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109th Illinois Infantry
600 were on the muster roll and eight men (officers) were dismissed. The entire regiment was arrested for disloyalty at or near Holly Springs MS on December 31, 1862. The eight officers were dismissed and the rest of the men of the regiment were released Jan 17, 1863 near LaGrange TN and ordered to Ft Pickering near Memphis. On March 27, 1863, the rest of them stacked arms and refused to board a steamer for Vicksburg - they were boarded at gunpoint and taken to Louisiana instead. https://thesouthern.com/progress/section3/divided-it-fell-apart-th-volunteer-infantry-regiment-from-union/article_8901362c-f98c-11e0-819b-001cc4c002e0.html
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[Alexandria Gazette., February 09, 1863, page 4.]

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Apparently, there were multiple Union regiments that were reluctant to serve during these 2 months. Please change my answer to:
15th Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry (aka Anderson Cavalry; aka 160th Volunteers)
The mutiny of this regiment began on 26 December 1862. Orders had arrived to move to the front in support of the Union advance that would eventually culminate in the Battle of Stones River - but 400 stacked arms and refused to move. Major General William S. Rosecrans, commanding the Army of the Cumberland, threatened the mutineers to come to heel. To no avail. After the battle’s end, he imprisoned them in Nashville to await courtmartial. https://oaktrust.library.tamu.edu/bitstream/handle/1969.1/155078/ROMANSKY-DISSERTATION-2015.pdf?sequence=1 wiki/15th_Pennsylvania_Cavalry_Regiment
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Note: the (Ky) designation is incorrect; Anderson Cavalry was a PA regiment. [Chicago Daily Tribune., January 08, 1863, page 1.]
 
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