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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.
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 Cook and LaSalle counties (Also Known as Grant's Escort) - Cook and LaSalle county web sites -
- Company B - many men from Cook and LaSalle Counties (Also Known as Carrnichael's Cavalry Company) - Cook and LaSalle county web sites - Kendall County (Also Known as Dollins' Cavalry Company) - Kendall County web site -
- Company C - many men from Kendall County (Also Known as Dollins' Cavalry Company) - Kendall County web site -
- Company D - many men from Will and Ogle counties (Also Known as Quinby's Escort) - Will and Ogle county web sites -
- Company E - many men from Putnam County - Putnam County web site -
- Company F - many men from Vermilion County - Vermilion County web site -
- Company I - many men from LaSalle County - LaSalle County web site -
- Company K - many men from Kankakee County - Kankakee County web site -
- Company M - many men from Rock Island County - Rock Island County web site -
- 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.
- Illinois Civil War Rosters from the Adjutant General's Report, 4th 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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