Military


Illinois Militia Regiments - Spanish American War

First Illinois Infantry.-Official title, First Illinois Infantry. Headquarters, Chicago. Mustered in for war with Spain, May 13, 1898. Strength for war with Spain: 50 officers, 1,220 enlisted men. Commanded by Col. Henry L. Turner during war operations. Stationed during war: (1) Camp Thomas, Georgia; (2) Cuba. Sent from United States for service in Cuba. Participated in the operations before Santiago. Casualties not reported. 1 he regiment was mustered out at Chicago, Nov. 17,1898, but is again in the State military service as the First Infantry, Illinois National Guard. One provisional company was formed from the regiment and sent to Puerto Rico with the first expedition to that island.

Second Illinois Infantry.-Official title, Second Illinois Infantry. Headquarters, Chicago. Mustered in for war with Spain, May 16,1898. Strength for war with Spain : 50 officers, 1,220 enlisted men. Commanded by Col. George M. Moulton during war operations. Stationed during war: (1) Jacksonville, Fla.; (2) Havana, Cuba, bent from United States for service in Cuba. Casualties not reported. The regiment, at time of going to press, is still in the service, and stationed at Havana.

Third Illinois Infantry.-Official title, Third Illinois Infantry. Headquarters, Joliet. Mustered in for war with Spain, May 8, 1898. Strength for war with Spain: 50 officers, 1,220 enlisted men. Commanded by Col. Fred Bennitt during war operations. Stationed during war: (1) Chiekamauga, Ga.; (2) Puerto Rico. Sent from United States for service in Puerto Rico. Participated in skirmishes. Casualties during campaign: 1 private killed. The regiment was mustered out in January, 1899, at home stations.

Fourth Illinois Infantry.-Official title, Fourth Illinois Infantry. Headquarters, Vandalia. Mustered in for war with Spain, May, 1898. Commanded by (1) Col. Casimir Andel; (2) Col. Eben Swift. Stationed during war: (1) Jacksonville, Fla.; (2) Cuba. Sent from United States for service in Cuba. Casualties not reported.

Fifth Illinois Infantry.-Official title, Fifth Illinois Infantry. Headquarters, Springfield. Mustered in for war with Spain, May 7,1898. Strength for war with Spain: 50 officers, 1,220 enlisted men. Commanded by Col. James S. Culver during war operations. Stationed during war: (1) Chiekamauga, Ga.; (2) Newport News, Ya.: (3) Lexington, Ky. Casualties not known. The regiment was mustered out at Springfield, Oct. 10, 1898. The Fifth Illinois Infantry embarked for Puerto Rico, but was recalled.

Sixth Illinois Infantry.-Official title, Sixth Illinois Infantry. Headquarters, Chicago. Mustered in for war with Spain, May 11,1898. Strength for war with Spain: 50 officers, 1,220 enlisted men. Commanded by Col. I). J. Foster during war operations. Stationed during war: (1) Camp Alger, Virginia; (2) Puerto Rico. Sent from United States for service in Puerto Rico. Participated in skirmishes including Guanica Road. Casualties not known. The regiment was mustered out at Springfield, Nov. 25, 1898.

Seventh Illinois Infantry.-Official title, Seventh Illinois Infantry. Headquarters, Chicago. Organized June 21, 1893. Mustered in for war with Spain, May 18, 1898. Strength for war with Spain 50 officers, 1,220 enlisted men. Commanded by Col. Marcus Kavanagh during war operations. Stationed during war at Camp Alger, Virginia. Casualties not known. The regiment was mustered out at Chicago, Oct. 20,1898.

Eighth Illinois (Colored) Infantry.-Official title, Eighth Illinois Infantry. Headquarters, Chicago. Organized June 27, 1898. Mustered in for war with Spain, July 21, 1898. Strength for war with Spain: 47 officers, 1,217 enlisted men. Commanded by Col. John R. Marshall. Sent from United States for service in Cuba. Casualties not known. All of the officers were colored, including the colonel.

Ninth Illinois Infantry.-Official title, Ninth Illinois Volunteer Infantry. Organized June 27, 1898. Mustered in for war with Spain, July 21, 1898. Strength for war with Spain: 47 officers, 1,217 enlisted men. Commanded by Col. James R Campbell during war operations. Stationed during war: (1) Jacksonville, Fla.; (2) Cuba. Sent from United States for service in Cuba. Casualties not known. The regiment, at time of going to press, is still in the service, and stationed at Havana, Cuba.

First Illinois Cavalry.-Official title, First Illinois Cavalry. Headquarters, Chicago. Organized April 26. 1898. Mustered in for war with Spain, May 21, 1898. Strength for war with Spain : 50 officers, 1,224 enlisted men. Commanded by CoL Edward C. Young during war operations. Stationed during war at Chiekamauga, Ga. Casualties not known. The regiment was mustered out at Fort Sheridan, 111., Oct. 11, 1898.

Illinois Light Artillery (Battery A).-Official title, Battery A, Illinois Volunteer Artillery. Headquarters, Danville. Mustered in for war with Spain, May 12, 1898. Strength for war with Spain not reported. Commanded by Capt. Philip Yeager during war operations. Stationed during war: (1) Chiekamauga, Ga.; (2) Puerto Rico. Sent from United States for service in Puerto Rico. Casualties during campaign not known. The battery was mustered out at Danville, Nov. 25,1898.



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