Monday, February 20, 2017

13th Illinois Infantry-- Part 1: "Fremont's Greyhounds"

Companies E and F were primarily comprised of men from DeKalb County.  Frederick William Partridge was lieutenant-colonel for much of existence.

From Wikipedia.

The regiment received the name "Fremont's Greyhounds" from John Fremont himself.  They were one of the regiments organized under the act known as the Ten Regiment Bill.

They were mustered into Union service by Captain John Pope (who later commanded the Army of the Potomac at the Second Battle of Bull Run in Virginia) at Camp Dement in Dixon, Illinois.

Entered federal service April 21, 1861 for three year term of service.

--Old Secesh

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