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“Scotch Regiment”

The 65th Illinois Infantry Regiment lost during service 1 officer and 30 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 97 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

Organized at Camp Douglas, Chicago, Ill.
May 1 The 65th Illinois Infantry Regiment mustered in. Ordered to Martinsburg, W. Va. Attached to Railroad District, Mountain Department.
July Duty at Martinsburg, West Virginia.Attached to Railroad District, 8th Corps, Middle Department
September 7 Action at Darkesville
September 11-12 Moved to Harper’s Ferry
September 12-15

Siege of Harper’s Ferry

September 15
Surrender of Harper’s Ferry
September 16 Paroled and sent to Annapolis, Md., then to Chicago, Ill.
September-April Duty at Chicago, Ill.


April Declared exchanged and ordered to Kentucky.
April-August Duty in Eastern and Central Kentucky. Attached to District of Central and Eastern Kentucky, Dept. of Ohio
June Attached to 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. Ohio
July 3-11 Expedition from Beaver Creek, Ky., to Southwest Virginia, Pound Gap Expedition
July 5 Action at Pond Creek
August 16-
October 17
Burnside’s Campaign in East Tennessee. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 23rd Army Corps
November 17-December 5

Siege of Knoxville

January 16-17 Operations about Dandridge

At Knoxville and operations in East Tennessee

June 4-September 8 Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign
June 10-July 2 Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain
June 15-17 Lost Mountain
June 17 Muddy Creek
June 19 Noyes Creek
June 22 Cheyney’s Farm
June 26-27 Olley’s Farm
June 27

Assault on Kenesaw

June 2-5 On line of Nickajack Creek
July 5-17 On line of the Chattahoochie
July 8 Isham’s Ford
July 22-August 25

Siege of Atlanta

August 5-7 Utoy Creek
August 25-30 Flank movement on Jonesboro


August 31 Rough and Ready
August 31-September 1

Battle of Jonesboro

September 2-6 LoveJoy Station
September 29-November 3

Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama

November and December

Nashville Campaign

November 24-28 Columbia, Duck River
November 30


December 15-16

Battle of Nashville

December 17-28 Pursui of Hood to the Tennessee River
December 29 At Clifton, Tenn.
January 15-February 7 Movement to Washington, then to Fort Fisher, N. C. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina
February 10-13 Cape Fear Entrenchments
February 11 Sugar Loaf Battery
February 18 Fort Anderson
February 19 Capture of Fort Anderson
February 19-20 Town Creek
February 22 Capture of Wilmington
March 6-21 Advance on Goldsboro
March 21 Occupation of Goldsboro
April 10-14 Advance on Raleigh
April 14 Occupation of Raleigh
April 26

Bennett’s House

Surrender of Johnstone and his Army

April-July At Greensboro, N. C.
July 13 The 65th Illinois Infantry Regiment mustered out
July 26 Discharged at Chicago, Ill.