11th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry

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Brief History


The 11th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry was organized at Peoria, Illinois and mustered in December 20, 1861.  It mustered out September 30, 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 Peoria and Cook counties - Peoria and Cook county web sites -
  • Company B - many men from Peoria and Fulton counties - Peoria and Fulton county web sites -
  • Company C - many men from Knox County - Knox County web site -
  • Company D - many men from Peoria and Winnebago counties - Peoria and Winnebago county web sites -
  • Company E - many men from Peoria County - Peoria County web site -
  • Company F - many men from Tazewell County - Tazewell County web site -
  • Company G - many men from Fulton County (Also Known as Blair's Escort, Crocker's Escort & McArthur's Escort) - Fulton County web site -
  • Company H - many men from Tazewell County - Tazewell County web site -
  • Company I - many men from McDonough and Warren counties - McDonough and Warren county web sites -
  • Company K - many men from Warren County - Warren County web site -
  • Company L - many men from Peoria and Mason counties - Peoria and Mason county web site -
  • Company M - many men from Peoria County - Peoria County web site -


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References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).