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62nd Illinois Infantry

Dyer's Regimental History

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


Organized at Camp Dubois, Anna, Ill., April 10, 1862 Moved to Cairo, Ill., April 22, thence to Paducah, Ky., May 7 and to Columbus, Ky., June 7, 1862. Attached to District of Columbus, Ky., District of West Tennessee, to September, 1862. District of Jackson, Tenn., to November, 1862. District of Jackson, Tenn., 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862 1st Brigade, District of Jackson, Tenn., 16th Army Corps, to March, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps. to August, 1863. True's Brigade, Arkansas Expedition, to January, 1864. Unattached, 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to May, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps, to July, 1865. Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation, Dept. of Arkansas, to March, 1866.

SERVICE - Assigned to duty in Tennessee as railroad guard on Mobile and Ohio R.R., near Crockett's Station, headquarters at Kenton, till December, 1862. Moved to Jackson, Tenn., thence to Grand Junction and Holly Springs and return to Jackson, Tenn., December 7-16. Operations against Forest in West Tennessee December 18, 1862 - January 3, 1863. Action at Salem Cemetery, near Jackson, December 19, 1862. Holly Springs, Miss., December 20 (Detachment). Detachment captured. Duty at Jackson, Tenn., till April 18, 1863. Moved to LaGrange, Tenn., April 18, and duty there till August. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., thence to Helena, Ark., August 19 - 28. Steele's Campaign against Little Rock, Ark., August 28 - September 10. Bayou Fourche and capture of Little Rock September 10. Duty at Little Rock till April 25, 1864, and at Pine Bluff till July 28, 1865. Veterans on furlough August 12 to November 25, 1864. Moved to Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation, July 28, 1865, and duty there till March, 1866.

Mustered out March 6, 1866.

Regiment lost during service 3 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 9 Officers and 251 Enlisted men by disease. Total 263.

 Transcribed by Susan Tortorelli

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