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Organized February 16, 1865. Moved to Nashville, Tennessee, and attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Separate Division, District of the Etowah, Department of the Cumberland. It mustered out September 20, 1865. . 
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 156th Regiment Infantry, (accessed 15 June 2012).
- The Wikipedia article, 156th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment, (accessed 15 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 Assorted Counties - Roster, vol. 7, page 442.
- Company B - many men from Kane County - Kane County web site - Roster, vol. 7, page 443.
- Company C - many men from Cook County - Cook County web site - Roster, vol. 7, page 445.
- Company D - many men from DuPage County - DuPage County web site - Roster, vol. 7, page 447.
- Company E - many men from Cook County - Cook County web site - Roster, vol. 7, page 448.
- Company F - many men from Kane and Kankakee counties - Kane and Kankakee county web sites - Roster, vol. 7, page 450.
- Company G - many men from Whiteside County - Whiteside County web site - Roster, vol. 7, page 452.
- Company H - many men from DeKalb and LaSalle counties - DeKalb and LaSalle county web sites - Roster, vol. 7, page 453.
- Company I - many men from Cook County - Cook County web site - Roster, vol. 7, page 455.
- Company K - many men from Cook County - Cook County web site - Roster, vol. 7, page 456.
- 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.
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