The History of the Fifty-Ninth Regiment Illinois Volunteers,

or, A three years' campaign through Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee and Kentucky: with a description of the country, towns, skirmishes and battles

Originally published Lathrop, D. (David), Hall & Hutchinson Printers & Binders, Indianapolis, IN, 1865, 243 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 NINTH REGIMENT INFANTRY MISSOURI VOLUNTEERS was organized at St. Louis, Mo., September 18, 1861 by Colonel John C. Kelton, formerly Captain United States Army. The companies composing the Regiment had been raised in the State of Illinois and mustered in at sundry times, in July, August and September, and Companies A, B and C, under Captain Clayton Hale, had been on duty at Cape Girardeau since August 6. September 21, 1861, ordered to Jefferson City, 30th, moved to Booneville, and was brigaded with Thirty-seventh Illinois Infantry, Fifth Iowa Infantry, First Kansas Infantry, and Davidsonís Illinois Battery. Colonel J. C. Kelton, Ninth Missouri, commanding Brigade, Brigadier General John Pope commanding Division. October 13, marched, via Syracuse, to Otterville, arriving 17th. 21st, marched, via Warsaw and Humansville, to Springfield, arriving November 3. November 9, marched toward Syracuse, arriving 17th. November 20, Colonel Worthington, Fifth Iowa Infantry, took command of Brigade. December 7, moved to Lamine bridge, Colonel Julius White taking command of the Brigade. December 15, 1861, moved to Georgetown, Missouri. 23d, returned to Lamine bridge. January 1, P. Sidney Post was commissioned Major, by Governor Gamble. January 25, moved via Syracuse, Tipton and Lebanon, arriving at Springfield, Mo., February 14; marched in pursuit of the enemy to Cassville. 19th, camped at Sugar Creek. 20th, at Osage Springs. February 12, 1862, by an order of the War Department, the Ninth Missouri Volunteers was changed to the Fifty-ninth Illinois Volunteer Infantry. February 22, moved to Cross Hollows. March 6, moved to Pea Ridge.

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.

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