41st Illinois Infantry Regiment

The 41st Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

41st Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry
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ActiveAugust 10, 1861, to December 23, 1864
CountryUnited States
AllegianceUnion
BranchInfantry
EngagementsBattle of Shiloh
Siege of Vicksburg
Battle of Pleasant Hill
March to the Sea

ServiceEdit

The 41st Illinois Infantry was organized at Decatur, Illinois and mustered into Federal service on August 5, 1861.

The regiment as a whole saw action with the Army of the Tennessee at Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Corinth, Hatchie's Bridge, Vicksburg and Meridian.

In March, 1864 the veterans of the regiment went on furlough and the newly recruited members of the regiment joined Nathanial Banks' Army of the Gulf. This non-veteran detachment fought at Fort DeRussy, Pleasant Hill, Mansura and Tupelo.

The veterans did not rejoin the regiment after their furlough but instead formed a "Veteran's Battalion" and rejoined the Army of the Tennessee in Georgia. They were assigned to guard duty along the railroad near Big Shanty, Marietta and Kenesaw Mountain. Then moved with the army during the March to the Sea and siege of Savannah, Georgia.

The regiment was consolidated with the 53rd Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment on December 23, 1864.

Total strength and casualtiesEdit

The regiment suffered 8 officers and 107 enlisted men who were killed in action or mortally wounded and 3 officers and 107 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 225 fatalities.[1]

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unilinf4.htm#41st 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/041-fs.htm Illinois in the Civil War website after Illinois Adjutant General's muster rolls

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