122nd Illinois Infantry Regimental History
Organized at Carlinville, Ill., and mustered in September 4, 1862. Moved to
Columbus, Ky., thence to Trenton, Tenn., October 8-12, 1862, and duty there
till December 18. Attached to District of Jackson, Tenn., 13th Army Corps
(Old) Dept. of the Tennessee, to December. 1862. 4th Brigade, District of
Jackson. 16th Army Corps, to February 1863. 2nd Brigade, District of
Corinth, 16th Army Corps, to March 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 16th
Army Corps, to December 1863. District of Columbus, Ky., 6th Division, 16th
Army Corps, to June 1864. 2nd Brigade. 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps, to
November 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps, to December 1864.
1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Detachment Army of the Tennessee, Dept. of the
Cumberland, to February 1865. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps
(New), Military Division West Mississippi, to July 1865.
SERVICE - Right Wing of Regiment moved from Trenton, Tenn., to Humboldt,
Tenn., November 12, 1862, to hold Mobile & Ohio R. R. from Trenton to
Jackson. Regiment moved to Jackson, Tenn. December 18, 1862. Operations
against Forest in West Tennessee December 18, 1862, to January 3, 1863.
Action at Salem Cemetery, near Jackson, December 19, 1862. Parker's Cross
Roads December 30. Battle of Red Mound (or Parker's Cross Roads) December
31. At Trenton, Tenn., till February 17. Moved to Corinth, Miss.. February
17, and duty there till June 25. Dodge's Expedition to Northern Alabama
April 15 - May 8. Rock Creek, near Tuscumbia, April 22. Tuscumbia April 23.
Town Creek April 28. Guard Memphis & Charleston R. R. from Middletown to
Grand Junction, with Headquarters at Salisbury, Tenn., June 25 to October
31, 1863. Moved to Iuka, Miss., October 31 - November 1; thence to Eastport,
Miss., November 5, and duty there till December 8. Moved to Paducah, Ky.,
December 8, and duty there till January 18, 1864. Moved to Cairo, Ill.,
January 18, and duty there till June. Operations against Forest in West
Tennessee and Kentucky March 16 - April 14. Repulse of Forest's attack on
Paducah, Ky., March 25 (Cos. "C," "H," "K"). Moved to LaGrange, Tenn., June
26 - July 3. Smith's Expedition to Tupelo, Miss., and return to Memphis,
Tenn.. July 5-21. Battle of Harrisburg, near Tupelo, July 14-15. Old Town
Creek July 15. Smith's Expedition to Oxford, Miss., August 1-30. Moved to
St. Louis, Mo., September 8. Pursuit of Price through Missouri September to
November. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., November 25 - December 1. Battles of
Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December
17-28. Moved to Eastport, Miss., and duty there till February 1865. Movement
to New Orleans. La. February 9-21; thence to Dauphin Island, Ala. March 6.
Campaign against Mobile and its defenses March 22 - April 12. Siege of
Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26 - April 8. Assault and capture of
Fort Blakely April 9. March to Montgomery April 13-26, and duty there till
June 5. Moved to Mobile June 5, and duty there till July 15.
Mustered out at Mobile July 15 and discharged at Springfield, Ill., August
Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 38 Enlisted men killed and
mortally wounded and 121 Enlisted men by disease. Total 161.
Source - "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion"
by Frederick H. Dyer