113th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment

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113th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Active 1 October 1862 to 20 June 1865
Country  United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements

American Civil War

Commanders
Notable
commanders
Colonel George B. Hoge

The 113th Illinois Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Service[edit]

The 113th Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Hancock near Chicago, Illinois and mustered in for three years service on 1 October 1862 under the command of Colonel George B. Hoge.[citation needed]

The regiment was attached to 1st Brigade, District of Memphis, Tennessee, Right Wing, XIII Corps, Department of the Tennessee, November 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, District of Memphis, XIII Corps, to December 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Sherman's Yazoo Expedition to January 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, XV Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to August 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, XVI Corps, to November 1863. Post of Corinth, Mississippi, 2nd Division, XVI Corps, to January 1864. 2nd Brigade, District of Memphis, Tennessee, XVI Corps, to June 1864. 2nd Brigade, Sturgis' Expedition, June 1864. 1st Brigade, Post of Memphis, District of West Tennessee, to February 1865. Unattached, Post of Memphis, District of West Tennessee, to June 1865.

The 113th Illinois Infantry mustered out of service on 20 June 1865.[citation needed]

Detailed service[edit]

Date Battle or Event
6 November 1862 Ordered to Memphis, Tenn.
26 November-12 December 1862 Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign. "Tallahatchie March"
20 December 1862-2 January 1863 Sherman's Yazoo Expedition
26-28 December 1862 Chickasaw Bayou
29 December 1862 Chickasaw Bluff
3-10 January 1863 Expedition to Arkansas Post, Ark
10-11 January 1863 Assault and capture of Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post (Companies C, D, F, I, and K detached to guard prisoners sent north after Arkansas Post, and retained in Illinois on guard duty until October 1864, when they rejoined the regiment at Memphis, Tenn.)
17-22 January 1863 Moved to Young's Point, La. and duty there until March.
14-27 March 1863 Expedition to Rolling Fork, Miss., via Muddy, Steele's and Black Bayous and Deer Creek
22 March 1863 Near Deer Creek
19 April - 2 May 1863 Demonstration on Haines' and Drumgould's Bluffs
2-14 May 1863 Movement to Jackson, Miss., via Grand Gulf
14 May 1863 Jackson
16 May 1863 Champion Hill
18 May-4 July 1863 Siege of Vicksburg, Miss.
19th + 22 May 1863 Assaults on Vicksburg
4 July 1863 Surrender of Vicksburg
4-10 July 1863 Advance on Jackson, Miss.
10-17 July 1863 Siege of Jackson
17 July 1863-January 1864 Ordered to Memphis, Tenn.; then to Corinth, Miss., and post duty there
January 1864-June 1865 At Memphis, Tenn.
1-13 June 1865 Sturgis' Expedition into Mississippi
10 June 1865 Near Colliersville, Tenn.
10 June 1865 Brice's (or Tishamingo) Creek, near Guntown, Miss.
11 June 1865 Ripley
21 August 1865 Repulse of Forrest's attack on Memphis
10 October 1865 Eastport

Casualties[edit]

The regiment lost a total of 303 men during service; 1 officer and 25 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 4 officers and 273 enlisted men died of disease.[citation needed]

Commanders[edit]

  • Colonel George B. Hoge

Notable members[edit]

  • Private William W. Burritt, Company G - Medal of Honor recipient for action at Vicksburg, 27 April 1863
  • Sergeant John S. Darrough, Company F - Medal of Honor recipient for action at Eastport, Mississippi, 10 October 1864
  • Private Newton T. Gould, Company G - Medal of Honor recipient for action at Vicksburg, 22 May 1863
  • Sergeant James Henry, Company B - Medal of Honor recipient for action at Vicksburg, 22 May 1863
  • Corporal Elisha Johns, Company B - Medal of Honor recipient for action at Vicksburg, 22 May 1863
  • Private Jacob C. Miller, Company G - Medal of Honor recipient for action at Vicksburg, 22 May 1863

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion (Des Moines, IA: Dyer Pub. Co.), 1908.
  • Kellogg, John Jackson. War Experiences and the Story of the Vicksburg Campaign from "Milliken's Bend" to July 4, 1863; Being an Accurate and Graphic Account of Campaign Events Taken from the Diary of Capt. J.J. Kellogg, of Co. B 113th Illinois Volunteer Infantry (Washington, IA: Evening Journal), 1913.
  • McCarty, Terry M. and Margaret A.,The Chatfield Story: Civil War Letters and Diaries of Private Edward L. Chatfield of the 113th Illinois Volunteers (North Charleston, SC: BookSurge and CreateSpace Publications), 2009, 2010. ISBN 1-4196-9722-6; ISBN 978-1-4196-9722-7
  • Woolworth, Solomon. Experiences in the Civil War (Newark, NJ: s.n.), 1903.
Attribution
  • This article contains text from a text now in the public domain: Dyer, Frederick H. (1908). A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Des Moines, IA: Dyer Publishing Co.

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