Organized at Camp Douglas, Ill., and mustered in September 6, 1862. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., November 9-13, 1862. Attached to 4th Brigade, 5th Division. District of Memphis, 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 13th Army Corps, to December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Sherman's Yazoo Expedition, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 15th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to September, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 15th Army Corps, to June, 1865.
SERVICE. – Duty at Camp Douglas, I11., guarding prisoners, September 6 to November 9, 1862. Grant's Mississippi Central Campaign. "Tallahatchie March" November 26-December 13. Sherman's Yazoo Expedition December 20, 1862, to January 3 1863. Chickasaw Bayou December 26-28, 1862. Chickasaw Bluff December 29. McClernand's Expedition to Arkansas Post, Ark, January 3-10, 1863. Assault and capture of Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, January 10-11. Moved to Young's Point, La., January 22, and duty there till March. Expedition to Rolling Fork, via Muddy. Steele's and Black Bayous and Deer Creek March 14-27. Deer Creek March 22. Demonstrations on Haines' and
Drumgould's Bluffs April 29-May 2. Movement to Jackson, Miss., via Grand Gulf,
May 2-14. Jackson May 14, Champlon's Bill May 16. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss.,
May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Surrender of Vicksburg July
4. Advance on Jackson, Miss.. July 4-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. At Big
Black till September 22. Moved to Memphis, Tenn.; thence march to Chattanooga,
Tenn., September 22-November 20. Operations on Memphis & Charleston R. R.
in Alabama October 20-29. Bear Creek, Tuscumbia, Ala., October 27.
Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Foot of Missionary Ridge November
24. Tunnel Hill November 24-25. Mission Ridge November 26. Pursuit to Graysville
November 26-27. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 8. At
Larkinsville, Ala., till May, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May to September.
Demonstration on Resaca May 8-13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Movement on
Dallas May 18-25. 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. Assault on Kenesaw June
27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 6-17. Battle of Atlanta
July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Ezra Chapel, Hood's second sortie,
July 28. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August
31-September 1. LoveJoy Station September 2-6. Operations against Hood in North
Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. March to the sea November
15-December 10. Clinton November 23. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Assault
and capture of Fort McAllister December 13. Campaign of the Carolinas January
to April, 1865. Salkehatchie Swamps, S.C., February 2-5. South Edisto River
February 9. North Edisto River February 12-13. Columbia February 16-17. Battle
of Bentonville, N. C., March 20-21. 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. Mustered out June 4 and
discharged at Chicago, Ill., June 17, 1865
Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 47 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 168 Enlisted men by disease. Total 218
SOURCE: Frederick H. Dyer, A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, p. 1099-1100