IL 65th Infantry Caroll Co Illinois
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65th IL Infantry
Civil War


ILLINOIS 65th INFANTRY

This Regiment was also known as the Second Scotch Regiment or Cameronís Highlanders and was organized at Camp Douglas by Colonel Daniel Cameron. Cameron was born in Scotland, an ardent Democrat and a close friend of Stephen Douglas. Many of the Regimentís volunteers were of Scotch descent. The men of Company A were from Henderson, Ogle and Stark counties, Company B from Mercer and Rock Island counties, Company C from Marshall County, Company D was largely made up of men from Michigan, Company E from Boone and McDonough counties, Company F from Lake County, Company G and H from Cook County, Company I from the State at large and Company K from Cook and Winnebago counties. The Regiment was mustered in for three years service May 1, 1862 and ordered to Martinsburg, Virginia (now West Virginia. The Regiment remained there until September 1862 and saw action at Darkesville, Virginia on September 7. The Regiment moved to Harperís Ferry on September 12 and were laid siege by Leeís army September 12-15. The 8th New York and the 12th Illinois Cavalry escaped but 12,000 Union troops, including the Sixty-fifth Illinois Infantry surrendered. The Regiment was paroled the following day and sent to Chicago where it remained until April 1863 when it was exchanged. The remainder of 1863 the Regiment served in eastern Kentucky and Tennessee and fought in the defense of Knoxville in November. The Sixty-fifth re-enlisted as veterans and went home of furlough in March 1864. Upon return from furlough the Regiment joined Shermanís Army in the Atlanta campaign. They subsequently fought at Kenesaw and Lost Mountains, Muddy Creek, Noyes Creek, Nickajack Creek, Chattahoochie River and the siege of Atlanta. In the flanking movement around Atlanta the Sixty-fifth fought at Jonesboro and Lovejoy Station then pursued Hood into north Georgia and north Alabama. The Regiment moved to Nashville by rail in November then from Nashville to Pulaski, Tennessee. The Sixty-fifth was attacked by Hood and driven back to Columbia, Tennessee were during the battle of November 25 and 26 they lost 3 officers and 50 men killed or wounded. On November 30 they again met Hood at Franklin, Tennessee where they defeated the rebel forces and captured the colors of the Fifteenth Mississippi Infantry. Hoodís army fell back to Nashville and December 15 and 16 the Sixty-fifth fought in the battle of Nashville and pursued the retreating rebels to Clifton, Tennessee. On January 15, 1865 the Regiment was sent to Fort Fisher, North Carolina. After engagements at Cape Fear and Fort Anderson they captured Wilmington, North Carolina on February 22. They moved to occupy Goldsboro, North Carolina and Raleigh in March and April. Following the surrender of Johnstonís army the non-veterans were ordered home for muster out. The veterans marched to Goldsboro, North Carolina where they remained until muster out. May 1 four new companies of recruits joined the Sixty-fifth and in June officers and men were assigned from the Ninety-second, One Hundred Twelfth and One Hundred Seventh Illinois Infantry. July 13, 1865 the Regiment was mustered out and sent home

Company B

Booth Alfred R. e. Oct. 6, 1862, trans. from 92d I.V.I., m. o. July 13. 1865.
Brown Henry J. e. Oct. 28,1863, trans. from 92d I.V.I., m. o. July 13, 1865.
Brown Benj. B. e. Oct. 28, 1863, trans. from 92d 1.V.I., m. o. July 13, 1865.
Black Jas. B. e. Dec. 30, 1863, trans. from 92d I. V. I., m. o. July 13, 1865.
Clark Louis A. e. Oct. 31, 1863, trans. from 92d I.V.I., m. o. July 13, 1865.
Smith Sam'l B. e. Oct. 28. 1863. trans. from 92d I.V. I., m. o. July 23, 1865.

Company C.

