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Brief History


The 29th regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois, and mustered in August 19, 1861. They had duty at Millican, Hempstead, Brenham and Beaumont, on Texas Central R. R. until November and Mustered out November 6 and discharged from service November 28, 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 Hardin County - Hardin County web site - Roster, vol. 2, pages 447-448.
  • Company B - many men from Alexander, Hardin County and White counties - Alexander, Hardin and White county web sites - Roster, vol. 2, pages 449-451.
  • Company C - many men from Gallatin County - Gallatin County web site - Roster, vol. 2, pages 451-453.
  • Company D - many men from Gallatin, Sangamon and White counties - Gallatin, Sangamon and White county web sites - Roster, vol. 2, pages 453-455.
  • Company E - many men from Saline and Williamson counties - Saline and Williamson county web sites - Roster, vol. 2, pages 455-456.
  • Company F - many men from Pope County - Pope County web site - Roster, vol. 2, pages 457-458.
  • Company G - many men from White and Gallatin counties - White and Gallatin county web sites - Roster, vol. 2, pages 458-460.
  • Company H - many men from Edgar and Massac counties - Edgar and Massac county web sites - Roster, vol. 2, pages 460-462.
  • Company I - many men from Sangamon County - Sangamon County web site - Roster, vol. 2, pages 462-463.
  • Company K - many men from Massac County - Massac County web site - Roster, vol. 2, pages 465-466.
  • Unassigned Recruits - Roster, vol. 2, page 466.


Other Sources

WEBSITES

  • 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 10 May 2011).



 

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