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44th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Illinois state flag
Active September 13, 1861 to September 25, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Battle of Pea Ridge
Battle of Perryville
Battle of Stone's River
Battle of Chickamauga
Siege of Chattanooga
Battle of Resaca
Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
Siege of Atlanta
Battle of Jonesboro
Battle of Franklin
Battle of Nashville

The 44th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 44th Illinois Infantry was organized at Chicago, Illinois and mustered into Federal service on September 25, 1861.

The regiment was mustered out on November 30, 1865.

Total strength and casualties[]

The regiment suffered 6 officers and 129 enlisted men who were killed in action or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 156 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 292 fatalities.[1]


  • Colonel Charles Knobelsdorff - dismissed due to disability on August 20, 1862.
  • Colonel Wallace W. Barrett - 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