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Brief History


The 49th Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois, and mustered in December 31, 1861.  It was ordered to Paducah, Kentucky December 29 and mustered out September 9, 1865. [1]

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


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 Monroe County - Monroe County web site - Roster, vol. 3, pages 493-495.

Company B - many men from Monroe County - Monroe County web site - Roster, vol. 3, pages 495-498.

Company C - many men from Washington County - Washington County web site - Roster, vol. 3, pages 498-500.

Company D - many men from Fayette and Marion counties - Fayette and Marion county web sites - Roster, vol. 3, pages 500-503.

Company E - many men from Macoupin and St. Clair counties - Macoupin and St Clair county web sites - Roster, vol. 3, pages 503-505.

Company F - many men from Washington and Moultrie counties - Washington and Moultrie county web sites - Roster, vol. 3, pages 505-508.

Company G - many men from Madison County and St Louis - Madison County web site - Roster, vol. 3, pages 508-511.

Company H - many men from Monroe County - Monroe County web site - Roster, vol. 3, pages 511-513.

Company I - many men from Randolph and Washington counties - Randolph and Washington county web sites - Roster, vol. 3, pages 514-516.

Company K - many men from Jefferson and Marion counties - Jefferson and Marion county web sites - Roster, vol. 3, pages 516-519.

Unassigned Recruits - Roster, vol. 3, page 520.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2,372 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.

BOOKS

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 10 May 2011).




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