Thursday, February 2, 2017

105th Illinois Infantry-- Part 4: Service

The regiment was organized in Dixon, Illinois, mustering into U.S. service on September 2, 1862 and then moved to Camp Douglas in Chicago on September 8, 1862 and then to Louisville, Kentucky, from, September 30-October 2, 1862.

After the March to the Sea, they moved from Savannah, Georgia, through South Carolina and into North Carolina and at the Battle of Bentonville March 19 to 21, 1865.  They occupied my hometown of Goldsboro, N.C., on March 24 and the Advance on Raleigh April 10-14 and Bennett's House and the Confederate surrender on April 26.

Afterwards, the regiment marched to Washington, D.C., by way of Richmond from April 29 to May 19, participating in the Grand Review on May 24.

They were mustered out in Chicago on June 7 and discharged in Chicago on July 17, 1865.

--Old Secesh

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