8th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry

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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]


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 Kane, Lake and Cook counties - Kane, Lake and Cook county web sites -
  • Company B - many men from De Kalb and Kane counties - De Kalb and Kane county web sites -
  • Company C - many men from Whiteside County - Whiteside County web site -
  • Company D - many men from Cook and Du Page counties - Cook and Du Page county web sites -
  • Company E - many men from Cook and Du Page counties - Cook and Du Page county web sites -
  • Company F - many men from Cook and Will counties - Cook and Will county web sites -
  • Company G - many men from Cook and McHenry counties - Cook and McHenry county web sites -
  • Company H - many men from McHenry County - McHenry County web site -
  • Company I - many men from Kane and McHenry counties - Kane and McHenry county web sites -
  • Company K - many men from Cook, De Kalb and Will counties - Cook, De Kalb and Will county web sites -
  • Company L - many men from Winnebago and Cook counties - Winnebago and Cook county web sites -
  • Company M - many men from Winnebago and Cook counties - Winnebago and Cook county web site -


Other Sources

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References

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