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Battery "D", 1st Regiment Illinois Volunteer Light Artillery
Illinois flag
Active July 30, 1861 to July 28, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Artillery
Engagements Fall of Fort Donelson
Battle of Shiloh
Battle of Port Gibson
Battle of Raymond
Battle of Jackson
Battle of Champion Hill
Siege of Vicksburg
Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
Battle of Atlanta
Battle of Nashville

Battery "D", 1st Regiment Illinois Volunteer Light Artillery was an artillery battery that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


Battery "D" was mustered into service at Cairo, Illinois on July 30, 1861.

The battery was mustered out on July 28, 1865. [1]

Total strength and casualties[]

The battery lost 1 officer and 7 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 28 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 36 fatalities.[2]


  • Captain Edward McAllister - Resigned 1862.
  • Captain Edgar H. Cooper - promoted to major.[3]

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. Dyer, 1959.
  3. Illinois in the Cvil war website after Illinois Adjutant General's muster rolls