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=== Brief History ===
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=== Brief History ===
  
<br>The 50th Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Quincy, Illinois and mustered in on September 12, 1861. They moved to Louisville, Kentucky on June 3-8 and mustered out on July 13, 1865.  
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The 5th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois, August 31 to December 30, 1861. It was mustered out October 27, 1865. <ref>National Park Service, [https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 10 May 2011).</ref>
  
For more information about the&nbsp;50th Regiment, Illinois&nbsp;Infantry,&nbsp;see the following:  
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For more information on the history of this unit, see:  
  
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/50th_Illinois_Volunteer_Infantry_Regiment Wikipedia], (accessed&nbsp;16 Dec 2010) article for 50th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment.<br>
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*The Civil War Archive section, [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unilcav1.htm#5th 5th Regiment Cavalry], (accessed 13 June 2012).
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*The Wikipedia article, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5th_Regiment_Illinois_Volunteer_Cavalry 5th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Cavalry&nbsp;] (accessed 15 June 2012).
  
*[http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unilinf4.htm#50th The Civil War Archive]. (accessed 23 Dec 2010) Brief history of the 50th Regiment Infantry.
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=== Companies in this Regiment with County of Origin  ===
  
=== <br>Companies in this Regiment with County of Origin  ===
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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.
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The following counties of origin are taken from the ''Adjutant General's Report'', found on the [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/reg_html/index.html Illinois Civil War Rosters] web site. Roster pages are from the same report found on the [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant07illi1#page/n6/mode/1up 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. <br>
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*Company A - many men from [[Cumberland County, Illinois Genealogy|Cumberland County]] - [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/county/cumberla.html Cumberland County] web site - <br>
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*Company B - many men from [[Coles County, Illinois Genealogy|Coles County]] - [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/county/coles.html Coles County] web site -<br>
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*Company C - many men from [[McLean County, Illinois Genealogy|McLean County]] - [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/county/mclean.html McLean County] web site -<br>
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*Company D - many men from [[Wayne County, Illinois Genealogy|Wayne County]] - [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/county/wayne.html Wayne County] web site - <br>
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*Company E - many men from [[Coles County, Illinois Genealogy|Coles County]] - [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/county/coles.html Coles County] web site -<br>
  
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.  
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*Company F - many men from [[Crawford County, Illinois Genealogy|Crawford County]] and [[Richland County, Illinois Genealogy|Richland County]] - [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/county/crawford.html Crawford] and [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/county/richland.html Richland] county web sites -<br>
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*Company G - many men from [[Shelby County, Illinois Genealogy|Shelby County]] and [[Pike County, Illinois Genealogy|Pike County]] - [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/county/shelby.html Shelby] and [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/county/pike.html Pike] county web sites - <br>
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*Company H - many men from [[Washington County, Illinois Genealogy|Washington County]] and [[St. Clair County, Illinois Genealogy|St. Clair County]] - [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/county/washingt.html Washington] and [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/county/stclair.html St. Clair] county web sites - <br>
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*Company I - many men from&nbsp;[[Cumberland County, Illinois Genealogy|Cumberland County]] - [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/county/cumberla.html Cumberland County] web site - <br>
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*Company K - many men from [[Randolph County, Illinois Genealogy|Randolph County]] - [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/county/randolph.html Randolph County] web site - <br>
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*Company L - many men from [[Effingham County, Illinois Genealogy|Effingham County]] - [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/county/effingha.html Effingham County] web site -
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*Company M - many men from [[Wayne County, Illinois Genealogy|Wayne County]] - [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/county/wayne.html Wayne County] web site -
  
=== <br>Other Sources<br> ===
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The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 3,247 men on its roster for this unit. [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=UIL0005RC Roster].
  
