50th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment
|50th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry|
Illinois state flag
|Active||September 12, 1861 to July 13, 1865|
|Engagements||Battle of Fort Henry
Battle of Fort Donelson
Battle of Shiloh
Battle of Resaca
Battle of Allatoona
March to the Sea
Battle of Bentonville
Organized in Quincy, Illinois. Companies A-K were from Adams, Brown, Hancock, Warren, and Fulton County. The "Half Blind One Hundred" was to fight with the army of the Tennessee. They Engaged in such battles as: The battle of Shiloh, Ft. Donnelson, Vicksburg, The Atlanta Campaign, Allatoona, and The march to the sea.
Total strength and casualties
The regiment suffered 2 officers and 60 enlisted men who were killed in action or mortally wounded and 121 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 191 fatalities.
- Colonel Moses M. Bane - resigned on December 13, 1862.
- Lieutenant Colonel William Hanna - mustered out with the regiment.
- http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unilinf4.htm#50th The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.
- http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilcivilw/f&s/050-fs.htm Illinois in the Civil War website after Illinois Adjutant General's muster rolls
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