34th Regiment, Illinois Infantry

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Brief History


The 34th Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois, and mustered in September 7, 1861  It mustered out July 12 and discharged at Chicago, Illinois, July 17, 1865. [1]

For more information on the history of the 34th Regiment, Illinois, see the following:

  • Wikipedia (accessed 26 July 2011) An article and links for the 34th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment.


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 Achives 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. 2, pages 686-687.
  • Unassigned Drafted and Substitute Recruits - Roster, vol. 2, page 687.


Other Sources

WEB SITES

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

BOOKS

  • Payne, Edwin W. History of the Thirty-Fourth Regiment of Illinois Volunteer Infantry: September 7, 1861 [to] July 12, 1865. (Salem, Mass: Higginson Book Co, 1998).FHL Collection FHL US/CAN Film 1490872. Other libraries with this book.



References

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