117th Regiment, Illinois Infantry

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=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
<br>The 117th regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois, and mustered in September 19, 1862.&nbsp; They march to Montgomery April 13-25, and preformed duty there until August.&nbsp; It mustered out August 5, 1865. <ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System] (accessed 4 January 2011).</ref>.  
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<br>The 117th regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois, and mustered in September 19, 1862.&nbsp; They march to Montgomery April 13-25, and preformed duty there until August.&nbsp; It mustered out August 5, 1865. <ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System] (accessed 4 January 2011).</ref>  
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For more information on the history of this unit, see:<br>
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*The Civil War Archive section, [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unilif10.htm#117th 117th Regiment Infantry], (accessed 15 June 2012).<br>
  
 
=== <br>Companies in this Regiment with County of Origin  ===
 
=== <br>Companies in this Regiment with County of Origin  ===
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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.  
 
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.  
  
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<br>The following counties of origin are taken from the ''Adjutant General's Report'', found on the [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/reg_html/index.html Illinois Civil War Rosters] web site. Roster pages are from the same report found on the [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant06illi1#page/n6/mode/1up 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.
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*Company A - many men from [[McLean County, Illinois|McLean County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/mclean.html McLean County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant06illi1#page/273/mode1up Roster], vol. 6, page 273.<br>
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*Company B - many men from [[Montgomery County, Illinois|Montgomery County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/montgome.html Montgomery County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant06illi1#page/275/mode1up Roster], vol. 6, page 275.<br>
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*Company C - many men from [[St. Clair County, Illinois|St. Clair County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/stclair.html St. Clair County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant06illi1#page/277/mode1up Roster], vol. 6, page 277.<br>
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*Company D - many men from [[Madison County, Illinois|Madison_County,_Illinois]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/madison.html Madison County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant06illi1#page/279/mode1up Roster], vol. 6, page 279.<br>
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*Company E - many men from [[Clinton County, Illinois|Clinton County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/clinton.html Clinton County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant06illi1#page/280/mode1up Roster], vol. 6, page 280.<br>
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*Company F - many men from [[Madison County, Illinois|Madison County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/madison.html Madison County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant06illi1#page/282/mode1up Roster], vol. 6, page 282.<br>
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*Company G - many men from [[Madison County, Illinois|Madison County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/madison.html Madison County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant06illi1#page/284/mode1up Roster], vol. 6, page 284.<br>
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*Company H - many men from [[St. Clair County, Illinois|St. Clair County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/stclair.html St. Clair County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant06illi1#page/285/mode1up Roster], vol. 6, page 285.<br>
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*Company I - many men from [[St. Clair County, Illinois|St. Clair County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/stclair.html St. Clair County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant06illi1#page/287/mode1up Roster], vol. 6, page 287.<br>
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*Company K - many men from [[St. Clair County, Illinois|St. Clair County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/stclair.html St. Clair County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant06illi1#page/289/mode1up Roster], vol. 6, page 289.<br>
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*Unassigned Recruits - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant06illi1#page/290/mode1up Roster], vol. 6, page 290.<br>
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The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 1,498 men on its roster for this unit. [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=UIL0117RI Roster].
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=== <br>Other Sources<br> ===
  
 
WEB SITES  
 
WEB SITES  
  
*[http://www.civilwar.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 30 Dec. 2010) can be searched by soldier's name or by regiment; includes regimental rosters and additional history of the regiment.
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*[[Beginning United States Civil War Research|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).<br>
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*National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ 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. <br>
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*[[Illinois in the Civil War|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. <br>
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*[[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|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. <br>
  
 
*[http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/reg_html/index.html Illinois Civil War Rosters from the Adjutant General's Report,] [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/reg_html/117_reg.html 117th Regiment](accessed 22 Feb. 2011) includes rosters of all the regiments and information on the different companies in each regiment.
 
*[http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/reg_html/index.html Illinois Civil War Rosters from the Adjutant General's Report,] [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/reg_html/117_reg.html 117th Regiment](accessed 22 Feb. 2011) includes rosters of all the regiments and information on the different companies in each regiment.
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<br>BOOKS AND FILMS  
 
<br>BOOKS AND FILMS  
  
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*Hewett, Janet B and United States. War Department. ''Supplement to the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies''. (Wilmington, North Carolina&nbsp;: Broadfoot Pub. Co., c1994-2001). Part II v. 12 (Union Infantry 50th-60th).{{FHL|750468|item}}FHL US/CAN&nbsp;Book 973 M29u ser. 1 supp. pt. 2 v. 12. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/supplement-to-the-official-records-of-the-union-and-confederate-armies/oclc/39379883&referer=brief_results Other libraries with this book].<br>
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*Hewett, Janet B and United States. War Department. ''Supplement to the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies''. (Wilmington, North Carolina&nbsp;: Broadfoot Pub. Co., c1994-2001). Part II v. 12 (Union Infantry 50th-60th).{{FHL|750468|item}}FHL US/CAN&nbsp;Book 973 M29u ser. 1 supp. pt. 2 v. 12. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/supplement-to-the-official-records-of-the-union-and-confederate-armies/oclc/39379883&referer=brief_results Other libraries with this book].<br>  
 
*United States. War Department. Record and Pension Office. ''Compiled Records Showing Service of Military Units in Volunteer Union Organizations''. (Washington, District of Columbia&nbsp;: The National Archives, c1964).{{FHL|499078|item}}&nbsp;48th-53rd Infantry FHL US/CAN Film 1488474 . [http://www.worldcat.org/title/compiled-records-showing-service-of-military-units-in-volunteer-union-organizations/oclc/33667366&referer=brief_results Other libraries with this microfilm].<br>
 
*United States. War Department. Record and Pension Office. ''Compiled Records Showing Service of Military Units in Volunteer Union Organizations''. (Washington, District of Columbia&nbsp;: The National Archives, c1964).{{FHL|499078|item}}&nbsp;48th-53rd Infantry FHL US/CAN Film 1488474 . [http://www.worldcat.org/title/compiled-records-showing-service-of-military-units-in-volunteer-union-organizations/oclc/33667366&referer=brief_results Other libraries with this microfilm].<br>
  

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Contents

Brief History


The 117th regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois, and mustered in September 19, 1862.  They march to Montgomery April 13-25, and preformed duty there until August.  It mustered out August 5, 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.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,498 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.


BOOKS AND FILMS


  • Hewett, Janet B and United States. War Department. Supplement to the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. (Wilmington, North Carolina : Broadfoot Pub. Co., c1994-2001). Part II v. 12 (Union Infantry 50th-60th).FHL CollectionFHL US/CAN Book 973 M29u ser. 1 supp. pt. 2 v. 12. Other libraries with this book.
  • 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 48th-53rd Infantry FHL US/CAN Film 1488474 . Other libraries with this microfilm.

References

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