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33rd Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Illinois state flag
Active September 3, 1861 to December 6, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Battle of Port Gibson
Battle of Champion Hill
Battle of Big Black River
Siege of Vicksburg

The 33rd Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry, nicknamed the "Brains Regiment" or the "Normal Regiment," was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 33rd Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois and mustered into Federal service on September 3, 1861.

The regiment was mustered out on November 24, 1865 and discharged at Chicago, Illinois on December 6, 1865.

Total strength and casualties[]

The regiment suffered 2 officers and 56 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 1 officer and 250 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 309 fatalities.[1]


  • Colonel Charles E. Hovey
  • Colonel Charles E. Lippincott
  • Colonel Isaac H. Elliott - 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

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