64th REGIMENT INFANTRY ("YATES' SHARP-
Dyer's Regimental History
from A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, vol. III, Regimental
by Frederick H. Dyer 
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64th REGIMENT INFANTRY ("YATES' SHARP-
- Organized at Camp Butler, Ill., as a Battalion of 4 Companies, December, 1861.
- Two more Companies mustered in December 31, 1861.
- Moved to Quincy, Ill., January 10, 1862,
- thence to Cairo, Ill., February 15, and
- to New Madrid, Mo., March 4, 1862.
- Attached to Army of Mississippi, unassigned, to April, 1862.
- 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Army of Mississippi, to May 1862.
- Unattached, Army of Mississippi, to November, 1862.
- Unattached, District of Corinth, 13th Army Corps (Old) Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862.
- Unattached, District of Corinth, 17th Army Corps, to January, 1863.
- Unattached, District of Corinth 16th Army Corps, to March, 1863.
- Unattached, 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps, to November, 1863.
- Fuller's Brigade, 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1864.
- 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 16th Army Corps, to September, 1864.
- 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 17th Army Corps, to July, 1865.
- Operations against New Madrid, Mo., and Island No. 10, Mississippi River, March 4-April 8, 1862.
- Action at New Madrid March 12.
- Capture of New Madrid March 14.
- Capture of Island No. 10 April 8.
- Expedition to Fort Pillow, Tenn., April 13-17.
- Moved to Hamburg Landing, Tenn., April 17-22.
- Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30.
- Action at Farmington, Miss., May 3.
- Reconnoissance toward Corinth May 8.
- Action at Farmington May 9.
- Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 12.
- Tuscumbia Creek May 31-June 1.
- Reconnoissance toward Baldwyn June 3.
- At Big Springs and on guard duty at Headquarters of General Rosecrans, Commanding Army Mississippi till November 27.
- Reconnoissance to Iuka and skirmish September 16.
- Battle of Iuka September 19.
- Battle of Corinth, Miss., October 3-4
- Pursuit to the Hatchie River October 5-12.
- On Outpost duty at Glendale, Miss. November 27, 1862, to November 4, 1863.
- Moved to Iuka, thence to Pulaski Tenn., November 4-11 and
- duty there till January, 1861, and at Decatur, Ala. till May.
- Veterans on furlough January 15 to March 17, 1864.
- Four new Companles, "G," "H," "I" and "K," organized February and March, 1864.
- Moved to Decatur, Ala., March 17-23.
- Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8,
- Demonstrations on Resaca May 8-13.
- Near Resaca May 13.
- Battle of Resaca May 14-15.
- Advance on Dallas May 18-25.
- Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and
- battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5.
- Near New Hope Church June 5.
- Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2.
- Assault on Kenesaw June 27.
- Nickajack Creek July 2-5.
- Ruff's Mills July 3-4.
- Chattahoochie River July 6-17.
- Nance's Creek July 17.
- Decatur July 19-22.
- Battle of Atlanta July 22.
- Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25.
- Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30.
- Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1.
- Lovejoy Station September 2-6.
- Reconnoissance to Fairburn October 1-3.
- Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 4-29.
- Snake Creek Gap October 15-16.
- March to the sea November 15-December 10.
- Montieth Swamp December 9.
- Siege of Savannah December 10-21.
- Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865.
- Reconnoissance to Salkehatchie River, S. C., January 20.
- Salkehatchie Swamps February 1-5.
- Rivers' and Broxton's Bridges, Salkehatchie River, February 2.
- Rivers' Bridge February 3.
- South Edisto River February 9.
- North Edisto River February 11-12.
- Columbia February 15-17.
- Juniper Creek near Cheraw, March 2.
- Cheraw March 3-4.
- Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 20-21.
- Occupation of Goldsboro March 24.
- Advance on Raleigh April 10-14.
- Occupation of Raleigh April 14.
- Bennett's House April 26.
- Surrender of Johnston and his army.
- March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19.
- Grand Review May 24.
- Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 6.
- Mustered out July 11 and
- discharged at Chicago, Ill., July 18, 1865.
Regiment lost during service
- 6 Officers and 106 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and
- 2 Officers and 131 Enlisted men by disease.
- Total 242.
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