32nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry
Brief History[edit | edit source]
The 32nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois and mustered in December 31, 1861. It was ordered to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and there mustered out September 16, 1865.
For more information on the history of the 32nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, see the following:
- Wikipedia (accessed 26 July 2011) An article and links for the 32nd Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment.
- The Civil War Archive (accessed 26 July 2011) Brief history of the 32nd Regiment Infantry.
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 (Gilmore's Cavalry) - many men from Macoupin County - Macoupin County web site - Roster, vol. 2, pages 579-582.
- Company B - many men from Hancock and Logan counties - Hancock and Logan county web site - Roster, vol. 2, pages 582-585.
- Company C - many men from Macoupin County - Macoupin County web site - Roster, vol. 2, pages 585-588.
- Company E - many men from Fayette, Greene and Shelby counties - Fayette, Greene and Shelby county web sites - Roster, vol. 2, pages 591-594.
- Company G - many men from St. Clair and Cass counties - St. Clair and Cass county web sites - Roster, vol. 2, pages 596-599.
- Company I - many men from Macoupin, Wabash and Peoria counties - Macoupin, Wabash and Peoria county web sites - Roster, vol. 2, pages 602-605.
- Unassigned Recruits - Roster, vol. 2, page 608.
- Unassigned Drafted and Substitute Recruits - Roster, vol. 2, page 608.
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 Civil War Rosters from the Adjutant General's Report, 32nd 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.
- The ILGenWeb Civil War Scrapbook, (accessed 26 July 2011) contains links to various documents such as personal letters, military papers, articles, histories, obituaries, biographies, etc. Documents are listed by regiment, then by the soldier and his company.
- Hedley, Fenwick Y. Marching through Georgia : pen-pictures of every-day life in General Sherman's army, from the beginning of the Atlanta Campaign until the close of the war ( 32nd Illionois Infantry Regiment). (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993), FHL fiche 6084224
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 10 May 2011).