The American Civil War.

     32nd Illinois Infantry.



Robert A Rushen from Carrollton mustered on 2nd January 1864.

Moved to Hebron's Plantation, near Vicksburg, January 23 1864. Meridian Campaign February 3 - March 2. On June 27 thirteen thousand Union men stormed the Confederates on Kennesaw Mountain - and failed, the 32nd Illinois Infantry were there. They were also at the Grand Review on the 23rd May 1865 when 150,000 men passed down Pennsylvania Avenue from the Capitol, it took a full two days to pass.

Ordered to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Robert Rushen, described as a veteran, was mustered out 16th September 1865.

      Between 1862 and mustering out the Regiment lost during service 8 Officers and 90 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 168 Enlisted men by disease, a total of 268.



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