62nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry

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Brief History

The 62nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Dubois, Anna, Illinois on April 10, 1862. The regiment moved to Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation on July 28, 1865.  They were on duty there until March, 1866 and mustered out on March 6, 1866[1].

For more information on the history of the 62nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, see the following:

Wikipedia, (accessed 30 Dec 2010) article on the 62nd Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

The Civil War Archive. (accessed 30 Dec 2010) Brief history of the 62nd 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 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.

Company A - many men from Lawrence County - Lawrence County web site - Roster, vol. 4 pages 245-247.

Company B - many men from Washington CountyWashington County web siteRoster, vol. 4 pages 247-250.

Company C - many men from Clark and Coles counties - Clark and Coles county web sites - Roster, vol. 4 pages 250-253.

Company D - many men from White County - White County web site - Roster, vol. 4 pages 253-256.

Company E - many men from Fayette and Coles counties - Fayette and Coles county web sites - Roster, vol. 4 pages 256-259.

Company F - many men from Crawford County - Crawford County web site - Roster, vol. 4 pages 259-262.

Company G - many men from Effingham County - Effingham County web site - Roster, vol. 4 pages 262-265.

Company H - men from assorted counties - Roster, vol. 4 pages 265-267.

Company I - many men from Schuyler County - Schuyler County web site - Roster, vol. 4 pages 267-270.

Company K - many men from Edgar and Coles counties - Edgar and Coles county web sites - Roster, vol. 4 pages 270-273.

Other Sources



  • 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.
  • 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 Collection 54th-58th Infantry FHL US/CAN Film 148877. Other libraries with this microfilm. View online at Internet Archives.
  • 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.


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