28th Infantry Orders of Consolidation

Headquarters Nineteenth Army Corps,
New Orleans, October 4, 1864. Special Orders No. 208 } extract

1. In accordance with the provisions of General Orders No. 86, War Department, April 2, 1863, the Twenty-eighth Regiment Illinois Volunteers is hereby consolidated into Battalion of four (4) companies - A, B, C, and D, officered as follows:


Richard Ritter Lieutenant Colonel
John Kemper Assistant Surgeon
Edwin P. Durnell Captain, Co. A
John T. Thompson Captain, Co. B
Thomas A. Swaringuin Captain, Co. C
Albert J. Moses Captain, Co. D
William N. Noonan First Lieutenant, Co. A
Robert Young First Lieutenant, Co. B
James M. Gale First Lieutenant, Co. C
John B. Pearson First Lieutenant, Co. D
Henry L. Hadsell Second Lieutenant, Co. A

The commissioned officers, not designated above, will be mustered out if service.

The Lieutenant Colonel commanding will make selections from the Regiment to fill the vacancies of adjutant, Regimental Quartermaster, and three Second Lieutenants, and recommend, through these Headquarters, to the Governor of Illinois, for commissions.

By command of Major General J. J. Reynolds.

S. C. Farrington, Major and A.A.A.G.