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<br>The 131st Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Old Fort Massac and mustered in November 13, 1862. The Regiment consolidated with 29th Illinois Infantry November 15, 1863. <ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System] (accessed 4 January 2011).</ref>.  
 
<br>The 131st Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Old Fort Massac and mustered in November 13, 1862. The Regiment consolidated with 29th Illinois Infantry November 15, 1863. <ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System] (accessed 4 January 2011).</ref>.  
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For more information on the history of this unit, see:<br>
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*The Civil War Archive section, [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unilif11.htm#131st 131st Regiment Infantry], (accessed 15 June 2012).<br>
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*The Wikipedia article, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/131st_Illinois_Volunteer_Infantry_Regiment 131st Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment], (accessed 15 June 2012).<br>
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=== <br>Companies in this Regiment with County of Origin  ===
 
=== <br>Companies in this Regiment with County of Origin  ===
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<br>The following counties of origin are taken from the ''Adjutant General's Report'', found on the [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/reg_html/index.html Illinois Civil War Rosters] web site. Roster pages are from the same report found on the [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant06illi1#page/n5/mode/1up 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.  
 
<br>The following counties of origin are taken from the ''Adjutant General's Report'', found on the [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/reg_html/index.html Illinois Civil War Rosters] web site. Roster pages are from the same report found on the [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant06illi1#page/n5/mode/1up 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 Massac and Pope counties - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/massac.html Massac] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/pope.html Pope] counties web sites -
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*Company A - many men from [[Massac County, Illinois|Massac]] and [[Pope County, Illinois|Pope]] counties - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/massac.html Massac] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/pope.html Pope] counties web sites - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant06illi1#page/590/mode/1up Roster], vol. 6, page 590.
*Company B - many men from Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, and Pope counties - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/gallatin.html Gallatin], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/hamilton.html Hamilton], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/hardin.html Hardin], and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/pope.html Pope] county web sites -  
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*Company B - many men from [[Gallatin County, Illinois|Gallatin]], [[Hamilton County, Illinois|Hamilton]], [[Hardin County, Illinois|Hardin]], and [[Pope County, Illinois|Pope]] counties - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/gallatin.html Gallatin], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/hamilton.html Hamilton], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/hardin.html Hardin], and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/pope.html Pope] county web sites - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant06illi1#page/591/mode/1up Roster], vol. 6, page 591.
*Company C - man men from Massac County - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/massac.html Massac County] web site - <br>
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*Company C - man men from [[Massac County, Illinois|Massac County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/massac.html Massac County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant06illi1#page/593/mode/1up Roster], vol. 6, page 593.<br>  
*Company D - many men from many men from Gallatin, Hardin and Massac counties - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/gallatin.html Gallatin], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/hardin.html Hardin] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/massac.html Massac] county web sites -  
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*Company D - many men from many men from [[Gallatin County, Illinois|Gallatin]], [[Hardin County, Illinois|Hardin]] and [[Massac County, Illinois|Massac]] counties - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/gallatin.html Gallatin], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/hardin.html Hardin] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/massac.html Massac] county web sites - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant06illi1#page/594/mode/1up Roster], vol. 6, page 594.
*Company E - many men from Gallatin County - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/gallatin.html Gallatin County] web site -
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*Company E - many men from [[Gallatin County, Illinois|Gallatin County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/gallatin.html Gallatin County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant06illi1#page/596/mode/1up Roster], vol. 6, page 596.
*Company F - many men from Hardin County - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/hardin.html Hardin County] web site -
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*Company F - many men from [[Hardin County, Illinois|Hardin County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/hardin.html Hardin County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant06illi1#page/597/mode/1up Roster], vol. 6, page 597.
*Company G - many men from Gallatin County - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/gallatin.html Gallatin County] web site -
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*Company G - many men from [[Gallatin County, Illinois|Gallatin County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/gallatin.html Gallatin County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant06illi1#page/598/mode/1up Roster], vol. 6, page 598.
*Company H - many men from Massac and Pope counties - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/massac.html Massac] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/pope.html Pope] counties web sites -
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*Company H - many men from [[Massac County, Illinois|Massac]] and [[Pope County, Illinois|Pope]] counties - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/massac.html Massac] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/pope.html Pope] counties web sites - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant06illi1#page/600/mode/1up Roster], vol. 6, page 600.
*Company I - many men from Hamilton County - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/hamilton.html Hamilton County] web site -  
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*Company I - many men from [[Hamilton County, Illinois|Hamilton County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/hamilton.html Hamilton County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant06illi1#page/601/mode/1up Roster], vol. 6, page 601.
*Company K - many men from Hamilton County - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/hamilton.html Hamilton County] web site -  
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*Company K - many men from [[Hamilton County, Illinois|Hamilton County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/hamilton.html Hamilton County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant06illi1#page/603/mode/1up Roster], vol. 6, page 603.<br>
*Unassigned Recruits
 
