1st Regiment, Illinois Cavalry

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Brief History

Seven Companies, "A" to "G," organized at Alton, Illinois, and mustered in July 3, 1861. The Regiment mustered out July 14, 1862.[1]

Companies "I," "H" and "K" were not mustered with Regiment and never served with it. These companies mustered out December 27, 1862. [1]

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties 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.


Seven Companies, "A" to "G," organized at Alton, Illinois, and mustered in July 3, 1861.
Company "H" was organized at Alton, Illinois, June 12, 1861.
Company "I" organized at Alton, Illinois, July 9, 1861.
Company "K" organized at Alton, Illinois, December 9, 1861. Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived.

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.

Other Source Material

WEB SITES

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 15 January 2011).