United States Regiments & Batteries > Illinois


1861
April Organized at Chicago, Ill. It was equipped, fed for two months and armed with Sharps Rifles by Chicago businessman Solomon Sturgis
May 6 Mustered in under Captain James Steel
June 15 Ordered to West Virginia and reported at Parkersburg, Va. Assigned to duty as Bodyguard to Brigadier General George B. McClellan, Commanding Army of West Virginia.
July 6-17 West Virginia Campaign
July 10-11 Battle of Rich Mountain
July 25 Moved with General McClellan to Washington, D.C.
August Guard duty at Headquarters Army of the Potomac
1862
March – August Participated in the Virginia Peninsula Campaign
November 25 Mustered out