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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.  
 
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.  
  
br> The following counties of origin are taken from the ''Adjutant General's Report'', found on the [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/reg_html/index.html Illinois Civil War Rosters] website. Roster pages are from the same report found on the [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant03illi1#page/n6/mode/1up Internet Archives] website. The rosters show the men who served in each regiment, their residences, dates of enlistment and mustering out, and other remarks.  
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The following counties of origin are taken from the ''Adjutant General's Report'', found on the [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/reg_html/index.html Illinois Civil War Rosters] website. Roster pages are from the same report found on the [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant04illi1#page/n6/mode/1up Internet Archives] website. The rosters show the men who served in each regiment, their residences, dates of enlistment and mustering out, and other remarks.  
  
Company A - many men from [[Union County, Illinois#military|Union County]]&nbsp;- Union County web site -<br>
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Company A - many men from [[Union County, Illinois#Military|Union County]]&nbsp;- [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/union.html Union County web site] - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant04illi1#page/175/mode/1up Roster], vol. 4, pages 175-178.<br>  
  
Company B - many men from [[Union County, Illinois#military|Union County]]&nbsp;- Union County web site -<br><br>
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Company B - many men from [[Union County, Illinois#Military|Union County]]&nbsp;- [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/union.html Union County web site] - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant04illi1#page/178/mode/1up Roster], vol. 4, pages 178-181.<br>  
  
Company C - many men from [[Jefferson County, Illinois#military|Jefferson]] and [[Washington County, Illinois#military|Washington]] counties - Jefferson and Washington county web sites - <br>
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Company C - many men from [[Jefferson County, Illinois#Military|Jefferson]] and [[Washington County, Illinois#Military|Washington]] counties - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/jefferso.html Jefferson] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/washingt.html Washington] county web sites - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant04illi1#page/181/mode/1up Roster], vol. 4, pages 181-184.<br>  
  
Company D - many men from [[Hamilton County, Illinois#military|Hamilton]] and [[Jefferson County, Illinois#military|Jefferson]] counties - Hamilton and Jefferson county web sites - <br>
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Company D - many men from [[Hamilton County, Illinois#Military|Hamilton]] and [[Jefferson County, Illinois#Military|Jefferson]] counties - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/hamilton.html Hamilton] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/jefferso.html Jefferson ]county web sites - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant04illi1#page/184/mode/1up Roster], vol. 4, pages 184-188.<br>  
  
Company E - many men from [[Williamson County, Illinois#military|Williamson County]]&nbsp;- Williamson County web site -<br>
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Company E - many men from [[Williamson County, Illinois#Military|Williamson County]]&nbsp;- [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/williams.html Williamson County web site] - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant04illi1#page/188/mode/1up Roster], vol. 4, pages 188-191.&nbsp;<br>  
  
Company F - many men from [[Richland County, Illinois#military|Richland]] and [[Union County, Illinois#military|Union]] counties - Richland and Union county web sites - <br>
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Company F - many men from [[Richland County, Illinois#Military|Richland]] and [[Union County, Illinois#Military|Union]] counties - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/richland.html Richland] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/union.html Union] county web sites - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant04illi1#page/191/mode/1up Roster], vol. 4, pages 191-194.<br>  
  
Company G - many men from [[Hamilton County, Illinois#military|Hamilton]], [[Jefferson County, Illinois#military|Jefferson]], [[Wayne County, Illinois#military|Wayne]] counties - Hamilton, Jefferson, and Wayne county web sites -<br>
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Company G - many men from [[Hamilton County, Illinois#Military|Hamilton]], [[Jefferson County, Illinois#Military|Jefferson]], [[Wayne County, Illinois#Military|Wayne]] counties - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/hamilton.html Hamilton], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/jefferso.html Jefferson], and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/wayne.html Wayne] county web sites - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant04illi1#page/194/mode/1up Roster], vol. 4, pages 194-197.<br>  
  
Company H - many men from [[Pope County, Illinois#military|Pope]], [[Johnson County, Illinois#military|Johnson]] and [[Wayne County, Illinois#military|Wayne]] counties - Pope, Johnson and Wayne county web sites -<br>
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Company H - many men from [[Pope County, Illinois#Military|Pope]], [[Johnson County, Illinois#Military|Johnson]] and [[Wayne County, Illinois#Military|Wayne]] counties - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/pope.html Pope], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/johnson.html Johnson] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/wayne.html Wayne] county web sites - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant04illi1#page/197/mode/1up Roster], vol. 4, pages 197-200.<br>  
  
Company I - many men from [[Jefferson County, Illinois#military|Jefferson County]]&nbsp;- Jefferson County web site -<br>
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Company I - many men from [[Jefferson County, Illinois#Military|Jefferson County]]&nbsp;- [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/jefferso.html Jefferson County web site] - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant04illi1#page/200/mode/1up Roster], vol. 4, pages 200-202.<br>  
  
Company K - many men from [[Johnson County, Illinois#military|Johnson County]]&nbsp;- Johnson County web site -<br>
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Company K - many men from [[Johnson County, Illinois#Military|Johnson County]]&nbsp;- [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/johnson.html Johnson County web site] - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant04illi1#page/202/mode/1up Roster], vol. 4, pages 202-205.<br>  
  
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Unassigned Recruits - [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant04illi1#page/205/mode/1up Roster], vol. 4, pages 239-240.
  
