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108th Illinois Infantry

Dyer's Regimental History

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


Organized at Peoria, Ill., and mustered in August 28, 1862. Moved to Nicholasville, Ky., October 17 - November 1, 1862. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Army of Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 10th Division, 13th Army Corps (Old), Department of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Sherman's Yazoo Expedition, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 10th Division, 13th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to May, 1863. Detached Brigade, District of Northeast Louisiana, to August, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps, to November, 1863. Post of Corinth, Miss., 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps, to January, 1864. 2nd Brigade, District of Memphis, Tenn., to June, 1864. 2nd Brigade, Sturgis' Expedition, June, 1864. 1st Brigade, Memphis, Tenn., District of West Tennessee, to February, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps (New), Military Division of West Mississippi, to August, 1865.

SERVICE - March to Louisville, Ky., November 14-19, 1862; thence moved to Memphis, Tenn., November 21-26, and duty there till December 20. Sherman's Yazoo Expedition December 20, 1862, to January 2, 1863. Chickasaw Bayou December 26-28, 1862. Chickasaw Bluff December 29. Expedition to Arkansas Post, Ark., January 3-10, 1863. Assault and capture of Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, January 10-11. Moved to Young's Point, La., January 17-24, and duty there till March 10. At Milliken's Bend, La., till April 25. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battles of Port Gibson, Miss., May 1. Champion's Hill May 16. Detached to guard prisoners from Big Black River to Memphis, Tenn., May 16-30. At Young's Point, La., during siege of Vicksburg and until July 18. Moved to Vicksburg July 18, thence to Memphis, Tenn., July 26-29, and to LaGrange, Tenn., August 5. Duty there till October 28, and at Pocahontas till November 9. At Corinth, Miss., till January 25, 1864. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., and duty there till February, 1865. Sturgis' Expedition to Guntown, Miss., June 1-13, 1864. Brice's (or Tishamingo) Creek, near Guntown, June 10. Ripley June 11. Repulse of Forest's attack on Memphis August 21, 1864. Moved to New Orleans, La.; thence to Dauphin Island, Ala., February 28 - March 16. Operations against Mobile and its defenses March 16 - 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. March to Montgomery April 13-25. Duty there till July 18. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., July 18 - August 5.

Mustered out August 5, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 8 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 202 Enlisted men by disease. Total 214.

 Transcribed by Susan Tortorelli

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