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Brief History

The 64th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (Yates' Sharpshooters) was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois, as a Battalion of 4 Companies, on December, 1861. They mustered out on July 11 and were discharged at Chicago, Illinois, July 18, 1865[1].

For more information on the history of the 64th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (Yates' Sharpshooters), see the following:

Wikipedia, (accessed 30 Dec 2010) article on the 64th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

The Civil War Archive. (accessed 30 Dec 2010) Brief history of the 64th Regiment Infantry (Yates' Sharpshooters).


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 LaSalle and McDonough counties - LaSalle and McDonough county web sites - Roster, vol. 4 pages 316-319.

Company B - many men from Bureau County - Bureau County web site - Roster, vol. 4 pages 319-323.

Company C - many men from Sangamon County - Sangamon County web site - Roster, vol. 4 pages 323-325.

Company D - many men from Knox and McDonough counties - Knox and McDonough county web sites - Roster, vol. 4 pages 326-328.

Company E - many men from Will and Cook counties - Will and Cook county web sites - Roster, vol. 4 pages 329-332.

Company F - many men from Will County - Will County web site - Roster, vol. 4 pages 332-336.

Company G - many men from Will County - Will County web site - Roster, vol. 4 pages 336-338.

Company H - many men from Edgar County - Edgar County web site - Roster, vol. 4 pages 338-340.

Company I - many men from Will County - Will County web site - Roster, vol. 4 pages 340-341.

Company K - many men from Cook and Lake counties - Cook and Lake county web sites - Roster, vol. 4 pages 342-343.

Unassigned Recruits - Roster, vol. 4, pages 343-344.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2,533 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.<br.
  • 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.
  • 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 59th-64th Infantry FHL US/CAN Film 1488476 . Other libraries with this microfilm.
  • Paul, Victor A. Rosters of the 64th Illinois Infantry: Alphabetically and by State and County of Residence : Yates Sharpshooters. (Washington, MO: Obscure Place Pub, 1996). Other libraries with this book.
  • Sharland, George. Knapsack notes of Gen. Sherman's grand campaign through the empire state of South. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993), FHL fiche 6084265
  • 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 59th-64th Infantry FHL US/CAN Film 1488476. 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 1670784. Other libraries with this book. View online at Internet Archives.Rosters of officers, enlisted men, and historical memoranda of the regiments.
  • 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.
  • United States. Army. Illinois Infantry Regiment, 64th (1861-1865).  A list of living members as far as known also, a list of those killed in battle or died of their wounds during the Civil War, 1861 to 1865 : also, a record of the proceedings of their 49th reunion held at Walnut, Bureau County, Illinois, September 22nd and 23rd, 1915.(Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993).FHL CollectionFHL US/CAN Fiche 6084264. (Microfiche of original published: [Chicago : Ye Cloister Print Shop], 1915. 16 p.) Other libraries with this book.

References

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



 

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