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Brief History


The 13th Regiment, Illionois Infantry was organized at Dixon, Ill., and mustered into State service April 21, 1861. Mustered into U. S. service by Capt. John Pope May 24, 1861, being the first three years Regiment from Illinois mustered into U. S. service.
It was mustered out June 18, 1864. [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.

Company A - many men from Lee County - Lee County web site -

Company B - many men from Whiteside County - Whiteside County web site -

Company C - many men from Lee County - Lee County web site -

Company D - many men from Rock Island County - Rock Island County web site -

Company E - many men from DeKalb County - De Kalb County web site -

Company F - many men from DeKalb County - De Kalb County web site -

Company G - many men from Whiteside County - Whiteside County web site -

Company H - many men from Kane County - Kane County web site -

Company I - many men from Cook County - Cook County web site -

Company K - many men from DuPage County - Du Page County web site -

Unassigned Recruits -

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,802 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.
  • United States. Army. Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment, 13th (1861-1864),Military history and reminiscences of the Thirteenth Regiment of Illinois Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War : in the United States, 1861.(Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993) FHL Fiche 6084202

BOOKS AND FLIMS

  • United States. Army. Illinois Infantry Regiment, 13th. The history of the 13th Illinois Infantry. (Salt Lake City : Digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2011), FHL Digital Version.
  • United States. Army. Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment, 13th (1861-1864). Military history and reminiscences of the Thirteenth Regiment of Illinois Volunteer Infantry : in the Civil War in the United States, 1861-1865. (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2006), FHL Fiche 6209830.

References

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



 

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