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Brief History

The 50th Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Quincy, Illinois and mustered in on September 12, 1861. They moved to Louisville, Kentucky on June 3-8 and mustered out on July 13, 1865[1].

For more information about the 50th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, see the following:

  • Wikipedia, (accessed 16 Dec 2010) article for 50th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

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.

Other Sources



  • Hanna, William and United States. Army. Illinois Infantry Regiment, 50th (1861-1865), Historical Memorial from the Members of the 50th Regiment Illinois Veteran Volunteer Infantry Reunion Association in Behalf of the Comrades of the 50th Illinois Veteran Volunteer Infantry, to Brevet Brigadier General William Hanna : Nineteenth Annual Reunion, Camp Point, Ill., Sept. 26-27, 1905.(Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993).FHL Collection. FHL US/CAN Fiche 6084244. Other libraries with this book.
  • Hubert, C. F. and United States. Army. Illinois Infantry Regiment, 50th (1861-1865), Roster of Survivors of the Fiftieth Regt. Ills. Infantry Reunion Ass'n.(Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993)FHL Collection. FHL US/CAN Fiche 6084243. Google books.


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


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