113th Illinois Infantry Regiment

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113th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry
ActiveOctober 1, 1862 - June 20, 1865
AllegianceUnion
BranchInfantry
EngagementsAmerican Civil War
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Colonel George Blaikie 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 October 1, 1862 under the command of Colonel George Blaikie Hoge.[1][2]

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 June 20, 1865.[2]

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]

Detailed service[edit]

Date Battle or Event
November 6, 1862 Ordered to Memphis, Tennessee
November 26 – December 12, 1862 Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign. "Tallahatchie March"
December 20, 1862 – January 2, 1863 Sherman's Yazoo Expedition
December 26–28, 1862 Chickasaw Bayou
December 29, 1862 Chickasaw Bluff
January 3–10, 1863 Expedition to Arkansas Post, Arkansas
January 10–11, 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, Tennessee)
January 17–22, 1863 Moved to Young's Point, Louisiana and duty there until March
March 14–27, 1863 Expedition to Rolling Fork, Mississippi, via Muddy, Steele's and Black Bayous and Deer Creek
March 22, 1863 Near Deer Creek
April 19 – May 2, 1863 Demonstration on Haines' and Drumgould's Bluffs
May 2–14, 1863 Movement to Jackson, Mississippi, via Grand Gulf
May 14, 1863 Jackson
May 16, 1863 Champion Hill
May 18 – July 4, 1863 Siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi
May 19 & 22, 1863 Assaults on Vicksburg
July 4, 1863 Surrender of Vicksburg
July 4–10, 1863 Advance on Jackson, Mississippi
July 10–17, 1863 Siege of Jackson
July 17, 1863–January 1864 Ordered to Memphis, Tennessee, then to Corinth, Mississippi, and post duty there
January 1864–June 1865 At Memphis, Tennessee
June 1–13, 1865 Sturgis' Expedition into Mississippi
June 10, 1865 Near Colliersville, Tennessee
June 10, 1865 Brice's (or Tishamingo) Creek, near Guntown, Mississippi
June 11, 1865 Ripley
August 21, 1865 Repulse of Forrest's attack on Memphis
October 10, 1865 Eastport

Notable members[edit]

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

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "113th Illinois Infantry Regiment". Civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org. Retrieved 24 August 2014.
  2. ^ a b "113th Infantry - Illinois in the Civil War". Illinoiscivilwar.org. Retrieved 24 August 2014.

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[edit]

  • 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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