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117th Illinois Volunteer Infantry (Company B) Medical Ledger

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2773
Seventy page battlefield ledger for Company B of the 117th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. The ledger includes daily medical reports from January 24th to April 15, 1863. During this time the company was stationed at Ft. Pickering, Tenn. defending Memphis. Patients are listed by name and action (i.e. excused from duty, assigned modified duty, sent to hospital, or quarantine). A small loose piece of paper -- possibly a prescription or doctor's note -- is included among the pages.

Dates

  • 1863 January-April

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

Seventy page battlefield ledger for Company B of the 117th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. The ledger includes daily medical reports from January 24th to April 15, 1863. During this time the company was stationed at Ft. Pickering, Tenn. defending Memphis. Patients are listed by name and action (i.e. excused from duty, assigned modified duty, sent to hospital, or quarantine). A small loose piece of paper -- possibly a prescription or doctor's note -- is included among the pages.

Biographical/Historical Note

The 117th Infantry was organized in 1862 at Camp Butler, Illinois by Colonel Risdon M. Moore. On November 11, 1982 the company was moved to Memphis, Tenn. where they remained on duty until July 5, 1863.

Their service included: Duty at Memphis, Tenn. until July 5, 1863; Meridian Campaign, 1863; Red River expedition, March 1863; assisted in capture of Fort DeRussey, March 1864; battle of Pleasant Hill, April 1864; engagements at Cloutierville, Cane River, Bayou Rapids, and Yellow Bayou May 1864; took part in driving Marmaduke from Chicot Lake and Columbia, Ark.; arrived back in Memphis, June 1864; Tupelo Campaign, June 1894; Oxford Campaign and Hurricane Creek, August 1864; Battle of Nashville, December 1864; Spanish Fort, March-April, 1865; took Fort Blakely, April 1865; returned to Camp Butler where regiment was mustered by Captain James A. Hall in August 1865.

Arrangement

Collection consists of single folder.

Acquisition Note

Item was purchased by Special Collections April, 27, 2006

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

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The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
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