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<br>The 23re Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Chicago, Illinois, and mustered in June 15, 1861. It was mustered out at Richmond, Virginia, July 24, and discharged at Chicago, Illinois, July 30,1865.<ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System] (accessed 4 January 2011).</ref>.  
 
<br>The 23re Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Chicago, Illinois, and mustered in June 15, 1861. It was mustered out at Richmond, Virginia, July 24, and discharged at Chicago, Illinois, July 30,1865.<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#23rd 23rd Regiment Infantry "Irish Brigade"], (accessed 14 June 2012).<br>
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*The Wikipedia article [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/23rd_Illinois_Volunteer_Infantry_Regiment 23rd Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment], (accessed 14 June 2012).<br>
  
 
For additional history of this regiment, see the [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/275/mode/1up Adjutant General's Report]. This history gave the following as additional names of this unit:<br>  
 
For additional history of this regiment, see the [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/275/mode/1up Adjutant General's Report]. This history gave the following as additional names of this unit:<br>  
  
:- July 1865, Irish Brigade May 1864<br>- 23rd Regiment, Illinois Veteran Volunteer Infantry August 1864<br>- Battalion 23rd Regiment, Illinois Veteran Volunteer Infantry (consolidated into 5 companies)
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:- July 1861 = Irish Brigade <br>- May 1864 = 23rd Regiment, Illinois Veteran Volunteer Infantry<br>- August 1864 = Battalion 23rd Regiment, Illinois Veteran Volunteer Infantry (consolidated into 5 companies)
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The Wikipedia [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Illinois_Civil_War_Units list of Illinois units] gives the name as 23rd Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment - The Irish 'Brigade' aka "The First Irish".
  
The Wikipedia [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Illinois_Civil_War_Units list of Illinois units] gives the name as 23rd Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment - The Irish 'Brigade' aka "The First Irish".
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=== <br>Companies in this Regiment with County of Origin  ===
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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.  
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*Company A - many men from [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r050/023-a-in.html Detriot, Michigan] (Also known as Detroit Jackson Guards) -[http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/245/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 245-248.  
 
*Company A - many men from [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r050/023-a-in.html Detriot, Michigan] (Also known as Detroit Jackson Guards) -[http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/245/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 245-248.  
*Company B - many men from Cook County (Also known as Montgomery Guards) - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/cook.html Cook County ]web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/248/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 248-251.  
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*Company B - many men from [[Cook County, Illinois#Military|Cook County]] (Also known as Montgomery Guards) - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/cook.html Cook County ]web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/248/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 248-251.  
*Company C - many men from Cook County (Also known as Jackson Guards) - <font color="#810081">[http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/cook.html Cook County]</font> web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/251/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 251-254.  
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*Company C - many men from [[Cook County, Illinois#Military|Cook County]] (Also known as Jackson Guards) - <font color="#810081">[http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/cook.html Cook County]</font> web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/251/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 251-254.  
*Company D - many men from LaSalle County (Also known as Earlville Guards and Earl Rifles) - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/lasalle.html LaSalle County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/255/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 255-257.  
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*Company D - many men from [[LaSalle County, Illinois#Military|LaSalle County]] (Also known as Earlville Guards and Earl Rifles) - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/lasalle.html LaSalle County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/255/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 255-257.  
*Company E - many men from Cook County (Also known as Ottawa Guards) - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/cook.html Cook County ]web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/257/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 257-260.  
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*Company E - many men from [[Cook County, Illinois#Military|Cook County]] (Also known as Ottawa Guards) - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/cook.html Cook County ]web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/257/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 257-260.  
*Company F - many men from Cook and LaSalle counties (Also known as La Salle Guards) - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/cook.html Cook] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/lasalle.html LaSalle] county web sites - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/260/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 260-263.  
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*Company F - many men from [[Cook County, Illinois#Military|Cook County]] and [[LaSalle County, Illinois#Military|LaSalle County]] (Also known as La Salle Guards) - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/cook.html Cook] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/lasalle.html LaSalle] county web sites - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/260/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 260-263.  
*Company G - many men from Cook County (Also known as Mahoney Guards) - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/cook.html Cook County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/263/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 263-266.  
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*Company G - many men from [[Cook County, Illinois#Military|Cook County]] (Also known as Mahoney Guards) - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/cook.html Cook County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/263/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 263-266.  
*Company H - many men from Cook and LaSalle counties (Also known as&nbsp;Ottawa Guards) - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/cook.html Cook] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/lasalle.html LaSalle] county web sites - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/266/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 266-268.  
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*Company H - many men from [[Cook County, Illinois#Military|Cook County]] and [[LaSalle County, Illinois#Military|LaSalle County]] (Also known as&nbsp;Ottawa Guards) - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/cook.html Cook] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/lasalle.html LaSalle] county web sites - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/266/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 266-268.  
*Company I - many men from Cook County (Also known as Sheilds Guards) - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/cook.html Cook County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/268/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 268-271.  
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*Company I - many men from [[Cook County, Illinois#Military|Cook County]] (Also known as Sheilds Guards) - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/cook.html Cook County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/268/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 268-271.  
*Company K - many men from Cook County (Also known as Sheilds Guards) - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/cook.html Cook County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/271/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 271-274.  
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*Company K - many men from [[Cook County, Illinois#Military|Cook County]] (Also known as Sheilds Guards) - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/cook.html Cook County] web site - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/271/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 271-274.  
 
*Unassigned Recruits - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/274/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 274-275.  
 
*Unassigned Recruits - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/274/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 274-275.  
 
*'''23rd (Consolidated) Infantry Regiment '''- [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/281/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 281-299.
 
*'''23rd (Consolidated) Infantry Regiment '''- [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant02illi1#page/281/mode/1up Roster], vol. 2, pages 281-299.
  
=== <br>Other Sources<br> ===
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The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 4,037 men on its roster for this unit. [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=UIL0023RI Roster].
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=== <br>Other Sources<br> ===
  
 
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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/023_reg.html 23rd 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/023_reg.html 23rd Regiment] (accessed 10 May 2011) includes rosters of all the regiments and information on the different companies in each regiment.

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Brief History


The 23re Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Chicago, Illinois, and mustered in June 15, 1861. It was mustered out at Richmond, Virginia, July 24, and discharged at Chicago, Illinois, July 30,1865.[1].

For more information on the history of this unit, see:

For additional history of this regiment, see the Adjutant General's Report. This history gave the following as additional names of this unit:

- July 1861 = Irish Brigade
- May 1864 = 23rd Regiment, Illinois Veteran Volunteer Infantry
- August 1864 = Battalion 23rd Regiment, Illinois Veteran Volunteer Infantry (consolidated into 5 companies)

The Wikipedia list of Illinois units gives the name as 23rd Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment - The Irish 'Brigade' aka "The First Irish".


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.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 4,037 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.


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.
  • 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).