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The 138th regiment, Illinois Infantry ( 100 days, 1864) was organized at Camp Wood, Quincy, Illinois, and mustered in for 100 days June 21, 1864. It mustered out October 14, 1864. 
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 138th Regiment Infantry, (accessed 15 June 2012).
- The Wikipedia article, 138th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment, (accessed 15 June 2012).
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.
- Company A - many men from Warren County - Warren County web site - Roster, vol. 7, page 109.
- Company B - many men from Knox County - Knox County web site - Roster, vol. 7, page 110.
- Company C - many men from Warren County - Warren County web site - Roster, vol. 7, page 111.
- Company D - many men from Henderson County - Henderson County web site - Roster, vol. 7, page 113.
- Company E - many men from Knox County - Knox County web site - Roster, vol. 7, page 114.
- Company F - many men from Livingston County - Livingston County web site - Roster, vol. 7, page 116.
- Company G - many men from Kankakee and Will counties - Kankakee and Will county web sites - Roster, vol. 7, page 117.
- Company H - many men from Grundy County - Grundy County web site - Roster, vol. 7, page 119.
- Company I - many men from LaSalle County - LaSalle County web site - Roster, vol. 7, page 120.
- Company K - many men from Marshall and LaSalle counties -
- 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).
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