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=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
The 56th Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Shawneetown, Illinois, and mustered in on February 27, 1862. The regiment moved to Little Rock, Arkansas, stayed on duty there until August,&nbsp;&nbsp;mustering out on August 12, 1865. <br>
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The 56th Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Shawneetown, Illinois, and mustered in on February 27, 1862. The regiment moved to Little Rock, Arkansas, stayed on duty there until August,&nbsp;&nbsp;mustering out on August 12, 1865. <br>  
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For more information on the history of the 56th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, see the following:
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/56th_Illinois_Volunteer_Infantry_Regiment Wikipedia], (accessed 23 Dec 2010) article on the 56th Illinois Volunteer Infantry.<br>
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*[http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unilinf5.htm#56th The Civil War Archive]. (accessed 23 Dec 2010) Brief history of the 56th Regiment Infantry.
  
 
=== <br>Companies in this Regiment with County of Origin  ===
 
=== <br>Companies in this Regiment with County of Origin  ===

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Brief History

The 56th Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Shawneetown, Illinois, and mustered in on February 27, 1862. The regiment moved to Little Rock, Arkansas, stayed on duty there until August,  mustering out on August 12, 1865.

For more information on the history of the 56th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, see the following:

  • Wikipedia, (accessed 23 Dec 2010) article on the 56th Illinois Volunteer Infantry.


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.


Other Sources


Illinois