History of the Thirty -Third Regiment
Illinois Veteran Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War
22nd August, 1861, to 7th December, 1865

Originally published General Isaac H. Elliott & Virgil G. Way Gibson City, IL. Published by the Association, 1902, 288 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.

For Example: August llth another expedition on the Iaton and Ella, accompanied by the ram Monarch, went to the mouth of White river, and secured 37 bales of cotton. The laton became disabled in the night and was taken in tow by the Monarch. On the 14th Companies A, C and D were sent out. Col. Hovey took a scout with Co. K and found 130 bales of cotton hidden in a canebrake, which was brought in ; one man died from the effect of the in tense heat. August 17th Companies B, C, E and K went to Napoleon, at the mouth of the Arkansas river, stopping on the way tocollect six bales of cotton. Company E was sent ashore at Napoleon to hunt for more, but found none. We anchored for the night below the mouth of the Arkansas. In the morning a number of shots were exchanged between the boat and shore, without damage. Near the mouth of White river Companies B and K were sent ashore to explore a road. The boat tied up that night at Island 60, and returned us to camp next day. For the next four weeks expeditions similar to those already described were sent out from time to time. They all experienced the usual bushwhacking and dis tress from heat.

From the Illinois Adjutant General's Report:

The THIRTY-THIRD INFANTRY ILLINOIS VOLUNTEERS was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois, in the month of September 1861, by Colonel Chas. E. Hovey, and mustered into the United States service by Captain T. G. Pitcher, U.S.A. September 20, moved to Ironton, Mo., via St. Louis. Remained at Ironton during the winter, with occasion scouts into the country. On one of these the battle of Frederickstown was fought- Company A on skirmish line. March 1862, moved, with the command of General Steele, southward, passing into Arkansas at Pitman's Ferry, and marching, via Pocahontas and Jacksonport, to Batesville, where it joined General Curtis' army; thence, via Jacksonport, Augusta and Clarendon, to Helena.

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.The second scan on the right is at 200%. This CD is searchable and has a series of bookmarks making navigation through the file easier. The CD is packaged in a projective sleeve.

Book# = IL39

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