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.

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 Sangamon County -

Company B - many men from Tazewell County -

Company C - many men from Vermilion County -

Company D - many men from Piatt County -

Company E - many men from Vermilion County -

Company F - many men from Logan County -

Company G - many men from Schuyler and Sangamon counties -

Company H - many men from Pike County -

Company I - many men from Sangamon County -

Company K - many men from Jackson County -

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 65th-75th Infantry FHL US/CAN Film 1488477. 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.
  • Lawler, David F, et al. A History of the Seventy-Third Regiment of Illinois Infantry Volunteers its Services and Experiences in Camp, on the March, on the Picket and Skirmish lLnes, and in Many Battles of the War, 1861-1865...(Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993). FHL CollectionFHL US/CAN Fiche 6084272.


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