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147th Illinois Infantry

Dyer's Regimental History

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


Organized at Camp Fry, Chicago, Ill., for 1 year February 18, 1865. Moved to Louisville, Ky., thence to Nashville, Tenn., February 21-25, and to Chattanooga, Tenn., and Dalton, Ga., February 27-28. Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Separate Division, District of the Etowah, Dept. of the Cumberland, to July, 1865. Dept. of Georgia to January, 1866.

SERVICE - Duty at Dalton, Ga., and operating against guerrillas till May 1, 1865. Expedition to Mill Creek March 14-16. Action near Dalton March 14. Expedition to Spring Place March 20-22, and to Ringgold March 28-29. Moved to Resaca May 1-2, thence to Calhoun June 26, to Dalton July 2-3. To Marietta, Macon and Albany July 27-31. Duty there and at Americus and Smithville till November. Moved to Macon and Hawkinsville November 4-6, thence to Savannah November 25 - December 3. (Cos. "F" and "I" at Hawkinsville till November 28. Joined Regiment at Savannah December 5.) Duty at Savannah till January 23, 1866.

Mustered out January 20, 1866. Moved to Springfield, Ill., January 23-31. Discharged February 8, 1866.

Regiment lost during service 3 Enlisted men killed and 31 Enlisted men by disease. Total 34. 

Transcribed by Susan Tortorelli

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