10th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (3 months, 1861)
The 10th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (3 months, 1861) was formed from first four Companies reporting at Springfield, Illinois April 20, 1861, which were ordered to Cairo,Illinois April 22. Regiment fully organized by the addition of three other Infantry Companies and three Artillery Companies and mustered in for three months' service by Capt. John Pope, U. S. A., April 29, 1861. Attached to Prentiss' Brigade and on garrison duty at Cairo, Illinois till July.
It was mustered out July 29, 1861.
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 Adams County - Adams County web site
Company B - many men from Morgan County - Morgan County web site
Company C - many men from DeKalb County - DeKalb County web site
Company D - many men from Adams County - Adams County web site
Company E - many men from Adams County - Adams County web site
Company F - many men from LaSalle County (Also known as Ottawa Artillery or Houghtaling's Battery) - LaSalle County web site
Company G - many men from Morgan County- Morgan County web site
Company H - many men from Sangamon County - Sangamon County web site
Company I - many men from Sangamon County (Also known as Springfield Artillery and Hopkins' Battery) - Sangamon County web site
Company K - many men from Madison County (Also known as McAllister's Battery and Plainfield Artillery) - Madison County web site
- Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 30 Dec. 2010) can be searched by soldier's name or by regiment; includes regimental rosters and additional history of the regiment.