156th Illinois Infantry Regiment

The 156th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

156th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry
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ActiveFebruary 16, 1865, to September 20, 1865
CountryUnited States


The 156th Illinois Infantry was mustered into Federal service on February 16, 1865.

The regiment was mustered out on September 20, 1865.

Total strength and casualtiesEdit

The regiment suffered 2 enlisted men killed in action or mortally wounded and 24 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 26 fatalities.[1]


  • Colonel Alfred T. Smith - discharged with the regiment[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unilif11.htm#156th 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/156-fs.htm Archived 2007-07-12 at the Wayback Machine Illinois in the Cvil war website after Illinois Adjutant General's muster rolls