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28th Illinois Infantry

Dyer's Regimental History

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


Organized at Camp Butler, Ill., and mustered in August 15, 1861. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., August 28, thence to Thebes and to Bird's Point, Mo., September 9. Attached to District of Cairo to October, 1861. 4th Brigade, District of Cairo, to February, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, District of Cairo, February, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, District of West Tennessee, and Army of the Tennessee to July, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, District of Memphis, Tenn., to September, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, District of Jackson, Tenn., to November, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, Right Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Department of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 16th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 13th Army Corps, to August, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, August, 1863. Post of Natchez, Miss., to October, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, Department of the Gulf, to December, 1864. 1st Brigade, Reserve Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, to February, 1865. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Reserve Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, February, 1865. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 13th Army Corps (New), Military Division West Mississippi, to July, 1865. Department of Texas to March, 1866.

SERVICE - At Bird's Point, Mo., till October 2, 1861. Moved to Fort Holt, Ky., October 2, and duty there till January 31, 1862. Moved to Paducah, Ky., January 31. Operations against Forts Henry and Heiman February 2-6. Occupation of Fort Heiman February 6 to March 6. Moved to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 6-22. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. March to Memphis, Tenn., via Grand Junction, LaGrange, Holly Springs, Moscow and Germantown, June 1-July 21, and duty there till September 6. Moved to Bolivar September 6-14. Duty there till October 4. Battle of the Hatchie, Metamora, October 5. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November 2, 1862, to January 10, 1863. Guard R. R. at Colliersville, Tenn., till May, 1863. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., May 11-14. Duty at Grand Gulf till June 11. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., June 11-July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 5-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Assault on Jackson July 12. Duty at Vicksburg till August 15. Moved to Natchez, Miss., August 15, and duty there till October, 1864. Expedition to Harrisonburg, La., September 1-7, 1863. Near Harrisonburg and capture of Fort Beauregard September 4. Operations about Natchez December 1-10. Regiment veteranize January 4, 1864. Veterans absent on furlough May 18-July 8. Expedition to Gillespie's Plantation, Black Bayou, August 4-6. Expedition to Buck's Ferry and skirmishes September 9-22. Expedition to Sicily Island September 26-30. Expedition to Homachita River October 4-8. Moved to Morganza, La., October 10-12, thence to the mouth of White River November 3-7. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., November 20-22. Duty there till January, 1865. Expedition to Moscow December 21-31, 1864. Moved to Kennersville, La., January 3-6, 1865; thence to New Orleans February 12-15. Campaign against Mobile, Ala., and its defences February 17-April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile, April 12. Whistler's Station April 13. Duty at Mobile till July. Moved to Brazos Santiago, Texas, July 2-3. To Clarksville July 7, to Brownsville August 2-3, and duty there till March, 1866.

Mustered out March 15 and discharged at Camp Butler, Ill., May 13, 1866.

Regiment lost during service 9 Officers and 97 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 182 Enlisted men by disease. Total 290.

 Transcribed by Susan Tortorelli

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