131st Illinois Infantry Regiment

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131st Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Flag of Illinois.svg
Illinois state flag
Active October 25, 1862, to November 13, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry

The 131st Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 131st Illinois Infantry was organized at Old Fort Massac, Illinois, and mustered into Federal service on November 13, 1862, for a three-year enlistment.

The regiment was consolidated with the 29th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment on November 15, 1863.

Total strength and casualties[edit]

1 enlisted man killed, 11 officers and 282 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 294 fatalities.[1]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unilif11.htm#131st The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.
  2. ^ http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilcivilw/f&s/131-fs.htm Illinois in the Civil War website after Illinois Adjutant General's muster rolls


Additional Reading[edit]

  • Illinois. Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Illinois. Springfield, Ill: Phillips Bros, 1900. OCLC 69691325
  • Lester, Robert, and Gary Hoag. Civil War Unit Histories [Part 4], The Union, Midwest and West. Bethesda, Md: University Publications of America, 1994. OCLC 31265675