136th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
The 136th regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864) was organized at Centralia, Illinois, and mustered in for 100 days June 1, 1864. It mustered out at Camp Butler, Illinois, October 22, 1864. 
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 136th Regiment Infantry, (accessed 15 June 2012).
- The Wikipedia article, 136th 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 Perry and Franklin counties - Perry and Franklin county web sites - Roster, vol. 7, page 74.
- Company B - many men from Washington County - Washington County web site - Roster, vol. 7, page 75.
- Company C - many men from Wayne and Richland counties - Wayne and Richland county web sites - Roster, vol. 7, page 77.
- Company D - many men from Perry County - Perry County web site - Roster, vol. 7, page 78.
- Company E - many men from Marion County - Marion County web site - Roster, vol. 7, page 80.
- Company F - many men from Clay County - Clay County web site - Roster, vol. 7, page 81.
- Company G - many men from Richland County - Richland County web site - Roster, vol. 7, page 82.
- Company H - many men from Edwards County - Edwards County web site - Roster, vol. 7, page 84.
- Company I - many men from Jo Daviess, Massac, and Pope counties - Jo Daviess, Massac, and Pope county web sites - Roster, vol. 7, page 85.
- Company K - many men from Pope County - Pope County web site - Roster, vol. 7, page 87.
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).