77th Illinois Regiment Infantry

Organized at Peoria, II1., and mustered in September 3, 1862.
Moved to Covington, Ky., October 4, 1862.
Attached to 3rd Division, Army of Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, October, 1862.
2nd Brigade, 1st Division. Army of Kentucky, to November, 1862.
2nd Brigade, 10th Division, 13th Army Corps (Old), Department of the Tennessee, to Dec. 1862.
2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Sherman's Yazoo Expedition, to Jan. 1863.
2nd Brigade, 10th Division, 13th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to August, 1863.
2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee and Army of the Gulf, to Jan. 1864.
1st Brigade, 4th Division. 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1864.
Defenses of New Orleans, La., Dept. of the Gulf, June, 1864.
3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to Oct. 1864.
Defenses of New Orleans, La., to February, 1865.
1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Reserve Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, February, 1865.
1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 13th Army Corps (New), Military Division West Mississippi, to July, 1865. 1862

March to Lexington, Ky., thence to Richmond, Ky., October 17-November 2, 1862.
March to Louisville, Ky., November 11-17
Thence to Memphis, Tenn., November 20-27, and duty there until December 20.
Sherman's Yazoo Expedition December 20, 1862, to January 2, 1863.
Chickasaw Bayou December 26-28
Chickasaw Bluff December 29, 1862.


Expedition to Arkansas Post, Ark., January 3-10, 1863.
Assault and capture of Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, January 10-11
Moved to Young's Point, La., January 14-22, thence to Milliken's Bend March 9
Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30 Battle of Port Gibson May 1
Battle of Champion's Hill May 1
Big Black River May 17
Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 18-July 4
Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22
Surrender of Vicksburg July 4.
Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10
Siege of Jackson July 10-17
Duty at Vicksburg until August 25.
Ordered to New Orleans August 25
Duty there until October 3.
Western Louisiana Campaign October 3-November 30.
At New Iberia until December 6.
Moved to New Orleans December 6
Thence to Pass Cavallo, Texas, December 8-20 Duty there until February, 1864.


Reconnaissance on Matagorda January 21, 1864.
Moved to New Orleans February, 1864
Red River Campaign March 10-May 22
Advance from Franklin to Alexandria March 14-26
Battle of Sabin Cross Roads April 8
Pleasant Hill April 9
Cane River Crossing April 23
At Alexandria and constructing dam across Red River April 26-May 13.
Retreat to Morganza May 13-20
Mansura May 16
Moved to Baton Rouge, La., and duty there until August 1
Operations in Mobile Bay against Forts Gaines and Morgan August 2-23
Siege and capture of Fort Gaines August 3-8
Siege and capture of Fort Morgan August 8-23
At Morganza Bend, Mississippi River, until October 1865

Provost duty at New Orleans, La., until March, 1865.
Campaign against Mobile, Ala., and its defenses March 17-April 12
Siege of Spanish Fort March 26-April 8
Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9
Occupation of Mobile April 12
Expedition to Tombigbee River and Macintosh Bluffs April 13-May 9
At Mobile until July. Mustered out July 10, 1865

Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 66 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 137 Enlisted men by disease. Total 206.

Source - "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer

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