49th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment

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49th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Flag of Illinois.svg
Illinois state flag
Active December 31, 1861, to September 9, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Capture of Fort Donelson
Battle of Shiloh
Battle of Pleasant Hill
Battle of Nashville

The 49th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 49th Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois and mustered into Federal service on 31 December 1861.

The regiment was mustered out on September 9, 1865.

Total strength and casualties[edit]

The regiment suffered 7 officers and 72 enlisted men who were killed in action or mortally wounded and 5 officers and 170 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 254 fatalities.[1]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unilinf4.htm#49th 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/049-fs.htm Illinois in the Civil War website after Illinois Adjutant General's muster rolls