24th Regiment, Illinois Infantry

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Brief History


The 24th regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Chicago, Illinois, and mustered in July 8, 1861.  It mustered out August 6, 1864 at the expiration of term.[1].


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 Cook County - Cook County web site - Roster, vol. 2, pages 301-303.
  • New Company A - many men from Cook County - Cook County web site - Roster, vol. 2, pages 303-304.
  • Company B - many men from McLean County - McLean County web site - Roster, vol. 2, pages 305-306.
  • Company C - many men from Cook County - Cook County web site - Roster, vol. 2, pages 306-308.
  • Company D - many men from Cook County - Cook County web site - Roster, vol. 2, pages 308-310.
  • Company E - many men from Cook County - Cook County web site - Roster, vol. 2, pages 310-312.
  • Company F - many men from Cook County - Cook County web site - Roster, vol. 2, pages 312-314.
  • Company G - many men from Cook County - Cook County web site - Roster, vol. 2, pages 314-316.
  • Company H - many men from Cook County - Cook County web site - Roster, vol. 2, pages 316-317.
  • Company I - many men from  LaSalle County - LaSalle County web site - Roster, vol. 2, pages 318-319.
  • Company K - many men from out of state - Roster, vol. 2, pages 319-321.
  • Unassigned Recruits - Roster, vol. 2, pages 321-322.


Other Sources

WEBSITES

  • Illinois State Archives - Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls Database (accessed 14 June 2011). Search by residence, unit, regiment, company or soldier.

BOOKS

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).