The Story of the Fifty-fifth Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War 1861-1865

Originally published BY A COMMITTEE OF THE REGIMENT, Printed W. J. Coulter, Clinton, Mass., 1887 519 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:

The FIFTY-FIFTH ILLINOIS INFANTRY VOLUNTEERS was organized at Camp Douglas, Chicago, and mustered into service October 31, 1861. It was one of the two Regiments raised by David Stuart, its subsequent Colonel, under Act of Congress, and called the "Douglas Brigade". The other Regiment was the one afterwards known as the famous "Forty-second Illinois". The two Regiments never served together. The Fifty-fifth Illinois was principally made up from bodies of recruits raised in Fulton, McDonough, LaSalle, Grundy, DeKalb, Kane and Winnebago counties, and its members were largely young men raised upon farms.

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# = IL54

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