Fiftieth Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry


Acton men who served in the Fiftieth Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry:

Eben Barker, Co. F (died of disease)

Regimental history from A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, by Frederick Dyer:

Organized at Quincy, Ill., and mustered in September 12, 1861. Moved to Hannibal, Mo., October 9, thence to Chillicothe October 19. To St. Joseph, Mo., November 27; to Palmyra, Mo., December 19, and to St. Joseph, December 24. Attached to Department of Missouri October, 1861, to February, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, District of Cairo, February, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, District of West Tennessee, and Army of the Tennessee to July, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, District of Corinth, Miss., to November, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, District of Corinth, Miss., 13th Army Corps (Old), Department of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 3rd Brigade, District of Corinth, 17tfi Army Corps, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, Dis. trict of Corinth, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 15th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.-Moved from St. Joseph, Mo., to Cairo, Ill., and Smith land, Ky., January 21-28, 1862. Operations against Fort Henry, Tenn., February 2-6. Capture of Fort Henry February 6. Investment and captureof Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 12-16. Expedition to Clarksville and Nashville, Tenn., February 19March 1. Moved to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 25-31. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6'7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Duty at Corinth till November, 1863. Reconnoissance to Bay Springs August 4-7, 1862 (two Companies). Battle of Corinth October 3-4, 1862. Pursuit to Hatchie River October 5-12. Grant's Central Mississippi CampaIgn Nov~mber, 1862, to January, 1863. Expedition against Forest in West Tennessee December 18, 1862-January 3, 1863. Dodge's Expedition to Northern Alabama April 15-May 3, 1863. Great Bear Creek and Cherokee Station April 17. Rock Cut, near Tuscumbia, April 22. Tuscumbia April 23. Town Creek April 28. Moved to LaGrange, Tenn., and return to Corinth October 11-17. Moved to Eastport, Pulaski and Lynnville November 6.12, and duty there till March, 1864. Regiment mounted November 17., and Veteranize January I, 1864. Veterans on furlough till March 5. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May I-September 8. Demonstration on Resaca May 8-13. Sugar Valley, near Resaca, May 9. Near Resaca May 13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Lay's Ferry, Oostenaula River, May 14-15. Rome Cross Roads May 16. Assigned to garrison duty at Rome, Ga., till November. Battle of Allatoona October 5. Cave Springs Road October 12-13. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Ogeechee Canal December 9. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Salkehatchie Swamps, S. C., February 2.5. South Edisto River February 9. North Edisto River February 11-12. Columbia February 15-17. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 20-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his Army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 3-8. Mustered out July 13, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 60 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 129 Enlisted men by disease. Total 191.

See also:

Fiftieth Regiment Illinois Veteran Volunteer Infantry Reunion Association. Report of [10th through 50th]. annual reunion of the 50th Illinois Reunion Association. 1896,1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1902,1903, 1904, 1905, 1906.

Hubert, Charles F. History of the Fiftieth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry in the War for the Union. Kansas City: Western Veteran Publishing Company, 1894.

Illinois Infantry, 50th Regiment. Historical Memorial from the Members of the 50th Regiment Illinois Veteran Volunteer Infantry Reunion Association in Behalf of the Comrades of the 50th Illinois Veteran Volunteer Infantry to Brevet Brigadier General William Hanna, Nineteenth Annual Reunion, Camp Point, Ill., September 26-27, 1905.