  
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Roster Information about the 131st (Consolidated) Illinois Infantry Regiment can be found at [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/reg_html/131_reg.html Illinois Civil War Rosters] and at [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant06illi1#page/610/mode/1up Roster], vol. 6, pages 610 - 616.<br>
  
Roster Information about the 131st (Consolidated) Illinois Infantry Regiment can be found at [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/reg_html/131_reg.html Illinois Civil War Rosters].&nbsp;
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The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 1,382 men on its roster for this unit. [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=UIL0131RI Roster].
  
=== <br>Other Sources<br> ===
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WEBSITES  
 
WEBSITES  
  
*[http://www.civilwar.nps.gov/cwss/ 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.
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*[[Beginning United States Civil War Research|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).<br>
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*National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ 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. <br>
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*[[Illinois in the Civil War|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. <br>
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*[[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|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. <br>
  
BOOKS &amp; FILMS
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*Hewett, Janet B and United States. War Department. ''Supplement to the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies''. (Wilmington, North Carolina&nbsp;: Broadfoot Pub. Co., c1994-2001). Part II v. 12 (Union Infantry 50th-60th).{{FHL|750468|item}}FHL US/CAN&nbsp;Book 973 M29u ser. 1 supp. pt. 2 v. 12. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/supplement-to-the-official-records-of-the-union-and-confederate-armies/oclc/39379883&referer=brief_results Other libraries with this book].<br>
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*Hewett, Janet B and United States. War Department. ''Supplement to the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies''. (Wilmington, North Carolina&nbsp;: Broadfoot Pub. Co., c1994-2001). Part II v. 12 (Union Infantry 50th-60th).{{FHL|750468|item}}FHL US/CAN&nbsp;Book 973 M29u ser. 1 supp. pt. 2 v. 12. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/supplement-to-the-official-records-of-the-union-and-confederate-armies/oclc/39379883&referer=brief_results Other libraries with this book].<br>  
 
*United States. War Department. Record and Pension Office. ''Compiled Records Showing Service of Military Units in Volunteer Union Organizations''. (Washington, District of Columbia&nbsp;: The National Archives, c1964).{{FHL|499078|item}}&nbsp;48th-53rd Infantry FHL US/CAN Film 1488474 . [http://www.worldcat.org/title/compiled-records-showing-service-of-military-units-in-volunteer-union-organizations/oclc/33667366&referer=brief_results Other libraries with this microfilm].<br>
 
*United States. War Department. Record and Pension Office. ''Compiled Records Showing Service of Military Units in Volunteer Union Organizations''. (Washington, District of Columbia&nbsp;: The National Archives, c1964).{{FHL|499078|item}}&nbsp;48th-53rd Infantry FHL US/CAN Film 1488474 . [http://www.worldcat.org/title/compiled-records-showing-service-of-military-units-in-volunteer-union-organizations/oclc/33667366&referer=brief_results Other libraries with this microfilm].<br>
  

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Brief History


The 131st Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Old Fort Massac and mustered in November 13, 1862. The Regiment consolidated with 29th Illinois Infantry November 15, 1863. [1].

For more information on the history of this unit, see:



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.


Roster Information about the 131st (Consolidated) Illinois Infantry Regiment can be found at Illinois Civil War Rosters and at Roster, vol. 6, pages 610 - 616.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,382 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.


Other Sources

WEBSITES

  • 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 CollectionFHL 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.

References

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