UNION ILLINOIS VOLUNTEERS
86th Regiment, Illinois Infantry
Organized at Peoria, Ill., and mustered in August 27, 1862. Moved to Louisville, Ky., September 7, 1862, and duty there till October 1. Attached to 36th Brigade, 11th Division, Army of the Ohio, to October, 1862. 36th Brigade, 11th Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, Centre 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Reserve Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, and Army of Georgia to June, 1865.
- Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-16. Battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 16-November 7. Post duty at Nashville till June 30, 1863. Moved to Murfreesboro, Tenn., June 30. Return to Nashville July 18, and duty there till August 20. March to Chattanooga, Tenn., via Brentwood, Columbia, Tenn., Huntsville and Bridgeport, Ala., August 20-September 16. Battle of Chickamauga, Ga., September
19-21. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-November 23.
Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23. Tunnel Hill November 24-25. Mission Ridge November 25. Pursuit to Graysville November 26-27. March to relief of Knoxville, Tenn., November 28-December 17. At Lee and Gordon's Mills, Ga., till May, 1864. Demonstration on Dalton, Ga., February 22-27,
1864. Tunnel Hill, Buzzard's Roost Gap and Rocky Faced Ridge February 23-25. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May to September. Tunnel Hill May 6-7. Demonstration against Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11.
Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Rome May
17-18. 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. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost
Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's
Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Utoy Creek August 5-7. Flank
movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September
1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations in North Georgia and North Alabama against Hood and Forest September 29-November 3. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Louisville November 30. Cuyler's Plantation December 9. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Averysboro, Taylor's Hole Creek, N.C., March 16. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21.
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. Mustered out June 6 and discharged at Chicago, Ill., June 21, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 73 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 93 Enlisted men by disease. Total 175.
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