Battle Unit Details

UNION ILLINOIS VOLUNTEERS

49th Regiment, Illinois Infantry

Overview:
Organized at Camp Butler, Ill., and mustered in December 31, 1861. Moved to Cairo, Ill., thence to Fort Henry, Tenn., February 8-10, 1862. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, District of Cairo, February, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, District of West Tennessee, and Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 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 May, 1863. 4th Brigade, District of Memphis, Tenn., 5th Division, 16th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps, to August, 1863. True's Brigade, Arkansas Expedition, to November, 1863. Gilbert's Brigade, District of Memphis, Tenn., 5th Division, 16th Army Corps, to January, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1864, and Dept. of the Tennessee to November, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Smith's Detachment, Army of the Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to December, 1864. Garrison, Paducah, Ky., Dept. of Kentucky, to September, 1865.

Service:
Investment and capture of Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 12-16, 1862. Moved to Savannah, thence to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 5-25. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. March to Bethel, Tenn., June 4, and Post duty there till March, 1863. Moved to Germantown and White's Station, Tenn., March 10-12, and guard R. R. till August 10. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., thence to Helena and Brownsville, Ark., August 21-September 2. Steele's Expedition against Little Rock September 2-10. Bayou Fourche and capture of Little Rock September 10. Moved to Duvall's Bluff, thence to Memphis, Tenn., November 15-21, and duty there till January, 1864. Regiment veteranize January 15, 1864. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., January 27-February 2. Meridian Campaign February 3-March 2. Red River Campaign March 10-May 22. Fort De Russy March 14. Occupation of Alexandria March 16. Battle of Pleasant Hill April 9. About Cloutiersville, Cane River, April 22-24. Occupation of Alexandria April 26-May 13. Governor Moore's Plantation and Bayou Roberts May 3-7 and 11. Retreat to Morganza May 13-20. Mansura May 16. Yellow Bayou May 18. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., thence to Memphis, Tenn., May 22-June 10. Old River Lake (or Lake Chicot), Ark., June 6. Skirmish near Lafayette June 29. Smith's Expedition to Tupelo, Miss., July 5-21. Near Camargo's Cross Roads, Harrisburg, July 13. Harrisburg, near Tupelo, July 14-15. Tishamingo Creek (or Old Town), July 15. Expedition to Oxford, Miss., August 1-30. Hurricane Creek August 13-14. Abbeville August 23. Moved to Jefferson Barracks, Mo., and in pursuit of Price through Missouri September to November. Franklin, Mo., October 1 and October 30. Moved from St. Louis, Mo., to Nashville, Tenn., November 21-December 1. Battle of Nashville, Tenn., December 15-16. Pursuit to Tennessee River December 17-28. Ordered to Paducah, Ky., December 29, and garrison duty there till September, 1865. Mustered out September 9, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 7 Officers and 72 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 5 Officers and 170 Enlisted men by disease. Total 254.
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