3rd Regiment, Illinois Cavalry
The 3rd Regiment, Illinois Cavalry was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois, and mustered in August 27, 1861. It mustered out October 18, 1865. 
For more information about the 3rd Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, see the following:
- Wikipedia artlcle, 3rd Regiment Illinois Volunteer Cavalry (accessed 6 April 2011)
- The Civil War Archive. (accessed 23 Dec 2010) Brief history of the 50th Regiment Infantry.
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 Sangamon County - Sangamon County web site -
Company B - many men from Tazewell County - Tazewell County web site -
Company C - many men from Cass County - Cass County web site -
Company D - many men from Bond County (Also Known as Steele's Escort) - Bond County web site -
Company E - many men from Saline County - Saline County web site -
Company F - many men from Adams County - Adams County web site -
Company G - many men from Brown County - Brown County web site -
Company I - many men from McLean County - McLean County web site -
Company K - many men from Livingston County - Livingston County web site -
- 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, 3rd Regiment, Illinois Cavalry (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).