Finding 1861–1869 Names of Residents & Civil War Soldiers
Part Three – Florida through Illinois
By William Dollarhide
Between the 1860 and 1870 federal censuses, there were state censuses, statewide tax lists, military lists, and other statewide name lists produced for Union and Confederate states, including territories and states created during the Civil War. Post-Civil War Pension Records for the confederate soldiers were also a function of the individual states, rather than the U.S. federal government.
This review continues the series started earlier and is presented in alphabetical order for all participating states and territories of the Civil War era, and identifies for each the following resources:
• The State Archives and/or the State Library Website; and any Civil War related databases available online at that Website.
• Any Civil War Website for a state.
• Any 1861-1869 online database for a state.
• Any published Compiled Service Records, Militia Lists, Pension Records, or Veteran Records specific to the state.
• Any statewide name lists 1861-1869, including State Censuses, Tax Lists, or Voter Registration Lists.
Online Florida Resources:
State Archives: Florida State Archives (FSA), Tallahassee, FL. Website: http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/index_researchers.cfm
Online Civil War databases at the FSA Website:
Florida Confederate Pension Application Files
Florida Civil War Website: www.civilwarflorida.com/site/news/
Published Florida Resources:
Compiled Service Records of Confederate soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Florida , microfilm of original records at The National Archives, Washington, DC. Filmed by the Archives, 1957, series M251, 104 rolls, beginning with FHL film #191679 (Index, A-Bru) and FHL film #191668 (1st Cavalry, A-E). The names from this series were indexed at the NPS Website.
Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Florida, microfilm of original records at the National Archives, Washington, DC. Filmed by the Archives, 1962, 11 rolls. FHL has entire set, beginning with FHL film #1299987 (1st Cavalry, A-C). The names from this series were indexed at the NPS Website.
Records of the War Department, War Department Collection of Confederate Records: Compiled Military Service Records of General and Staff Officers From the State of Florida, microfilm of original records at the Central Plains Region, National Archives. Filmed by the Archives, 1958, 3 rolls. The names are arranged alphabetically. FHL has this series, beginning with FHL film #191674 (FL General and Staff Officers: A – Col).
For a list of Florida CSA soldiers who served with Alabama regiments, see the Alabama citation to Confederate Service Records (for out-of-state soldiers who served in Alabama units).
Index of Floridians Serving in War Between States, microfilm of typescript (carbon copy, 210 leaves) at the Pension Department, State Capitol Building, Tallahassee, FL (1956). Indexes the Civil War section of: Soldiers of Florida in the Seminole Indian, Civil, and Spanish American Wars. Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1956, 1 roll, FHL film #6887).
Biographical Rosters of Florida’s Confederate and Union Soldiers, 1861-1865, by David W. Hartman, compiler; Davis Coles, associate compiler, published by Broadfoot Publishing, Wilmington, NC, 1995, 6 vols. From preface: “Compiled from service records, pension records, diaries, family and local histories, descendants’ letters, wartime newspapers and diaries etc. to create a biographical record for as many Confederate and Union soldiers as possible who have been identified as having served in Florida units.” Arranged alphabetically by surname within each company. Bibliography: p. 2356-2386 (in vol. 6). Contents: vol. 1: Histories of Florida Infantry Regiments: First (old and new), companies A-K; Second, companies A-M; Third-Fourth, companies A-K; vol. 2: Histories of Florida Infantry Regiments: Fifth-Eighth, companies A-K; vol. 3. Histories of Florida Infantry Regiments: Ninth-Tenth, companies A-K; Eleventh, companies A-L; Second Florida Battalion, companies A-F; History of the First Florida Reserve Regiment, companies A-L; vol. 4: Histories of the First and Second Florida Cavalry Regiment; the Third Battalion Florida Cavalry; the Fifth Florida Cavalry Battalion; the Fifteenth Confederate Cavalry Regiment; First East Florida (US) Cavalry; and the First Florida (US) Cavalry; vol. 5: 2nd Florida Cavalry (US), and Home Guard and miscellaneous units;’ vol. 6: Miscellaneous, bibliography, footnotes, index. Includes staff members for each company. FHL book 975.9 M28h v.1-6.
1865-1867 Amnesty Papers: Name Index to Pardon Application Files. Group 1, Pardon applications submitted by persons from Florida. Refer to the National Confederate Lists for a detailed description of the records. FHL has entire series, including applications from Florida residents:
Florida surnames, Ad-Lu, miscellaneous file, FHL film #1578753.
Pension Claims of Confederate Veterans and Their Widows Beginning 1885-1955, (with Index), microfilm of transcript (hand and typewritten) at the Florida State Archives, Tallahassee, FL. Includes index. Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1955, 169 rolls, beginning with FHL film #6717 (Index of pensioners, widows of pensioners, and denied claims) and FHL film #6718 (pension claims No. 1-100). See also Register of Florida CSA Pension Applications, transcribed by Virgil D. White, published by National Historical Pub. Co., Waynesboro, TN, 1989, 278 pages. FHL book 975.9 M2w.
Florida Territorial and State Election Records, 1826-1865, by Florida Division of Elections. Originals and microfilm located at state archives, Tallahassee, Florida. Election records arranged alphabetically by county, then chronologically (by date of election) within each county. Includes returns of elections for county, state and national offices, amnesty oaths, poll books, lists of registered voters, original ballots, etc. Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990. See FHL film #1673224-1673232.
