7th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry

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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/reportofadjutant08illi1#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/reportofadjutant08illi1#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 [[Edgar_County,_Illinois|Edgar County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/edgar.html Edgar County] web site - <br>
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*Company A - many men from [[Edgar County, Illinois|Edgar County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/edgar.html Edgar County] web site - <br>
  
*Company B - many men from [[Carroll_County,_Illinois|Carroll County]] and [[Ogle_County,_Illinois|Ogle County]] (Also known as Rosecran's Escort) - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/carroll.html Carroll] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/ogle.html Ogle] county web sites - <br>
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*Company B - many men from [[Carroll County, Illinois|Carroll County]] and [[Ogle County, Illinois|Ogle County]] (Also known as Rosecran's Escort) - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/carroll.html Carroll] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/ogle.html Ogle] county web sites - <br>
  
*Company C - many men from [[Lee_County,_Illinois|Lee County]] and [[LaSalle_County,_Illinois|LaSalle County]] (Also known as Morgan's Escort, Palmer's Escort, Smith's Escort) - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/lee.html Lee] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/lasalle.html LaSalle] county web sites -<br>
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*Company C - many men from [[Lee County, Illinois|Lee County]] and [[LaSalle County, Illinois|LaSalle County]] (Also known as Morgan's Escort, Palmer's Escort, Smith's Escort) - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/lee.html Lee] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/lasalle.html LaSalle] county web sites -<br>
  
*Company D - many men from [[Knox_County,_Illinois|Knox County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/knox.html Knox County] web site -<br>
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*Company D - many men from [[Knox County, Illinois|Knox County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/knox.html Knox County] web site -<br>
  
*Company E - many men from [[White_County,_Illinois|White County]] and [[Edwards_County,_Illinois|Edwards County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/reg_html/cav_007.html White] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/edwards.html Edwards] county web sites - <br>
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*Company E - many men from [[White County, Illinois|White County]] and [[Edwards County, Illinois|Edwards County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/reg_html/cav_007.html White] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/edwards.html Edwards] county web sites - <br>
  
*Company F - many men from [[Fayette_County,_Illinois|Fayette County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/fayette.html Fayette County] web site -<br>
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*Company F - many men from [[Fayette County, Illinois|Fayette County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/fayette.html Fayette County] web site -<br>
  
*Company G - many men from [[Gallatin_County,_Illinois|Gallatin County]] and [[White_County,_Illinois|White County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/gallatin.html Gallatin] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/white.html White] county web sites - <br>
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*Company G - many men from [[Gallatin County, Illinois|Gallatin County]] and [[White County, Illinois|White County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/gallatin.html Gallatin] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/white.html White] county web sites - <br>
  
*Company H - many men from [[Shelby_County,_Illinois|Shelby County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/shelby.html Shelby County] web site -<br>
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*Company H - many men from [[Shelby County, Illinois|Shelby County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/shelby.html Shelby County] web site -<br>
  
*Company I - many men from [[Macon_County,_Illinois|Macon County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/macon.html Macon County] web site -<br>
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*Company I - many men from [[Macon County, Illinois|Macon County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/macon.html Macon County] web site -<br>
  
*Company K - many men from [[Fulton_County,_Illinois|Fulton County]] and [[Knox_County,_Illinois|Knox County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/fulton.html Fulton] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/knox.html Knox] county web sites - <br>
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*Company K - many men from [[Fulton County, Illinois|Fulton County]] and [[Knox County, Illinois|Knox County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/fulton.html Fulton] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/knox.html Knox] county web sites - <br>
  
*Company L - many men from [[McDonough_County,_Illinois|McDonough County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/mcdonoug.html McDonough County] web site -
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*Company L - many men from [[McDonough County, Illinois|McDonough County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/mcdonoug.html McDonough County] web site -
  
*Company M - many men from [[Randolph_County,_Illinois|Randolph County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/randolph.html Randolph County] web site -
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*Company M - many men from [[Randolph County, Illinois|Randolph County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/randolph.html Randolph County] web site -
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The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 4,518 men on its roster for this unit. [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=UIL0007RC Roster].
  
 
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Brief History

7th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois, and mustered in October 13, 1861. They mustered out October 20, 1865, and discharged at Camp Butler, Illinois, November 17, 1865.It mustered out July 9, 1865.[1]

For more information on the history of this unit, see:

The Civil War Archive section, 7th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Cavalry, (accessed 13 June 2012).

The Wikipedia article, 7th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Cavalry, (accessed 14 June 2012).

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 4,518 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).