Illinois

compiled by Ken Scheffler

The Illinois State Archives has now made the Muster & Descriptive Rolls for Civil War regiments from that state available online. Unlike the previous database, this database includes the recruit's "nativity" if known. During the next weeks and months (if not years) I intend to go through these rolls, which in the end should expand this list to well past one thousand names. The follwoing units have been or are in the process of being checked:

Completed

  • 20th Infantry [58 names]
  • 23rd Infantry [41 names]

    Checking

  • 7th Infantry
  • 66th Infantry
    1. Adams, William V. born: Canada. Served with the 127th Infantry. [EGAR]
    2. Allen, Stuart S.--nativity: Canada; 23rd Infantry, Company F. [IMDR]
    3. Amiot, John B.--nativity: St. Martyns, Montreal, Canada; 20th Infantry, Company G. [IMDR]
    4. Bailey, Simeon James born: Hox, Ontario (?). Served with the 10th Cavalry. [CWBK]
    5. Baker, George N.--nativity: Quebec, Canada East; 23rd Infantry, Company A. [IMDR]
    6. Baker, William--nativity: Canada; 20th Infantry, Company G. [IMDR]
    7. Banks, Horatio born: Canada. Served with the 74th Infantry, Company E [SDGAR]
    8. Banning, Benjamin born: Canada. Served with the 7th Cavalry, Company A [SDGAR]
    9. Barrett, John--nativity: Canada; 20th Infantry, Company C. [IMDR]
    10. Bartlett, Henry W.--nativity: Prince Edward Island; 20th Infantry, Company F. [IMDR]
    11. Bernier, Gideon--nativity: Canada East; 20th Infantry, Company B [IMDR]
    12. Beuker, Edwin (aka Buker, Edmund)--nativity: Kingston, Canada; 20th Infantry, Company G. [IMDR]
    13. Beyers, David 37th Infantry, Company A from Canada SDGAR
    14. Bigham, Hamilton 1st Artillery, Company D from Fort Erie, Canada West
    15. Birdsell, John A., Pvt and Sgt., 46th Infnatry, Company K (also 10th Minn) from Canada
    16. Brayton, Comfort--nativity: Canada East; 20th Infantry, Company I. [IMDR]
    17. Brou(i)lette, Alphonso--nativity: Shrewsbury, Canada; 20th Infantry, Company G. [IMDR]
    18. Brown, Hiram J. born: Canada. Served with the 17th Cavalry. [EGAR]
    19. Buck, Henry--nativity: Waterford, Canada West; 20th Infantry, Company C. [IMDR]
    20. Butler, Thomas--nativity: Kingston, Canada; 20th Infantry, Company E. [IMDR]
    21. Campbell, Malcomb--nativity: Canada; 23rd Infantry, Company A. [IMDR]
    22. Cannan, Robert E. born: Canada. Served with the 7th Infantry. [EGAR]
    23. Carey, George, Artificer, 1st Artillery, Company M from London, C. E. [sic?]
    24. Carter, Hiram--nativity: Canada; 20th Infantry, Company H. [IMDR]
    25. Carter, Robert--nativity: Canada; 20th Infantry, Company H. [IMDR]
    26. Chamberlain, S. D. born: Canada. Served with the 13th Infantry. [EGAR]
    27. Chapman, James E., 2nd Lt., 139th Infantry, Company G from Canada SDGAR
    28. Chapman, Joseph--nativity: Canada; 23rd Infantry, Company F. [IMDR]
    29. Cleghorn, John F.--nativity: Rice Lake, Durpan [Durham], Canada West; 20th Infantry, Company B. [IMDR]
    30. Connor, James--nativity: St. Johns, New Brunswick; 23rd Infantry, Company B. [IMDR]
    31. Counter, John M.--nativity: Frontenac, Canada; 20th Infantry, Company F. [IMDR]
    32. Cowen, John--nativity: Canada; 20th Infantry, Company D. [IMDR]
    33. Crawford, Alex. D., Private, 75th Infantry, Company E from Canada SDGAR
    34. Cuppy, Samuel--nativity: Montreal, Canada; 20th Infantry, Company F. [IMDR]
    35. Dano, Alexander born: Canada. Served with the 127th Infantry. [CWBK]
    36. Davison, George, Private, 9th Cavalry, Company D from Kingston, Canada West
    37. Dean, John--nativity: Canada; 23rd Infantry, Company C. [IMDR]
    38. Delany, Patrick 15th Infantry, Company D from Toronto, Canada West
    39. Dezel(i)a, Daniel--nativity: Chatham, Canada; 23rd Infantry, Company H. [IMDR]
