2nd Regiment, Illinois Cavalry
The 2nd Regiment, Illinois Cavalry was organized at Ottawa, Illinois,and mustered in September 26, 1861.
It mustered out November 22, 1865 and was discharged at Springfield, Illinois, January 3, 1866.
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.
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.
Unassigned Recruits - Roster, vol. 7, pages 524-525.
Second (Consolidated) Cavalry Regiment - Roster, vol. 7, pages 533-542.
Other Source Material
- Illinois Civil War Rosters from the Adjutant General's Report, 2nd Regiment, Illinois Cavalry (accessed 10 May 2011) includes rosters of all the regiments and information on the different companies in each regiment.
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).