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<br>The 21st Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Mattoon, Illinois, and mustered in June 28, 1861. It mustered out at San Antonio, Texas, December 16, and discharged at Camp Butler, Illinois, January 18, 1866.<ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System] (accessed 4 January 2011).</ref>.  
 
<br>The 21st Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Mattoon, Illinois, and mustered in June 28, 1861. It mustered out at San Antonio, Texas, December 16, and discharged at Camp Butler, Illinois, January 18, 1866.<ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System] (accessed 4 January 2011).</ref>.  
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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/unilinf2.htm#21st 21st Regiment Infantry], (accessed 14 June 2012)<br>
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*The Wikipedia article, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/21st_Illinois_Volunteer_Infantry_Regiment 21st Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment], (accessed 15 June 2012).
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=== <br>Companies in this Regiment with County of Origin  ===
 
=== <br>Companies in this Regiment with County of Origin  ===
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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/reportofadjutant02illi1#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.  
 
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/reportofadjutant02illi1#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.  
  
*Company A - many men from Macon County - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/macon.html Macon County] web site -
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*Company A - many men from [[Macon County, Illinois#Military|Macon County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/macon.html Macon County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/187/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 187-190.
*Company B - many men from Coles, Cumberland, Jo Daviess and McDonough counties - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/coles.html Coles], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/cumberla.html Cumberland], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/jodavies.html Jo Daviess] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/mcdonoug.html McDonough] county web sites -
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*Company B - many men from [[Coles County, Illinois|Coles County]], [[Cumberland County, Illinois|Cumberland County]], [[Jo Daviess County, Illinois#Military|Jo Daviess County]] and [[McDonough County, Illinois|McDonough County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/coles.html Coles], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/cumberla.html Cumberland], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/jodavies.html Jo Daviess] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/mcdonoug.html McDonough] county web sites - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/190/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 190-192.
*Company C - many men from Piatt County - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/piatt.html Piatt County] web site -
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*Company C - many men from [[Piatt County, Illinois|Piatt County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/piatt.html Piatt County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/192/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 192-195.
*Company D - many men from Doulglas County - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/douglas.html Douglas County] web site -
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*Company D - many men from [[Douglas County, Illinois|Douglas County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/douglas.html Douglas County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/195/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 195-197.
*Company E - many men from Moultrie County - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/moultrie.html Moultrie County] web site -
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*Company E - many men from [[Moultrie_County,_Illinois|Moultrie County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/moultrie.html Moultrie County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/197/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 197-200.
*Company F - many men from Edgar County - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/edgar.html Edgar County] web site -
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*Company F - many men from [[Edgar_County,_Illinois|Edgar County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/edgar.html Edgar County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/200/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 200-202.&nbsp;
*Company G - many men from Clay and Marion counties - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/clay.html Clay] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/marion.html Marion] county web sites -  
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*Company G - many men from [[Clay_County,_Illinois|Clay County]] and [[Marion_County,_Illinois|Marion County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/clay.html Clay] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/marion.html Marion] county web sites - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/202/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 202-205.
*Company H - many men from Clark and Jo Daviess counties - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/clark.html Clark] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/jodavies.html Jo Daviess] county web sites -
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*Company H - many men from [[Clark_County,_Illinois|Clark County]] and [[Jo Daviess County, Illinois#Military|Jo Daviess County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/clark.html Clark] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/jodavies.html Jo Daviess] county web sites - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/205/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 205-208.
*Company I - many men from Crawford County - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/crawford.html Crawford County] web site -
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*Company I - many men from [[Crawford_County,_Illinois|Crawford County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/crawford.html Crawford County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/208/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 208-210.
*Company K - many men from Jasper and Richland counties - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/jasper.html Jasper] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/richland.html Richland] county web sites -
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*Company K - many men from [[Jasper_County,_Illinois|Jasper County]] and [[Richland_County,_Illinois|Richland County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/jasper.html Jasper] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/richland.html Richland] county web sites - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/210/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 210-213.
*Unassigned Recruits -
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*Unassigned Recruits - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/213/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, page 213.
  
=== <br>Other Sources<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>
  
 
*[http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/reg_html/index.html Illinois Civil War Rosters from the Adjutant General's Report,] [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/reg_html/021_reg.html 21st Regiment] (accessed 10 May 2011) includes rosters of all the regiments and information on the different companies in each regiment.
 
*[http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/reg_html/index.html Illinois Civil War Rosters from the Adjutant General's Report,] [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/reg_html/021_reg.html 21st Regiment] (accessed 10 May 2011) includes rosters of all the regiments and information on the different companies in each regiment.
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*[http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/reg_html/021_reg.html 21st Illinois Infantry Regiment], (Seventh Congressional District Regiment),&nbsp;Three Year Service, May 15, 1861 - December 16, 1865, has histories and company rosters. (accessed 18 August 2011).
  
 
*[http://www.ilsos.gov/genealogy/ Illinois State Archives] - Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls Database (accessed 14 June 2011). Search by residence, unit, regiment, company or soldier.
 
*[http://www.ilsos.gov/genealogy/ Illinois State Archives] - Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls Database (accessed 14 June 2011). Search by residence, unit, regiment, company or soldier.

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Brief History


The 21st Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Mattoon, Illinois, and mustered in June 28, 1861. It mustered out at San Antonio, Texas, December 16, and discharged at Camp Butler, Illinois, January 18, 1866.[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.
  • 21st Illinois Infantry Regiment, (Seventh Congressional District Regiment), Three Year Service, May 15, 1861 - December 16, 1865, has histories and company rosters. (accessed 18 August 2011).
  • Illinois State Archives - Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls Database (accessed 14 June 2011). Search by residence, unit, regiment, company or soldier.

BOOKS

References

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