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=== Brief History  ===
 
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<br>The 23re Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Chicago, Ill., and mustered in June 15, 1861.&nbsp; 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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<br>The 23re Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Chicago, Illinois, and mustered in June 15, 1861.&nbsp; 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 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>
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July 1865, Irish Brigade<br>
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May 1864, 23rd Regiment, Illinois Veteran Volunteer Infantry<br>
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August 1864, Battalion 23rd Regiment, Illinois Veteran Volunteer Infantry (consolidated into 5 companies)<br>
  
 
=== <br>Companies in this Regiment with County of Origin  ===
 
=== <br>Companies in this Regiment with County of Origin  ===

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

July 1865, Irish Brigade

May 1864, 23rd Regiment, Illinois Veteran Volunteer Infantry

August 1864, Battalion 23rd Regiment, Illinois Veteran Volunteer Infantry (consolidated into 5 companies)


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 Detriot, Michigan (Also known as Detroit Jackson Guards) -Roster, vol. 2, pages 245-248.
  • Company B - many men from Cook County (Also known as Montgomery Guards) - Cook County web site - Roster, vol. 2, pages 248-251.
  • Company C - many men from Cook County (Also known as Jackson Guards) - Cook County web site - Roster, vol. 2, pages 251-254.
  • Company D - many men from LaSalle County (Also known as Earlville Guards and Earl Rifles) - LaSalle County web site - Roster, vol. 2, pages 255-257.
  • Company E - many men from Cook County (Also known as Ottawa Guards) - Cook County web site - Roster, vol. 2, pages 257-260.
  • Company F - many men from Cook and LaSalle counties (Also known as La Salle Guards) - Cook and LaSalle county web sites - Roster, vol. 2, pages 260-263.
  • Company G - many men from Cook County (Also known as Mahoney Guards) - Cook County web site - Roster, vol. 2, pages 263-266.
  • Company H - many men from Cook and LaSalle counties (Also known as Ottawa Guards) - Cook and LaSalle county web sites - Roster, vol. 2, pages 266-268.
  • Company I - many men from Cook County (Also known as Sheilds Guards) - Cook County web site - Roster, vol. 2, pages 268-271.
  • Company K - many men from Cook County (Also known as Sheilds Guards) - Cook County web site - Roster, vol. 2, pages 271-274.
  • Unassigned Recruits - Roster, vol. 2, pages 274-275.
  • 23rd (Consolidated) Infantry Regiment - Roster, vol. 2, pages 281-299.


Other Sources

WEBSITES

  • 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).