Battle Unit Details

UNION ILLINOIS VOLUNTEERS

32nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry

Overview:
Organized at Camp Butler, Ill., and mustered in December 31, 1861. Moved to Cairo, Ill., January 28, 1862. Attached to District of Cairo, Ill., January to February, 1862. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, District of Cairo, February, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, District of West Tennessee, and Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, District of Memphis, Tenn., to September, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, District of Jackson, Tenn., to November 1862. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, Right Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Department of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 16th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 13th Army Corps, to August, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, to November, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, to April, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, to July, 1865. Department of the Missouri to September, 1865.

Service:
Moved from Cairo, Ill., to Bird's Point, Mo., February 2, 1862; thence to Fort Henry, Tenn., February 8-9, and duty there till March 5 (Co. "A" at Fort Denelson, Tenn., February 13-15, and on Expedition to Eastport, Miss. Cos. "C" and "K" on gunboats "Tyler" and "Lexington," February, 1862. Action at Pittsburg Landing March 1.) Regiment moved from Fort Henry to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 5-15. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. March to Memphis, Tenn., via Grand Junction, LaGrange, Holly Springs, Moscow and Germantown June 1-July 21, and duty there till September 6. Moved to Bolivar September 6-14, and duty there till October 3. March to relief of Corinth October 3. Battle of Metamora, or Hatchie's River, October 5. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November 3, 1862, to January 10, 1863. Guard line of Memphis & Charleston R. R. till March 11, 1863. At Memphis, Tenn., till May. Moved to Young's Point, La., thence to Grand Gulf May 11-16, and duty there till June 8. Ordered to Vicksburg, Miss. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., June 12-July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Assault on Jackson July 12. Reconnoissance to Pearl River July 15. At Vicksburg till August 15. Moved to Natchez, Miss., August 15, and duty there till November 24. Expedition to Harrisonburg September 1-7. Near Harrisonburg and capture of Fort Beauregard September 4. Moved to Vicksburg November 24, and returned to Natchez December 1. Operations about Natchez December 2-10. Near Fayette December 21-22. Moved to Hebron's Plantation, near Vicksburg, January 23, 1864. Meridian Campaign February 3-March 2. Clinton February 5. Near Canton February 27-28. Canton February 28-29. Veterans on furlough March and April. Moved to Bird's Point, thence to Clifton, Tenn., and march to Ackworth, Ga., via Huntsville and Decatur, Ala., and Rome, Ga., April 28-June 8. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign June 8 to September 8. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Assault on Kenesaw Mountain June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Turner's Ferry July 5. Duty at Marietta July 18 to November 3. Action at Kenesaw Water Tank October 3. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Oconee River November 26. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Pocotaligo, S.C., January 14. Salkehatchie Swamps February 1-5. Rivers' Bridge, Salkehatchie River, February 3. Binnaker's Bridge, South Edisto River, February 9. Orangeburg, North Edisto River, February 11-12. Columbia February 15-17. Cheraw March 3. Fayetteville, N. C., March 11. Battle of Bentonville 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. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 6. Thence to St. Louis, Mo., and Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. March to Fort Kearney July 1-14, and duty on the Plains till September 1. Ordered to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and there mustered out September 16, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 8 Officers and 90 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 168 Enlisted men by disease. Total 268.
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