4th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry

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=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
The 4th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry was organized at Ottawa, Illinois, and mustered in September 26, 1861. It was consolidated with 14th Illinois Cavalry June 14, 1865.<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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The 4th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry was organized at Ottawa, Illinois, and mustered in September 26, 1861. It was consolidated with 14th Illinois Cavalry June 14, 1865.<ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 10 May 2011).</ref>  
  
=== <br>Companies in this Regiment with County of Origin  ===
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For more information on the history of this unit, see:
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*The Civil War Archive section, [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unilcav1.htm#4th 4th Regiment Cavalry], (accessed 13 June 2012).
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*The Wikipedia article, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4th_Regiment_Illinois_Volunteer_Cavalry 4th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Cavalry]&nbsp; (accessed 11 June 2012). <br>
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=== 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. <br>  
 
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. <br>  
  
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.
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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.  
  
Company A - many men from<br>  
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*Company A&nbsp;(Also known as Grant's Escort) - many men from [[Cook County, Illinois|Cook County]] and [[LaSalle County, Illinois|LaSalle County]]&nbsp; - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/cook.html Cook] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/lasalle.html LaSalle] county web sites - <br>
  
Company B - many men from<br>  
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*Company B - many men from [[Cook County, Illinois|Cook County]] and [[LaSalle County, Illinois|LaSalle County]] (Also known as Carrnichael's Cavalry Company)&nbsp; - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/cook.html Cook] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/lasalle.html LaSalle] county web sites - <br>
  
Company C - many men from<br>  
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*Company C (Also known as Dollins' Cavalry Company) - many men from [[Kendall County, Illinois|Kendall County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/kendall.html Kendall County] web site -<br>
  
Company D - many men from<br>  
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*Company D (Also known as Quinby's Escort) - many men from [[Will County, Illinois|Will County]] and [[Ogle County, Illinois|Ogle County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/will.html Will] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/ogle.html Ogle] county web sites - <br>
  
Company E - many men from<br>  
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*Company E - many men from [[Putnam County, Illinois|Putnam County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/putnam.html Putnam County] web site -<br>
  
Company F - many men from<br>  
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*Company F - many men from [[Vermilion County, Illinois|Vermilion County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/vermilio.html Vermilion County] web site -<br>
  
Company G - many men from<br>  
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*Company G - many men from [[McLean County, Illinois|McLean County]] and [[Woodford County, Illinois|Woodford County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/mclean.html McLean] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/woodford.html Woodford] county web sites - <br>
  
Company H - many men from<br>  
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*Company H - many men from [[Logan County, Illinois|Logan County]] and [[Tazewell County, Illinois|Tazewell County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/logan.html Logan] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/tazewell.html Tazewell] county web sites -<br>
  
Company I - many men from<br>  
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*Company I - many men from [[LaSalle County, Illinois|LaSalle County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/lasalle.html LaSalle County] web site -<br>
  
Company K - many men from<br>
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*Company K - many men from [[Kankakee County, Illinois|Kankakee County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/kankakee.html Kankakee County] web site -<br>
  
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*Company L - many men from [[DeWitt County, Illinois|DeWitt County]] and [[McLean County, Illinois|McLean County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/dewitt.html DeWitt] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/mclean.html McLean] county web sites -<br>
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*Company M - many men from [[Rock Island County, Illinois|Rock Island County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/rockisla.html Rock Island County] web site - <br>
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The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 2,622 men on its roster for this unit. [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=UIL0004RC Roster].
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=== Other Sources ===
  
 
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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*[http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/reg_html/cav_004.html 4th 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_004.html 4th 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>
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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/cav_004.html 4th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry] (accessed 10 May 2011) includes rosters of all the regiments and information on the different companies in each regiment.
 
  
BOOKS
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<br>BOOKS
  
 
=== <br>References  ===
 
=== <br>References  ===

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Contents

Brief History

The 4th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry was organized at Ottawa, Illinois, and mustered in September 26, 1861. It was consolidated with 14th Illinois Cavalry June 14, 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 2,622 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 10 May 2011).