Battle Unit Details

UNION ILLINOIS VOLUNTEERS

65th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (Scotch Regiment)

Overview:
Organized at Camp Douglas, Chicago, Ill., and mustered in May 1, 1862. Ordered to Martinsburg, W. Va. Attached to Railroad District, Mountain Department, to July, 1862. Railroad District, 8th Army Corps, Middle Department, to September, 1862.

Service:
Duty at Martinsburg, W. Va., till September, 1862. Action at Darkesville September 7. Moved to Harper's Ferry September 11-12. Siege of Harper's Ferry September 12-15. Surrender September 15. Paroled September 16 and sent to Annapolis, Md., thence to Chicago, Ill. Duty there till April, 1863. Declared exchanged and ordered to Kentucky. Attached to District of Central and Eastern Kentucky, Dept. of Ohio, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. Ohio, to August, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 23rd Army Corps, to February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, to July, 1865.

Service:
Duty in Eastern and Central Kentucky till August, 1863. Expedition from Beaver Creek, Ky., to Southwest Virginia, Pound Gap Expedition, July 3-11. Action at Pond Creek July 5. Burnside's Campaign in East Tennessee August 16-October 17. Siege of Knoxville November 17-December 5. Operations about Dandridge January 16-17, 1864. At Knoxville and operations in East Tennessee till May, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign June 4-September 8. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Muddy Creek June 17. Noyes Creek June 19. Cheyney's Farm June 22. Olley's Farm June 26-27. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. On line of Nickajack Creek June 2-5. On line of the Chattahoochie July 5-17. Isham's Ford July 8. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Utoy Creek August 5-7. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Rough and Ready August 31. 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. Nashville Campaign November and December. Columbia, Duck River, November 24-28. Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. At Clifton, Tenn., till January 15, 1865. Movement to Washington, thence to Fort Fisher, N.C., January 15-February 7. Cape Fear Intrenchments February 10-13. Sugar Loaf Battery February 11. Fort Anderson February 18. Capture of Fort Anderson February 19. Town Creek February 19-20. Capture of Wilmington February 22. Advance on Goldsboro March 6-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 21. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. At Greensboro, N.C., till July. Mustered out July 13 and discharged at Chicago, Ill., July 26, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 30 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 97 Enlisted men by disease. Total 129.
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