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Brief History

The 18th Regiment, Illinrganized at Aurora, Illinois, and mustered into State service May 19, and into U. S. service May 28, 1861.
Non-Veterans mustered out May 28, 1864. Regiment mustered out at Little Rock, Arkansas., December 16, and discharged, at Camp Butler, Illinois., December 31, 1865.[1].

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 Perry County - Perry County web site -

Company B - many men from Gallatin County - Gallatin County web site -

Company C - many men from Assorted counties -

New Company C - many men from Jackson County - Jackson County web site

Company D - many men from Assorted counties

Company E - many men from Alexander County - Alexander County web site -

Company F - many men from Jefferson County and Wayne County - Jefferson and Wayne county web sites -

Company G - many men fromWayne County - Wayne County web site -

Company H - many men from Assorted counties

New Company H - many men from Union County - Union County web site -

Company I - Assorted counties

Company K - many men from Jackson County - Jackson County web site

Unassigned Recruits -

Other Sources




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


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