3rd Regiment, Illinois Cavalry

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Brief History

The 3rd Regiment, Illinois Cavalry was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois, and mustered in August 27, 1861. It mustered out October 18, 1865. [1]

For more information about the 3rd Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, see the following:

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.

Company A - many men from

Company B - many men from

Company C - many men from

Company D - many men from

Company E - many men from

Company F - many men from

Company G - many men from

Company H - many men from

Company I - many men from

Company K - many men from

Other Sources




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