73rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry

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Brief History

The 73rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois, and mustered in August 21, 1862. It moved to Nashville, Tennessee, and did duty there until June, mustering out on June 12, 1865[1].

For more information on the history of the 73rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, see the following:

Wikipedia, (accessed 30 Dec 2010) article on the 73rd Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

The Civil War Archive. (accessed 30 Dec 2010) Brief history of the 73rd 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).