The One Hundred and Fifty-third Infantry Illinois Volunteers was organized at Camp Fry, Ill., by Colonel Stephen Bronson, and was mustered in February 27th, 1865, for one year. On March 4, moved by rail, via Lousiville and Nashville to Tullahoma, reporting to Major General Millroy. The Regiment was assigned to the Second Brigade, Defenses of Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad, Brevet Brigadier General Dudley commanding Brigade. In the latter part of March, Major Wilson, with three companies, went on a campaign into Alabama, and returned. On July 1st moved via Nashville and Louisville to Memphis, Tenn., and was assigned to the command of Brevet Major General A.L. Chetlain. Was mustered out September 15, 1865, and moved to Springfield, Ill., and September 24 received final pay and discharge.