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. 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 C - many men from Cass County - Cass County web site - Roster, vol. 7, pages 549-552.
  • Company D - many men from Bond County (Also Known as Steele's Escort) - Bond County web site - Roster, vol, 7, pages 552-555.
  • Company E - many men from Saline County - Saline County web site - Roster, vol. 7, pages 555-557.
  • Company F - many men from Adams County - Adams County web site - Roster, vol. 7, pages 557-559.
  • Company G - many men from Brown County - Brown County web site - Roster, vol. 7, pages 559-561.
  • Company H - many men from Fulton & Schuyler counties - Fulton and Schuyler county web sites - Roster, vol. 7, pages 561-563.
  • Company I - many men from McLean County - McLean County web site - Roster, vol. 7, pages 563-566.
  • Company L - many men from Macoupin and Montgomery counties (Also Known as McClernand's Escort) - Macoupin and Montgomery county web sites - Roster, vol. 7, pages 569-571.
  • Company M - many men from Christian and Shelby counties - Christian and Shelby county web sites - Roster, vol. 7, pages 571-574.
  • Unassigned Recruits - Roster, vol. 7, pages 574-575.

Other Sources




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