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102nd Illinois Infantry

Dyer's Regimental History

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


Organized at Knoxville, Ill., and mustered in September 1, 1862. Moved to Peoria, Ill., September 22, thence to Louisville, Ky., October 1. Attached to Ward's Brigade, Dumont's 12th Division, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. Ward's Brigade, Post of Gallatin, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Reserve Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to August, 1863. Ward's Brigade, Poet of Nashville, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to January, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, and Army of Georgia, to June, 1865.

SERVICE - March in pursuit of Bragg through Kentucky October 1-16, 1862. March to Gallatin, Tenn., via Frankfort, Bowling Green and Scottsville October 16 - November 26. Duty at Gallatin till June 6, 1868. Action at Woodbury April 27, 1863. Moved to Lavergne, Tenn., and on railroad guard duty at Lavergne and Stewart's Creek till February, 1864. (5 Companies mounted August, 1863.) Moved to Wauhatchie Valley, Tenn., February 25, 1864. Scout from Lookout Valley to Deer Head Cove, Ga., March 29-31. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 - September 8. Movement on Dalton May 5-8. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Near Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. New Hope Church May 25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 26 - June 5. Big Shanty June 1. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10 - July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Gilgal or Golgotha Church June 15. Muddy Creek June 17. Noyes Creek June 19. Kolb's Farm June 22. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22 - August 25. Operations at Chattahoochie River Bridge August 26 - September 2. Occupation of Atlanta September 2 - November 15. March to the sea November 15 - December 10. Occupation of Millegeville November 22. Ogeechee River November 29. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Occupation of Hardeville January 3, 1865. Occupation of Lawtonville, S.C., February 2. Rockingham, N. C., March 7. Fayetteville, N. C., March 11. Averysboro, Taylor's Hole Creek, March 16. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. Moccasin Creek March 24. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va.. April 30 - May 19. Grand Review May 24.

Mustered out June 6 and discharged at Chicago, Ill., June 14, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 51 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 68 Enlisted men by disease. Total 119.

 Transcribed by Susan Tortorelli

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