37th Regiment, Illinois Infantry

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Brief History

The 37th Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Chicago, Illinois, and mustered in September 18, 1861.  It moved to Houston July 17. Mustered out May 15, 1866. [1]

For more information on the history of the 37th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, see the following:

  • Wikipedia (accessed 26 July 2011) An article and links for the 37th 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 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. 3, page 69.

Other Sources


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


  • Black, William P., and Michael E. Banasik.Duty, Honor, and Country: The Civil War Experiences of Captain William P. Black, Thirty-Seventh Illinois Infantry. (Iowa City, Iowa: Camp Pope Bookshop, 2006). FHL CollectionFHL FAM HIST Book 921.73 B561bw. Other libraries with this book.


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