135th Illinois Infantry Regiment

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135th Illinois Infantry Regiment
Active June 6–September 28, 1864
Disbanded September 28, 1864
Country  United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Size Regiment
Engagements American Civil War
Colonel John S. Wolfe[1]

The 135th Illinois Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment from Illinois that served in the Union Army between June 6 and September 28, 1864, during the American Civil War.


The regiment was organized at Mattoon, Illinois, with a strength of 852 men,[2] and mustered in for one-hundred-day service on June 6, 1864.[3][4] On June 10, the regiment departed for Benton Barracks, Missouri, where they reported to General William Rosecrans.[2][4]

From there five companies of the regiment were stationed on the Iron Mountain railroad.[2][4] Three companies of the regiment were stationed at the Gasconade railroad crossing and a further two companies stationed at the Osage railroad crossing of the Missouri Pacific Railroad and at Jefferson City, Missouri.[2][4] The regiment was mustered out on September 28, 1864.[2][4] During its service the regiment lost one man at Gasconade crossing and sixteen men to disease.[5][note 1]

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  1. ^ According to Frederick H. Dyers' (1959) A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion Compendium set, the regiment had two men killed and seventeen men died of disease.


  1. ^ Reece (1900), Volume 7 p. 55.
  2. ^ a b c d e Reece (1900), Volume 7 p. 72.
  3. ^ Reece (1900), Volume 7 p. 4.
  4. ^ a b c d e Dyer (1959), Volume 3 p. 1,101.
  5. ^ Reece (1900), Volume 7 pp. 55–72.