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101st Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment

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Country  United States
Type  Infantry
Allegiance  Union
Size  Regiment Battalion
Active  September 2, 1862 – June 21, 1865
Engagements  American Civil War Holly Springs Van Dorn's Attack Battle of Wauhatchie

The 101st Illinois Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.



The 101st Illinois Infantry was organized at Jacksonville, Illinois, and mustered into Federal service on September 2, 1862. The regiment was mustered out on June 7, 1865, and discharged at Springfield, Illinois, on June 21, 1865.

Total strength and casualties

The regiment suffered 3 officers and 47 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 1 officer and 118 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 169 fatalities.


  • Colonel Charles H. Fox – Resigned May 1, 1864.
  • Lieutenant Colonel John B. Lesage – Mustered out with the regiment.
  • Notable regiment members

  • Major Napoleon Bonaparte Brown
  • References

    101st Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment Wikipedia