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76th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Illinois state flag
Active August 22, 1862 to August 4, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Siege of Vicksburg

The 76th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


76th Regiment Illinois was organized at Kankakee, Illinois and mustered into Federal service on August 22, 1862.

The regiment was discharged from service on August 4, 1865.

Total strength and casualties[]

The regiment suffered 1 officer and 51 enlisted men who were killed in action or mortally wounded and 2 officers and 205 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 259 fatalities.[1]


  • Colonel Alonzo W. Mack - Resigned January 7, 1863.
  • Colonel Samual T. Busey - 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