31st Illinois Infantry

John A. Logan who helped organized the unit was pro-Southern before the outbreak of the war. Deciding the "Union must prevail", he joined the Northern cause and during the war become a general. He was a Senator from Illinois from 1871-77 and from 1879-1886. He was a candidate for the vice-presidency of the US during the 1884 election campaign.

Photos & a biography of John Alexander Logan can be found at John A. Logan Community College's WWW site


Medal of Honor Recipients


Specific References for this Unit

  1. see also Bibliography of State-Wide References
  2. see also US Army Military History Institute
  3. History : 31st Regiment Illinois Volunteers : organized by John A. Logan by W.S. Morris, L.D. Hartwell, J.B. Kuykendall ; with a foreword by John Y. Simon, Herrin, Ill. : Crossfire Press, 1991

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