36th Regiment, Illinois Infantry

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Brief History


The 36th Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Aurora, Illinois, and mustered in September 23, 1861.  It mustered out October 8 and discharged at Springfield, Illinois, October 27, 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 - many men from Cook & Kane counties

(Company A went by other names such as Hamilton's Escort, Jenks' Cavalry Company or Dragoons,
Rosecrans' Escort, and Willis' Cavalry Company.)

  • Company B - many men from Kane County

(Company B went by other names such as Davis' Escort, Sherer's Cavalry Company, Dragoons,
 Smith's Cavalry Company.)

  • Company C - many men from Warren & Lawrence counties
  • Company D - many men from Kendall County
  • Company E - many men from Kendall County
  • Company F - many men from Kane & Kendall counties
  • Company G - many men from Grundy County
  • Company H - many men from McHenry County
  • Company I - many men from Kendall County
  • Company K - many men from Du Page & Kane counties
  • Unassigned Recruits -


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References

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