Battle Unit Details

UNION ILLINOIS VOLUNTEERS

48th Regiment, Illinois Infantry

Overview:
Organized at Camp Butler, Ill., September, 1861. Moved to Cairo, Ill., November 11, 1861, and duty there till February, 1862. Attached to District of Cairo to February, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, District of Cairo, to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, District of West Tennessee, and Army of the Tennessee to July, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, District of Jackson, Tenn., to September, 1862. Post of Bethel, District of Jackson, Tenn., to November, 1862. Post of Bethel, District of Jackson, 13th Army Corps (Old), Department of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. Post of Bethel, District of Jackson, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1863. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 4th Brigade, 4th Division, 15th Army Corps, to September, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 15th Army Corps, to August, 1864. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 15th Army Corps, to September 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 15th Army Corps, to August, 1865.

Service:
Grant's Expedition into Kentucky January 16-21, 1862. Operations against Fort Henry, Tenn., February 2-6. Capture of Fort Henry February 6. Investment and capture of Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 12-16. Duty at Fort Donelson till March 4. Moved to Savannah, Tenn., March 4-11, thence to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 25. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Moved to Bethel, Tenn., June 4, and garrison duty at that post till May, 1863. Operations against Forest in West Tennessee December 18, 1862-January 3, 1863. Germantown May 22. Moved from Germantown to Memphis, Tenn., thence to Vicksburg, Miss., June 9-17. Siege of Vicksburg June 17-July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Birdsong Ferry, Big Black River, July 4-6. Jones' Ford, Messenger's Ferry, Big Black River, July 6. Quinn's Hill July 7. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Camp at Big Black till September 28. Movement to Memphis, Tenn.; thence march to Chattanooga, Tenn., September 28-November 23. Operations on Memphis & Charleston R. R. in Alabama October 20-29. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Tunnel Hill November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 8. At Scottsboro, Ala., till May, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Demonstrations on Resaca May 8-13. Near Resaca May 13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Near Kingston May 19-22. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. 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. Brush Mountain June 15. Assault on Kenesaw Mountain June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. 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. Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 1-26. Reconnoissance from Rome on Cave Springs Road October 12-13. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Griswoldville November 22. Near Bryan's Court House December 8. Siege of Savanah December 10-21. Assault on and capture of Fort McAllister December 13. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Salkehatchie Swamp, S. C., February 2-5. Dillingham's Cross Roads, or Duck Branch, February 3. South Edisto River February 9. North Edisto River February 11-12. Columbia February 15-17. 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. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 2, thence to Little Rock, Ark., June 25. Mustered out August 15, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 10 Officers and 113 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 6 Officers and 251 Enlisted men by disease. Total 380.
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