153rd Illinois Infantry Regiment

The 153rd Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

153rd Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry
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ActiveFebruary 27, 1865, to September 15, 1865
CountryUnited States
AllegianceUnion
BranchInfantry

ServiceEdit

The 153rd Illinois Infantry was organized at Chicago, Illinois, and mustered into Federal service on February 27, 1865, for a one-year enlistment. The 153rd served in garrisoned the line of the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad and later Memphis, Tennessee.

The regiment mustered out September 15, 1865.

Total strength and casualtiesEdit

The regiment suffered 37 enlisted men who died of disease for a total of 37 fatalities.[1]

CommandersEdit

  • Colonel Stephen Bronson - mustered out with the regiment.[2]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unilif10.htm#153rd 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/153-fs.htm Illinois in the Civil War website after Illinois Adjutant General's muster rolls

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