86th Regiment, Illinois Infantry

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Brief History

The 86th Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Peoria, Illinois, and mustered in August 27, 1862.
It marched to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Virginia, April 29-May 19, 1865 and mustered out June 6 and discharged at Chicago, Illinois, June 21, 1865[1].

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.

Other Sources



  • 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 83rd-90th Infantry FHL US/CAN Film 1488479. Other libraries with this microfilm. View online at Internet Archives.


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