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The 147th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (1year, 1865) was organized at Camp Fry, Chicago, Illinois, for 1 year February 18, 1865. It mustered out January 20, 1866. Moved to Springfield, Illinois, January 23-31 and discharged February 8, 1866. 
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 147th Regiment Infantry, (accessed 15 June 2012).
- The Wikipedia article, 147th 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 Winnebago County - Winnebago County web site - Roster, vol. 7, page 272.
- Company B - many men from Whiteside County - Whiteside County web site - Roster, vol. 7, page 274.
- Company C - many men from Kendall and LaSalle counties - Kendall and LaSalle county web sites - Roster, vol. 7, page Roster, vol. 7, page 275.
- Company D - many men from Cook County - Cook County web site - Roster, vol. 7, page 277.
- Company E - many men from Stephenson County - Stephenson County web site - Roster, vol. 7, page 278.
- Company F - many men from DeKalb and Cook counties - DeKalb and Cook county web sites - Roster, vol. 7, page 280.
- Company G - many men from Whiteside County - Whiteside County web site - Roster, vol. 7, page 282.
- Company H - many men from LaSalle and Cook counties - LaSalle and Cook county web sites - Roster, vol. 7, page 283.
- Company I - many men from Lake and McHenry counties - Lake and McHenry county web sites - Roster, vol. 7, page 285.
- Company K - many men from Kankakee and Cook counties - Kankakee and Cook county web sites - Roster, vol. 7, page 286.
- 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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