    40. Donahoe, Alexander--nativity: Bytown, Canada; 23rd Infantry, Company I. [IMDR]
    41. Duffey, Alonzo--nativity: Peal, Canada West; 23rd Infantry, Company D. [IMDR]
    42. Duncan, John--nativity: Canada; 20th Infantry, Company G. [IMDR]
    43. Dunn, Michael--nativity: Canada; 20th Infantry, Company G. [IMDR]
    44. Elkins, Marole--nativity: Canada; 20th Infantry, Company H. [IMDR]
    45. Fair, John--nativity: Canada; 23rd Infantry, Company G. [IMDR]
    46. Fisher, Robert 14th Infantry, Company D from Canada West
    47. Fitzgerald, James--nativity: Quebec, Canada; 23rd Infantry, Company I. [IMDR]
    48. Forsyth, Levi--nativity: Canada; 20th Infantry, Company D. [IMDR]
    49. Foster, Thomas 34th Infantry, Company H from Canada
    50. Fournier (Forirnier), Xavier--nativity: Quebec, Canada; 20th Infantry, Company G. [IMDR]
    51. Gaines, Charles--nativity: Canada; 20th Infantry, Company B. [IMDR]
    52. Gallagher, James--nativity: Cornwall, Canada West; 20th Infantry, Company B. [IMDR]
    53. Gallagher, Martin--nativity: Montreal, Canada; 23rd Infantry, Company G. [IMDR]
    54. Gates, William--nativity: Upper Canada; 20th Infantry, Company D. [IMDR]
    55. Geroux, Euzelee--nativity: English River, Canada; 20th Infantry, Company G. [IMDR]
    56. Gillman, George E. 141st Infantry, Company G? from Canada?
    57. Gleeson, Dennis--nativity: Canada; 23rd Infantry, Company D. [IMDR]
    58. Godfrey, William 47th Infantry, Company B from Elora, Canada West ??
    59. Godwin, George W. born: Essex Co., Ont. Served with the 36th Infantry. [CWBK]
    60. Gould, John H., Private, 53rd Infantry, Company D from Ontario [County?], Canada SDGAR
    61. Green, John--nativity: Kingston, Canada; 23rd Infantry, Company G. [IMDR]
    62. Guinette, Charles 47th Infantry, Comapny B from Elora, Canada West ??
    63. Haley, John--nativity: Canada; 20th Infantry, Company G. [IMDR]
    64. Hall, Asiel, Private, 12th Infantry, Company H from Canada SDGAR
    65. Hannah, Robert, Private, 15th Infantry, Company F from Montreal, Canada East SDGAR
    66. Happa, Frank D. 37th Infantry from Montreal, Canada East
    67. Ha(r)thnance, Benjamin G./F.--nativity: Canada; 23rd Infantry, Company C. [IMDR]
    68. Hartley, John--nativity: Canada; 20th Infantry, Company D. [IMDR]
    69. Hawley, Oliver A., Pvt. and Sgt., 8th Cavalry, Company F from Canada West SDGAR
    70. Healey, Patrick--nativity: Canada or Ireland; 23rd Infantry, Company K. [IMDR]
    71. Henry, Warren Peter--nativity: Darlington, Canada East; 23rd Infantry, Company A. [IMDR]
    72. Herbert, John--nativity: Canada; 20th Infantry, Company D. [IMDR]
    73. Hokins, Monse 47th Infantry, Company B from Canada West
    74. Holsinger, William H. 47th Infantry, Company B from Canada West
    75. Houghton, George L., Private, 104th Infantry, Company D from Canada SDGAR
    76. Hubble, Samuel--nativity: Canada; 20th Infantry, Company K. [IMDR]
    77. Hume, James--nativity: Richmond, Canada; 23rd Infantry, Company G & H. [IMDR]
    78. Humphrey, Stephen D. 47th Infantry, Company B from Canada West
    79. Jackson, Henry--nativity: Canada; 20th Infantry, Company E. [IMDR]
    80. Jemmison, Thomas--nativity: Canada; 20th Infantry, Company I. [IMDR]
    81. Johnson, James--nativity: Canada; 20th Infantry, Company I. [IMDR]
    82. Johnston, James--nativity: St. John, New Brunswick; 23rd Infantry, Company A. [IMDR]
    83. Kane, John--nativity: Canada; 20th Infantry, Company G. [IMDR]
    84. King, Henry--nativity: Hamilton, Canada West; 20th Infantry, Company B & HQ. [IMDR]
    85. King, Thomas--nativity: Canada; 20th Infantry, Company C. [IMDR]
    86. Lannigan, John--nativity: New Brunswick/Fredrickton, Nova Scotia; 23rd Infantry, Company C (?), F, I, & K. [IMDR]
    87. Lanphear, Ephraim, Private, 14th Infantry, Company F from Montreal, Canada West
