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The 62nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Dubois, Anna, Illinois on&nbsp;April 10, 1862. The regiment moved to Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation on&nbsp;July 28, 1865.&nbsp; They were&nbsp;on duty there until March, 1866 and mustered out on March 6, 1866<ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System] (accessed 4 January 2011).</ref>.  
 
The 62nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Dubois, Anna, Illinois on&nbsp;April 10, 1862. The regiment moved to Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation on&nbsp;July 28, 1865.&nbsp; They were&nbsp;on duty there until March, 1866 and mustered out on March 6, 1866<ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System] (accessed 4 January 2011).</ref>.  
  
For more information on the history of the 62nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, see the following:<br>  
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For more information on the history of the 62nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, see the following:<br>
  
• [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/62nd_Illinois_Volunteer_Infantry_Regiment Wikipedia], (accessed 30 Dec 2010) article on the 62nd Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment.<br>  
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• [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/62nd_Illinois_Volunteer_Infantry_Regiment Wikipedia], (accessed 30 Dec 2010) article on the 62nd Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment.<br>
  
• [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unilinf5.htm#62nd The Civil War Archive]. (accessed 30 Dec 2010) Brief history of the 62nd Regiment Infantry. <br><br>  
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• [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unilinf5.htm#62nd The Civil War Archive]. (accessed 30 Dec 2010) Brief history of the 62nd Regiment Infantry. <br><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. <br>
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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. <br>  
  
<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] website. Roster pages are from the same report found on the [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant03illi1#page/n6/mode/1up Internet Archives] website. 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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<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/reportofadjutant04illi1#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 - many men from [[Lawrence County, Illinois#military|Lawrence County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/lawrence.html Lawrence County web site] - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant04illi1#page/245/mode/1up Roster], vol. 4 pages 245-247.<br>  
  
Company B - many men from<br>
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Company B - many men from [[Washington County, Illinois#military|Washington County]] -&nbsp;[http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/washingt.html Washington County web site] -&nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant04illi1#page/247/mode/1up Roster], vol. 4 pages 247-250.<br>Company C - many men from [[Clark County, Illinois#military|Clark]] and [[Coles County, Illinois#military|Coles]] counties - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/clark.html Clark] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/coles.html Coles] county web sites - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant04illi1#page/250/mode/1up Roster], vol. 4 pages 250-253.
  
Company C - many men from<br>
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Company D - many men from [[White County, Illinois#military|White County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/white.html White County web site] - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant04illi1#page/253/mode/1up Roster], vol. 4 pages 253-256.
  
Company D - many men from<br>
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Company E - many men from [[Fayette County, Illinois#military|Fayette]] and [[Coles County, Illinois#military|Coles]] counties - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/fayette.html Fayette] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/coles.html Coles] county web sites - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant04illi1#page/256/mode/1up Roster], vol. 4 pages 256-259.<br>  
  
Company E - many men from<br>
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Company F - many men from [[Crawford County, Illinois#military|Crawford County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/crawford.html Crawford County web site] - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant04illi1#page/259/mode/1up Roster], vol. 4 pages 259-262.<br>  
  
Company F - many men from<br>
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Company G - many men from [[Effingham County, Illinois#military|Effingham County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/effingha.html Effingham County web site] - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant04illi1#page/262/mode/1up Roster], vol. 4 pages 262-265.<br>  
  
Company G - many men from<br>
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Company H - men from assorted counties - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant04illi1#page/265/mode/1up Roster], vol. 4 pages 265-267.<br>  
  
Company H - many men from<br>
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Company I - many men from [[Schuyler County, Illinois#military|Schuyler County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/schuyler.html Schuyler County web site] - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant04illi1#page/267/mode/1up Roster], vol. 4 pages 267-270.<br>  
  
Company I - many men from<br>
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Company K - many men from [[Edgar County, Illinois#military|Edgar]] and [[Coles County, Illinois#military|Coles]] counties - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/edgar.html Edgar] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/coles.html Coles] county web sites - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant04illi1#page/270/mode/1up Roster], vol. 4 pages 270-273.<br>
  
Company K - many men from<br>
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The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 2,568 men on its roster for this unit. [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=UIL0062RI Roster].
  
 
=== Other Sources<br> ===
 
=== Other Sources<br> ===
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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.<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,]&nbsp; [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/reg_html/062_reg.html 62nd Regiment&nbsp;] (accessed 18 Feb. 2011) includes rosters of all the regiments and information on the different companies in each.
 
