Infantry

 
 Infantry
 
 
1st Illinois Battalion 
 
 
 
 
 

The 1st Illinois Battalion began October 2000 after the idea was brought forward by Rick Keating, Captain of the 104th IL to the rest of the reenacting units in the northern half of Illinois.  At the event in Minooka, IL at the Dollinger Farm, the company commanders of 5 different organizations agreed that they would accept Keating to the position of Colonel and over-all command at all events.  The Headquarters of the Battalion would have authority of setting encampments, conducting drill and command of the Unions infantry soldiers on the battlefield scenarios.  The 1st Illinois Battalion traveled to National Events as one command and Colonel Keating was accepted as its commander by those event Generals headquarters.

 

 
 
 1st Illinois Battalion
 
 
 
Advancing on the enemy!
 
 
 
 
Dress Parade
 
 
 
 
 
Colonel Gerry Morin 
 
 
STAFF
Commander - Colonel Gerry Morin - colonelfibat@att.net
Major - Todd Huston
Adjutant - 1st Lt Steve Curtis
Sergeant Major - SgtMaj Della Vedova
Chief Bugler - RJ Samp - http://www.rjsamp.com/
Principal Musician - Steve Smunt - stevesmunt@me.com
  
 For safety and historical reasons, there are no independent infantry forces making commands which disagree with the over-all orders of battle. 
 
 
 Chief Bugler RJ Samp
 
 
 
 
 
 1st Illinois Battalion camp
 
 
 
 
10th IL Inf. - Captain G. Bliss -   gerry10thill@sbcglobal.net
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
36th IL Inf. - 2nd Sgt.  Mark Krausz - MarkTK36thIL@gmail.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
45th IL Inf. - Captain G. Morin - wayupnorth@att.net 
 
 
 
 
 
 
64th IL Inf. - Captain S. Gutske - sgutzke@sbcglobal.net 
  
 
 
 
 
104th IL Inf. - Captain P. Skalak - pskalak@comcast.net 
 
 
 
 
 
1st Michigan Engineers - Captain  Daniel McCarthy - macarthaig@aol.com
  
 
 
 
 
 
Mississippi Fife and Drum Field Band
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UNITED STATES COLORED TROOPS (USCT)
U.S.29TH Infantry Company "B"

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
48th IL 
 
 
U.S. Navy Landling Party
 
 
 
 
 
Past Battalion Commanders
Colonel Rick Keating
 
 
Major Dave Dellinger
 
 
 
Colonel Bob Winter
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Website designed and maintained by david dellinger 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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