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=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
<br>The 13th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry was formed from&nbsp;Eight Companies organized at Camp Douglass, Ill., October 30, 1861, to February 20, 1862. They mustered out August 31, 1865. <ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System] (accessed 4 January 2011).</ref>.&nbsp;
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<br>The 13th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry was formed from&nbsp;Eight Companies organized at Camp Douglass, Ill., October 30, 1861, to February 20, 1862. They mustered out August 31, 1865. <ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System] (accessed 4 January 2011).</ref>.&nbsp;  
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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/unilcav2.htm#13th 13th Regiment Cavalry], (accessed 14 June 2012).<br>
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*The Wikipedia article, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/13th_Regiment_Illinois_Volunteer_Cavalry 13th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Cavalry], (accessed 21 June 2012).<br><br>
  
 
=== <br>Companies in this Regiment with County of Origin  ===
 
=== <br>Companies in this Regiment with County of Origin  ===
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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.  
 
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.  
  
=== <br>Other Sources<br> ===
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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/reportofadjutant08illi1#page/n6/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.
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*Company A - many men from [[Cook County, Illinois|Cook County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/cook.html Cook County] web site -
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*Company B - many men from [[Cook County, Illinois|Cook County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/cook.html Cook County] web site -
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*Company C - many men from [[Cook County, Illinois|Cook County]]&nbsp;and [[Will County, Illinois|Will&nbsp;County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/cook.html Cook] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/will.html Will] county web sites -
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*Company D - many men from [[Cook County, Illinois|Cook County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/cook.html Cook County] web site -
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*Company E - many men from [[Cook County, Illinois|Cook County]], [[Warren County, Illinois|Warren County]], and [[Richland County, Illinois|Richland&nbsp;County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/cook.html Cook], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/warren.html Warren] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/richland.html Richland] county web sites -
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*Company F - many men from [[Will County, Illinois|Will County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/will.html Will County] web site -
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*Company G - many men from [[Douglas County, Illinois|Douglas County]]&nbsp;and [[Morgan County, Illinois|Morgan&nbsp;County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/douglas.html Douglas] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/morgan.html Morgan] county web sites -
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*Company H - many men from [[Kane County, Illinois|Kane County]], [[Douglas County, Illinois|Douglas County]],&nbsp;and [[Cook County, Illinois|Cook&nbsp;County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/kane.html Kane], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/douglas.html Douglas] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/cook.html Cook] county web sites -
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The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 3,092 men on its roster for this unit. [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=UIL0013RC Roster].
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=== <br>Other Sources<br> ===
  
 
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>
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*[http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/reg_html/index.html Illinois Civil War Rosters from the Adjutant General's Report,] [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/reg_html/cav_013.html 13th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry] (accessed 10 May 2011) includes rosters of all the regiments and information on the different companies in each regiment.
  
BOOKS  
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BOOKS
  
 
=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===

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Brief History


The 13th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry was formed from Eight Companies organized at Camp Douglass, Ill., October 30, 1861, to February 20, 1862. They mustered out August 31, 1865. [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.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 3,092 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

References

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