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60th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Illinois state flag
Active February 17, 1862 to July 31, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Battle of Resaca
Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
Siege of Atlanta
Battle of Jonesboro
March to the Sea
Battle of Bentonville

The 60th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 60th Illinois Infantry was originally organized at Anna, Illinois and mustered into Federal service on February 17, 1862.

The regiment was mustered out on July 31, 1865.

Total strength and casualties[]

The regiment suffered 2 officers and 44 enlisted men who were killed in action or mortally wounded and 4 officers and 225 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 275 fatalities.[1]


  • Colonel Silas C. Toler - died on March 2, 1863.
  • Colonel William B. Anderson - resigned on December 26, 1864.
  • Lieutenant Colonel George W. Evans - 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, 1960.
  2. Illinois in the Civil War website after Illinois Adjutant General's muster rolls