7th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry
The 7th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry was organized at Cairo, Illinois, July 25, 1861.
It mustered out July 9, 1865.
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 Edgar County - Edgar County web site -
- Company B - many men from Carroll and Ogle counties (Also known as Rosecran's Escort) - Carroll and Ogle county web sites -
- Company C - many men from Lee and LaSalle counties (Also known as Morgan's Escort, Palmer's Escort, Smith's Escort) - Lee and LaSalle county web sites -
- Company D - many men from Knox County - Knox County web site -
- Company F - many men from Fayeette County - Fayette County web site -
- Company H - many men from Shelby County - Shelby County web site -
- Company I - many men from Macon County - Macon County web site -
- Company L - many men from McDonough County - McDonough County web site -
- Company M - many men from Randolph County - Randolph 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, 7th 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 10 May 2011).