78th Regiment, Illinois Infantry
The 78th Regiment, Illinois Infantrywas organized at Quincy, Illinois, and mustered in on September 1, 1862. The regiment marched to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Virginia from April 29-May 19, 1865 and mustered out on June 7, 1865.
For more information on the history of the 78th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, see the following:
• Wikipedia, (accessed 30 Dec 2010) article on the 78th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment.
•The Civil War Archive. (accessed 30 Dec 2010) Brief history of the 78th 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.