5th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry

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Brief History

The 5th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois, August 31 to December 30, 1861. It was mustered out October 27, 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 Cumberland County - Cumberland County web site -

Company B - many men from Coles County - Coles County web site -

Company C - many men from McLen County - McLean County web site -

Company D - many men from Wayne County - Wayne County web site -

Company E - many men from Coles County - Coles County web site -

Company F - many men from Crawford and Richland counties - Crawford and Richland county web sites -

Company G - many men from Shelby and Pike counties - Shelby and Pike county web sites -

Company H - many men from Washington and St. Clair counties - Washington and St. Clair county web sites -

Company I - many men from Cumberland County - Cumberland County web site -

Company K - many men from Randolph County - Randolph County web site -

Company L - many men from Effingham County - Effingham County web site -

Company M - many men from Wayne County - Wayne County web site -

Other Sources




  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 10 May 2011).