Category: War


The 9th Illinois Infantry at the Battle of Shiloh

The 9th Illinois Infantry began the Civil War as a three months’ enlistment unit in April 1861. Upon the expiration of that term, it was reestablished as a unit for a three year enlistment....


The 7th Illinois Infantry at the Battle of Allatoona Pass

After withdrawing Confederate forces from Atlanta early in September of 1864 (and the subsequent capture of the city by Major General William T. Sherman’s army), Lieutenant General John Bell Hood began operations against Sherman’s...