ILLINOIS FIFTY-FIRST INFANTRY
This regiment was organized at Camp Douglas, Chicago. Dec. 24, 1861, and on
Feb. 14, 1862, was ordered to Cairo, moving to Camp Cullum on the Kentucky shore
on the 27th. On April 7 it moved against Island No. 10, and on the next day pursued
the enemy, compelling the surrender of Gen. Mackall and several thousand prisoners.
It was also engaged in the battle of Farmington Tenn., [May 30, 62'] and in the siege of Corinth
[4/29-5/30/62’] ; in repelling the attack of Breckenridge, Morgan and Forrest on Nashville
Source: The Union Army, vol. 3