14th Regiment, Illinois Infantry

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Brief History

The 14th Regiment, Illinois Infantry war organized at Jacksonville, Ill., and mustered in May 25, 1861. It mustered out at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, September 18, 1865. [1].

The 14th Regiment, Illinois Infantry consolidated with 15th Regiment, Illinois Infantry on July 1, 1864 to form the Veteran Battalion, 14th and 15th Regiment, Illinois Infantry. On April 28, 1865, the battalion was reorganized into a regiment again with new recruits.[2]

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 Cass County - Cass County web site

Company B - many men from Shelby County - Shelby County web site

Company C - many men from Macoupin County - Macoupin County web site

Company D - many men from Greene County - Greene County web site

Company E - many men from Menard County - Menard County web site

Company F - many men from Jersey County - Jersey County web site

Company G - many men from Sangamon County - Sangamon County web site

Company H - many men from Christian County - Christian County web site

Company I - many men from Morgan County - Morgan County web site

Company K - many men from Scott County - Scott County web site

Unassigned Recruits

  • Information about the 14th (Reorganized) Illinois Infantry Regiment can be found at Illinois Civil War Rosters. (Scroll to the bottom of page.)

Other Sources




  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).
  2. Illinois GenWeb, 15th Illinois Infantry Regiment, (accessed 21 October 2011).