36th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment

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36th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry "The Fox River Regiment"
Flag of Illinois.svg
Illinois state flag
Active September 23, 1861 to October 8, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Battle of Pea Ridge
Battle of Perryville
Battle of Stone's River
Battle of Chickamauga
Battle of Missionary Ridge
Battle of Resaca
Battle of Atlanta
Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
Battle of Franklin
Battle of Nashville

The 36th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 36th Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Hammond at Montgomery, Illinois, just south of Aurora, and mustered into Federal service on September 23, 1861 for three years service.

The regiment was mustered out on October 8, 1865.

Total strength and casualties[edit]

The regiment suffered 11 officers and 193 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 1 officer and 127 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 332 fatalities.[1]


  • Colonel Nicholas Greusel - resigned on February 7, 1863. Colonel Greusel was a native of Bavaria, born on July 4, 1817, emigrated with his family to the United States in the summer of 1834.[2]
  • Colonel Silas Miller - died of wounds received at the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain on July 27, 1864.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin F. Campbell - Mustered out with the regiment.[3]
  • Lieutenant Colonel Porter Olsen, Killed at Franklin, Tennessee.

Notable Members[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unilinf3.htm#36th The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.
  2. ^ 'History of the 36th Regiment Illinois Volunteers, During the War of the Rebellion', Bennett, L.G. and Haigh, Wm. M., Knickerbocker and Hodder, Aurora, Ill, 1876
  3. ^ http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilcivilw/f&s/036-fs.htm Illinois in the Civil War website after Illinois Adjutant General's muster rolls
  4. ^ http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=H000337
  5. ^ http://statehistoricalsocietyofmissouri.org/cdm/compoundobject/collection/amcw/id/19641