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70th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Illinois state flag
Active June 4, 1862 to October 23, 1862
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements None

The 70th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 70th Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois and mustered into Federal service in June 4, 1862 for a term of three months. It served on guard duty at Camp Butler.

The regiment was mustered out on October 23, 1862.

Total strength and casualties[]

The regiment suffered 23 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 23 fatalities.[1]


  • Colonel Owen T. Reeves - 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