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

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Camp Commander
Steve Wheat Contact

Sr. Vice Commander
Russel Schleicher Contact

Jr. Vice Commander
Paul Buechler Contact

Secretary
John Mckee Contact

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Camp Council
Greg Zelinske Contact
Charles Willman Contact
Greg Zelinske Contact
Historian
Garry Ladd Contact
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Guide
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News Letter Editor
Civil War Memorials Officer
Bob Mohrman Contact
William Wood
Camp Graves Registration Officer
Eagle Scout Coordinator
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Patriotic Instructor Signals Officer
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