10th Regiment, Illinois Infantry
Brief History[edit | edit source]
The 10th Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Cairo,Illinois Illinois July 29, 1861.
It mustered out July 4, 1865, and discharged at Chicago, July 11, 1865. 
For more information about the 10th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, see the following:
- The Civil War Archive section, 10th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment (3 Year), (accessed 15 June 2012).
- The Wikipedia article, 10th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment (3 Year) (accessed 15 June 2012)
Companies in this Regiment with County of Origin[edit | edit source]
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 Morgan County - Morgan County web site -
- Company B - many men from Morgan County - Morgan County web site -
- Company C - many men from Adams County and Knox County - Adams and Knox county web sites -
- Company D - many men from Madison County - Madison County web site -
- Company E - many men from Henderson County - Henderson County web site -
- Company F - many men from St. Louis County, Missouri
- Company G - many men from Clark County, Henderson County, and Lee County - Clark, Henderson and Lee county web sites -
- Company H - many men from DeKalb County and Clark County - De Kalb and Clark county web sites -
- Company I - many men from Randolph County - Randolph County web site -
- Company K - many men from Madison County - Madison County web site
Other Sources[edit | edit source]
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Illinois in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
- Illinois in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Illinois, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- Illinois State Archives - Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls Database (accessed 14 June 2011). Search by residence, unit, regiment, company or soldier.
BOOKS and FILMS
- Jamison, Matthew H. Recollections of pioneer and army life. (Ann Arbor, Michigan : University Microfilms, 1989), FHL fiche 6071693
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).