Col. Friedrich K. Hecker Camp #443, Belleville, IL
Friedrich Franz Hecker won some distinction during the Civil War as the colonel of a regiment that he had raised on the Federal side in 1861 (the 24th Illinois Infantry Regiment). However, his harsh strict discipline style upset some of the other officers; he resigned and the unit was dissolved.
In October 1862, he became colonel of the 82nd Illinois Infantry Regiment and served in the eastern campaigns, being wounded at Chancellorsville on May 2, 1863. He later served at the Battle of Missionary Ridge and the capturing of Chattanooga and Knoxville.
Camp meets 1st Wednesday each month (except Dec.) 7:00 p.m. @Shiloh Valley Senior Center,
7 Park Avenue, Shiloh, IL