14th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry

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Brief History

The 14th Regiment, Illinois cavalry was organized at Peoria, Ills., and mustered in 1st and 2nd Battalions, January 7, 1863. 3rd Battalion February 6, 1863.  It mustered out at Nashville, Tennessee, July 31, 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 Knox and Cook counties - Knox and Cook county web sites -
  • Company B - many men from Peoria County - Peoria County web site -
  • Company C - many men from LaSalle County - LaSalle County web site -
  • Company D - many men from Cook and Logan counties - Cook and Logan county web sites -
  • Company E - many men from Gallatin and Johnson counties - Gallatin and Johnson county web sites -
  • Company F - many men from Fayette County - Fayette County web site -
  • Company G - many men from Johnson County - Johnson County web site -
  • Company H - many men from White County - White County web site -
  • Company I - many men from Stephenson County - Stephenson County web site -
  • Company K - many men from Johnson and Cook Counties - Johnson and Cook county web sites -
  • Company L - many men from Rock Island and De Kalb counties - Rock Island and De Kalb county web sites -
  • Company M - many men from Peoria and Cook counties - Peoria and Cook county web sites -

Other Sources




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