137th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment

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137th Illinois Infantry Regiment
Active June 5–September 4, 1864
Country  United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Size Regiment
Engagements

American Civil War

Disbanded September 4, 1864
Commanders
Colonel John Wood[1]

The 137th Illinois Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment from Illinois that served in the Union Army between June 5 and September 4, 1864, during the American Civil War.

Service[edit]

The regiment was organized at Camp Wood, Quincy, Illinois, by Colonel John Wood, and mustered in for one-hundred day service on June 5.[2][3] On June 9, the regiment was ordered to Memphis, Tennessee and on July 9, assigned to picket duty on the Hernando road, until September.[2][3] On August 21, the regiment was involved in the Second Battle of Memphis repelling General Nathan Bedford Forrest's attack.[3] The regiment was mustered out on September 4, 1864, at Springfield, Illinois.[3] During its service the regiment had a total of thirty-four fatalities.[4][note 1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ According to Frederick H. Dyers' (1959) A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion Compendium set, the regiment had a total of fifty fatalities.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reece (1900), Volume 7 p. 90.
  2. ^ a b Reece (1900), Volume 7 p. 107.
  3. ^ a b c d Dyer (1959), Volume 3 p. 1,101.
  4. ^ Reece (1900), Volume 7 pp. 90–107.

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