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Brief History

Organized at Quincy, Illinois., April 24, 1864.
Ordered to Annapolis, Maryland, May 27, 1864, thence to Alexandria, Virginia.
Attached to Defences of Washington, D.C., 22nd Corps, to June, 1864.
Mustered out November 6, 1865.[1] [2]

Six Companies Organazied April 24, 1864
Four Companies Organized October 23, 1864-January 1, 1865.

The Civil War Soldiers Sailors System list 2,072 men serving in this regiment.

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties 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.

Company A  Roster        Adams County
Company B  Roster        Cook County
Company C  Roster        Cook County
Company D  Roster        Cook and Adams Counties
Company E  Roster        Macon, Madison and St. Clair Counties
Company F  Roster    was a  Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin contingent of volunteers.
Served in the Battle of Crater, Petersburg Campaign, the Bermudda Hudred Campaign, The Richmond Campaign, The Appomattox Campaign and the Rio Grande Campaign.
Company G Roster
Company H Roster
Company I  Roster
Company K Roster


Roster of Wisconin's only unit of Black Civil War Soldiers. http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=995

Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in 'Union Volunteers 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.
  • Union Volunteers in the Civil War describes many Union sources, specifically for the Union Volunteers, 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 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.
  • Miller, Edward A. The Black Civil War Soldiers of Illinois: The Story of the Twenty-Ninth U.S. Colored Infantry. FHL book 977.3 M2mi

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. Tabular Analysis of the Records of the U.S. Colored Troops and Their Predecessor Units in the National Archives of the United States. Special List No. 33. National Archives and records Service General Services Adminsitration Washington: 1973.Compiled by Joseph B. Ross.FHL 973 M2rt Film:1036062 Item 21

Tabular Analysis of the Records of the U.S. Colored Troops and Their Predecessor Units in the National Archives of the United States.Special List No. 33. National Archives and records Service General Services Adminsitration Washington: 1973. Compiled by Joseph B. Ross. FHL Book 973 M2rt Film:1036062 Item 21


 

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