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130th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Illinois state flag
Active October 25, 1862 to August 15, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Battle of Champion Hill
Battle of Big Black River Bridge
Siege of Vicksburg

The 130th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 130th Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois and mustered into Federal service on October 25, 1862 for a three year enlistment.

The regiment was mustered out of service on August 15, 1865.

Total strength and casualties[]

The regiment suffered 2 officers and 18 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 4 officers and 153 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 177 fatalities.[1]


  • Colonel Nathaniel Niles - resigned on May 6, 1864
  • Lieutenant Colonel John B. Reid - mustered out with the regiment[2]

See also[]

  • List of Illinois Civil War Units
  • Illinois in the American Civil War


  1. The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.
  2. Illinois in the Civil War website after Illinois Adjutant General's muster rolls