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114th Illinois Infantry

Dyer's Regimental History

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


Organized at Camp Butler, Ill., and mustered in September 18, 1862. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., November 8-16, 1862. Attached to the 5th Brigade, 5th Division, District of Memphis, Right Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, November, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, District of Memphis, 13th Army Corps, to December, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 8th Division, 16th Army Corps, to April, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 15th Army Corps, to December, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps, to June, 1864. 1st Brigade, Sturgis' Expedition, June, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps, to December, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Detachment Army of the Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to February, 1865. Pontoneers 16th Army Corps (New), Military Division West Mississippi, to August, 1865.

SERVICE - Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign. "Tallahatchie March" November 26 - December 12, 1862. Moved to Jackson, Tenn., December 23, and duty there till February 9, 1863. Expedition to Wyatt's, Miss., February 9-18. Guard duty on Memphis & Charleston R. R. till March 17. Moved to Young's Point, La.,  March 17 - April 2. Operations against Vicksburg April 2 - July 4. At Ducksport, La., till May 2. Movement to Jackson, Miss., via Grand Gulf, May 2-14. Mississippi Springs May 13. Jackson May 14. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 18 - July 4. Assault on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Expedition to Mechanicsburg May 26 - June 4. Surrender of Vicksburg July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Birdsong Ferry, Big Black River, July 4-6. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Brandon Station July 19. At Vicksburg till September 3, and at Oak Ridge till October 14. Expedition toward Canton October 14-20. Bogue Chitto Creek October 17. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., November 20-26. Expedition to Tallahatchie River February 5-19, 1864. Coldwater Ferry February 8. Near Senatobia February 8-9. Wyatt's, Tallahatchie River, February 13. Provost duty at Memphis, Tenn., till June. Sturgis' Expedition from Memphis to Ripley, Miss., April 30 - May 9. Sturgis' Expedition to Guntown, Miss., June 1-13. Battle of Brice's Cross Roads (or Tishamingo Creek), near Guntown, June 10. Ripley June 11. Davis' Mills June 12. Smith's Expedition to Tupelo, Miss., July 5-21. Camargo's Cross Roads, near Harrisburg, July 13. Harrisburg, near Tupelo, July 14-15. Old Town (or Tishamingo Creek) July 15. Smith's Expedition to Oxford, Miss., August 1-30. Tallahatchie River August 7-9. Abbeville August 23. Moved to Duvall's Bluff, Ark., September 2. March through Arkansas and Missouri in pursuit of Price September 24 - November 16. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., November 24-30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Moved to Eastport, Miss., and duty there till February, 1865. Moved to New Orleans, La.; thence to Dauphin Island, Ala., February 9 - March 3. Campaign against Mobile and its defenses March 3 - April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26 - April 9. Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. March to Montgomery, Ala., April 13-24. and duty there till July. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., July 17.

Mustered out August 3 and discharged August 15, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 45 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 159 Enlisted men by disease. Total 210.

 Transcribed by Susan Tortorelli

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