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117th Regiment, Illinois Infantry

Organized at Camp Butler, Ill., and mustered in September 19, 1862. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., November 11-17, 1862. Attached to Reserve Brigade, District of Memphis, Tenn., 13th Army Corps (Old), Department of the Tennessee, to January, 1863. District of Memphis, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1863. 1st Brigade, 5th Division, District of Memphis, 16th Army Corps, to January, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps, to December, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Detachment Army of the Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps (New), Military Division West Mississippi, to August, 1865.

Duty at Memphis, Tenn., till July 5, 1863. Affairs near Memphis June 17-18, 1863 (Detachment). Moved to Helena, Ark., July 5, and return to Memphis. Duty there till December 29, 1863. Expedition after Forest December 24-31, 1863 (Detachment). Grierson's Bridge and near Moscow and LaFayette December 27. Ordered to Vicksburg, Miss. Meridian Campaign February 3-March 2, 1864. Clinton February 5. Meridian February 9-13. Red River Campaign March 10-May 22. Fort DeRussy March 14. Occupation of Alexandria March 16. Battle of Pleasant Hill April 9. About Cloutiersville April 22-24. At Alexandria April 26-May 13. Governor Moore's Plantation and Bayou Roberts May 3-7 and 11. Retreat to Morganza May 13-20. Mensura May 16. Yellow Bayou May 18. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss.; thence to Memphis, Tenn., May 21-June 10. Action at Lake Chicot, Ark., June 6. March to relief of Gen. Sturgis June 14-16. Near LaFayette June 23. Smith's Expedition to Tupelo, Miss., July 5-21. Camargo's Cross Roads, near Harrisburg, July 13. Harrisburg, near Tupelo, July 14-15. Old Town (or Tishamingo) Creek July 15. Smith's 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. Action at Franklin, Mo., October 1. Moved from St. Louis to Nashville, Tenn., November 21-December 1. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Moved to Clifton, Tenn., and Eastport, Miss., and duty there till Fehruary, 1865. Moved to New Orleans, La., February 6-17. Campaign against Mobile and its defences March 17-April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. March to Montgomery April 13-25, and duty there till August. Mustered out August 5, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 11 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 115 Enlisted men by disease. Total 130.
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