64th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (Yates' Sharpshooters)

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Brief History

The 64th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (Yates' Sharpshooters) was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois, as a Battalion of 4 Companies, on December, 1861. They mustered out on July 11 and were discharged at Chicago, Illinois, July 18, 1865[1].

For more information on the history of the 64th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (Yates' Sharpshooters), see the following:

Wikipedia, (accessed 30 Dec 2010) article on the 64th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

The Civil War Archive. (accessed 30 Dec 2010) Brief history of the 64th Regiment Infantry (Yates' Sharpshooters).

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.

Other Sources



  • 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 59th-64th Infantry FHL US/CAN Film 1488476 . Other libraries with this microfilm.


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