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Brief History

7th Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois, July 25, 1861. They mustered out July 9, 1865[1]

For more information on the history of this unit, see:

The Civil War Archive section, 7th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment (accessed 13 June 2012).

The Wikipedia article,7th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment (accessed 14 June 2012).

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 -

Company B - many men from Coles County - Coles County web site -

Company C - many men from Peoria County and Stark County - Peoria and Stark county web sites -

Company D - many men from Alexander County, Logan County and Montgomery County - Alexander, Logan and Montgomery county web sites -

New Company D - man men from Pike County - Pike County web site -

Company E - many men from Logan County -Logan County web site -

Company F - many men from Macoupin County - Macoupin County web site -

Company G - many men from Fayette County and Sangamon County - Fayette and Sangamon county web sites -

Company H - many men from Logan County - Logan County web site -

Company I - many men from Sangamon County - Sangamon County web site -

Company K - many men from Macoupin County - Macoupin County web site -

Unassigned Recruits -

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2,319 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.

BOOKS and Films

  • Surby, Richard W. Grierson raids, and Hatch's sixty-four days march : with biographical sketches, also the life and adventures of Chickasaw, the scout. [19--?]), FHL book 973 M25su and (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993), FHL fiche 6084171.

References

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

 

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