47th Regiment Infantry


Organized at Pilot Knob, Mo., August 22 to September 11, 1864. Attached to District of St. Louis, Mo., Dept. of Missouri, to December, 1864. Nashville, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, December, 1864. Pulaski, Tenn., Dept. Cumberland, to March, 1865.

SERVICE.--Assigned to duty in Southeast Missouri by Companies--"A," "G" and "H" in Wayne County, "B" in Jefferson County, "C" in Perry County, "K" at St. Genevieve, "I" at Fredericktown, "D" guarding bridges on Iron Mountain Railroad, "E" Ironton. Companies retired before Price: Company "C" to Cape Girardeau, "A," "G" and "H" to Pilot Knob. Action at Ironton September 26 (Co. "E"). Retreat to Pilot Knob. Shutin Gap and Arcadia Valley September 26. Fort Davidson September 26-27. Retreat to Leesburg. Companies returned to above stations; "B" at Franklin. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., December 12-19. Assigned to guard duty at Spring Hill, Columbia and Pulaski, Tenn., until March 15, 1865. Mustered out March 28-30, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 10 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 82 Enlisted men by disease. Total 93.

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