152nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry (1 year, 1865)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
The 152nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry (1 year), organized at Camp Butler, Illinois, and mustered in for 1 year February 18, 1865. They moved to Memphis, Tennessee, and had duty there until September. They mustered out September 9, 1865. 
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 152nd Regiment Infantry, (accessed 15 June 2012).
- The Wikipedia article, 152nd Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment, (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 Menard County - Menard County web site - Roster, vol. 7, page 367.
- Company B - many men from McLean and Sangamon counties - McLean and Sangamon county web sites - Roster, vol. 7, page 368.
- Company C - many men from McLean County - McLean County web site - Roster, vol. 7, page 370.
- Company D - many men from Tazewell County - Tazewell County web site - Roster, vol. 7, page 372.
- Company E - many men from Clay County - Clay County web site - Roster, vol. 7, page 373.
- Company F - many men from Edwards and Marion counties - Edwards and Marion county web sites - Roster, vol. 7, page 375.
Company G - many men from Clark County - Clark County web site - Roster, vol. 7, page 376.
- Company H - many men from Crawford County - Crawford County web site - Roster, vol. 7, page 378.
Company I - many men from Macoupin County - Macoupin County web site - Roster, vol. 7, page 379.
- Company K - many men from Macon County - Macon County web site - Roster, vol. 7, page 381.
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, Part 1 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.
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).