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156th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Illinois flag
Active February 16, 1865 to September 20, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements None

The 156th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 156th Illinois Infantry was mustered into Federal service on February 16, 1865.

The regiment was mustered out on September 20, 1865.

Total strength and casualties[]

The regiment suffered 2 enlisted men killed in action or mortally wounded and 24 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 26 fatalities.[1]


  • Colonel Alfred T. Smith - discharged 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 Cvil war website after Illinois Adjutant General's muster rolls