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The 3rd Regiment, Illinois Cavalry was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois, and mustered in August 27, 1861. It mustered out October 18, 1865.&nbsp;<ref name="cwss">National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System] (accessed 4 January 2011).</ref>  
 
The 3rd Regiment, Illinois Cavalry was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois, and mustered in August 27, 1861. It mustered out October 18, 1865.&nbsp;<ref name="cwss">National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System] (accessed 4 January 2011).</ref>  
  
For more information about the&nbsp;3rd Regiment, Illinois Cavalry,&nbsp;see the following:  
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For more information about this unit see:  
  
*Wikipedia artlcle, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3rd_Regiment_Illinois_Volunteer_Cavalry 3rd Regiment Illinois Volunteer Cavalry ](accessed&nbsp;6 April 2011)
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*Wikipedia artlcle, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3rd_Regiment_Illinois_Volunteer_Cavalry 3rd Regiment Illinois Volunteer Cavalry ](accessed 15 June 2012) <br>
 
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*Civil War Archives section,[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3rd_Regiment_Illinois_Volunteer_Cavalry 3rd Regiment Illinois Volunteer Cavalry ](accessed 15 June 2012)
*[http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unilinf4.htm#50th The Civil War Archive]. (accessed 23 Dec 2010) Brief history of the 50th Regiment Infantry.
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=== <br>Companies in this Regiment with County of Origin  ===
 
=== <br>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/reportofadjutant07illi1#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/reportofadjutant07illi1#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 Sangamon County - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/sangamon.html Sangamon County] web site -<br>
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*Company A - many men from [[Sangamon County, Illinois|Sangamon County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/sangamon.html Sangamon County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant07illi1#page/545/mode/1up Roster], vol. 7, pages 545-547.<br>
  
Company B - many men from Tazewell County - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/tazewell.html Tazewell County] web site - <br>  
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*Company B - many men from [[Tazewell County, Illinois|Tazewell County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/tazewell.html Tazewell County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant07illi1#page/547/mode/1up Roster], vol. 7, pages 547-549.<br>
  
Company C - many men from Cass County - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/cass.html Cass County] web site -<br>
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*Company C - many men from [[Cass County, Illinois|Cass County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/cass.html Cass County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant07illi1#page/549/mode/1up Roster], vol. 7, pages 549-552.<br>
  
Company D - many men from Bond County (Also Known as Steele's Escort) - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/bond.html Bond County] web site -<br>  
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*Company D - many men from [[Bond County, Illinois|Bond County]] (Also Known as Steele's Escort) - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/bond.html Bond County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant07illi1#page/552/mode/1up Roster], vol, 7, pages 552-555.<br>
  
Company E - many men from Saline County - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/saline.html Saline County] web site -<br>  
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*Company E - many men from [[Saline County, Illinois|Saline County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/saline.html Saline County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant07illi1#page/555/mode/1up Roster], vol. 7, pages 555-557.<br>
  
Company F - many men from Adams County - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/adams.html Adams County] web site -<br>  
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*Company F - many men from [[Adams County, Illinois|Adams County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/adams.html Adams County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant07illi1#page/557/mode/1up Roster], vol. 7, pages 557-559.<br>
  
Company G - many men from Brown County - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/brown.html Brown County] web site -<br>  
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*Company G - many men from [[Brown County, Illinois|Brown County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/brown.html Brown County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant07illi1#page/559/mode/1up Roster], vol. 7, pages 559-561.<br>
  
Company H - many men from Fulton &amp; Schuyler counties - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/fulton.html Fulton] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/schuyler.html Schuyler] county web sites -<br>  
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*Company H - many men from [[Fulton County, Illinois|Fulton]] &amp; [[Schuyler County, Illinois|Schuyler]] counties - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/fulton.html Fulton] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/schuyler.html Schuyler] county web sites - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant07illi1#page/561/mode/1up Roster], vol. 7, pages 561-563.<br>
  
Company I - many men from McLean County - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/mclean.html McLean County] web site -<br>  
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*Company I - many men from [[McLean County, Illinois|McLean County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/mclean.html McLean County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant07illi1#page/563/mode/1up Roster], vol. 7, pages 563-566.<br>
  
Company K - many men from Livingston County - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/livingst.html Livingston County] web site -<br>  
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*Company K - many men from [[Livingston County, Illinois|Livingston County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/livingst.html Livingston County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant07illi1#page/566/mode/1up Roster], vol. 7, pages 566-569.<br>
  
Company L - many men from Macoupin and Montgomery counties (Also Known as McClernand's Escort) - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/macoupin.html Macoupin] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/montgome.html Montgomery] county web sites -<br>  
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*Company L - many men from [[Macoupin County, Illinois|Macoupin]] and [[Montgomery County, Illinois|Montgomery]] counties (Also Known as McClernand's Escort) - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/macoupin.html Macoupin] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/montgome.html Montgomery] county web sites - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant07illi1#page/569/mode/1up Roster], vol. 7, pages 569-571. <br>
  
Company M - many men from Christian and Shelby counties - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/christia.html Christian] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/shelby.html Shelby] county web sites -<br>
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*Company M - many men from [[Christian County, Illinois|Christian]] and [[Shelby County, Illinois|Shelby]] counties - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/christia.html Christian] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/shelby.html Shelby] county web sites - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant07illi1#page/571/mode/1up Roster], vol. 7, pages 571-574.<br>
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*Unassigned Recruits - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant07illi1#page/574/mode/1up Roster], vol. 7, pages 574-575.
  
 
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The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 3,576 men on its roster for this unit. [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=UIL0003RC Roster].
  
=== <br>Other Sources<br> ===
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=== Other Sources  ===
  
 
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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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*[http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/reg_html/cav_003.html 3rd Illinois Cavalry Regiment] (accessed 2 September 2011) has company rosters and histories.<br>
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*[http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/reg_html/index.html Illinois Civil War Rosters from the Adjutant General's Report,] [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/reg_html/cav_003.html 3rd Regiment, Illinois Cavalry] (accessed 10 May 2011) includes rosters of all the regiments and information on the different companies in each regiment.<br>
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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>
  
*[http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/reg_html/index.html Illinois Civil War Rosters from the Adjutant General's Report,] [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/reg_html/cav_003.html 3rd Regiment, Illinois Cavalry] (accessed 10 May 2011) includes rosters of all the regiments and information on the different companies in each regiment.
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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>
  
BOOKS
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<br>BOOKS
  
 
=== <br>References  ===
 
=== <br>References  ===

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Brief History

The 3rd Regiment, Illinois Cavalry was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois, and mustered in August 27, 1861. It mustered out October 18, 1865. [1]

For more information about 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.

  • Unassigned Recruits - Roster, vol. 7, pages 574-575.


The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 3,576 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.


BOOKS


References

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

 

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