|87th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry|
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|Active||October 3, 1862 to June 16, 1865|
|Equipment||Siege of Vicksburg|
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The 87th Illinois Infantry was organized at Shawneetown, Illinois and mustered into Federal service on October 3, 1862. It was mounted in November, 1863.
The regiment was mustered out on June 16, 1865.
Total strength and casualties
The regiment suffered 1 officer and 15 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 3 officers and 219 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 238 fatalities.
- Colonel John E. Whiting - resigned October 8, 1863
- Lieutenant Colonel John M. Crebs - Mustered out with the regiment.
- List of Illinois Civil War Units
- Illinois in the American Civil War
- http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unilinf7.htm#87th 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/087-fs.htm Illinois in the Cvil war website after Illinois Adjutant General's muster rolls
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