Barrett Arthur, e. Dec. 29, 1863 trans. from 92d I.V.1., m. o. July 23, 1865, was prisr.
Chase Francis M. e. Oct. 31, 1863, trans. from 92d I. V.I., m. p. July 23, 2866.
Chapins Geo. e. Oct. 31, 1863, trans. from 92d I. V. I., m. o. July 13. 1865, was prisr.
Davis John C.e.Oct. 30, 1863,trans.from 92d I.V.I., m.o. July 23, 1865.
Elliott Jas. e. Jan. Jan. 4, 1864, trans. from 92d I.V.I., m.o. July 13, 1865.
Eymer E. D. e. Oct. 31. 1863, trans. from 92d 1. V. I., m. 0. July 13. 1865.
French Jas. e. March 23, 1865, trans. from I. V. I., m. o. July 13, 1865.
French Wm. e. March 23, 1865, trans. from 92d I.V.I., m. o. July 13, 1865.
Fuller John A. e. Oct. 31, 1863. trans. from 92d I.V.I., m. o. July 13, 1865.
Hollingshead N. e. March 23,1863, trans. from 92d I.V. I., m. o. July 13. 1865.
Hurlbut Jas. W. e. Dec. 29, 1863, trans. from 92d LV. I., m. o. July 13, 1865.
Lester J. L. e. Oct. 31, 1863, trans. from 92d I. V. I., m. o. July 13, 1865.
Mularkey Jas. e. Dec. 1, 1863. trans. from 92d I.V. I., m. 0. July 13, 1865.
Mowery H. T. e. Dec. 31, 1863, trans. from 92d I.V.I., m. o. July 13, 1865.
Malen Robt. J. e. Jan. 5, 1864, trans.from 92d I.V. 1., m. o. July 13, 1865.
Marsh Jasper N.e. Oct. 31, 1863,trans. from 92d I.V.I., m. o. July 13, 1865.
Nettleton Sam'l. e. March 23, 1865, trans. from 92d 1.V I., m. o. July 13, 1865.

Company D

Davis John, e. Dec. 30, 1863, trans. from 92d I. V. I., m. o. July 13, 1865.
Hitchcock Thos. A. e. Oct. 30, 1863, trans. from 92d I. V. l., m.o. July 13, 1865.
King Daniel, e. Dec. 30, 1863, trans. from 92d I. V. 1., m. o. July 13. 1865.
Mills Dan'l A. e. March 23, 1865, trans. from 92d I. V. I., m. o. July 13, 1865.
Nelson A. B. e. Oct. 31, 1863, trans. from 92d 1. V. I., m. o. July 13, 1865.
Ray Geo. W. e. Jan. 5, 1864, trans. from. 22d 1. V. 1., m. o. July 13, 1865.
Sleer John A. e. Dec. 30, 1863, trans. from 92d I. V.1., m. o. July 13, 1865.
Smith Thos. J. e. Dec. 30, 1863, trans. from 92d I.V.I., m. o. July 13, 1865.

Company E

Fidler GeÝ. E. e. Feb. 28, 1864, trans. from 92d I.V. I., m. o. July 13, 1865.
Gillidott Miles S. e. Oct. 6, 1862 , trans.fro, 92d I.V.I., m. o. July 13, 1865.
Wilder R. L. e. Oct. 31, 1863, trans. from 92d I. V. I., m. o. July 13, 1865.
Walker Wm. L. e. Oct. 28, 1863, trans. from 92d I.V.I., m. o. July 13. 1865.
Williams Henry C. e. Oct. 28, 1863, trans. from 92d I.V. I., m. o. July 13, 1865.

Company G

Apple Balsar, e. Oct. 3, 1862, trans. from 92d I. V. I., m. o. July 13, 1865.
Free Francis A. e. Oct. 31, 1863. trans. from 92d I. V. I., m. o. July 13, 1865.
Galusha D. E. e. Jan. 5, 1864, trans. from 92d I. V. I, m. o. July 13. 1865.
McCord Eathan, e. Feb. 17, 1865, trans. from 92d I.V.I., m. o. July 13, 1865.
Merchant Van Buren, e. March 27, 1865,trans from 92d I. V. I., m. o. July 13. 1865.
Rhodes Alex. e. Dec. 1, 1863, trans. from 92d I. V. I., m. o. July 13, 1865.
Shilling Wm. W. e. Dec. 31, 1863, trans. from 92d I. V. I., m. o. July 13, 1865.

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