ILLINOIS in the CIVIL WAR

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

Rosters

Medal of Honor Recipients

History

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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