143rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864)

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143rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 Days, 1864)

Brief History

The 143rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 Days, 1864) was organized at Mattoon, Ill., and mustered in for 100 days June 11, 1864. It mustered out September 26, 1864.[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 Coles County - Coles County web site -

Company B - many men from Alexander County - Alexander County web site -

Company C - many men from Christian and Montgomery counties - Christian and Montgomery county web sites -

Company D - many men from Clay County - Clay County web site -

Company E - many men from Fayette County - Fayette County web site -

Company F - many men from Effingham and Madison counties - Effingham and Madison county web sites -

Company G - many men from Shelby County - Shelby County web site -

Company H - many men from Montgomery County - Montgomery County web site -

Company I - many men from Moultrie County - Moultrie County web site -

Company K - many men from Coles and Madison counties - Coles and Madison county web sites -

UnAssigned Recruits

Other Sources


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.


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). 48th-53rd Infantry FHL US/CAN Film 1488474 . Other libraries with this microfilm.


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