132nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864)Edit This Page
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The 132nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Fry, Chicago, Illinois, and mustered in for 100 days June 1, 1864. It mustered out October 17, 1864. 
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 132nd Regiment Infantry, (accessed 15 June 2012),
- The Wikipedia article, 132nd 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 LaSalle and Cook counties - LaSalle and Cook county web sites - Roster, vol. 7, page 5.
- Company B - many men from Cook and Fulton counties - Cook and Fulton county web sites - Roster, vol. 7, page 6.
- Company C - many men from Kane and Kendall counties - Kane and Kendall county web sites - Roster, vol. 7, page 8.
- Company D - many men from Fulton and Peoria counties - Fulton and Peoria county web sites - Roster, vol. 7, page 9.
- Company E - many men fromFulton County - Fulton County web site - Roster, vol. 7, page 11.
- Company F - many men from DeKalb County - DeKalb County web site - Roster, vol. 7, page 12.
- Company G - many men from Cook, Henry and Knox counties - Cook, Henry and Knox county web sites - Roster, vol. 7, page 14.
- Company H - many men from Rock Island County - Rock Island County web site - Roster, vol. 7, page 15.
- Company I - many men from Cook County - Cook County web site - Roster, vol. 7, page 17.
- Company K - many men from Cook, DeKalb and Winnebago counties - Cook, DeKalb and Winnebago county web sites - Roster, vol. 7, page 18.
- 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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