    88. Larve (Lavoe), John--nativity: Montreal, Canada; 20th Infantry, Company G. [IMDR]
    89. Lawler, John--nativity: Canada; 23rd Infantry, Company E. [IMDR]
    90. Lawrence, Thomas E. born: Cranmer, CW. Served with the 52nd Infantry. [EGAR]
    91. Leavitt, Alfred J.--nativity: Telsonburg, Canada West; 20th Infantry, Company C. [IMDR]
    92. Lee, George--nativity: Wentworth, Argentyle (?), Canada West; 20th Infantry, Company B. [IMDR]
    93. Linley, Joseph 22nd Infantry, Company B from Montreal, Canada West
    94. Lithgow, William, Private, 17th Infantry, Company B from Canada SDGAR
    95. Lockhead, Daniel, Private, 22nd Infantry, Company K from Toronto, Canada West
    96. Long, James, Private and Corporal, 12th Infantry, Company B from Canada SDGAR
    97. Looney, William J., Rec?, 18th Infantry, Company I from Hamilton, Canada West [ILSA]
    98. Lord, James A.--nativity: Dorchester, Canada West; 20th Infantry, Company [IMDR]
    99. Lynn, Joseph--nativity: Canada; 23rd Infantry, Company C. [IMDR]
    100. Mahon, Edward 10th Cavalry, Company D from Toronto, Canada West
    101. Maitlett, Euceba--nativity: Canada; 20th Infantry, Company E. [IMDR]
    102. Mallow, Alfred 31st Infantry, Company K from Montreal, Canada East
    103. Maloney, Patrick--nativity: Belleville, Canada; 20th Infantry, Company E. [IMDR]
    104. Mangun, Jerome, 1st Lt., 51st Infantry, Company D (also Pvt with 123rd NY Inf.) from Quebec, Canada East SDGAR
    105. Marsh, Thomas--nativity: Canada; 23rd Infantry, Company C. [IMDR]
    106. Marsh, William G.--nativity: Canada; 23rd Infantry, Company C. [IMDR]
    107. Marshall, Thomas--nativity: Hamilton, Canada; 23rd Infantry, Company E. [IMDR]
    108. McAuly, John--nativity: Canada; 23rd Infantry, Company C. [IMDR]
    109. McCarthy, John--nativity: Canada; 23rd Infantry, Company I. [IMDR]
    110. McClain, John--nativity: Quebec, Canada; 23rd Infantry, Company B. [IMDR]
    111. McCloy, John B.--nativity: Canada; 20th Infantry, Company I. [IMDR]
    112. McCoy, James--nativity: Canada; 20th Infantry, Company D. [IMDR]
    113. McCracken, George of Henshaw's Illinois Battery from Toronto, Canada West
    114. McDonald, Alexander--nativity: Canada; 20th Infantry, Company B. [IMDR]
    115. McDonald, John--nativity: Canada; 20th Infantry, Company G. [IMDR]
    116. McDonald, John--nativity: Canada; 23rd Infantry, Company C. [IMDR]
    117. McGinnis, John--nativity: London, Canada West; 23rd Infantry, Company A. [IMDR]
    118. McProcunier, F., Private, 7th Cavalry, Company E from Canada SDGAR
    119. Mitchell, George born: Prince Edward Island. Served with the 7th Infantry. [CWBK]
    120. Mitchell, Henry born: Prince Edward Island; 20th Infantry, Company K. [IMDR] [CWBK]
    121. Moulton, Joseph H., Pvt and 1st Lt., 47th Infantry, Company F from Canada SDGAR
    122. Murray, Peter--nativity: Canada; 23rd Infantry, Company K. [IMDR]
    123. O'Cane/O'Kane, Patrick--nativity: Frederickston, New Brunswick; 23rd Infantry, Company F. [IMDR]
    124. Parker, George D. born: Canada. Served with the 36th Infantry. [CWBK]
    125. Peterkin, James 59th Infantry, Company D from Montreal, Canada East
    126. Piercy, Richard--nativity: Canada; 23rd Infantry, Company C. [IMDR]
    127. Prentice, William J.--nativity: Toronto, Canada West; 20th Infantry, Company K. [IMDR]
    128. Price, John--nativity: Canada; 20th Infantry, Company D. [IMDR]
    129. Raymo, Alexander born: Canada. Served with the 52nd Infantry. [CWBK]
    130. Rice, Thomas--nativity: Canada; 20th Infantry, Company I. [IMDR]
    131. Roby, William 28th Infantry, Company A? from Chippewa, Canada West
    132. Rogers, John--nativity: Canada; 20th Infantry, Company H. [IMDR]
    133. Romilard, Larces--nativity: Montreal, Canada; 20th Infantry, Company K. [IMDR]
