128th Regiment, Illinois Infantry

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Brief History

The 128th Regiment, Illinois was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois, and mustered in November 4, 1862. It was attached to District of Columbus, Kentucky, 16th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee. It was disbanded April 1, 1863, by order of Gen. Grant, having lost in 5 months over 700 men, principally by desertion, and the Officers having proved themselves utterly incompetent, were mustered out of service. The few remaining men were consolidated into a Detachment and consolidated with 9th Illinois Infantry April 1, 1863.[1]

Companies in this Regiment with County of Origin

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

The following counties of origin are taken from the Adjutant General's Report, found on the Illinois Civil War Rosters web site. Roster pages are from the same report found on the Internet Archives web site. The rosters show the men who served in each regiment, their residences, dates of enlistment and mustering out, and other remarks.

Other Sources



  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).