86th Regiment, Illinois Infantry
For more information on the history of the 86th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, see the following:
• Wikipedia, (accessed 4 Jan. 2011) article on the 86th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment.
•The Civil War Archive. (accessed 4 Jan. 2011) Brief history of the 86th 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.
- Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 4 Jan. 2011) can be searched by soldier's name or by regiment; includes regimental rosters and additional history of the regiment.