72nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry

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Brief History

The 72nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Chicago, Illinois, and mustered in on August 23, 1862. It moved to Vicksburg, Mississippi, on July 19 and mustered out August 7, 1865[1].

For more information on the history of the 72nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, see the following:

Wikipedia, (accessed 30 Dec 2010) article on the 72nd Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

The Civil War Archive. (accessed 30 Dec 2010) Brief history of the 72nd 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.

Other Sources




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