96th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Illinois flag
Active September 6, 1862 to June 10, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Equipment Battle of Chickamauga
Battle of Lookout Mountain
Battle of Missionary Ridge
Battle of Resaca
Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
Battle of Jonesboro
Battle of Franklin
Battle of Nashville

The 96th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Service[edit | edit source]

The 96th Illinois Infantry was organized at Rockford, Illinois and mustered into Federal service on September 6, 1862.

The regiment was mustered out on June 10, 1865.

Total strength and casualties[edit | edit source]

The regiment suffered 5 officers and 111 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 1 officer and 124 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 241 fatalities.[1]

Commanders[edit | edit source]

  • Colonel Thomas E. Champion - Mustered out with the regiment.[2]

See also[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unilinf8.htm#96th 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/096-fs.htm Illinois in the Cvil war website after Illinois Adjutant General's muster rolls

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