16th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Cavalry
|16th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Cavalry|
|Active||December 25, 1862, to August 31, 1865|
|Engagements||Battle of Resaca
Siege of Atlanta
Battle of Franklin
Battle of Nashville
The 16th Illinois Cavalry was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois, between January and April 1863 from numerous independent companies of Illinois cavalry.
The regiment mustered out on August 19, 1865 .
Total strength and casualties
The regiment suffered 3 officers and 30 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 1 officer and 228 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 262 fatalities.
- George P. McLain (1847–1930), Los Angeles, California, City Council member at the turn of the 19th-20th centuries
- Sgt Paul Vandervoort, Company M - 11th Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, 1882-1883
- http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unilcav2.htm#16th 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/cav016-fs.htm Illinois in the Civil War website after Illinois Adjutant General's muster rolls
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