28th Regiment, Illinois Infantry
Brief History[edit | edit source]
The 28th Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois, and mustered in August 15, 1861. It mustered out March 15 and discharged at Camp Butler, Illinois, May 13, 1866. 
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 28th Regiment Infantry, (accessed 14 June 2012).
- The Wikipedia article, 28th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment, (accessed 15 June 2012).
Companies in this Regiment with County of Origin[edit | edit source]
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.
The following counties of origin are taken from the Adjutant General's Report, found on the Illinois Civil War Rosters web site. Roster pages are from the same report found on the Internet Archives web site. The rosters show the men who served in each regiment, their residences, dates of enlistment and mustering out, and other remarks.
- Company A - many men from Mason County - Mason County web site - Roster, vol. 2, pages 418-420.
- Company B - many men from Pike County - Pike County web site - Roster, vol. 2, pages 421-422.
- Company C - many men from Scott County - Scott County web site - Roster, vol. 2, pages 423-424.
- Company D - many men from McDonough County - McDonough County web site - Roster, vol. 2, pages 425-427.
- Company E - many men from Pike County - Pike County web site - Roster, vol. 2, pages 427-429.
- Company F - many men from Menard County - Menard County web site - Roster, vol. 2, pages 429-431.
- Company G - many men from Schuyler County - Schulyer County web site - Roster, vol. 2, pages 431-433.
- Company H - many men from Fulton County - Fulton County web site - Roster, vol. 2, pages 433-435.
- Company I - many men from Pike County - Pike County web site -Roster, vol. 2, pages 435-437.
- Company K - many men from Logan County and Menard County - Logan and Menard county web site - Roster, vol. 2, pages 438-439.
- Unassigned Recruits -Roster, vol. 2, page 440.
Other Sources[edit | edit source]
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Illinois in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
- Illinois in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Illinois, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- Illinois Civil War Rosters from the Adjutant General's Report, 28th Regiment (accessed 10 May 2011) includes rosters of all the regiments and information on the different companies in each regiment.
- Illinois State Archives - Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls Database (accessed 14 June 2011). Search by residence, unit, regiment, company or soldier.
- Hobart, Edwin L. (Edwin Lucius). Semi-history of a boy-veteran of the Twenty-Eighth Regiment Illinois Infantry Volunteers, in a black regiment : a diary of 28th Ill. from organization to veteranizing. History of the Fifty-Eighth Regiment, U.S. Colored Infantry. . . itinerary of the 17th Army Corps with full report of General Marcelus M. Crocker, Commanding Fourth Division. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993), FHL fiche 6084221
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 10 May 2011).