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Brief History

The 52nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Geneva, Illinois and mustered in on November 19, 1861. The regiment mustered out on July 5, 1865 and was discharged at Chicago, Illinois, on July 12, 1865[1].

For more information on the history of the 52nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, see the following:

  • Wikipedia, (accessed 23 Dec 2010) article on the 52nd Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment.


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 Kane County - Kane County web site -Roster - vol. 3, pages 589-592. (Also known as Gilbert's Cavalry Company)  
Company B - many men from Bureau County - Bureau County web site -Roster - vol. 3, pages 592-594.
Company C - many men from DeKalb County - DeKalb County web site -Roster - vol. 3, pages 595-597.
Company D - many men from Kane and Livingston counties - Kane and Livingston county web sites - Roster - vol. 3, pages 597-600.
Company E - many men from Winnebago County - Winnebago County web site - Roster - vol. 3, pages 600-602.
Company F - many men from Whiteside County - Whiteside County web site - Roster - vol. 3,  pages 602-604.
Company G -  many men from Cook and Kane counties - Cook and Kane county web sites - Roster - vol. 3, pages 604-607.
Company H - many men from Kane County - Kane County web site - Roster - vol. 3,  pages 607-609.
Company I - many men from Kane and McHenry counties - Kane and McHenry county web sites- Roster - vol. 3, pages 609-612.
Company K - many men from Kane County -Kane County web site - Roster - vol. 3, pages 612-614.

Unassigned Recruits - Roster - vol. 3, page 615.






The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,936 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 AND FILMS

  • Civil War Centennial Commission of Illinois. Illinois Military Units in the Civil War. (Springfield, [Ill.]:Civil War Centennial Commission of Illinois, c1962).FHL Collection.FHL US/CAN Book 977.3 M2im and FHL US/CAN FIlm 6334558. Other libraries with this book.  Includes millitary units by county, infantry, cavalry, and artillery regiments, including independent artillery.
  • Fiftty-Second Illinois Veteran Volunteer Association and United States. Army. Illinois Infantry Regiment, 52nd (1861-1865). Nineteen Hundred and Eight Membership Roll of the Fifty-Second Illinois Veteran Voilunteer Association : Forty-First Reunion, '61-'65. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993).).FHL CollectionFHL US/CAN Fiche 6084249. Other libraries with this book.
  • Swadling, John. Historical Memoranda of the 52nd Regiment Illinois Infantry Volunteer from its Organization, Nov. 196h, 1861, to its Muster out ... on the 6th day of July, 1865 (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993).FHL CollectionFHL US/CAN Fiche 6084248.
  • United States. Army. Illinois Infantry Regiment. 52nd (1861-1865). Historical Memoranda of the 52nd Regiment Illinois Infantry Volunteers: from its Organization, Nov. 19th, 1861, to its Muster Out, by Reason of Expiration of Service, on the 6th Day of July, 1865.(Gilbert and Post, c1868). Google Books. Other libraries with this book.
  • 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 CollectionFHL US/CAN Film 1488453-1488677.
  • 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.
  • 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. View online at Internet Archives.
  • Vance, Joseph W and Illinois. Adjutant General's Office. Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Illinois, 1861-1866 .(Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1957, 1980).FHL CollectionFHL US/CAN Film 7692. Other libraries with this book. View online at Internet Archives.Rosters of officers and enlisted men and historical memoranda of the regiments.

References

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



 

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