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88th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Illinois state flag
Active September 4, 1862 to June 22, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Equipment Battle of Perryville
Battle of Stone River
Battle of Chickamauga
Battle of Missionary Ridge
Battle of Franklin
Battle of Nashville

The 88th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry', nicknamed the 2nd Board of Trade Regiment, was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 88th Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Douglas, in Chicago, and mustered into Federal service on September 4, 1862.

The regiment was mustered out on June 9, 1865 and discharged at Chicago, Illinois on June 22, 1865.

Total strength and casualties[]

The regiment suffered 5 officers and 98 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 4 officers and 84 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 191 fatalities.[1]


  • Colonel Francis T. Sherman - 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 Cvil war website after Illinois Adjutant General's muster rolls