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Sturgis Rifles
Illinois flag
Active May 6, 1861 to November 25, 1862
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements None

The Sturgis Rifles was an infantry company that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The Sturgis Rifles were mustered into Federal service on May 6, 1861. The company served as part of Major General George B. McClellan's headquarters guard throughout its existence.

The company was mustered out on November 25, 1862.

Total strength and casualties[]

File:Private Samuel K Wilson.jpg

Private Samuel K. Wilson (1841-1865) of the Sturgis Rifles, Illinois Volunteer Infantry (1862).

The regiment had one enlisted man die of disease, for a total of one fatality.[1]


  • Captain James Steel[2]

See also[]

  • List of Illinois Civil War Units
  • Illinois in the American Civil War


  1. Illinois in the Civil war website after Illinois Adjutant General's muster rolls
  2. Illinois in the Civil War website after Illinois Adjutant General's muster rolls