26th Regiment, Illinois Infantry

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Brief History

The 26th Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois, and mustered in August 31, 1861.  It moved to Louisville, Ky., June, and duty there until July.  It mustered out July 20, and discharged at Springfield, Illinois, July 28, 1865. [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 Effingham County - Effingham County web site -
  • Company B - many men from Stephenson County - Stephenson County web site -
  • Company C - many men from Bond and Mercer counties - Bond and Mercer county web sites -
  • Company D - many men from Sangamon County - Sangamon County web site -
  • Company E - many men from LaSalle County - LaSalle County web site -
  • Company F - many men from Champaign and Madison counties - Champaign and Madison county web sites -
  • Company G - many men from Edwards and White counties - Edwards and White county web sites -
  • Company H - many men from Stephenson County - Stephenson County web site -
  • Company I - many men from Champaign County - Champaign County web site -
  • Company K - many men from McLean and DeWitt counties - McLean and DeWitt county web sites -
  • Unassigned Recruits -

Other Sources


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



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