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=== Brief History  ===
 
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The 1st Regiment, Illinois Light Artillery was first known as Smith's Chicago Light Artillery. It entered State service for three months, April 17, 1861, and it mustered out at Chicago, Illinois, July 3, 1865. <br>
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The 1st Regiment, Illinois Light Artillery was first known as Smith's Chicago Light Artillery. It entered State service for three months, April 17, 1861, and it mustered out at Chicago, Illinois, July 3, 1865. <ref name="cwss">National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 15 January 2011).</ref><br>
  
 
=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
 
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Battery "M" was organized at Camp Douglass, Chicago. Illinois and mustered in August 12, 1862. It mustered out July 24, 1865 probably Chicago, Illinois. <br>
 
Battery "M" was organized at Camp Douglass, Chicago. Illinois and mustered in August 12, 1862. It mustered out July 24, 1865 probably Chicago, Illinois. <br>
  
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Revision as of 15:42, 21 March 2011

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Brief History

The 1st Regiment, Illinois Light Artillery was first known as Smith's Chicago Light Artillery. It entered State service for three months, April 17, 1861, and it mustered out at Chicago, Illinois, July 3, 1865. [1]

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties 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.

Smith's Battery Chicago Light Artillery mustered out July 16, 1861 probably at Cairo, Illinois and became Battery "A" 1st Regiment Illinois Light Artillery.

Battery "B" of the 1st Regiment Light Artillery was organized at Chicago, Illinois, for three months' service and mustered into United States service May 2, 1861. It mustered out July 6, 1865 probably Nashville, Tennessee.

Battery"C" was also known as "Houghtailing"s". It was organized at Ottawa, Illinois and mustered in October 31, 1861. It mustered out June 14, 1865 probably at Louisville, Kentucky.

Battery"D" was organized at Cairo, Illinois, and mustered in July 30, 1861. It mustered out July 28, 1865 probably Clarksville, Tennessee.

Battery "E" ("Waterhouse's") was organized at Chicago, Illinois and mustered in December 19, 1861. It mustered out July 15, 1865.

Battery "F" was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois and mustered in February 25, 1862. This Battery was discontinued February 22, 1865, and the men were transferred to other Batteries.

Battery "G" was organized at Cairo, Illinois and mustered in February 28, 1862.
It mustered out July 24, 1865.

Battery "H" was organized at Chicago, Illinois and mustered in February 20, 1862. It mustered out June 14, 1865.

Battery "I" was organized at Camp Douglas, Chicago, Illinois and mustered in February 10, 1862. It mustered out July 26, 1865 probably Chicago, Illinois.

Battery "K" was organized at Shawneetown, Illinois,and mustered in January 9, 1862. It mustered out December 10, 1864. Veterans and Recruits transferred to Battery "E," 1st Illinois Light Artillery.

Battery "K" was reorganized March, 1865 and mustered out July 15, 1865.

Battery "L" was organized at Chicago, Illinois and mustered in February 22, 1862. It mustered out July 10, 1865.

Battery "M" was organized at Camp Douglass, Chicago. Illinois and mustered in August 12, 1862. It mustered out July 24, 1865 probably Chicago, Illinois.

Source Material

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 15 January 2011).