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''[[United States of America{{breadcrumb|United States]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   link1=[[Illinois, United States Military RecordsGenealogy|U.S. MilitaryIllinois]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   [[Illinois|Illinois]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   link2=[[Illinois Military Records|Illinois Military]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   | link3=[[Illinois in the Civil War|Illinois in the Civil War]]   | link4=| link5=[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   15th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry |15th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry]]=== Brief History ===}}
<br>The 50th Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Quincy, Illinois and mustered in on September 12, 1861. They moved to Louisville, Kentucky on June 3-8 and mustered out on July 13, 1865<ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System] (accessed 4 January 2011).</ref>. === Brief History ===
For more information about The 15th regiment, Illinois Cavalry was organized December 25, 1862, in the&nbsp;50th Regimentfield and at Camp Butler, Illinois&nbsp;Infantry,&nbsp;see by assignment of the following:
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/50th_Illinois_Volunteer_Infantry_Regiment Wikipedia]Companies A, B, C, D, E and F = Stewart's Independent Cavalry Battalion, organized at Jackson, Tennessee, July, (accessed&nbsp;16 Dec 2010) article for 50th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment1862.<br>
*[http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unilinf4.htm#50th The Civil War Archive]. (accessed 23 Dec 2010) Brief history of the 50th Regiment InfantryCompany G = Gilbert's Independent Cavalry Company, 52nd Illinois, organized at Geneva October 25, 1861.
Company H === <br>Companies in this Regiment with Kane County of Origin ===Independent Cavalry Company, organized September 1, 1861.
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battlesCompany I = Jenks' Company Dragoons, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in36th Illinois, try the company recruited in his county firstorganized at Camp Hammond, Illinois, September 23, 1861.
Company K === <br>Other Sources<br> ===Sherer's Company Dragoons, 36th Illinois, organized at Camp Hamilton, Illinois, September 23, 1861.
WEBSITES Company L = Ford's Cavalry Company, 53rd Illinois, organized at Ottawa, Illinois, January 1, 1862.
*Company M = 1st Illinois Cavalry, Company K, but mustered out December 27, 1862.<ref>National Park Service, [httphttps://www.civilwar.nps.gov/cwsscivilwar/ soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 30 Dec. 20104 January 2011) can be searched by soldier's name or by regiment; includes regimental rosters and additional history of the regiment.</ref>
BOOKS For more information on the history of this unit, see:
=== References ===*The Wikipedia article, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/15th_Regiment_Illinois_Volunteer_Cavalry 15th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Cavalry], (accessed 15 June 2012).
<references *The Civil War Archive, [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unilcav2.htm#15th 15th Regiment Cavalry]. === 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 [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/reg_html/index.html Illinois Civil War Rosters] web site. Roster pages are from the same report found on the [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant08illi1#page/n6/mode/1up 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 [[Alexander County, Illinois Genealogy|Alexander County]] (Also known as Stewart's Independent Cavalry Company, Stewart's Independent Battalion Cavalry - 15th Illinois Cavalry, Companies A - F) - [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/county/dekalb.html Alexander County] web site *Company B - many men from [[Massac County, Illinois Genealogy|Massac County]] (Also known as Carmichael's Cavalry Company) - [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/county/massac.html Massac County] web site *Company C - many men from [[Franklin County, Illinois Genealogy|Franklin County]] (Also known as Dollins' Cavalry Company) - [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/county/franklin.html Franklin County] web site *Company D - many men from [[Clinton County, Illinois Genealogy|Clinton County]] (Also known as Clinton County Cavalry, O'Harnett's Cavalry Company) [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/county/clinton.html Clinton County] web site *Company E - many men from [[Jackson County, Illinois Genealogy|Jackson County]] (Also known as Hutchens' Cavalry Company) - [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/county/jackson.html Jackson County] Jackson County web site *Company F - many men from [[Franklin County, Illinois Genealogy|Franklin County]] - [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/county/franklin.html Franklin County] web site *Company G - many men from [[Kane County, Illinois Genealogy|Kane County]] (Also known as Gilbert's Cavalry Company) - [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/county/kane.html Kane County ]web site *Company H - many men from [[Kane County, Illinois Genealogy|Kane County]] (Also known as Wilder's Cavalry Company, Steele's Escort, Kane County Cavalry) - [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/county/>kane.html Kane County] web site *Company I - many men from [[Kane County, Illinois Genealogy|Kane County]] and [[Kendall County, Illinois Genealogy|Kendall County]] (Also known as Jenks' Cavalry Company or Dragoons, Hamilton's Escort,<br>Rosecrans' Escort, Willis' Cavalry Company) - [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/county/kane.html Kane] and [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/county/kendall.html Kendall] county web sites *Company K - many men from [[Kane County, Illinois Genealogy|Kane County]] (Also known as Slocum's Escort, Dodson's Cavalry Company, Hooker's Escort, Davis'<br>Escort, Sherer's Cavalry Company Dragoons, Smith's Cavalry Company, Williams' Escort) - [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/county/kane.html Kane County] web site *Company L - many men from [[LaSalle County, Illinois Genealogy|LaSalle County]] and [[Bureau County, Illinois Genealogy|Bureau County]] (Also known as Ford's Cavalry Company, Grant's Escort) - [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/county/lasalle.html LaSalle] and [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/county/bureau.html Bureau] county web sites *Company M - many men from [[Winnebago County, Illinois Genealogy|Winnebago County]] - [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/county/winnebag.html Winnebago County] county web site The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 2,314 men on its roster for this unit. [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=UIL0015RC Roster]. === Other Sources === WEBSITES *[[Beginning United States Civil War Research|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, [https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm 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|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|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.*[http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/reg_html/index.html Illinois Civil War Rosters from the Adjutant General's Report,] and the [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/reg_html/cav_016.html 16th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry] (accessed 10 May 2011) includes rosters of all the regiments and information on the different companies in each regiment. BOOKS === References ===
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