|Originally published William Wirt Calkins, Donohue & Henneberry, Chicago, 1895, 539 pp. This is a reproduction on CD and is searchable. |
If you are compiling your family genealogy and an ancestor served in the civil war, regimental histories can be useful for providing background on the life of your ancestor. You can experience the same excitement and boredom as your ancestor without being shot at. The histories often may contain a list of the men who served with you ancestor. Often the histories will contain a description of the battles and the day to day events as they march and camped.
From the Illinois Adjutant General's Report:
This Regiment was organized at Ottawa, in August 1862, and was composed almost entirely of La Salle county men.
Before being uniformed or armed, they received orders to report at Louisville, Ky., where they remained for some time, an d in the reorganization of General Buell's Army were assigned to General Dumont's Division, and when General Buell commenced his march in pursuit of General Bragg, were on the left of the army, going first to Frankfort, Ky., where they remained until October 26, then marching to Bowling Green, Glasgow, Thompkinsville, and on the 1st of December, reached Hartsville, Tenn., on the Cumberland River. The Brigade was commanded by Colonel Scott, of the Nineteenth Illinois, until they reached Hartsville, when Colonel A. B. Moore, of the One Hundred and Fourth Illinois, was assigned to the command. Lieutenant Colonel Hapeman commanding the Regiment.
About the CD: This CD provides the genealogist the opportunity to have access to information from a book that is difficult to locate in the used book market. The CD was made by scanning an original copy of the book. Any defect such as notes in the margin or light text will also appear in the CD version. The CD requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the file, the latest Windows version is included with the CD. The Mac & Window readers can also be downloaded from the Adobe website. The information on the CD can either be printed out and read in the traditional manner or viewed with your computer. When viewing on your screen the page size can be increased to make reading easier. This CD is searchable and is packaged in a projective sleeve.
Book# = IL51
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