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68th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Illinois state flag
Active June 16, 1862 to September 27, 1862
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements None

The 68th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


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.[1]


  • Colonel Elias Stewart - 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