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76th Illinois Infantry

Dyer's Regimental History

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


Organized at Kankakee, Ill., and mustered in August 22, 1862. Moved to Columbus, Ky., August 22-29, 1862, and duty there till October 4. Attached to District of Columbus, Ky., to October, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, District of Jackson, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, Right Wing 13th Army Corps, Department of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 16th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 13th Army Corps, to August, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 17th Army Corps, to August, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to December, 1854. 2nd Brigade, Reserve Division, Military Division West Mississippi, to February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Reserve Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, February. 1865. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 13th Army Corps (New), Military Division West Mississippi, to July, 1865.

SERVICE - Moved from Columbus, Ky., to Bolivar, Tenn., October 4-5, 1862, and duty there till November 3. Moved to LaGrange November 3 and duty there till November 28. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign. Operations on the Mississippi Central R. R. November 28, 1862, to January 5, 1863. Moved to Moscow, Tenn., January 10, 1863, thence to La Fayette February 5, and to Memphis, Tenn., March 10. Duty there till May 13. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., May 13-17. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 18 - July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19-22. Surrender of Vicksburg July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Big Black River July 4-5. Siege of Jackson, Miss., July 10-17. Assault on Jackson July 12. Reconnaissance to Pearl River July 15. Duty at Vicksburg till August 11. Moved to Natchez, Miss., August 11-12, and duty there till November 28. Expedition to Harrisonburg, La., September 1-7. Near Harrisonburg and capture of Fort Beauregard September 4. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., November 28, and duty there till February, 1864. Meridian Campaign February 3 - March 5. Champion's Hill February 5. Meridian February 14-15. Duty at Big Black till April 27. Yazoo City Expedition May 4-21. Actions at Benton May 7 and 9. Vaughan, Big Black River Bridge, May 12. Yazoo City May 13. At Vicksburg till July. Expedition to Pearl River July 2-10. Action at Jackson, Miss., July 7. Ordered to Morganza, La., July 29, and duty there till September 3. Expedition to Clinton, La., August 23-29. Moved to mouth of White River, Ark., September 3 and duty there till October 18. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., thence to Duvall's Bluff, Ark. Camp at Memphis, Tenn., November 28 - December 31. Moved to New Orleans, La., December 31, 1864 - January 4, 1865; thence to Mobile Point, Ala., February 12, and to Barrancas, Fla., and duty there till March 11. Steele's Expedition from Pensacola, Fla., to Blakely, Ala., March 20-31. Occupation of Pollard March 26. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely April 1-8. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. Expedition to Selma, Ala., April 22-28. Duty at Selma till May 11. Moved to Mobile, thence to Galveston, Texas, and duty there till July.

Mustered out July 22 and discharged at Chicago, Ill., August 4, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 51 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 205 Enlisted men by disease. Total 259.

 Transcribed by Susan Tortorelli

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