58th Regiment, Illinois Infantry
The 58th Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Douglas, Chicago, Illinois on February 11, 1862. The regiment served duty at Montgomery and in the District of Alabama until April, 1866. It mustered out on April 15, 1866.
For more information on the history of the 54th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, see the following:
- Wikipedia, (accessed 23 Dec 2010) article on the 54th Illinois Volunteer Infantry.
- The Civil War Archive. (accessed 23 Dec 2010) Brief history of the 54th Regiment 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.