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57th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Illinois state flag
Active December 26, 1861 to July 7, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Battle of Shiloh
Battle of Resaca
Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
Siege of Atlanta
March to the Sea
Battle of Bentonville

The 57th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 57th Illinois Infantry was organized at Shawneetown, Illinois and mustered into Federal service on December 26, 1861.

The regiment was mustered out on July 7, 1865.

Total strength and casualties[]

The regiment suffered 3 officers and 65 enlisted men who were killed in action or mortally wounded and 4 officers and 108 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 389 fatalities.[1]


  • Colonel Silas D. Baldwin - cashiered on March 12, 1863.
  • Colonel Frederick Hurlbut - drowned in the Chicago River on May 8, 1865.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Frederick A. Batty - mustered out with the regiment.[2]

See also[]

  • List of Illinois Civil War Units
  • Illinois in the American Civil War


  1. 57th Regiment Infantry, The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959. Retrieved 2008-05-17
  2. Roster of Field and Staff 57th Illinois Infantry, retrieved 2008-05-17