27th Regiment, Illinois Infantry

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Brief History

The 27th regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois, August 10, 1861. At Jacksonville, Illinois It was ordered to Springfield, Illinois, August 25 and mustered out September 20, 1864. [1]

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 Adams County - Adams County web site -
  • Company B - many men from Scott County - Scott County web site -
  • Company C - many men from Pike County - Pike County web site -
  • Company D - many men from Jersey and Madison counties - Jersey and Madison county web sites -
  • Company E - many men from Mason County (Also known as Hutchens' Cavalry Company)- Mason County web site -
  • Company F - many men from Madison and Macoupin counties - Madison and Macoupin county web sites -
  • Company G - many men from Mercer Oounty - Mercer County web site -
  • Company H - many men from Jackson County - Jackson County web site -
  • Company I - many men from Bureau and Henry counties - Bureau and Henry county web sites -
  • Company K - many men from Morgan County - Morgan County web site -
  • Unassigned Recruits -

Other Sources


  • Illinois State Archives - Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls Database (accessed 14 June 2011). Search by residence, unit, regiment, company or soldier.



  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 10 May 2011).