The 19th Illinois lost 38 killed and 91 wounded in an accident on the Ohio & Mississippi R. R., near Vincennes, Ind.
, September 17, 1861.
The 97th Illinois lost 18 killed and 67 wounded in a railroad accident in Louisiana
, November 3, 1863.
In addition to the Illinois
regiments specially mentioned in Chapter X, there were many other regiments from this State which had records equally meritorious, although their casualties in action may not have been as numerous.
The 41st Illinois, Colonel Isaac C. Pugh
, faced the musketry of many hard-fought fields, its “Roll of honor” showing 15 heroes who fell in battle, out of a total enrollment of 1,029,--a loss of over 11 per cent. Its first experience under fire was at Fort Donelson
, where it fought in General C. F. Smith
's Division, sustaining a loss of 14 killed, 113 wounded,1
and 3 missing; total, 130.
A few weeks later it was engaged at Shiloh
, it being then in Hurlbut
's Division, and fought at the “hornet's nest,” where it lost 21 killed, 73 wounded,2
and 3 missing, Lieutenant-Colonel Tupper
being among the killed.
While at Memphis
, in March, 1863, a dispute arose among the generals as to which was the best drilled regiment in the Corps
, and the matter was settled by a prize-drill,