10th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry

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Brief History

The 10th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois and mustered in November 25, 1861.  It mustered out November 22, 1865.[1]

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 Menard and Sangamon counties - Menard and Sangamon county web sites -
  • Company B - many men from Sangamon County - Sangamon County web site -
  • Company C - many men from Iroquois County - Iroquois County web site -
  • Company D - many men from Cook County - Cook County web site -
  • Company E - many men from Madison and St. Clair counties - Madison and St. Clair county web sites -
  • Company F - many men from Madison County - Madison County web site -
  • Company G - many men from Sangamon and Logan counties - Sangamon and Logan county web sites -
  • Company H - many men from Sangamon and Coles counties - Sangamon and Coles county web sites -
  • Company I - many men from Champaign County - Champaign County web site -
  • Company K - many men from Brown County - Brown County web site -
  • Company L - many men from Sangamon, Christian, Effingham and Pike counties - Sangamon, Christian, Effingham and Pike county web sites -
  • Company M - many men from Coles County - Coles County web site -

Other Sources




  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 10 May 2011).