of Illinois Civil War Units
- Illinois in the American Civil War
- [[A Regiment of Immigrants: The 82nd Illinois Volunteers]http://webspace.webring.com/people/lo/oregon81/index.html]]
- http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unilinf7.htm#82nd 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/082-fs.htm Illinois in the Cvil war website after Illinois Adjutant General's muster rolls
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