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"Colonel Peabody and our 25th Missouri" As we know, the Engineer Everett Peabody was based at St. Joseph Missouri while building the Hannibal & St. Joseph Railroad; and the 25th Missouri was considered by Union men residing in St. Joseph as “their” regiment. The St. Joseph Herald followed the career of Colonel Peabody with interest, and beginning with the edition published Friday 11 April 1862 contained news of the Colonel and his 25th Missouri in columns 1, 4, 5 & 6 on Page 2; and column one on Page 3. At this time, in the first Shiloh reports received in Western Missouri
This Illinois regiment arrived with the 25th Missouri Infantry at Savannah aboard the steamer Continental late on March 28th 1862. But while the 25th Missouri gained fame at the Battle of Shiloh, this Illinois regiment is not recorded as participating in the action (and has no monument at Shiloh.) Name this Illinois regiment. Ozzy N.B. Much in the same way General Sherman could have been caught away from the Battle of Shiloh (due his participation in a raid on April 1/2 against Eastport), this quiz question demonstrates the influence of Chance in decisive actions.