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29th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Illinois state flag
Active August 19, 1861 to November 6, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Battle of Shiloh

The 29th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that

served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 29th Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois and mustered into Federal service on August 15, 1861.

The regiment was mustered out on November 6, 1865.

Total strength and casualties[]

The regiment suffered 5 officers and 70 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 3 officers and 222 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 300 fatalities.[1]


  • Colonel James S. Rearden
  • Colonel Mason Brayman
  • Colonel Charles M. Ferrill
  • Colonel Loren Kent - Mustered out with the


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