• Creator
  • Illinois. Adjutant General
  • Created Date
  • 1-9-03
  • Description
  • In 1901 the Illinois Adjutant General published revised reports about Illinois regiments in the Civil War. These regimental reports provide a detailed account of the men who served in the War; for example, the report of the Illinois 34th Infantry contains a roster, or list, of soldiers in the regiment arranged by company, rank and then alphabetically by last name. For each soldier the report records place of residence, dates of service and “re... more
    In 1901 the Illinois Adjutant General published revised reports about Illinois regiments in the Civil War. These regimental reports provide a detailed account of the men who served in the War; for example, the report of the Illinois 34th Infantry contains a roster, or list, of soldiers in the regiment arranged by company, rank and then alphabetically by last name. For each soldier the report records place of residence, dates of service and “remarks”; for example, “Promoted to2d Lieutenant” or “Discharged Jan. 1, '63, wounds.” Accompanying the roster is a summary of the regiment's activities in the Civil War. A regiment typically consisted of 10 companies with 97 men and 3 officers. Edward N. Kirk, a prominent attorney from Sterling, Illinois, organized the Illinois 34th Volunteer Infantry. The regiment was mustered in on September 7, 1861 and mustered out on July 12, 1865. Among other battles, the 34th fought under General Sherman during the Atlanta Campaign, the March to the Sea, and the Carolinas Campaign. Views of the aftermath of these battles can be found in George Barnard’s photograph album, "Photographic Views of Sherman's Campaign." The photographs are available for viewing in this database. Antebellum Society and the Civil War. 16 History. less
  • Format
  • Infantry