WEBSITES
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=== <br>Other Sources<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.<br>
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WEB SITES
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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>
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*National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ 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>
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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>
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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://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/reg_html/index.html Illinois Civil War Rosters from the Adjutant General's Report,]&nbsp; [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/reg_html/060_reg.html 60th Regiment&nbsp;] (accessed 18 Feb. 2011) includes rosters of all the regiments and information on the different companies in each.
 
*[http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/reg_html/index.html Illinois Civil War Rosters from the Adjutant General's Report,]&nbsp; [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/reg_html/060_reg.html 60th Regiment&nbsp;] (accessed 18 Feb. 2011) includes rosters of all the regiments and information on the different companies in each.
  
BOOKS &amp;&nbsp;FILMS
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*[http://www.ilsos.gov/genealogy/ Illinois State Archives] - Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls Database (accessed 14 June 2011). Search by residence, unit, regiment, company or soldier.<br>
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*[http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/scrapbk/index.html The ILGenWeb Civil War Scrapbook], (accessed&nbsp;9 Aug 2011) contains links to various documents such as personal letters, military papers, articles, histories, obituaries, biographies, etc. Documents are listed by regiment, then by the soldier and his company.<br>
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BOOKS AND FILMS
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*Civil War Centennial Commission of Illinois''. Illinois Military Units in the Civil War''. (Springfield, [Ill.]:Civil War Centennial Commission of Illinois, c1962).{{FHL|689434|item}}.FHL US/CAN Book 977.3 M2im and FHL US/CAN FIlm 6334558. [http://tinyurl.com/3w7thxa Other libraries with this&nbsp;book]. &nbsp;Includes millitary units by county, infantry, cavalry, and artillery regiments, including independent artillery.<br>
  
*Hewett, Janet B and United States. War Department. ''Supplement to the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies''. (Wilmington, North Carolina&nbsp;: Broadfoot Pub. Co., c1994-2001). Part II v. 12 (Union Infantry 50th-60th).{{FHL|750468|item}}FHL US/CAN&nbsp;Book 973 M29u ser. 1 supp. pt. 2 v. 12. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/supplement-to-the-official-records-of-the-union-and-confederate-armies/oclc/39379883&referer=brief_results Other libraries with this book]. <br>
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*Hewett, Janet B and United States. War Department. ''Supplement to the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies''. (Wilmington, North Carolina&nbsp;: Broadfoot Pub. Co., c1994-2001). Part II v. 12 (Union Infantry 50th-60th).{{FHL|750468|item}}FHL US/CAN, Book 973 M29u ser. 1 supp. pt. 2 v. 12. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/supplement-to-the-official-records-of-the-union-and-confederate-armies/oclc/39379883&referer=brief_results Other libraries with this book]. <br>
  
*United States. War Department. Record and Pension Office. ''Compiled Records Showing Service of Military Units in Volunteer Union Organizations''. (Washington, District of Columbia&nbsp;: The National Archives, c1964).{{FHL|499078|item}}&nbsp;59th-64th Infantry FHL US/CAN Film 1488476. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/compiled-records-showing-service-of-military-units-in-volunteer-union-organizations/oclc/33667366&referer=brief_results Other libraries with this microfilm]. View online at [http://www.archive.org/details/compiledrecordss0024unit Internet Archives]. <br>
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*United States. War Department. Record and Pension Office. ''Compiled Records Showing Service of Military Units in Volunteer Union Organizations''. (Washington, District of Columbia&nbsp;: The National Archives, c1964).{{FHL|499078|item}}59th-64th Infantry FHL US/CAN Film 1488476. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/compiled-records-showing-service-of-military-units-in-volunteer-union-organizations/oclc/33667366&referer=brief_results Other libraries with this microfilm]. View online at [http://www.archive.org/details/compiledrecordss0024unit Internet Archives]. <br>
  
 
*Wood, John and Illinois. Quartermaster General's Dept.; Illinois. General Assembly. ''Abstracts of Issues to Fifty-third, Fifty-fourth, Fifty-sixth, Fifty-seventh, Fifty-eighth, Sixtieth, Sixty-fourth and Sixty-fifth Regiments of Infantry. ''(Springfield, Ill.&nbsp;: Baker &amp; Phillips, Printers, c1865.) [http://www.worldcat.org/title/abstracts-of-issues-to-fifty-third-fifty-fourth-fifty-sixth-fifty-seventh-fifty-eighth-sixtieth-sixty-fourth-and-sixty-fifth-regiments-of-infantry/oclc/71295013&referer=brief_results Other libraries with this book]. Report of the Quartermaster General of the State of Illinois.<br>
 
