2nd Regiment, Illinois Cavalry

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Brief History

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.[1]

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.

Company A - many men from DeWitt and Ogle counties (Also Known as Logan's Escort, Ord's Escort, Stevenson's Escort) - DeWitt and Ogle county web sites - Roster, vol. 7, pages 488-490.

Company B - many men from Logan County (Also Known as Quinby's Escort) - Logan County web site -  Roster, vol. 7, pages 490-493.

Company C - many men from Mason County - Mason County web site - Roster, vol. 7, pages 494-496.

Company D - many men from Madison County - Madison County web site - Roster, vol. 7, pages 496-499.

Company E - many men from St. Clair County (Also Known as Quinby's Escort) - St. Clair County web site -  Roster, vol. 7, pages 499-502.

Company F - many men from Piatt County - Piatt County web site - Roster, vol. 7, pages 502-506.

Company G - many men from Hancock County - Hancock County web site - Roster, vol. 7, pages 506-509.

Company H - many men from McDonough and Schuyler counties - McDonough and Schuyler county web sites - Roster, vol. 7, pages 509-512.

Company I - many men from Champaign County - Champaign County web site - Roster, vol. 7, pages 512-516.

Company K - many men from Pike County - Pike County web site - Roster, vol. 7, pages 516-519.

Company L - many men from Adams and Hancock counties (Also Known as Adams County Cavaly) - Adams and Hancock county web sites - Roster, vol. 7, pages 519-522.

Company M - many men from Mason County (Also Known as McKean's Escort) - Mason County web site -   Roster, vol. 7, pages 522-524.

Unassigned Recruits - Roster, vol. 7, pages 524-525.

Second (Consolidated) Cavalry Regiment - Roster, vol. 7, pages 533-542.


Other Source Material

WEB SITES

References

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