|Active||May 6, 1861 to November 25, 1862|
The Sturges' Rifles were a company of Illinois militia sharpshooters mustered into Federal service on May 6, 1861. The company served as part of Major General George B. McClellan's headquarters bodyguard throughout his command. McClellan had been a member of the company prior to the war and outfitted them with the Sharps rifle, an expensive rifle not issued to regular infantrymen.
The company was mustered out on November 25, 1862.
Total strength and casualties
The regiment had one enlisted man die of disease, for a total of one fatality.
- Captain James Steel
- http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilcivilw/f&s/156-fs.htm Illinois in the Civil war website after Illinois Adjutant General's muster rolls
- http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilcivilw/acm/sturgis.htm Illinois in the Civil War website after Illinois Adjutant General's muster rolls
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