Offered is a great ladder badge worn
by a veteran of the 10th Illinois Volunteer Infantry! There are four bars and a tassel on this
badge. Written on the ladders is “Co. G –
10 –Illinois – Vol. Inf.”. The tassel is
gold in color.
10 Illinois Infantry
3 Year Regiment
Organized at Cairo, Ill., July 29, 1861. Attached to District of Cairo, Ill., to October, 1861. 1st Brigade, District of Cairo, to February, 1862. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, District of Cairo, February, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, Army of Mississippi, to April, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Army Mississippi, to September, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 13th Division, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, Centre 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 14th Army Corps, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Reserve Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 14th Army Corps, to August, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 16th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to September, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 17th Army Corps, to July, 1865.
SERVICE - Moved to Mound City, Ill., and duty there till January, 1862. Expedition into Kentucky January 16-21. At Bird's Point, Mo., till March. Skirmish at Sykestown, Mo., March 1 (Detachment). Operations against New Madrid and Island No. 10 March 3-April 8. Actions at New Madrid March 12-14. Capture of New Madrid March 14. Island No. 10 April 6. Action and capture at Tiptonville April 8. Expedition to Fort Pillow, Tenn., April 13-17. Moved to Hamburg Landing, Tenn., April 17-24. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Engagement at Farmington May 3. Pursuit to Booneville May 30-June 12. Tuscumbia Creek May 31-June 1. Reconnoissance toward Baldwyn June 3. At Clear Creek till July 21. Ordered to Tuscumbia, Ala., July 21, thence march to Nashville, Tenn., via Florence, Athens and Columbia August 28-September 15. Siege of Nashville September 15-November 6. Repulse of Morgan's attack on Edgefield November 5. Duty at Nashville and Edgefield till July, 1863. Moved to Murfreesboro July 20, 1863, thence to Bridgeport, Ala., August 24-September 12, and duty there till October. Pursuit of Wheeler up the Sequatchie Valley October 1-17. Action at Anderson's Cross Roads October 2. At Anderson's Cross Roads till October 24. Moved to Igo's Ferry October 24. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Tunnel Hill November 24-25. Mission Ridge November 25. Chickamauga Station November 26. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 8. March to Columbus, thence to Chattanooga and to Rossville, Ga. Regiment Veteranize December 27, 1863. Veterans on furlough January 11 to February 22, 1864. At Rossville till May 2. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 2-September 8. Demonstrations on Dalton May 5-13. Tunnel Hill May 6-7. Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Rome, Ga., May 17-18. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Utoy Creek August 5-7. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 1-26. Action at Resaca, Ga., October 12-13. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Monteith Swamp December 9. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Moved to Beaufort, S.C., January 3, thence to Pocotaligo. Reconnoissance to Salkehatchie River January 20. Salkehatchie Swamp February 2-5. Rivers' and Broxton's Bridges February 2. Rivers' Bridge February 3. Binnaker's Bridge, South Edisto River, February 9. Orangeburg, North Edisto River, February 11-12. Columbia February 15-17. Fayetteville, N. C., March 11. Cape Fear March 18. Cox's Bridge, Neuse River, March 19-20. Battle of Bentonville March 20-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C, via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 4.
Mustered out July 4, 1865, and discharged at Chicago, Ill., July 11, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 48 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 136 Enlisted men by disease. Total 186.