58th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment

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58th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry "Lyon Color Guard"
Flag of Illinois.svg
Illinois state flag
Active February 11, 1862 to April 15, 1866
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Capture of Fort Henry
Capture of Fort Donelson
Battle of Shiloh
Battle of Corinth
Battle of Nashville
Pleasant Hill, Louisiana

The 58th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Service[edit]

The 58th Illinois Infantry was organized at Chicago, Illinois and mustered into Federal service on December 26, 1861.

The regiment was mustered out on April 15, 1866.

Total strength and casualties[edit]

The regiment suffered 8 officers and 75 enlisted men who were killed in action or mortally wounded and 4 officers and 211 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 298 fatalities.[1]

Commanders[edit]

  • Colonel William Francis Lynch - mustered out with the regiment.[2]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unilinf5.htm#58th 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.illinoiscivilwar.org/cw36-agr.html Illinois in the Civil War website after Illinois Adjutant General's muster rolls

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