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63rd Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Illinois state flag
Active April 10, 1862 to July 13, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Siege of Vicksburg, Battle of Bentonville

The 63rd Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


63rd Regiment Illinois was organized at Anna, Illinois and mustered into Federal service on April 10, 1862.

The regiment was discharged from service on July 13, 1865.

Total strength and casualties[]

The regiment suffered 2 officers and 66 enlisted men who were killed in action or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 137 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 206 fatalities.[1]


  • Colonel Francis Moro - resigned commission September 29, 1862.
  • Colonel Joseph B. McCowan - 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


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