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Sturges (Illinois) Rifles Infantry

Organized: Chicago, IL; mustered in 6 May 1861
Disbanded/Mustered out: Washington, DC 25 November 1862


Commanding Officer on the Antietam Campaign:
  James Steel


   Sharps Rifle


This Regiment's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of the Potomac
  Brigade - Headquarters Guard, Army of the Potomac

Unit history

They were equipped with new Sharps .56 caliber breechloading rifles in April 1861 supplied by Chicago grain merchant Solomon Sturges (1796-1864).

On the Antietam Campaign

The Company was not at Antietam on 17 September, although some reports have at least a few individuals present. The unit had been detailed to the defenses of Washington DC on 7 September 1862.

We have one individual in the AotW database who was on the Maryland Campaign with this unit:


Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
--CaptSteel, James         We have some details for this person


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