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46th Infantry Regiment
Contributed by Joan Achille


The 46th Infantry Illinois Volunteers was organized at Camp Butler, IL, Dec. 28, 1861, by Col. John N. Davis. Ordered to Cairo, IL Feb. 11, 1862. From thence, via Cumberland river to Fort Donelson, TN, arriving on the 14th, and assigned to command of Gen. Lew Wallace. 1th moved through the works and to Dover. 19th moved to Henry. Mar. 16, embarked for Pittsburg Landing, where it arrived on the 18th. The Regiment was now in the Second Brigage and Fourth Division. In the battle of Shiloh, Apr 6 and 7, the 46th took a most conspicuous and honorable part, losing over half of it officers and men, in killed and wounded. Was engaged in the siege of Corinth in May. Aug. 27, 1862, while camping near Memphis, engaged in the scout to Pigeon Roost, Oct. 5, 1862, met the enemy and had battle near Metamora, while moving from the atchie river toward Corinth.

Apr 21 1863, while at Memphis the second time, engaged in the expedition to Hernando and returned 24th. May 13,embarked for Vicksburg, and on the 15th landed at Youngs Point. 18th marched to Bowen's Landing. 19th moved to Sherman's Landing. 20th moved, by steamer, up Yazoo, to Chickasaw Bayou. May 21 preceded to the left of Gen. Grant's Army. 24th marched in the direction of Vicksburg. 25th marched to the extreme left of the line. The regiment was detailed on picket duty, and during the night, the outpost, consisting of five companies, were captured by the enemy. 104 men and 7 officers were cap- tured, 70 escaping.

The remainder of the regiment took an active part in the siege of Vicksburg. July 12, in the siege of Jackson, moved into position at extreme right of line. Engaged in the siege until the 16th, when the enemy evacuated Jackson, after which the regiment returned to Vicksburg. Aug. 8, moved to Natchez. Returned on the 8th.

Jan. 4, 1864, the 46th was mustered as a Veteran Regiment. 12th, started north and the 23rd arrived at Freeport, IL, where the regiment was furloughed

BRADBURY, Eben Dec 1 1861 Co D Trans. to Co I - Deserted Jun 30 1863
CROMWELL, Daniel Dec 1 1861 Co D Killed Jackson MS Jul 7 1864
HOXIE, Arthur Dec 1 1861 Co D Died Pittsburg TN Apr 2 1862
SANBORN, Nathan Dec 1 1861 Co D Musician, Discharged Oct 7 1862
SANBORN, Walter N. Dec 1 1861 Co D Discharged Jun 25 1862
STEVENS, John Dec 1 1861 Co H Captian Killed in Battle of Shiloh
MURPHY, John M. Dec 1 1861 Co H Vet. Vet. Discharged Nov 2 1862 for Prom. in Colored Inf.
MASON, Charles Dec 1 1861 Co H Sgt. Killed at Shiloh Apr 6 1862
FULLER, Abraham Dec 1 1861 Co H Cpl. Discharged Jul 17 1862 Disability
LITTLE, Isaac Dec 1 1861 Co H Musician. Re-Enlisted as Vet. Mustered out Jan 20 1866
CARPENTER, William J. Dec 1 1861 Co H Pvt. Discharged Oct 16 1862 Disability
CARPENTER, Demming Dec 1 1861 Co H Pvt. Trans. to Invalid Corps Sep 18 1863
COYLE, John Dec 1 1861 Co H Pvt. Died at Shiloh Mar 8 1862
DORNAN, James Dec 1 1861 Co H Pvt. Re-Enlisted as Vet. Mustered out Jan 20 1866
DUMPEY, William Dec 1 1861 Co H Pvt. Re-Enlisted as Vet. Mustered out Jan 20 1866
FITZGERALD, John Dec 1 1861 Co H Pvt. Re-Enlisted as Vet. Mustered out Jan 20 1866
GORMAN, John Dec 1 1861 Co H Pvt. Re-Enlisted as Vet. AWOL since Dec 19 1865
PERRY, George H. Dec 1 1861 Co H Pvt. Discharged Nov 25 1862 Disability
TRACY, James Dec 1 1861 Co H Pvt. Discharged Oct 16 1862 Disability
COLLINS, Dennis Jan 4 1863 Co H Recruit Mustered out Jan 20 1866
DOLAN, Murphy Jan 4 1863 Co H Recruit Discharged Jan 10 1864 for 4th US
MURPHY, Murthy Jan 4 1863 Co H Recruit Mustered out Jan 20 1866
McBRIDE, Thomas Jan 4 1863 Co H Recruit Died at Salubrity Spr. LA 1865
BULLOCK, Hezekiah Apr 7 1862 Co H 2nd Lt. Promoted 1st Lt. Mustered Out Jan 20 1866 Capt.
LAWTON, James E. Dec 1 1861 Co H 2nd Recruit Mustered Out Nov 30 1864
PRATT, Newel Dec 1 1861 Co H 2nd Recruit Mustered Out Nov 30 1864
SNYDER, Edward Dec 1 1861 Co H 2nd Recruit Trans. to Co H
McCAIN, Wilford Feb 10 1864 Co H 2nd Recruit Mustered Out Jan 20 1866

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