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37th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Illinois state flag
Active September 18, 1861 to May 15, 1866
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Battle of Pea Ridge
Battle of Prairie Grove
Siege of Vicksburg

The 37th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry, nicknamed the "Fremont Rifles" and "Illinois Greyhounds", was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 37th Illinois Infantry was organized at Chicago, Illinois and mustered into Federal service on September 18, 1861 for three years service.

The regiment was mustered out on May 15, 1866.

Total strength and casualties[]

The regiment suffered 4 officers and 60 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 1 officer and 168 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 233 fatalities.[1]


  • Colonel Julius White - promoted brigadier general on June 9, 1862.
  • Colonel Myron S. Barnes - discharged on November 20, 1862.
  • Colonel John C. Black - resigned August 15, 1865.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Ransom Kennicott - 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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