147th Illinois Infantry Regiment

The 147th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

147th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry
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ActiveFebruary 18, 1865, to January 20, 1866
CountryUnited States


The 147th Illinois Infantry was organized at Chicago, Illinois, and mustered into Federal service on February 18, 1865, for a one-year enlistment. The 147th served in garrisons and operated against guerillas in Georgia.

The regiment was mustered out of service on January 20, 1866.

Total strength and casualtiesEdit

The regiment suffered 3 enlisted men killed in action or mortally wounded, and 31 enlisted men who died of disease for a total of 34 fatalities.[1]


  • Colonel Hiram Franklin Sickles - mustered out with the regiment.[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unilif11.htm#147th The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.
  2. ^ http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilcivilw/f&s/147-fs.htm Illinois in the Civil War website after Illinois Adjutant General's muster rolls