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97th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Illinois flag
Active September 16, 1862 to July 29, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Equipment Fort Hindman
Battle of Port Gibson
Battle of Jackson
Battle of Champion Hill
Battle of Big Black River
Siege of Vicksburg
Siege of Fort Blakely

The 97th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 97th Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois and mustered into Federal service on September 16, 1862.

The regiment was mustered out on July 29, 1865.

Total strength and casualties[]

The regiment suffered 2 officers and 28 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 200 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 233 fatalities.[1]


  • Colonel Friend S. Rutherford - Discharged June 15, 1864.[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