Battle Unit Details

UNION ILLINOIS VOLUNTEERS

129th Regiment, Illinois Infantry

Overview:
Organized at Pontiac and mustered in September 8, 1862. Moved to Louisville, Ky., September 22. Attached to 38th Brigade, 12th Division, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. Bowling Green, Ky., District of West Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Reserve Corps, Army of the Cumberland, June, 1863. Garrison Gallatin, Tenn., to August, 1863. Ward's Brigade, District of Nashville, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to January, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 11th Army Corps, Dept. of the Cumberland, to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, and Army of Georgia to June, 1865.

Service:
Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-16, 1862. March to Bowling Green. Ky. October 20-25; thence moved to Mitchellsville, Ky., November 21, and Garrison duty there till December. Guard R.R. from Bowling Green, Ky., to Gallatin, Tenn., till June 1, 1863. Skirmish at Richland Station March 19. Garrison Fort Thomas at Gallatin June 1 to August 22. March to Nashville, Tenn., August 22, and duty there till February 24, 1864. Expedition from Nashville to Creelsboro December 28, 1863, to January 4, 1864. March to Wauhatchie Valley, Tenn., February 24-March 12, and duty there till May 2. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 2-September 8. Demonstration on Resaca May 8-13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. Burnt Hickory and New Hope Church May 25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creak and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 26-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Gilgal (or Golgotha Church) June 15. Muddy Creek June 17. Noyes Creek June 19. Kolb's Farm June 22. 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. Operations at Chattahoochie River Bridge August 26-September 2. Occupation of Atlanta September 2-November 15. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Near Hardeesville, S. C., January 3, 1865. 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. Moved to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Mustered out June 8, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 50 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 128 Enlisted men by disease. Total 180.
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