20th Regiment, Illinois Infantry

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<br>The 20th Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Joliet, Illinois, and mustered in June 13, 1861. It mustered out July 16 and discharged at Chicago, Illinois, July 24, 1865.<ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System] (accessed 4 January 2011).</ref>  
 
<br>The 20th Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Joliet, Illinois, and mustered in June 13, 1861. It mustered out July 16 and discharged at Chicago, Illinois, July 24, 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/unilinf2.htm#20th 20th Regiment Infantry], (accessed 14 June 2012).<br>
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*The Wikipedia article, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/20th_Illinois_Volunteer_Infantry_Regiment 20th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment], (accessed 15 June 2012).
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=== Companies in this Regiment with County of Origin  ===
 
=== Companies in this Regiment with County of Origin  ===
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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/reportofadjutant02illi1#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.  
 
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/reportofadjutant02illi1#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.  
  
*Company A - many men from Champaign County - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/champaig.html Champaign County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/151/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 151-152.  
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*Company A - many men from [[Champaign County, Illinois|Champaign County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/champaig.html Champaign County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/151/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 151-152.  
*New Company A - many men from Will County - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/will.html Will County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/153/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 153-154.  
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*New Company A - many men from [[Will County, Illinois|Will County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/will.html Will County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/153/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 153-154.  
*Company B - many men from Will County - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/will.html Will County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/154/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 154-157.  
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*Company B - many men from [[Will County, Illinois|Will County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/will.html Will County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/154/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 154-157.  
*Company C - many men from McLean County - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/mclean.html McLean County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/157/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 157-160.  
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*Company C - many men from [[McLean County, Illinois|McLean County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/mclean.html McLean County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/157/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 157-160.  
*Company D - many men from Livingston County - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/livingst.html Livingston County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/160/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 160-162.  
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*Company D - many men from [[Livingston County, Illinois|Livingston County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/livingst.html Livingston County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/160/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 160-162.  
*Company E - many men from DeWitt County - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/dewitt.html DeWitt County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/162/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 162-165.  
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*Company E - many men from [[DeWitt County, Illinois|DeWitt County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/dewitt.html DeWitt County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/162/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 162-165.  
*Company F - many men from Will County - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/will.html Will County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/165/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 165-168.  
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*Company F - many men from [[Will County, Illinois|Will County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/will.html Will County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/165/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 165-168.  
*Company G - many men from Kankakee County - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/kankakee.html Kankakee County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/168/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 168-171.  
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*Company G - many men from [[Kankakee County, Illinois|Kankakee County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/kankakee.html Kankakee County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/168/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 168-171.  
*Company H - many men from LaSalle and Putnam counties - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/lasalle.html LaSalle] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/putnam.html Putnam] county web sites - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/171/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 171-174.  
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*Company H - many men from [[LaSalle County, Illinois|LaSalle County]] and [[Putnam County, Illinois|Putnam County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/lasalle.html LaSalle] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/putnam.html Putnam] county web sites - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/171/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 171-174.  
*Company I - many men from Iroquois County - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/iroquois.html Iroquois County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/174/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 174-177.  
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*Company I - many men from [[Iroquois County, Illinois|Iroquois County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/iroquois.html Iroquois County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/174/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 174-177.  
*Company K - many men from Kendall and Will counties - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/kendall.html Kendall] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/will.html Will] county web sites - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/177/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 177-180.  
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*Company K - many men from [[Kendall County, Illinois|Kendall County]] and [[Will County, Illinois|Will County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/kendall.html Kendall] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/will.html Will] county web sites - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/177/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 177-180.  
 
*Unassigned Recruits - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/180/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, page 180.  
 
*Unassigned Recruits - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/180/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, page 180.  
 
*Unassigned, Drafted and Substitue Recruits - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/180/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 180-181.
 
*Unassigned, Drafted and Substitue Recruits - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/180/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 180-181.
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The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 2,729 men on its roster for this unit. [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=UIL0020RI Roster].
  
 
=== Other Sources  ===
 
=== Other Sources  ===
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WEBSITES  
 
WEBSITES  
  
*[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/020_reg.html 20th Regiment] (accessed 10 May 2011) includes rosters of all the regiments and information on the different companies in each regiment.
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*[http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/reg_html/020_reg.html 20th Regiment] on [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/reg_html/index.html Illinois Civil War Rosters from the Adjutant General's Report,] (accessed 10 May 2011) includes rosters of all the regiments and information on the different companies in each regiment.
  
 
*[http://www.ilsos.gov/genealogy/ Illinois State Archives] - Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls Database (accessed 14 June 2011). Search by residence, unit, regiment, company or soldier.
 
*[http://www.ilsos.gov/genealogy/ Illinois State Archives] - Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls Database (accessed 14 June 2011). Search by residence, unit, regiment, company or soldier.
  
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=== References  ===
 
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Brief History


The 20th Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Joliet, Illinois, and mustered in June 13, 1861. It mustered out July 16 and discharged at Chicago, Illinois, July 24, 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 2,729 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources

WEBSITES

  • 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

References

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