38th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment

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38th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Flag of Illinois.svg
Illinois state flag
Active August 15, 1861, to December 31, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Battle of Perryville
Battle of Stone's River
Battle of Chickamauga
Siege of Chattanooga
Battle of Resaca
Battle of Atlanta
Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
Battle of Franklin
Battle of Nashville

The 38th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 38th Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois and mustered into Federal service on August 15, 1861, for three years service.

The regiment was mustered out on December 31, 1865.

Total strength and casualties[edit]

The regiment suffered 7 officers and 107 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 3 officers and 177 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 294 fatalities.[1]


  • Colonel William P. Carlin - promoted brigadier general on November 29, 1862.
  • Colonel Daniel H. Gilmer - killed in action at the Battle of Chickamauga on September 23, 1863
  • Colonel William F. Chapman - died Pulaski, Tennessee, on November 23, 1864.[2]
  • 1st Lt. Frederick Mortimer Crandal U.S.A. 38th Inf. 28 Jul 1866, Brvt. Capt. for Arkansas Post Ark 2 mar 1867, Brvt. Major. for Arkansas Post Ark 2 mar 1867, Brvt Lt. Col. For Fort Blakely Ala. 2 Mar 1867 <ref Civil War High Commands https://books.google.com/books?isbn=0804780358 Page 189>

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unilinf3.htm#38th 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. ^ http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilcivilw/f&s/038-fs.htm Illinois in the Civil War website after Illinois Adjutant General's muster rolls