Three years service. This regiment was first called into the State service, for thirty
days, under "Ten Regiment Bill." It was mustered into service of the State for thirty days, on May 4, 1861, and on the 25th of the same month it was
mustered into the United States' Service for three years, by Captain Pitcher, U. S. A.
The regiment rendezvoused at Camp Duncan, Jacksonville, until late in June, where it
received instructions; then proceeded to Quincy, Illinois, and from thence to Missouri, where, in connection with the Sixteenth Illinois Infantry, July 5,
it did good service in keeping down the spirit of the rebellion. In February, 1862, the regiment was ordered to Fort Donelson, where it arrived the day
subsequent to its surrender; was brigaded with the Fifteenth and Forty-sixth Illinois, and Twenty-fifth Indiana, and assigned to the Second Brigade, Fourth
Division, under Brig. Gen. Stephen A. Hurlbut. In the meantime, Col. Palmer had been promoted to the Colonelcy. From Fort Donelson, the regiment proceeded
to Fort Henry, where it embarked on transports and proceeded up the Tennessee river to Pittsburg Landing. In the engagement, April 6th and 7th, when the
regiment was for the first time under fire, the loss in killed and wounded was fully one-half the command engaged. The colors, which came out of this
bloody conflict, with forty-two bullet holes through them, fully attest the gallantry of the command in this memorable struggle. The grand charge on the
night of the 7th, was made with this regiment in advance, led by Col. Hall. The Fourteenth took an active part in the siege of Corinth, and after its
evacuation, proceeded to Memphis, and thence to Bolivar, Tenn. The regiment also participated in the fight with the retreating enemy from Corinth, in which
it sustained its former reputation. Was with Grant in nothern MIssissippi; was at Vicksburg; in the siege of Jackson, Mississippi. At Atlanta, the
Fourteenth and Fifteenth Illinois regiments were consolidated, and known as the veteran battalion. In October, 1864, when rebel General Hood made his
attacks against Sherman's rear, a large number of the battalion were killed, and the major part of the balance were taken prisoners and sent to
Andersonville prison. Those who escaped capture were mounted, and on the grand march to the sea, acted as scouts and were continually in advance, being the
first to drive the enemy's pickets into Savannah, Georgia. The battalion was the first to enter Cheraw, South Carolina; Fayetteville, North Carolina; and
also took part in the battle of Bentonville. Took part in the grand review of Sherman's army, at Washington, D. C., May 24, 1865. The regiment was mustered
out at Leavenworth, Kansas, Sept. 16, 1865.
During the four years and four months of arduous service, the regiment marched 4,490 miles,
traveled by rail 2,330 miles, and by river 4,490 miles--aggregating 11,670 miles.
Boyd, Archibald, died Oct. 11, 1862.
Day, George W.
Harris, John H.
Hatfield, Andrew, vet. sergt., mustered out, Sept. 10, 1865.
Hatfield, Charles W.
Hollingsworth, Orman, disch'd March 3, 1863, disability.
Leeds, Gideon R., Corporal, vet., mustered out, Sept. 16, 1865.
Muck, William J.
Company A (Reorganized).
Cole, Wm. H., recruit mustered out, June 24, 1865.
Combined History of Schuyler and Brown Counties, Illinois, 1882
Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Schuyler County, 1908
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