147th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (1 year, 1865)

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The 147th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (1year, 1865) was organized at Camp Fry, Chicago, Illinois, for 1 year February 18, 1865.  It mustered out January 20, 1866. Moved to Springfield, Illinois, January 23-31 and discharged February 8, 1866. [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 Winnebago County - Winnebago County web site -
  • Company B - many men from Whiteside County - Whiteside County web site -
  • Company C - many men from Kendall and LaSalle counties - Kendall and LaSalle county web sites -
  • Company D - many men from Cook County - Cook County web site -
  • Company E - many men from Stephenson County - Stephenson County web site -
  • Company F - many men from De Kalb and Cook counties - De Kalb and Cook county web sites -
  • Company G - many men from Whiteside County - Whiteside County web site -
  • Company H - many men from LaSalle and Cook counties - LaSalle and Cook county web sites -
  • Company I - many men from Lake and McHenry counties - Lake and McHenry county web sites -
  • Company K - many men from Kankakee and Cook counties - Kankakee and Cook county web sites -
  • Unassigned Recruits

Other Sources



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