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28th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Illinois state flag
Active August 15, 1861 to March 15, 1866
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Battle of Shiloh
Siege of Vicksburg

The 28th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that

served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 28th Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois and mustered into

Federal service on August 15, 1861.

The regiment was mustered out on March 15, 1866.

Total strength and casualties[]

The regiment suffered 9 officers and 97 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 2 officers and 182 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 290 fatalities.[1]


  • Colonel Amory K. Johnson
  • Colonel Jonathan R. Miles
  • Lieutenant Colonel Richard Ritter - 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