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''[[United States of America|United States]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   [[Illinois|Illinois]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   [[Illinois Military Records|Illinois Military]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   [[Illinois in the Civil War]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   17th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry''  
  
 
=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
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<br>The 17th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry was organized at St. Charles, Ills., and 8 Companies mustered in January 28, 1864. Four Companies mustered in February 12, 1864. <br>It mustered out Companies "C," "E," "I" and "M," November 23, and the rest of Regiment December 15 to 22, 1865 probably Kansas. <ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System] (accessed 4 January 2011).</ref>.  
 
<br>The 17th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry was organized at St. Charles, Ills., and 8 Companies mustered in January 28, 1864. Four Companies mustered in February 12, 1864. <br>It mustered out Companies "C," "E," "I" and "M," November 23, and the rest of Regiment December 15 to 22, 1865 probably Kansas. <ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System] (accessed 4 January 2011).</ref>.  
  
<br>Companies in this Regiment with County of Origin  
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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#17th 17th Regiment Cavalry], (accessed 14 June 2012).<br>
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*The Wikipedia article, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/17th_Regiment_Illinois_Volunteer_Cavalry 17th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Cavalry], (accessed 15 June 2012).
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=== 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.  
 
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]]&nbsp;and [[Kane County, Illinois|Kane County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/cook.html Cook] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/kane.html Kane] county web sites -
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*Company C - many men from [[Cook County, Illinois|Cook County]] and [[DeKalb County, Illinois|DeKalb County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/cook.html Cook] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/dekalb.html De Kalb] county web sites -
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*Company D - men from Assorted Counties
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*Company E - men from Assorted Counties
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*Company F - many men from [[Jo Daviess County, Illinois|Jo Daviess County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/jodavies.html Jo Daviess County] web site -
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*Company G - many men from McHenry County - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/mchenry.html McHenry County<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1313528793484_357" />] web site - <br>
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*Company H - many men from [[Cook County, Illinois|Cook County]] and [[DuPage_County,_Illinois|DuPage County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/cook.html Cook] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/dupage.html Du Page] county web sites -
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*Company I - many men from [[Lake_County,_Illinois|Lake County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/lake.html Lake County] web site - <br>
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*Company K - many men from [[Cook County, Illinois|Cook County]] and [[Winnebago_County,_Illinois|Winnebago County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/cook.html Cook] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/winnebag.html Winnebago] county web sites -
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*Company L - many men from [[Cook County, Illinois|Cook County]] and [[Rock_Island_County,_Illinois|Rock Island County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/cook.html Cook] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/rockisla.html Rock Island ]county web sites -
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*Company M - many men from [[Ogle_County,_Illinois|Ogle County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/ogle.html Ogle County] web site - <br>
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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_017.html 17th 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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[[Category:Illinois_-_Military_-_Civil_War,_1861-1865]]
 
[[Category:Illinois_-_Military_-_Civil_War,_1861-1865]]

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Brief History


The 17th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry was organized at St. Charles, Ills., and 8 Companies mustered in January 28, 1864. Four Companies mustered in February 12, 1864.
It mustered out Companies "C," "E," "I" and "M," November 23, and the rest of Regiment December 15 to 22, 1865 probably Kansas. [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.


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).