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Brief History


The 47th Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Peoria, Illinois, and mustered in August 16, 1861.  It march to Montgomery April 13-25 and gave duty there and at Selma until January, 1866. It mustered out January 21, 1866. [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 Fulton and Peoria counties - Fulton and Peoria county web sites - Roster, vol. 3, pages 406-408.

Company B - many men from Tazewell and Woodford counties - Tazewell and Woodford county web sites - Roster, vol. 3, pages 409-411.

Company C - many men from Peoria County - Peoria County web site - Roster, vol. 3, pages 411-413.

Company D - many men from Marshall County - Marshall County web site - Roster, vol. 3, pages 413-415.

Company E - many men from Tazewell County - Tazewell County web site - Roster, vol. 3, pages 415-417.

Company F - many men from Peoria County - Peoria County web site - Roster, vol. 3, pages 417- 419.

Company G - many men from Marshall County - Marshall County web site - Roster, vol. 3, pages 419-421.

Company H - many men from Bureau and Peoria counties - Bureau and Peoria county web sites - Roster, vol. 3, pages 421-423.

Company I - many men from Woodford County - Woodford County web site - Roster, vol. 3, pages 423-426.

Company K - many men from Stark County - Stark County web site - Roster, vol. 3, pages 426-428.


47th Consolidated Regiment, Illinois - Roster, vol. 3, page 432-453.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 3,234 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.


Other Sources

WEB SITES

  • 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.
  • Illinois State Archives - Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls Database (accessed 14 June 2011). Search by residence, unit, regiment, company or soldier.
  • The ILGenWeb Civil War Scrapbook, (accessed 9 Aug 2011) contains links to various documents such as personal letters, military papers, articles, histories, obituaries, biographies, etc. Documents are listed by regiment, then by the soldier and his company.

BOOKS

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 10 May 2011).





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