130th Regiment, Illinois Infantry
The 130th Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Butler, Springfield, Illinois, and mustered in October 25, 1862. The Regiment reorganized at Mobile July 11, 1865. It was ordered to New Orleans and mustered out August 15, 1865..
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 130th Regiment Infantry, (accessed 15 June 2012),
- The Wikipedia article, 130th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment, (accessed 15 June 2012),
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 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 Monroe County - Monroe County web site - Roster, vol. 6, page 556.
- Company B - many men from Sangamon County - Sangamon County web site - Roster, vol. 6, page 558.
- Company C - many men from Alexander County - Alexander County web site - Roster, vol. 6, page 559.
- Company D - many men from Christian County - Christian County web site - Roster, vol. 6, page 561.
- Company E - many men from Bond and Mercer counties - Bond and Mercer county web sites - Roster, vol. 6, page 562.
- Company F - many men from Bond and Mercer counties - Bond and Mercer county web sites - Roster, vol. 6, page 564.
- Company G - many men from Coles County - Coles County web site - Roster, vol. 6, page 566.
- Company H - many men from Richland and Wabash counties - Richland and Wabash county web sites - Roster, vol. 6, page 567.
- Company I - many men from Lawrence and Sangamon counties - Lawrence and Sangamon county web sites - Roster, vol. 6, page 569.
- Company K - many men from Clark and Edgar counties - Clark and Edgar county web sites - Roster, vol. 6, page 570.
- Unassigned Recruits - Roster, vol. 6, page 572.
- 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.
BOOKS & FILMS
- Hewett, Janet B and United States. War Department. Supplement to the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. (Wilmington, North Carolina : Broadfoot Pub. Co., c1994-2001). Part II v. 12 (Union Infantry 50th-60th). FHL Collection FHL US/CAN Book 973 M29u ser. 1 supp. pt. 2 v. 12. Other libraries with this book.
- United States. War Department. Record and Pension Office. Compiled Records Showing Service of Military Units in Volunteer Union Organizations. (Washington, District of Columbia : The National Archives, c1964). FHL Collection 48th-53rd Infantry FHL US/CAN Film 1488474. Other libraries with this microfilm.
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).