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106th Illinois Infantry

Dyer's Regimental History

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


Organized at Lincoln, Ill., and mustered in September 18, 1862. Moved to Columbus, Ky., November 7-10; thence to Jackson, Tenn. Attached to District of Jackson, Tenn., Left Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Department of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 4th Brigade, District of Jackson, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps, to May, 1863. 1st Brigade, Kimball's Provisional Division, 16th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 1st Brigade, Kimball's Division, District of Eastern Arkansas, to August, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Arkansas Expedition, to November, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of Arkansas, to January, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to May, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

SERVICE - Assigned to Provost duty at Jackson, Tenn., and as railroad guard along Mobile & Ohio R. R. till March, 1863. Repulse of Forest's attack on Jackson December 20, 1862. Railroad crossing Forked Deer River December 20 (Cos. "H," "I" and "K"). Moved to Bolivar, Tenn., March, 1863; thence to Vicksburg, Miss., May 31. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., June 9 - July 4. Surrender of Vicksburg July 4. Ordered to Helena, Ark., July 29; thence moved to Clarendon, Ark., August 13, and to Duvall's Bluff August 22. Steele's Expedition against Little Rock, Ark., September 1-10. Bayou Fourche and capture of Little Rock September 10. Duty there till October 26. Pursuit of Marmaduke's Forces October 26 - November 1. Duty at Little Rock, Duvall's Bluff, Hot Springs, Lewisburg, St. Charles, Dardanelles and Brownsville, Ark., till July, 1865. Operations against Shelby north of the Arkansas River May 13-31, 1864. Action at Clarendon June 25-26. Scouts from Pine Bluff toward Camden and Monticello January 26-31, 1865. Expedition from Little Rock to Mt. Elba January 22 - February 4, 1865.

Mustered out July 12 and discharged at Springfield, Ill., July 24, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 3 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 7 Officers and 188 Enlisted men by disease. Total 198.

 Transcribed by Susan Tortorelli

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