60th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment

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60th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Flag of Illinois.svg
Illinois state flag
Active February 17, 1862 to July 31, 1865
Country  United States
Allegiance Union
Branch  United States Army
Type Infantry
Size 2877 Men, 10 Companies
Engagements Battle of Island Number Ten
Siege of Corinth
Battle of Rocky Face Ridge
Battle of Resaca
Battle of Dallas
Battle of New Hope Church
Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
Battle of Pine Hill
Battle of Peachtree Creek
Siege of Atlanta
Battle of Utoy Creek
Battle of Jonesboro
March to the Sea
Battle of Averasborough
Battle of Bentonville

The 60th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


Organized at Camp Dubois, Anna, Ill., and mustered in February 17, 1862. Moved to Cairo, Ill., February 22, 1862, thence to Island No. 10, Mississippi River, March 14. Attached to District of Cairo to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Army of Mississippi, to September, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 13th Division, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, Centre 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 14th Army Corps, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Reserve Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 14th Army Corps, to July, 1865.[1]


Operations against Island Number 10, Mississippi River, March 14-April 8. Return to Columbus, Ky., and Cairo, Ill., thence moved to Hamburg Landing, Tenn., May 7-12. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., May 12-30. Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 12. At Clear Creek till July. March to Tuscumbia, Ala., July 20-25, thence to Nashville, Tenn., August 28-September 15. Action at Columbia September 10. Siege of Nashville September 15-November 6. Repulse of Forest's attack on Edgefield November 5. Duty at Nashville, Tenn., till July 20, 1863. Skirmish at Edgefield November 7, 1862. Skirmish near Nashville January 3, 1863. Moved to Murfreesboro, Tenn., July 20, thence march to Columbia, Athens, Huntsville and Stevenson, Ala., August 24-September 7, and to Bridgeport, Ala., September 12. Duty there till October 1. Operations up the Sequatchie Valley against Wheeler October 1-17. Anderson's Cross Roads October 2 (Detachment). Moved to Waldron's Ridge, thence to Kelly's Ferry and guard lines of transportation till January, 1864. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27, 1863. Chickamauga Station November 26. March to relief of Knoxville, Tenn., November 28-December 24. At Rossville, Ga., till May, 1864. Demonstration on Dalton, Ga., February 22-27, 1864. Tunnel Hill, Buzzard's Roost and Rocky Faced Ridge February 23-25. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Near Tunnel Hill May 5. Tunnel Hill May 6-7. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Rome May 17-18. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's or Vining Station July 4. Chattahoochie River May 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Utoy Creek August 5-7. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations in North Georgia and North Alabama against Forest and Hood September 29-November 3. Florence, Ala., October 6-7. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Fayetteville, N.C., March 13. Averysboro, Taylor's Hole Creek, March 16. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 12. Provost guard at headquarters 14th Army Corps till July 31. Mustered out July 31, 1865.[2]


Company A - Union County, Company B - Union County, Company C - Jefferson and Washington counties, Company D - Hamilton and Jefferson counties, Company E - Williamson County, Company F - Richland and Union counties, Company G - Hamilton, Jefferson, Wayne counties, Company H - Pope, Johnson and Wayne counties, Company I - Jefferson County, Company K - Johnson County, Unassigned Recruits[3]

Total strength and casualties[edit]

The regiment consisted of 2,877 men in 10 companies. The regiment suffered 2 officers and 44 enlisted men who were killed in action or mortally wounded and 4 officers and 225 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 275 fatalities.[4]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-battle-units-detail.htm?battleUnitCode=UIL0060RI
  2. ^ https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-battle-units-detail.htm?battleUnitCode=UIL0060RI
  3. ^ http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/reg_html/060_reg.html
  4. ^ http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unilinf5.htm#60th The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1960.
  5. ^ Eicher, John H., and David J. Eicher, Civil War High Commands. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2001. ISBN 978-0-8047-3641-1. p. 106.
  6. ^ http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilcivilw/f&s/060-fs.htm Illinois in the Civil War website after Illinois Adjutant General's muster rolls