HISTORICAL NOTES:

On the 25th day of April, 1861, the Regiment was organized at Springfield, and mustered in for three months' service. Richard J. Oglesby, of Decatur, was appointed Colonel. The regiment was immediately sent to Cairo. Companies A and D, in command of Capt. Isaac Pugh, were sent to Big Muddy river, to guard the railroad bridge, as there was danger of its destruction by rebel sympathizers, to prevent the transportation of troops and supplies. Relieved by other troops, these companies rejoined the regiment at Cairo. The regiment remained at Cairo during its term of service, when it was mustered out.

FIELD OFFICERS:

OGLESBY, Richard J. Colonel Decatur May 3, 1861 Apr 25, 1861 Mustered out July 25, 1861
RHODES, Frank L. Lt. Colonel Pekin May 3, 1861 Apr 25, 1861 Mustered out July 25, 1861
POST, John P. Major Decatur May 3, 1861 Apr 25, 1861 Mustered out July 25, 1861
CLARK, William C. Adjutant Lawrenceville --- Apr 25, 1861 Mustered out July 25, 1861
FALCONER, Enoch G Chaplain Springfield --- Apr 25, 1861 Mustered out July 25, 1861
GILL, John M Quartermaster Cairo --- --- Mustered out July 25, 1861
HATCH, Reuben B Quartermaster Griggsville Apr 26, 1861 Apr 26, 1861 Mustered out July 25, 1861
PHIPPS, John M. Asst. Surg. Springfield --- Apr 26, 1861 Mustered out July 25, 1861
TROWBRIDGE, Silas T. Surgeon Decatur --- Apr 26, 1861 Mustered out July 25, 1861

ASSIGNMENTS:

SERVICE:

Organized at Springfield, Ill., and mustered in for three months' service April 25, 1861. Moved to Cairo, Ill., and duty there till July, 1861. Expedition from Cairo to Little River June 22-23 (Cos. "B" and "C").

Mustered out July 25, 1861.

ROSTERS:

Field Staff and Band
Company A - Macon County
Company B - Macon County
Company C - Coles County
Company D - Richland County
Company E - Peoria County
Company F - Tazewell County
Company G - Pike County
Company H - Fayette County
Company I - Lawrence County
Company K - McLean County

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

REFERENCES:

Dyer, Frederick H. - A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion

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