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Seven Companies, "A" to "G," organized at Alton, Illinois, and mustered in July 3, 1861. The Regiment mustered out July 14, 1862.
Companies "I," "H" and "K" were not mustered with Regiment and never served with it. These companies mustered out December 27, 1862. 
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 1st Regiment Cavalry, (accessed 13 June 2012).
- The Wikipedia article, 1st Regiment Illinois Volunteer Cavalry (accessed 14 June 2012). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1st_Regiment_Illinois_Volunteer_Cavalry
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties 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.
Seven Companies, "A" to "G," organized at Alton, Madison County, Illinois, and mustered in July 3, 1861.
Company "H" was organized at Alton, Madison County, Illinois, June 12, 1861.
Company "I" organized at Alton, Madison County, Illinois, July 9, 1861.
Company "K" organized at Alton, Madison County, Illinois, December 9, 1861. Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived.
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.
Other Source Material
- Illinois Civil War Rosters from the Adjutant General's Report, 1st Regiment, Illinois Cavalry (accessed 10 May 2011) includes rosters of all the regiments and information on the different companies in each regiment.
- 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.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 15 January 2011).
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