*[http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/reg_html/index.html Illinois Civil War Rosters from the Adjutant General's Report,]&nbsp; [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/reg_html/062_reg.html 62nd Regiment&nbsp;] (accessed 18 Feb. 2011) includes rosters of all the regiments and information on the different companies in each.
  
BOOKS AND&nbsp;FILMS
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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>
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*[http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/scrapbk/index.html The ILGenWeb Civil War Scrapbook], (accessed&nbsp;9 Aug 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 AND FILMS
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*Civil War Centennial Commission of Illinois''. Illinois Military Units in the Civil War''. (Springfield, [Ill.]:Civil War Centennial Commission of Illinois, c1962).{{FHL|689434|item}}.FHL US/CAN Book 977.3 M2im and FHL US/CAN FIlm 6334558. [http://tinyurl.com/3w7thxa Other libraries with this&nbsp;book]. &nbsp;Includes millitary units by county, infantry, cavalry, and artillery regiments, including independent artillery.<br>
  
 
*United States. War Department. Record and Pension Office. ''Compiled Records Showing Service of Military Units in Volunteer Union Organizations''. (Washington, District of Columbia&nbsp;: The National Archives, c1964).{{FHL|499078|item}}&nbsp;54th-58th&nbsp;Infantry FHL US/CAN Film 148877. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/compiled-records-showing-service-of-military-units-in-volunteer-union-organizations/oclc/33667366&referer=brief_results Other libraries with this microfilm]. View online at [http://www.archive.org/details/compiledrecordss0023unit Internet Archives]. <br>
 
*United States. War Department. Record and Pension Office. ''Compiled Records Showing Service of Military Units in Volunteer Union Organizations''. (Washington, District of Columbia&nbsp;: The National Archives, c1964).{{FHL|499078|item}}&nbsp;54th-58th&nbsp;Infantry FHL US/CAN Film 148877. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/compiled-records-showing-service-of-military-units-in-volunteer-union-organizations/oclc/33667366&referer=brief_results Other libraries with this microfilm]. View online at [http://www.archive.org/details/compiledrecordss0023unit Internet Archives]. <br>
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Contents

Brief History

The 62nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Dubois, Anna, Illinois on April 10, 1862. The regiment moved to Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation on July 28, 1865.  They were on duty there until March, 1866 and mustered out on March 6, 1866[1].

For more information on the history of the 62nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, see the following:

Wikipedia, (accessed 30 Dec 2010) article on the 62nd Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

The Civil War Archive. (accessed 30 Dec 2010) Brief history of the 62nd Regiment Infantry.


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 Lawrence County - Lawrence County web site - Roster, vol. 4 pages 245-247.

Company B - many men from Washington CountyWashington County web siteRoster, vol. 4 pages 247-250.
Company C - many men from Clark and Coles counties - Clark and Coles county web sites - Roster, vol. 4 pages 250-253.

Company D - many men from White County - White County web site - Roster, vol. 4 pages 253-256.

Company E - many men from Fayette and Coles counties - Fayette and Coles county web sites - Roster, vol. 4 pages 256-259.

Company F - many men from Crawford County - Crawford County web site - Roster, vol. 4 pages 259-262.

Company G - many men from Effingham County - Effingham County web site - Roster, vol. 4 pages 262-265.

Company H - men from assorted counties - Roster, vol. 4 pages 265-267.

Company I - many men from Schuyler County - Schuyler County web site - Roster, vol. 4 pages 267-270.

Company K - many men from Edgar and Coles counties - Edgar and Coles county web sites - Roster, vol. 4 pages 270-273.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2,568 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 9 Aug 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 AND FILMS

  • Civil War Centennial Commission of Illinois. Illinois Military Units in the Civil War. (Springfield, [Ill.]:Civil War Centennial Commission of Illinois, c1962).FHL Collection.FHL US/CAN Book 977.3 M2im and FHL US/CAN FIlm 6334558. Other libraries with this book.  Includes millitary units by county, infantry, cavalry, and artillery regiments, including independent artillery.
  • United States. War Department. Record and Pension Office. Compiled Records Showing Service of Military Units in Volunteer Union Organizations. (Washington, District of Columbia : The National Archives, c1964).FHL Collection 54th-58th Infantry FHL US/CAN Film 148877. Other libraries with this microfilm. View online at Internet Archives.
  • Vance, Joseph W and Illinois. Adjutant General's Office. Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Illinois, 1861-1866 .(Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1957, 1980).FHL CollectionFHL US/CAN Film 1670784. Other libraries with this book. View online at Internet Archives.Rosters of officers, enlisted men, and historical memoranda of the regiments.

References

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