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7th Illinois Infantry

Dyer's Regimental History

Source - "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer


3 Month Regiment

Organized at Camp Yates, Ill., and mustered in by Capt. John Pope, U.S.A., April 25, 1861. Duty at Alton, Cairo, Mound City, Ill., and St. Louis, Mo., till July. Expedition from Cairo to Little River June 22-23 (Cos. "E" and "G").

Mustered out July 25, 1861, expiration of term.

Regiment lost 5 by disease during service.

3 Year Regiment

Regiment organized at Cairo, Ill., July 25, 1861. Attached to District of Cairo to October, 1861. Cook's 4th Brigade, District of Cairo, to February, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, District of West Tennessee, and Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, District of Corinth, Dept. of the Tennessee, to November, 1862. 3rd Brigade, District of Corinth, Left Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 3rd Brigade, District of Corinth, 17th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, District of Corinth, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 15th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

SERVICE - Moved to Ironton, Mo., thence to Cape Girardeau, Mo., August 23, 1861. Duty there and at Fort Holt, Ky., till February, 1862. Expedition toward Columbus, Ky., September 21-22, 1861. Skirmish at Mansfield's Creek September 22. Expedition to Elliott's Mills during Belmont November 6-7. Reconnoissance of Columbus, Ky., January 13-20, 1862. Movements against Fort Henry, Tenn., February 2-6. Investment and capture of Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 12-16. Expedition to Clarksville and Nashville, Tenn., February 19-21. Moved to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., arriving there March 22. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 11. Duty at Corinth, Miss., till October. Battle of Corinth October 3-4. Pursuit to Hatchie River October 5-12. Duty at Corinth till April, 1863. Dodge's Expedition to Intercept Forest, and operations in West Tennessee, December 18, 1862, to January 3, 1863. Dodge's Expedition to Northern Alabama April 15-May 8. Iuka, Miss., April 16. Great Bear Creek, Cherokee Station and Lundy's Lane April 17. Rock Cut, near Tuscumbia, April 22. Tuscumbia April 23. Town Creek April 28. Guard Railroad from Bethel to Jackson, Tenn., May 12 to June 8. Regiment mounted June 18 and engaged in scout and patrol duty through West Tennessee till October, participating in numerous expeditions and skirmishes. Expedition from Corinth to Henderson, Tenn., September 11-16. Skirmish at Clark's Creek Church September 13. Henderson's Station September 14. Expedition into West Tennessee September 27-October 1. Swallow's Bluff September 30. At Chewalla October 4-26. Moved to Iuka October 26, thence marched to Pulaski, Tenn., November 1-12. Scout to Lawrenceburg November 17-19. Scout duty around Pulaski till December 22. Skirmishes near Florence December 1. Near Eastport December 2. Scout to Florence December 11-17. Shoal Creek, near Wayland Springs, December 12. Regiment Veteranize December 22 and mustered in as Veterans January 5, 1864. Veterans on furlough January and February, 1864. Return to Pulaski February 23-27. Duty at Florence, Ala., patrolling Tennessee River till June. At Florence, Sweetwater and Centre Store till June 14. Repulse of Roddy's attack on Florence May 7. Decatur May 8. Pulaski May 13. Regiment dismounted and moved to Chattanooga, Tenn., June 14-17, thence to Tilton, Ga., and patrol Railroad from Dalton to Resaca, Ga., till July 7. Moved to Rome, Ga., July 7, and duty there till October. (Non-Veterans mustered out July 29, 1864.) Action at Etowah River September 15. Operations against Hood September 29-November 3. Defence of Allatoona Pass October 4-5. Reconnoissance from Rome on Cave Springs Road and skirmishes October 12-13. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Regiment remounted November 21. Ogeechee Canal December 9. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Hinesville December 16. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Hickory Hill, S.C., February 1. Salkehatchie Swamps February 2-5. Fishburn's Plantation, near Lane's Bridge, Salkehatchie, February 6. South Edisto River February 9. North Edisto River February 11-12. Columbia February 15-17. Lynch's Creek February 26. Cheraw March 2-3. Expedition from Cheraw to Florence and skirmishes March 4-6. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24, and of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June, and duty there till July.

Mustered out July 9, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 8 Officers and 81 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 174 Enlisted men by disease. Total 266.

 Transcribed by Susan Tortorelli

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