12th Illinois Infantry Regiment

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12th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment
(3 Months)
Active May 2, 1861–August 1, 1861
Disbanded August 1, 1861
Country Flag of the United States (1861-1863).svg United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Size Regiment
Garrison/HQ Cairo, Illinois
Engagements American Civil War

The 12th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment (3 months) was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army between May 2, 1861–August 1, 1861, during the American Civil War.


The infantry regiment was organized at Springfield, Illinois and mustered in on May 2nd, 1861 for a three-month service. The regiment was transferred to Cairo, Illinois, for garrison duty until August, 1861. By the time the regiment was mustered out on August 1st, 1861, they had lost four to disease.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Dyer (1959), Volume 3 p. 1,049.


  • Dyer, Frederick H. (1959). A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. New York and London. Thomas Yoseloff, Publisher. LCCN 59-12963.