56th Illinois Infantry Regiment
(Mechanics' Fusileers)
Three Year Service
February 27, 1862 - August 12, 1865
Assigned to: Battles/Campaigns Engaged in:
Siege of Corinth, Operations against Vicksburg [Central Mississippi Campaign, Champion's Hill, Big Black River, Siege of Vicksburg], Missionary Ridge (Chattanooga), Atlanta Campaign, March to the Sea, Campaign of the Carolinas[Bentonville]

Adjutant General's Regiment History
Frederick Dyer's Regimental History

56th Infantry Field & Staff
Non-Commissioned Staff
Unassigned Recruits
There is no Band or Unassigned/Substitute/Drafted Recruits for this Regiment

Link to Roster  Link to County of Origin
Company A
Company B
Company C
Company D
New Company D
Company E
Company F
Company G
Company H
Company I
New Company I
Company K
Massac County (Also known as Wisconsin Company)
White County (Also known as Ohio Company)
Hamilton County (Also known as Indiana Company)
Gallatin & White counties
Massac County
Franklin, Saline & Williamson counties
Gallatin, Hamilton & White counties
Hamilton County
Edwards & Wayne counties (Also known as Ohio Company) 
Franklin County
Assorted counties
Pope County

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