History of the 92nd Illinois Infantry

The 92nd Illinois was officially the 92nd Illinois Infantry, but they were for part of their service mounted infantry. From muster in, Sept 1862 to July 1863, they were regular infantry.

Excerpts from the Illinois Adjutant General's Report, 1861-66 (vol. 5, pp. 358-60):

July 1, 1863, Colonel Atkins, desiring to get out of General Granger's Corps, requested General Rosecrans to assign his Regiment to Wilder's Brigade of Mounted Infantry, armed with Spencer repeating rifles.

July 10, 1863, the Regiment was detached from General Granger's Corps, and assigned to Wilder's Brigade Mounted Infantry, Reynold's Division, Thomas' Corps, Army of the Cumberland.

July 22, 1863, a detachment of 200 of the Regiment joined an expedition under Colonel Funkhouser to scout the country for horses, and within four days captured 1,700 head of horses and mules, and 800 colored men, who were mustered into a colored regiment, the Ninety-second receiving horses sufficient to mount the entire Regiment. (They were in the state of Tennessee.)

Attached to General Atkin's Brigade, the Regiment participated in all the cavalry fighting on Sherman's march through the Carolinas, and against Jo Johnston's rebel army in North Carolina, until the close of the war.

Excerpt from Dyer's Compendium of the War of the Rebellion (lists of engagements)

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