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|78th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry|
Illinois state flag
|Active||September 1, 1862 to June 7, 1865|
|Engagements||Battle of Chickamauga, Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, Battle of Jonesboro, March to the Sea, Battle of Bentonville|
78th Regiment Illinois was organized at Quincy, Illinois and mustered into Federal service on September 1, 1862.
The regiment was discharged from service on June 7, 1865.
Total strength and casualties
The regiment suffered 9 officers and 95 enlisted men who were killed in action or mortally wounded and 117enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 221 fatalities.
- Colonel William H. Bennison - resigned commission September 2, 1863.
- Colonel Maris R. Vernon - Mustered out with the regiment.
- List of Illinois Civil War Units
- Illinois in the American Civil War
- http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unilinf6.htm#78th 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/078-fs.htm Illinois in the Civil War website after Illinois Adjutant General's muster rolls
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