|61st Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry|
Illinois state flag
|Active||February 5, 1862 to September 27, 1865|
|Engagements||Battle of Shiloh|
Siege of Vicksburg
Battle of Resaca
Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
Siege of Atlanta
Battle of Jonesboro
March to the Sea
Battle of Bentonville
The 61st Illinois Infantry was originally organized at Carrollton, Illinois and mustered into Federal service on February 5, 1862.
The regiment was mustered out on September 27, 1865.
Total strength and casualties
The regiment suffered 3 officers and 34 enlisted men who were killed in action or mortally wounded and 4 officers and 183 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 224 fatalities.
- Colonel Jacob Fry 
- List of Illinois Civil War Units
- Illinois in the American Civil War
- http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unilinf5.htm#61st The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1960.
- http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilcivilw/f&s/061-fs.htm Illinois in the Civil War website after Illinois Adjutant General's muster rolls
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