A History of the Seventy-Third Regiment of Illinois Infantry  (Preacher's Regiment)
Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Illinois (excerpted) Volume IV Containing Reports for the Years 1861-66 Springfield, Illinois, 1901 Company K Second Lieutenants James A. Rice, Harrisburg, Aug. 21, 1862, Oct. 8, 1862, Promoted
History of Seventy-Third Infantry ...was recruited from the counties of Adams, Champaign, Christian, Hancock, Jackson, Logan, Piatt, Pike, Sangamon, Tazwell and Vermillion. It was mustered into the service at Camp Butler August 21, 1862, and numbered nine hundred strong. It moved almost immediately for the front. Colonel Jacques commanding. It reached Louisville August 25. Camp Jacquess was the first resting place of the Regiment in Kentucky. The first move of the Regiment after reaching Louisville was to Camp Yates. The Seventy-third was first brigaded with the Thirty-fourth and One Hundreth Illinois Infantry and the Seventy-ninth and Eighty-eigth Indiana. It bore its part in covering the retreat of the forces which had been defeated in an engagement at Richmond, Ky.;
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