WEBSITES
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=== Other Sources ===
  
*[http://www.civilwar.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 30 Dec. 2010) can be searched by soldier's name or by regiment; includes regimental rosters and additional history of the regiment.
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WEBSITES
  
BOOKS
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*[http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/reg_html/index.html Illinois Civil War Rosters from the Adjutant General's Report,] [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/reg_html/cav_005.html 5th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry] (accessed 10 May 2011) includes rosters of all the regiments and information on the different companies in each regiment. <br>
  
<br><br>Illinois
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/cumberland/muster.html Genealogy Trails History Group]. Muster Roll of the 5th Illinois Cavalry, Company A. Includes residences (accessed 2 Jun 2011).<br>
  
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*[[Beginning United States Civil War Research|Beginning United States Civil War Research]] gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Illinois in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).<br>
=== Brief History  ===
 
  
<br>The 50th Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Quincy, Illinois and mustered in on September 12, 1861. They moved to Louisville, Kentucky on June 3-8 and mustered out on July 13, 1865.  
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*National Park Service, [https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information. <br>
  
For more information about the&nbsp;50th Regiment, Illinois&nbsp;Infantry,&nbsp;see the following:
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*[[Illinois in the Civil War|Illinois in the Civil War]] describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Illinois, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc. <br>
  
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/50th_Illinois_Volunteer_Infantry_Regiment Wikipedia], (accessed&nbsp;16 Dec 2010) article for 50th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment.<br>
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*[[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865]] describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc. <br>
  
*[http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unilinf4.htm#50th The Civil War Archive]. (accessed 23 Dec 2010) Brief history of the 50th Regiment Infantry.
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BOOKS AND FILMS
  
=== <br>Companies in this Regiment with County of Origin  ===
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Rhonda M. Kohl. ''The Praire Boys go to War: The Fifth Illinois Cavalry 1861-1865.'' Carbondale, IL:;Southern Illinois University Press, 2010 (fall).<br>  
  
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.  
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Kohl, Rhonda. “The Hard Lessons of War: The Fifth Illinois Cavalry at Helena, Arkansas,” Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 99 (Fall-Winter 2006-07): 185-210.  
  
=== <br>Other Sources<br> ===
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— — “Raising Thunder with the Secesh: Powell Clayton’s Federal Cavalry at Taylor’s Creek and Mount Vernon, May 11, 1863,” Arkansas Historical Quarterly 44 (Summer 2005): 146-170.<br>  
  
WEBSITES
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— — “This God-Forsaken Town: Death and Disease at Helena, Arkansas 1862,” Civil War History 50 (June 2004): 109-177.<br>
  
*[http://www.civilwar.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 30 Dec. 2010) can be searched by soldier's name or by regiment; includes regimental rosters and additional history of the regiment.
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-- -- -- “On Grant’s Front Line: The Fifth Illinois Cavalry in Mississippi,” Illinois Historical Journal 91 (Spring 1998): 41-56.
  
BOOKS
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*United States. War Department. Record and Pension Office. ''ILLINOIS 1st-6th Cavalry.'' (Washington, District of Columbia&nbsp;: The National Archives, 1964), {{FHL|499078|item|disp=FHL film 1488463}}.
  
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=== References ===
  
 
[[Category:Illinois_-_Military_-_Civil_War,_1861-1865]]
 
[[Category:Illinois_-_Military_-_Civil_War,_1861-1865]]

Latest revision as of 22:25, 8 January 2018

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5th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry

Brief History

The 5th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois, August 31 to December 30, 1861. It was mustered out October 27, 1865. [1]

For more information on the history of this unit, see:

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.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 3,247 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources

WEBSITES

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Illinois in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Illinois in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Illinois, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.

BOOKS AND FILMS

Rhonda M. Kohl. The Praire Boys go to War: The Fifth Illinois Cavalry 1861-1865. Carbondale, IL:;Southern Illinois University Press, 2010 (fall).

Kohl, Rhonda. “The Hard Lessons of War: The Fifth Illinois Cavalry at Helena, Arkansas,” Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 99 (Fall-Winter 2006-07): 185-210.

— — “Raising Thunder with the Secesh: Powell Clayton’s Federal Cavalry at Taylor’s Creek and Mount Vernon, May 11, 1863,” Arkansas Historical Quarterly 44 (Summer 2005): 146-170.

— — “This God-Forsaken Town: Death and Disease at Helena, Arkansas 1862,” Civil War History 50 (June 2004): 109-177.

-- -- -- “On Grant’s Front Line: The Fifth Illinois Cavalry in Mississippi,” Illinois Historical Journal 91 (Spring 1998): 41-56.

  • United States. War Department. Record and Pension Office. ILLINOIS 1st-6th Cavalry. (Washington, District of Columbia : The National Archives, 1964), FHL film 1488463.

References

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