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|68th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry|
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|Active||June 16, 1862 to September 27, 1862|
The 68th Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois and mustered into Federal service in June 16, 1862 for a term of three months. It served garrisons in the Alexandria, Virginia area.
The regiment was mustered out on September 27, 1862.
Total strength and casualties
The regiment suffered 25 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 25 fatalities.
- Colonel Elias Stewart - mustered out with the regiment.
- List of Illinois Civil War Units
- Illinois in the American Civil War
- http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unilinf5.htm#68th The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.
- http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilcivilw/f&s/068-fs.htm Illinois in the Civil War website after Illinois Adjutant General's muster rolls
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