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72nd Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Illinois state flag
Active August 23, 1862 to August 7, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Battle of Champion's Hill
Siege of Vicksburg
Battle of Franklin
Battle of Nashville

The 72nd Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry, known as "Chicago Board of Trade Regiment" was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


72nd Regiment Illinois was organized at Chicago, Illinois and mustered into Federal service on August 23, 1862.

The regiment was discharged from service on August 7, 1865.

Total strength and casualties[]

The regiment suffered 7 officers and 79 enlisted men who were killed in action or mortally wounded and 3 officers and 145 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 234 fatalities.[1]


  • Colonel Frederick A. Staring - 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