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131st Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Illinois state flag
Active October 25, 1862 to November 13, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry

The 131st Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 131st Illinois Infantry was organized at Old Fort Massac, Illinois and mustered into Federal service on November 13, 1862 for a three year enlistment.

The regiment was consolidated with the 29th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment on November 15, 1863.

Total strength and casualties[]

1 enlisted man killed, 11 officers and 282 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 294 fatalities.[1]


  • Colonel George W. Neely.[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