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46th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Illinois state flag
Active December 28, 1861 to January 20, 1866
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Capture of Fort Henry
Capture of Fort Donelson
Battle of Shiloh
Siege of Vicksburg

The 46th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 46th Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois and mustered into Federal service on December 28, 1861.

The regiment was mustered out on January 20, 1866.

Total strength and casualties[]

The regiment suffered 7 officers and 74 enlisted men who were killed in action or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 253 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 335 fatalities.[1]


  • Colonel John A. Davis - died of wounds on October 10, 1862.
  • Colonel Benjamin Dornblaser - 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