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''[[United States of America|United States]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   [[Illinois|Illinois]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   [[Illinois Military Records|Illinois Military]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   [[Illinois in the Civil War]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   71st Regiment, Illinois Infantry''  
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=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
The 71st Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Douglass, Chicago, Illinois, July 26, 1862. It was stationed at Little Obion Bridge (3 Cos.) and mustered out October 29, 1862<ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System] (accessed 4 January 2011).</ref>.<br>  
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The 71st Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Douglass, Chicago, Illinois, July 26, 1862. It was stationed at Little Obion Bridge (3 Cos.) and mustered out October 29, 1862<ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System] (accessed 4 January 2011).</ref>.<br>
  
For more information on the history of the 71st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, see the following:<br>  
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For more information on the history of the 71st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, see the following:<br>
  
• [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/71st_Illinois_Volunteer_Infantry_Regiment Wikipedia], (accessed 30 Dec 2010) article on the 71st Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment.<br>  
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• [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/71st_Illinois_Volunteer_Infantry_Regiment Wikipedia], (accessed 30 Dec 2010) article on the 71st Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment.<br>
  
•[http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unilinf6.htm#71st The Civil War Archive]. (accessed 30 Dec 2010) Brief history of the 71st Regiment Infantry. <br><br>  
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•[http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unilinf6.htm#71st The Civil War Archive]. (accessed 30 Dec 2010) Brief history of the 71st Regiment Infantry. <br><br>
  
 
=== <br>Companies in this Regiment with County of Origin  ===
 
=== <br>Companies in this Regiment with County of Origin  ===
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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.  
 
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>Other Sources<br> ===
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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.
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Company A - 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/reportofadjutant04illi1#page/508/mode/1up Roster], vol. 4, pages 508-509.
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Company B - many men from [[Carroll County, Illinois#military|Carroll]]&nbsp;and [[Stephenson County, Illinois#military|Stephenson]] counties - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/carroll.html Carroll ]and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/stephens.html Stephenson] county web sites - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant04illi1#page/509/mode/1up Roster], vol. 4, pages 509-511.
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Company C - many men from [[Champaign County, Illinois#military|Champaign County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/champaig.html Champaign County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant04illi1#page/511/mode/1up Roster], vol. 4, pages 511-512.
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Company D - 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/reportofadjutant04illi1#page/512/mode/1up Roster], vol. 4, pages 512-514..
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Company E - many men from [[Knox County, Illinois#military|Knox County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/knox.html Knox County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant04illi1#page/514/mode/1up Roster], vol. 4, pages 514-515..
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Company F - many men from [[Champaign County, Illinois#military|Champaign County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/champaig.html Champaign County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant04illi1#page/516/mode/1up Roster], vol. 4, pages 516-517.
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Company G - many men from [[Menard County, Illinois#military|Menard County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/menard.html Menard County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant04illi1#page/517/mode/1up Roster<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1302630929234_76" />], vol. 4, pages 517-518.&nbsp;
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Company H - many men from [[Champaign County, Illinois#military|Champaign County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/champaig.html Champaign County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant04illi1#page/519/mode/1up Roster], vol. 4, pages 519-520.
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Company I - 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/520/mode/1up Roster], vol. 4, pages 520-521.
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Company&nbsp;K - many men from [[Perry County, Illinois#military|Perry]]&nbsp;and [[Hamilton County, Illinois#military|Hamilton]] counties - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/perry.html Perry] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/hamilton.html Hamilton] county web sites - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant04illi1#page/521/mode/1up Roster], vol. 4, pages 521-523.
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=== <br>Other Sources<br> ===
  
 
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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*[[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>
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*[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/071_reg.html 71st Regiment]&nbsp; (accessed 22 Feb. 2011) includes rosters of all the regiments and information on the different companies in each regiment.
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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.
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<br>BOOKS AND FILMS
  
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;65th-75th Infantry FHL US/CAN Film 1488477. [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/compiledrecordss0025unit 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;65th-75th Infantry FHL US/CAN Film 1488477. [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/compiledrecordss0025unit Internet Archives]. <br>
  
*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&nbsp;: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1957, 1980).{{FHL|340109|item}}FHL US/CAN Film 1670784. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/report-of-the-adjutant-general-of-the-state-of-illinois-1861-1866/oclc/4526513&referer=brief_results Other libraries with this book.] View online at [http://www.archive.org/details/reportofadjutant00illinois Internet Archives].Rosters of officers, enlisted men, and historical memoranda of the regiments.<br>
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*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&nbsp;: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1957, 1980).{{FHL|340109|item|display=FHL Collection}}FHL US/CAN Film 1670784. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/report-of-the-adjutant-general-of-the-state-of-illinois-1861-1866/oclc/4526513&referer=brief_results Other libraries with this book.] View online at [http://www.archive.org/details/reportofadjutant00illinois Internet Archives].Rosters of officers, enlisted men, and historical memoranda of the regiments.<br>
  
 
=== References  ===
 
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Contents

Brief History

The 71st Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Douglass, Chicago, Illinois, July 26, 1862. It was stationed at Little Obion Bridge (3 Cos.) and mustered out October 29, 1862[1].

For more information on the history of the 71st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, see the following:

Wikipedia, (accessed 30 Dec 2010) article on the 71st Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

The Civil War Archive. (accessed 30 Dec 2010) Brief history of the 71st 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 Vermilion County - Vermilion County web site - Roster, vol. 4, pages 508-509.

Company B - many men from Carroll and Stephenson counties - Carroll and Stephenson county web sites - Roster, vol. 4, pages 509-511.

Company C - many men from Champaign County - Champaign County web site - Roster, vol. 4, pages 511-512.

Company D - many men from Rock Island County - Rock Island County web site - Roster, vol. 4, pages 512-514..

Company E - many men from Knox County - Knox County web site - Roster, vol. 4, pages 514-515..

Company F - many men from Champaign County - Champaign County web site - Roster, vol. 4, pages 516-517.

Company G - many men from Menard County - Menard County web site - Roster, vol. 4, pages 517-518. 

Company H - many men from Champaign County - Champaign County web site - Roster, vol. 4, pages 519-520.

Company I - many men from Effingham County - Effingham County web site -Roster, vol. 4, pages 520-521.

Company K - many men from Perry and Hamilton counties - Perry and Hamilton county web sites - Roster, vol. 4, pages 521-523.


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.
  • Illinois State Archives - Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls Database (accessed 14 June 2011). Search by residence, unit, regiment, company or soldier.


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 65th-75th Infantry FHL US/CAN Film 1488477. 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).