60th Regiment, Illinois Infantry
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.
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.
- 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.
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).