    134. Rowell, Abraham--nativity: Sandrich, Canada West; 23rd Infantry, Company A. [IMDR]
    135. Scott, Wilson D.--nativity: Yarmouth, Canada; 23rd Infantry, Company D. [IMDR]
    136. Seaton, Leonard Turner born: New Castle, Ont. Served with the 10th Infantry. [CWBK]
    137. Shorkey, Arthurwyne? 47th Infantry, Company G from Silar/Silas, Canada East
    138. Silver, George E. born: Cramma, Canada. Served with the 7th Infantry. [EGAR]
    139. Silver, Timothy S. born: Carmany, Canada. Served with the 42nd Infantry. [EGAR]
    140. Skinner, Uriah, Private, 19th Infantry, Company B from Canada SDGAR
    141. Slater, John 142nd Infantry, Company I from Hamilton, Canada West [ILSA]
    142. Smith, John--nativity: Canada; 23rd Infantry, Company A. [IMDR]
    143. Smith, Joseph, Private, 58th Infantry, Company C from Canada SDGAR
    144. Soules, John W.--nativity: Canada; 23rd Infantry, Company D. [IMDR]
    145. Steinbarge (Steinburg), Norman; Private, 67th Infantry, Company I. According to a census of "Able Bodied Male Citizens" of Crete and Washington Twps., Will County, Illinois, Steinbarge, whose birthplace was simply given as Canada, was serving with the aforementioned regiment. A search of the database provided by the Illinois State Archives shows that there was Norman Steinburg with the regiment. However, in the database, his place of residence was given as Chicago. Norman had an older brother, Frederick, who according to the census was not yet serving in the war; according to the database, there was a Frederick Steinberg serving with the 15th Illinois Cavalry, but his place of residence is given as Clinton County, and I am assuming, until I learn otherwise, that this is not Norman's brother. Click [here] to view the census.
    146. Stinson, Charles W. an Assistant Surgeon with 23rd Infantry, Headquarters from Canada?
    147. Story, John--nativity: Bayham, Elgin, Canada; 20th Infantry, Company F. [IMDR]
    148. Story, Richard--nativity: Bayham, Elgin, Canada; 20th Infantry, Company F. [IMDR]
    149. Sullivan, Eugene, Private, 81st Infantry, Company I from Toronto, Canada West
    150. Tichnor, Charles H. born: Canada. Served with the 60th Infantry. [CWBK]
    151. Ward, William--nativity: Kingston, Canada; 23rd Infantry, Company B. [IMDR]
    152. Watson, John--nativity: Upper Canada; 20th Infantry, Company H. [IMDR]
    153. Wheelon, Albert, Private, 95th Infantry, Company E from Canada [SDGAR]
    154. Willett, Edward--nativity: Quebec, Canada; 23rd Infantry, Company A. [IMDR]
    155. Willett, Isadore--nativity: Kingston, Canada; 23rd Infantry, Company H. [IMDR]
    156. Williams, Charles--nativity: Qubec, Lower Canada; 20th Infantry, Company D. [IMDR]
    157. Williams, John--nativity: Canada; 20th Infantry, Company E. [IMDR]
    158. Winer, William D. Surgeon, 23rd Infantry. Probably born in Hamilton, Upper Canada, and likely spent much of his childhood there. Studied medicine at the University of Toronto. Worked in New York for several years before furthering his studies in Paris, France. Established himself in Chicago in 1856. He is buried at the Hamilton City Cemetery in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
    159. Woodward, L. M. born: Canada. Served with the 8th Cavalry, Company I. [SDGAR]
    160. Young, Nelson--nativity: Canada; 20th Infantry, Company F. [IMDR]
    161. Young, Stephen 72nd Infantry, Company F from Goodrich, Canada West


    SOURCES

    [CWBK] Veterans of the Civil War Buried in Kendall County, Illinois (Rootsweb)

    [EGAR] Membership Roster for Post #49 of the Grand Army of the Republic in Elgin, Illinois (Website)

    [ILSA] Illinois State Archives

    [IMDR] Illinois Civil War Muster & Dexcriptive Rolls database

    [SDGAR] Grand Army of the Republic in South Dakota (Rootsweb)