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65th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Illinois state flag
Active May 1, 1862 to July 26, 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 Nashville

The 65th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry, nicknamed the "Scotch Regiment" was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 65th Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Douglas at Chicago, Illinois and mustered into Federal service in May 1, 1862.

The regiment was discharged from service on July 26, 1865.

Total strength and casualties[]

The regiment suffered 1 officers and 30 enlisted men who were killed in action or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 97 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 129 fatalities.[1]


  • Colonel Daniel Cameron, Jr.
  • Colonel William S. Stewart[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