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64th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Illinois state flag
Active December, 1861 to July 18, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Battle of Iuka
Battle of Corinth
Battle of Resaca
Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
Siege of Atlanta
March to the Sea
Battle of Bentonville

The 64th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry, nicknamed "Yates' Sharpshooters" was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 64th Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois and mustered into Federal service in December, 1861 as a battalion of four companies. Two additional companies were raised on December 31, 1861.

The regiment was discharged from service on July 18, 1865.

Total strength and casualties[]

The regiment suffered 6 officers and 106 enlisted men who were killed in action or mortally wounded and 2 officers and 131 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 242 fatalities.[1]


  • Colonel John Morrill[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