37th Regiment, Illinois Infantry

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=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
<br>The 37th Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Chicago, Illinois, and mustered in September 18, 1861.&nbsp; It moved to Houston July 17. Mustered out May 15, 1866. <ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 10 May 2011).</ref><br>  
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<br>The 37th Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Chicago, Illinois, and mustered in September 18, 1861.&nbsp; It moved to Houston July 17. Mustered out May 15, 1866. <ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 10 May 2011).</ref><br>
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For more information on the history of the 37th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, see the following:<br>
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/37th_Illinois_Volunteer_Infantry_Regiment Wikipedia] (accessed 26 July 2011) An article and links for the 37th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment. <br>
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*[http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unilinf3.htm#37th The Civil War Archive] (accessed 26 July 2011) Brief history of the 37th Regiment Infantry.<br>
  
 
=== <br>Companies in this Regiment with County of Origin  ===
 
=== <br>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.
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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 [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/reportofadjutant03illi1#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/reportofadjutant03illi1#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
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*Company A - many men from [[Rock Island County, Illinois#Military|Rock Island]] and [[Mercer County, Illinois#Military|Mercer]] counties - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/rockisla.html Rock Island] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/mercer.html Mercer ]counties web sites - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant03illi1#page/39/mode/1up Roster], vol. 3, pages 39-42.
  
*Company B - many men from
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*Company B - many men from [[Stark County, Illinois#Military|Stark]] and [[Henry County, Illinois#Military|Henry]] counties - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/stark.html Stark] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/henry.html Henry] county web sites - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant03illi1#page/43/mode/1up Roster], vol. 3, pages 43-45.
  
*Company C - many men from
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*Company C - many men from [[Lake County, Illinois#Military|Lake County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/lake.html Lake County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant03illi1#page/45/mode/1up Roster], vol. 3, pages 45-48.
  
*Company D - many men from
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*Company D - many men from [[Cook County, Illinois#Military|Cook County]] and the state of Michigan - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/cook.html Cook County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant03illi1#page/48/mode/1up Roster], vol. 3, pages 48-51.
  
*Company E - many men from
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*Company E - many men from [[LaSalle County, Illinois#Military|LaSalle County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/lasalle.html LaSalle County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant03illi1#page/51/mode/1up Roster], vol. 3, pages 51-54.
  
*Company F - many men from
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*Company F - many men from [[Lake County, Illinois#Military|Lake County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/lake.html Lake County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant03illi1#page/54/mode/1up Roster], vol. 3, pages 54-57.
  
*Company G - many men from
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*Company G - many men from [[Cook County, Illinois#Military|Cook]] and [[McLean County, Illinois#Military|McLean]] counties - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/cook.html Cook] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/mclean.html McLean] county web sites - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant03illi1#page/57/mode/1up Roster], vol. 3, pages 57-60.
  
*Company H - many men from
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*Company H - many men from [[Rock Island County, Illinois#Military|Rock Island County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/rockisla.html Rock Island County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant03illi1#page/60/mode/1up Roster], vol. 3, pages 60-63.
  
*Company I - many men from
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*Company I - many men from [[Boone County, Illinois#Military|Boone County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/boone.html Boone County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant03illi1#page/63/mode/1up Roster], vol. 3, pages&nbsp;63-66.
  
*Company K - many men from
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*Company K - many men from [[Vermilion County, Illinois#Military|Vermilion County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/vermilio.html Vermilion County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant03illi1#page/66/mode/1up Roster], vol. 3, pages 66-69.
  
*Unassigned Recruits -
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*Unassigned Recruits - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant03illi1#page/69/mode/1up Roster], vol. 3, page 69.
  
=== <br>Other Sources<br> ===
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The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 2,624 men on its roster for this unit. [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=UIL0037RI Roster].
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=== <br>Other Sources<br> ===
  
 
WEB SITES  
 
WEB SITES  
  
*[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/037_reg.html 37th Regiment] (accessed 10 May 2011) includes rosters of all the regiments and information on the different companies in each regiment.
 
*[http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/reg_html/index.html Illinois Civil War Rosters from the Adjutant General's Report,] [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/reg_html/037_reg.html 37th Regiment] (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.
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*[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.<br>
BOOKS
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*[http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/scrapbk/index.html The ILGenWeb Civil War Scrapbook], (accessed 26 July 2011) contains links to various documents such as personal letters, military papers, articles, histories, obituaries, biographies, etc. Documents are listed by regiment, then by the soldier and his company.<br>
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BOOKS<br>
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*Black, William P., and Michael E. Banasik.''Duty, Honor, and Country: The Civil War Experiences of Captain William P. Black, Thirty-Seventh Illinois Infantry''. (Iowa City, Iowa: Camp Pope Bookshop, 2006). {{FHL|1566978|item}}FHL FAM HIST Book&nbsp;921.73 B561bw. [http://tinyurl.com/3o6lbem Other libraries with this book].<br>
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*Mullins, Michael A. ''The Fremont Rifles: A History of the 37th Illinois Veteran Volunteer Infantry''. (Wilmington, N.C.: Broadfoot Pub. Co, 1990). {{FHL|618795|item}}FHL US/CAN Book 977.3 M2m. [http://tinyurl.com/3rjmpbq Other libraries with this book]. <br>
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=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===

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Contents

Brief History


The 37th Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Chicago, Illinois, and mustered in September 18, 1861.  It moved to Houston July 17. Mustered out May 15, 1866. [1]

For more information on the history of the 37th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, see the following:

  • Wikipedia (accessed 26 July 2011) An article and links for the 37th 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.

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.

  • Unassigned Recruits - Roster, vol. 3, page 69.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2,624 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.


Other Sources

WEB SITES

  • 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.
  • The ILGenWeb Civil War Scrapbook, (accessed 26 July 2011) contains links to various documents such as personal letters, military papers, articles, histories, obituaries, biographies, etc. Documents are listed by regiment, then by the soldier and his company.

BOOKS

  • Black, William P., and Michael E. Banasik.Duty, Honor, and Country: The Civil War Experiences of Captain William P. Black, Thirty-Seventh Illinois Infantry. (Iowa City, Iowa: Camp Pope Bookshop, 2006). FHL CollectionFHL FAM HIST Book 921.73 B561bw. Other libraries with this book.


References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 10 May 2011).