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''[[United States of America|United States]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   [[Illinois|Illinois]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   [[Illinois Military Records|Illinois Military]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   [[Illinois in the Civil War]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   8th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry''
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=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
<br>The 50th Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Quincy, Illinois and mustered in on September 12, 1861. They moved to Louisville, Kentucky on June 3-8 and mustered out on July 13, 1865.  
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The 8th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry was organized at St. Charles, Illinois, and mustered in September 18, 1861.&nbsp; It was mustered out July 17, 1865.<ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 10 May 2011).</ref><br>
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For more information on the history of this unit, see:
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*The Civil War Archive section, [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unilcav1.htm#8th 8th Regiment Cavalry], (accessed 13 June 2012).
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*The Wikipedia article, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8th_Regiment_Illinois_Volunteer_Cavalry 8th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Cavalry] (accessed 15 June 2012).  
  
For more information about the&nbsp;50th Regiment, Illinois&nbsp;Infantry,&nbsp;see the following:
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=== Companies in this Regiment with County of Origin  ===
  
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/50th_Illinois_Volunteer_Infantry_Regiment Wikipedia], (accessed&nbsp;16 Dec 2010) article for 50th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment.<br>
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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.  
  
*[http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unilinf4.htm#50th The Civil War Archive]. (accessed 23 Dec 2010) Brief history of the 50th Regiment Infantry.
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The following counties of origin are taken from the ''Adjutant General's Report'', found on the [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/reg_html/index.html Illinois Civil War Rosters] web site. Roster pages are from the same report found on the [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant08illi1#page/n6/mode/1up 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.  
  
=== <br>Companies in this Regiment with County of Origin  ===
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*Company A - many men from [[Kane County, Illinois|Kane County]], [[Lake County, Illinois|Lake County]], and [[Cook County, Illinois|Cook County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/kane.html Kane], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/lake.html Lake] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/cook.html Cook] county web sites -
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*Company B - many men from [[DeKalb County, Illinois|DeKalb County]] and [[Kane County, Illinois|Kane County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/dekalb.html De Kalb] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/kane.html Kane] county web sites -
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*Company C - many men from [[Whiteside County, Illinois|Whiteside County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/whitesid.html Whiteside County] web site -
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*Company D - many men from [[Cook County, Illinois|Cook County]] and [[DuPage County, Illinois|DuPage County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/cook.html Cook] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/dupage.html Du Page] county web sites -
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*Company E - many men from [[Cook County, Illinois|Cook County]] and [[DuPage County, Illinois|DuPage County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/cook.html Cook] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/dupage.html Du Page] county web sites -
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*Company F - many men from [[Cook County, Illinois|Cook County]] and [[Will County, Illinois|Will County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/cook.html Cook] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/will.html Will] county web sites -
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*Company G - many men from [[Cook County, Illinois|Cook County]] and [[McHenry County, Illinois|McHenry County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/cook.html Cook] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/mchenry.html McHenry] county web sites -
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*Company H - many men from [[McHenry County, Illinois|McHenry County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/mchenry.html McHenry County] web site -
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*Company I - many men from [[Kane County, Illinois|Kane County]] and [[McHenry County, Illinois|McHenry County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/kane.html Kane] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/mchenry.html McHenry] county web sites -
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*Company K - many men from [[Cook County, Illinois|Cook County]], [[DeKalb County, Illinois|De Kalb County]], and [[Will County, Illinois|Will County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/cook.html Cook], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/dekalb.html De Kalb] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/will.html Will] county web sites -
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*Company L - many men from [[Winnebago County, Illinois|Winnebago County]] and [[Cook County, Illinois|Cook County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/winnebag.html Winnebago] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/cook.html Cook] county web sites -
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*Company M - many men from [[Winnebago County, Illinois|Winnebago County]] and [[Cook County, Illinois|Cook County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/winnebag.html Winnebago] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/cook.html Cook] county web site -
  
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.  
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The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 3,894 men on its roster for this unit. [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=UIL0008RC Roster].
  
=== <br>Other Sources<br> ===
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=== Other Sources ===
  
 
WEBSITES  
 
WEBSITES  
  
*[http://www.civilwar.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 30 Dec. 2010) can be searched by soldier's name or by regiment; includes regimental rosters and additional history of the regiment.
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*[[Beginning United States Civil War Research|Beginning United States Civil War Research]] gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Illinois in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
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*National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
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*[[Illinois in the Civil War|Illinois in the Civil War]] describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Illinois, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
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*[[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865]] describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
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*Forsyth, George Alexander. ''Thrilling days in army life.'' (Bethesda, Maryland&nbsp;: University Publications of America, c1993) {{FHL|666002|item|disp=FHL Fiche 6084175}}
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*[http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/reg_html/index.html Illinois Civil War Rosters from the Adjutant General's Report,] [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/reg_html/cav_008.html 8th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry] (accessed 10 May 2011) includes rosters of all the regiments and information on the different companies in each regiment.
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BOOKS
  
BOOKS
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=== References  ===
  
<br><br>Illinois
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[[Category:Illinois_-_Military_-_Civil_War,_1861-1865]]
 
[[Category:Illinois_-_Military_-_Civil_War,_1861-1865]]

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Brief History

The 8th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry was organized at St. Charles, Illinois, and mustered in September 18, 1861.  It was mustered out July 17, 1865.[1]

For more information on the history of this unit, see:

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.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 3,894 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources

WEBSITES

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Illinois in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Illinois in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Illinois, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • Forsyth, George Alexander. Thrilling days in army life. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993) FHL Fiche 6084175

BOOKS

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 10 May 2011).