135th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment

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135th Illinois Infantry Regiment
Active June 6–September 28, 1864
Country  United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Size Regiment
Engagements American Civil War
Disbanded September 28, 1864
Commanders
Colonel John S. Wolfe[1]

The 135th Illinois Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment from Illinois that served in the Union Army between June 6 and September 28, 1864, during the American Civil War.

Service[edit]

The regiment was organized at Mattoon, Illinois, with a strength of 852 men,[2] and mustered in for one-hundred day service on June 6, 1864.[3][4] On June 10, the regiment departed for Benton Barracks, Missouri, where they reported to General William Rosecrans.[2][4]

From there five companies of the regiment were stationed on the Iron Mountain railroad.[2][4] Three companies of the regiment were stationed at the Gasconade railroad crossing and a further two companies stationed at the Osage railroad crossing of the Missouri Pacific Railroad and at Jefferson City, Missouri.[2][4] The regiment was mustered out on September 28, 1864.[2][4] During its service the regiment lost one man at Gasconade crossing and sixteen men to disease.[5][note 1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ According to Frederick H. Dyers' (1959) A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion Compendium set, the regiment had two men killed and seventeen men died of disease.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reece (1900), Volume 7 p. 55.
  2. ^ a b c d e Reece (1900), Volume 7 p. 72.
  3. ^ Reece (1900), Volume 7 p. 4.
  4. ^ a b c d e Dyer (1959), Volume 3 p. 1,101.
  5. ^ Reece (1900), Volume 7 pp. 55–72.

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