29th Regiment, Illinois Infantry
Brief History[edit | edit source]
The 29th regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois, and mustered in August 19, 1861. They had duty at Millican, Hempstead, Brenham and Beaumont, on Texas Central R. R. until November and Mustered out November 6 and discharged from service November 28, 1865. 
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 29th Regiment Infantry, (accessed 14 June 2012).
- The Wikipedia article, 29th 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 Hardin County - Hardin County web site - Roster, vol. 2, pages 447-448.
- Company B - many men from Alexander County, Hardin County and White County - Alexander, Hardin and White county web sites - Roster, vol. 2, pages 449-451.
- Company C - many men from Gallatin County - Gallatin County web site - Roster, vol. 2, pages 451-453.
- Company D - many men from Gallatin County, Sangamon County and White County - Gallatin, Sangamon and White county web sites - Roster, vol. 2, pages 453-455.
- Company E - many men from Saline County and Williamson County - Saline and Williamson county web sites - Roster, vol. 2, pages 455-456.
- Company F - many men from Pope County - Pope County web site - Roster, vol. 2, pages 457-458.
- Company G - many men from White County and Gallatin County - White County and Gallatin County web sites - Roster, vol. 2, pages 458-460.
- Company H - many men from Edgar County and Massac County - Edgar County and Massac County web sites - Roster, vol. 2, pages 460-462.
- Company I - many men from Sangamon County - Sangamon County web site - Roster, vol. 2, pages 462-463.
- Company K - many men from Massac County - Massac County web site - Roster, vol. 2, pages 465-466.
- Unassigned Recruits - Roster, vol. 2, page 466.
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.
- Illinois Civil War Rosters from the Adjutant General's Report, 29th Regiment (accessed 10 May 2011) includes rosters of all the regiments and information on the different companies in each regiment.
- Illinois State Archives - Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls Database (accessed 14 June 2011). Search by residence, unit, regiment, company or soldier.
- Miller, Edward A., Jr. The black Civil War soldiers of Illinois : the story of the twenty-ninth U.S. colored infantry. [Columbia, South Carolina] : University of South Carolina Press, c1998), FHL book 977.3 M2mi
- United States. Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment, 29th. Miscellaneous post Civil War organizations' reunions, rosters, etc., 1888-1933. (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1989), FHL film 1673044 Item 1.
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 10 May 2011).