38th Regiment, Illinois Infantry

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Brief History

The 38th Regiment, Ikkinois Infantry was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois, and mustered in August 15, 1861.  It moved to Houston July 17. Mustered out December 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 B - many men from Stark and Henry counties
  • Company D - many men from Cook County and the state of Michigan
  • Company F - many men from Lake and Logan counties -
  • Company G - many men from Cook and McLean counties
  • Unassigned Recruits -

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.



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