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83rd Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Illinois flag
Active August 21, 1862 to July 5, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry

The 83rd Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 83rd Illinois Infantry was organized at Monmouth, Illinois and mustered into Federal service on August 21, 1862.

The regiment was mustered out on June 26, 1865 in Nashville, Tennessee and discharged in Chicago, Illinois on July 5, 1865.

Total strength and casualties[]

The regiment suffered 4 officers and 34 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 1 officers and 82 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 121 fatalities.[1]


  • Colonel Frederick Hecker - Resigned March 21, 1864.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Edward S. Solomon - 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