80th Regiment, Illinois Infantry

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Brief History

The 80th Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Centralia, Illinois, and mustered in August 25, 1862. The regiment moved to Nashville, Tennessee, and had duty there until June, mustering out on June 10, 1865.[1]

For more information on the history of the 80th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, see the following:

  • Wikipedia, (accessed 30 Dec 2010) article on the 80th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

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 Jackson and Randolph counties - Jackson and Randolph county web sites - Roster, vol. 5, pages 51-53.

Company B - many men from Madison County - Madison County web site - Roster, vol. 5, pages 53-55.

Company C - many men from St Clair County - St Clair County web site - Roster, vol. 5, pages 55-57.

Company D - many men from Randolph County - Randolph County web site - Roster, vol. 5, pages 57-58.

Company E - many men from Jefferson County - Jefferson County web site - Roster, vol. 5, pages 59-60.

Company F - many men from Randolph County - Randolph County web site - Roster, vol. 5, pages 60-62.

Company G - many men from Perry and Randolph counties - Perry and Randolph county web sites - Roster, vol. 5, pages 62-64.

Company H - many men from Marion and Jefferson counties - Marion and Jefferson county web sites - Roster, vol. 5, pages 64-65.

Company I - many men from Washington County - Washington County web site - Roster, vol. 5, pages 65-67.

Company K - many men from Madison CountyMadison County web site - Roster, vol. 5, pages 67-69.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,452 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.

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 76th-82nd Infantry FHL US/CAN Film 1488478. 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).