97th Regiment, Illinois Infantry

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Brief History

The 97th Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois, and mustered in September 16, 1862.  It moved to Mobile May 11, thence to Galveston, Texas, and had duty there until July. It mustered out July 29, 1865[1].

For more information on the history of the 97th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, see the following:

  • Wikipedia, (accessed 6 January 2011) article on the 97th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment.
  • Civil War Archive. (accessed 6 Jan 2011) Brief history of the 97th 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 91st-97th Infantry FHL US/CAN Film 1488480. 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).