18th Regiment, Illinois Infantry
The 18th Regiment, Illinrganized at Aurora, Illinois, and mustered into State service May 19, and into U. S. service May 28, 1861.
Non-Veterans mustered out May 28, 1864. Regiment mustered out at Little Rock, Arkansas., December 16, and discharged, at Camp Butler, Illinois., December 31, 1865..
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 Perry County - Perry County web site -
Company B - many men from Gallatin County - Gallatin County web site -
Company C - many men from Assorted counties -
New Company C - many men from Jackson County - Jackson County web site
Company D - many men from Assorted counties
Company E - many men from Alexander County - Alexander County web site -
Company G - many men from Wayne County - Wayne County web site -
Company H - many men from Assorted counties
New Company H - many men from Union County - Union County web site -
Company I - Assorted counties
Company K - many men from Jackson County - Jackson County web site
Unassigned Recruits -
- 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.
- Illinois Civil War Rosters from the Adjutant General's Report, 18th Regiment (accessed 10 May 2011) includes rosters of all the regiments and information on the different companies in each regiment.
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).