31st Regiment, Illinois Infantry

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Brief History


The 31st Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Jacksonville, Illinois, and mustered in at Cairo, Illinois. It mustered out July 19 and discharged at Springfield, Illinois, July 31, 1865.[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 ( Dresser's Battery) - many men from Perry County - Perry County web site - Roster, vol. 2, pages
  • Company B - many men from Saline County - Saline County web site - Roster, vol. 2, pages
  • Company C (Dollins' Cavalry Company) - many men from Williamson County- Williamson County web site - Roster, vol. 2, pages
  • Company D - many men from Johnson County - Johnson County web site - Roster, vol. 2, pages
  • Company E - many men from Union and Williamson counties - Union and Williamson county web sites - Roster, vol. 2, pages
  • Company F - many men from Johnson and Pulaski counties- Johnson and Pulaski county web sites - Roster, vol. 2, pages
  • Company G - many men from Saline County- Saline County web site - Roster, vol. 2, pages
  • Company H - many men from Jackson and Union counties- Jackson and Union county web sites - Roster, vol. 2, pages
  • Company I - many men from Franklin and Tazewell counties- Franklin and Tazewell county web sites - Roster, vol. 2, pages
  • Company K - many men from Marion County - Marion County web site - Roster, vol. 2, pages
  • Unassigned Recruits - Roster, vol. 2, pages

Other Sources

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References

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