*Wood, John and Illinois. Quartermaster General's Dept.; Illinois. General Assembly. ''Abstracts of Issues to Fifty-third, Fifty-fourth, Fifty-sixth, Fifty-seventh, Fifty-eighth, Sixtieth, Sixty-fourth and Sixty-fifth Regiments of Infantry. ''(Springfield, Ill.&nbsp;: Baker &amp; Phillips, Printers, c1865.) [http://www.worldcat.org/title/abstracts-of-issues-to-fifty-third-fifty-fourth-fifty-sixth-fifty-seventh-fifty-eighth-sixtieth-sixty-fourth-and-sixty-fifth-regiments-of-infantry/oclc/71295013&referer=brief_results Other libraries with this book]. Report of the Quartermaster General of the State of Illinois.<br>

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Brief History

The 60th Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Dubois, Anna, Illinois, and mustered in February 17, 1862. The regiment moved to Louisville, Ky., June 12.  The regiment had provost guard at headquarters of the 14th Army Corps until July 31, then mustered out on July 31, 1865[1].

For more information on the history of the 60th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, see the following:

Wikipedia, (accessed 30 Dec 2010) article on the 60th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

The Civil War Archive. (accessed 30 Dec 2010) Brief history of the 51st 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.

The following counties of origin are taken from the Adjutant General's Report, found on the Illinois Civil War Rosters website. Roster pages are from the same report found on the Internet Archives website. The rosters show the men who served in each regiment, their residences, dates of enlistment and mustering out, and other remarks.

Company A - many men from Union County - Union County web site - Roster, vol. 4, pages 175-178.

Company B - many men from Union County - Union County web site - Roster, vol. 4, pages 178-181.

Company C - many men from Jefferson and Washington counties - Jefferson and Washington county web sites - Roster, vol. 4, pages 181-184.

Company D - many men from Hamilton and Jefferson counties - Hamilton and Jefferson county web sites - Roster, vol. 4, pages 184-188.

Company E - many men from Williamson County - Williamson County web site - Roster, vol. 4, pages 188-191. 

Company F - many men from Richland and Union counties - Richland and Union county web sites - Roster, vol. 4, pages 191-194.

Company G - many men from Hamilton, Jefferson, Wayne counties - Hamilton, Jefferson, and Wayne county web sites - Roster, vol. 4, pages 194-197.

Company H - many men from Pope, Johnson and Wayne counties - Pope, Johnson and Wayne county web sites - Roster, vol. 4, pages 197-200.

Company I - many men from Jefferson County - Jefferson County web site - Roster, vol. 4, pages 200-202.

Company K - many men from Johnson County - Johnson County web site - Roster, vol. 4, pages 202-205.

Unassigned Recruits - Roster, vol. 4, pages 239-240.


Other Sources

WEB SITES

  • 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.
  • Illinois State Archives - Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls Database (accessed 14 June 2011). Search by residence, unit, regiment, company or soldier.
  • The ILGenWeb Civil War Scrapbook, (accessed 9 Aug 2011) contains links to various documents such as personal letters, military papers, articles, histories, obituaries, biographies, etc. Documents are listed by regiment, then by the soldier and his company.

BOOKS AND FILMS

  • Civil War Centennial Commission of Illinois. Illinois Military Units in the Civil War. (Springfield, [Ill.]:Civil War Centennial Commission of Illinois, c1962).FHL Collection.FHL US/CAN Book 977.3 M2im and FHL US/CAN FIlm 6334558. Other libraries with this book.  Includes millitary units by county, infantry, cavalry, and artillery regiments, including independent artillery.
  • Hewett, Janet B and United States. War Department. Supplement to the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. (Wilmington, North Carolina : Broadfoot Pub. Co., c1994-2001). Part II v. 12 (Union Infantry 50th-60th).FHL CollectionFHL US/CAN, Book 973 M29u ser. 1 supp. pt. 2 v. 12. Other libraries with this book.
  • United States. War Department. Record and Pension Office. Compiled Records Showing Service of Military Units in Volunteer Union Organizations. (Washington, District of Columbia : The National Archives, c1964).FHL Collection59th-64th Infantry FHL US/CAN Film 1488476. Other libraries with this microfilm. View online at Internet Archives.
  • Wood, John and Illinois. Quartermaster General's Dept.; Illinois. General Assembly. Abstracts of Issues to Fifty-third, Fifty-fourth, Fifty-sixth, Fifty-seventh, Fifty-eighth, Sixtieth, Sixty-fourth and Sixty-fifth Regiments of Infantry. (Springfield, Ill. : Baker & Phillips, Printers, c1865.) Other libraries with this book. Report of the Quartermaster General of the State of Illinois.
  • Vance, Joseph W and Illinois. Adjutant General's Office. Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Illinois, 1861-1866 .(Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1957, 1980).FHL CollectionFHL US/CAN Film 1670784. Other libraries with this book. View online at Internet Archives.Rosters of officers, enlisted men, and historical memoranda of the regiments.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).