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Brief History


The Cogswell's Independent Barrery, Illinois Light Artillery was organized at Ottawa, Illinois, and mustered in November 12, 1861, as Company "A" Artillery, 53rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry. March to Montgomery April 13-25, and duty there until July. It mustered out August 14, 1865. [1]

For more information about the Cogswell's Independent Battery, Illinois Light Artillery 
 see the following:

  • Wikipedia, (accessed 16 Dec 2010) article for Cogswell's Independent Battery, Illinois Light Artillery .
  • The Civil War Archive. (accessed 23 Dec 2010) Brief history of the Cogswell's Independent Battery, Illinois Light Artillery
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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.

Visit the Illinois Civil War Rosters site for information on this Artillery.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 327 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

References

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



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