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Brief History

The 113th Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Hancock, near Chicago, Illinois, and mustered in October 1, 1862.  They repulsed Forrest's attack on Memphis August 21, 1864. Eastport, Mississippi, October 10, 1864.  It mustered out June 20, 1865. [1].

For more information on the history of this unit, see:

Companies in this Regiment with County of Origin

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

The following counties of origin are taken from the Adjutant General's Report, found on the Illinois Civil War Rosters web site. Roster pages are from the same report found on the Internet Archives web site. The rosters show the men who served in each regiment, their residences, dates of enlistment and mustering out, and other remarks.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2,246 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources

WEBSITES

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Illinois in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Illinois in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Illinois, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.

BOOKS and FILMS

  • Hewett, Janet B and United States. War Department. Supplement to the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. (Wilmington, North Carolina : Broadfoot Pub. Co., c1994-2001). Part II v. 12 (Union Infantry 50th-60th).FHL CollectionFHL US/CAN Book 973 M29u ser. 1 supp. pt. 2 v. 12. Other libraries with this book.
  • Kellogg, J. J. (John Jackson), 1837-. War experiences and the story of the Vicksburg campaign from "Milliken's Bend" to July 4, 1863 : being an accurate and graphic account of campaign events taken from the diary of Capt. J. J. Kellogg, of Co. B, 113th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993), FHL fiche 6084303
  • United States. War Department. Record and Pension Office. Compiled Records Showing Service of Military Units in Volunteer Union Organizations. (Washington, District of Columbia : The National Archives, c1964).FHL Collection 48th-53rd Infantry FHL US/CAN Film 1488474 . Other libraries with this microfilm.
  • Woolworth, Solomon. The Mississippi scout, or, a detail of what the writer saw, in a scout, inside the rebel lines around Vicksburg, in 1863. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993), FHL fiche 6084305 and Experiences in the Civil War (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993), FHL film 6084304

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).



 

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