Monday, February 13, 2017

13th Illinois Infantry-- Part 2: Duty in Missouri

From July 1861 to Spring 1862, the regiment was based in Rolla, Missouri, guarding supply trains and fighting Confederate guerrillas.  They were also a part of General Fremont's force that marched to Springfield, Missouri in the fall of 1861.

They were mustered out on June 18, 1864.

During the course of the war, the unit lost 6 officers and 61 enlisted to killed in action or mortally wounded.  Another 5 officers and 123 enlisted died of disease.

Main officers:

Colonel John B Wyman, killed at the Battle of Chickasaw Bayou December 28, 1862
Colonel Adam B. Gorgas, mustered out June 25, 1864.

Lt.-Col.  Benjamin F. parks--  resigned June 25, 1861
Lt.-Col. William Frederick Partridge--  mustered out June 18, 1864.

--Old Secesh


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