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Brief History

The 60th Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Dubois, Anna, Illinois, and mustered in February 17, 1862. The regiment moved to Louisville, Ky., June 12.  The regiment had provost guard at headquarters of the 14th Army Corps until July 31, then mustered out on July 31, 1865[1].

For more information on the history of the 60th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, see the following:

Wikipedia, (accessed 30 Dec 2010) article on the 60th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

The Civil War Archive. (accessed 30 Dec 2010) Brief history of the 51st Regiment Infantry.


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 website. Roster pages are from the same report found on the Internet Archives website. 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 Union County - Union County web site - Roster, vol. 4, pages 175-178.

Company B - many men from Union County - Union County web site - Roster, vol. 4, pages 178-181.

Company C - many men from Jefferson and Washington counties - Jefferson and Washington county web sites - Roster, vol. 4, pages 181-184.

Company D - many men from Hamilton and Jefferson counties - Hamilton and Jefferson county web sites - Roster, vol. 4, pages 184-188.

Company E - many men from Williamson County - Williamson County web site - Roster, vol. 4, pages 188-191. 

Company F - many men from Richland and Union counties - Richland and Union county web sites - Roster, vol. 4, pages 191-194.

Company G - many men from Hamilton, Jefferson, Wayne counties - Hamilton, Jefferson, and Wayne county web sites - Roster, vol. 4, pages 194-197.

Company H - many men from Pope, Johnson and Wayne counties - Pope, Johnson and Wayne county web sites - Roster, vol. 4, pages 197-200.

Company I - many men from Jefferson County - Jefferson County web site - Roster, vol. 4, pages 200-202.

Company K - many men from Johnson County - Johnson County web site - Roster, vol. 4, pages 202-205.

Unassigned Recruits - Roster, vol. 4, pages 239-240.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2,877 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Peva, George. George Peva Civil War diary. (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1987), FHL film 1481390 Item 7
  • 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 Collection59th-64th Infantry FHL US/CAN Film 1488476. Other libraries with this microfilm. View online at Internet Archives.
  • Wood, John and Illinois. Quartermaster General's Dept.; Illinois. General Assembly. Abstracts of Issues to Fifty-third, Fifty-fourth, Fifty-sixth, Fifty-seventh, Fifty-eighth, Sixtieth, Sixty-fourth and Sixty-fifth Regiments of Infantry. (Springfield, Ill. : Baker & Phillips, Printers, c1865.) Other libraries with this book. Report of the Quartermaster General of the State of Illinois.
  • 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 1670784. Other libraries with this book. View online at Internet Archives.Rosters of officers, 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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