UNION ILLINOIS VOLUNTEERS
71st Regiment, Illinois Infantry
Organized at Camp Douglass, Chicago, Ill., July 26, 1862, for three months. Moved to Cairo, Ill., July 27, thence to Columbus, Ky., August 6. Guard railroad and bridges by detachments, at Big Muddy Bridge, Illinois Central R. R. (2 Cos.); at Mound City, Ill., (2 Cos.); at Moscow, Ky. (3 Cos.), and at Little Obion bridge (3 Cos.), till October. Mustered out October 29, 1862.
Regiment lost 23 by disease during service.
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