1864 Florida Military Census. See Department for the South, November 1864, for Jacksonville, Fernandina and St. Augustine, Florida, Ordered by the Department of the South, Hilton Head, South Carolina, by the Florida State Genealogical Society, Tallahassee, FL, published by Heritage Books, Bowie, MD, 2002, 280 pages. Includes index. From the forward: “One of the forgotten legacies… was a special census of eastern Florida conducted on the orders of Federal military authorities. Its motivation is to this day unclear, but it seems likely to have been part of the work done to help register voters under Lincoln’s “10%” reconstruction plan. African-Americans living in the region were also enumerated despite the fact that they did not yet have the legal right to vote.” Includes name, height, color of eyes, complexion, age, where born or contraband [slave], last residence, where registered for draft or name of owner, date moved into the south, oath of allegiance, and remarks. See FHL book 975.91 X2f.
1864 Florida Military Census, Fernandina County, name list published serially in the Nassau County Genealogist, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Winter 1994), thru Vol. 2, No. 1 (Fall 1994), a periodical of the Amelia Island Genealogical Society, Fernandina Beach, Florida.
Internal Revenue Assessment Lists for Florida, 1865-1866, microfilm of original records at the National Archives, Washington, DC. Filmed by the Archives, 1968, series M761, 1 roll. See FHL film #1578499 (Annual lists, 1865-66; monthly and special lists, Mar.-Dec. 1866).
1867-1905 Florida Voter Registration Rolls, Florida Secretary of State, microfilm of records at Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Tallahassee, Florida, filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990. From the introduction: “Congress passed an act on March 23, 1867 calling for a registration of qualified voters. These voters would then elect delegates to a convention for the purpose of establishing a constitution and civil government. A qualified voter had to be male, twenty-one years of age, a resident of the county, and had to take an oath of allegiance to the United States government. A Board of Registration composed of three loyal officers or persons was set up to make, complete, and witness the registration. This was the first time that Blacks were allowed to register to vote. Most volumes list voter’s name, race, time of residence in county and state, native (of what state), naturalization (where, when, and how) and date of registration.” See FHL film #1672578 and 1672579.
Register of Deceased Veterans, Florida, microfilm of a 67-volume report of the Veterans’ Graves Registration Project, Division of Professional and Service Projects, Work Projects Administration, 1940-1941; original published by The Project, St. Augustine, FL, 1941. This WPA project was cosponsored by the Military Department, State of Florida, and the American Legion, Florida Department. Cemeteries in most Florida counties were canvassed to identify graves of Florida veterans. In most cases, the information about each veteran was limited to the tombstone inscription, which usually gives a name, year of birth and death, unit of service, war, and rank. Added information from a cemetery sexton may have been added, or information gained from local funeral homes, local histories, or local sources. Not all Florida counties participated, the contents of the volumes includes the following counties: Alachua, Baker, Bay, Bradford, Brevard, Broward, Calhoun, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Dade, De Soto, Dixie, Duval, Flagler, Glades Gulf, Hamilton, Hardee, Hernando, Hillsborough, Holmes, Indian River, Jackson, Lafayette, Lake, Lee, Liberty Manatee, Martin, Monroe, Nassau, Okaloosa, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Polk, St. Lucie, Santa Rosa, Sarasota, Seminole, Sumter, Suwannee, Taylor, Union, Volusia, Wakulla, and Washington. Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1953, 1 roll, FHL film #6716.
Caption: Peachtree Street, Atlanta, Ga., 1864. Photographed by George N. Barnard; Courtesy of the National Archives
Online Georgia Resources:
State Archives: Georgia Department of Archives and History, (GDAH) Atlanta, GA.
Online Civil War Databases at the GDAH Website:
Index to Georgia Confederate Pension Applications
“The Civil War in Georgia” Website: www.cviog.uga.edu/Projects/gainfo/civilwar.htm
Published Georgia Resources:
Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Georgia, microfilm of original records in the National Archives, Washington, DC. From intro: “The compiled service records consist of a jacket-envelope for each soldier, labeled with his name, his rank, and the unit in which he served. The jacket-envelope typically contains (1) card abstracts of entries relating to the soldier as found in original muster rolls, returns, rosters, payrolls, appointment books, hospital registers, Union prison registers and rolls, parole rolls, and inspection reports; and (2) the originals of any papers relating solely to the particular soldier. There are cross-reference cards and jacket- envelopes for soldiers’ names that appear in the records under more than one spelling. Filmed by the Archives, 1959, series M266, 607 rolls. FHL has entire series, beginning with FHL film #821700 (A – All).
Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Georgia, microfilm of original records in the National Archives, Washington, District of Columbia. Contains alphabetical records of the First Battalion, Infantry, as well as miscellaneous card abstracts and personal papers. Filmed by the Archives, 1962, series M403, 1 roll. FHL film #1276608.
For a list of Georgia CSA soldiers who served with Alabama regiments, see the Alabama citation to Confederate Service Records (for out-of-state soldiers who served in Alabama units).
Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, microfiche of original volumes compiled by Lillian Henderson, director, Georgia State Division of Confederate Pensions and Records, originally published by Longina & Porter, Hapeville, GA, 1959-1964, six vol., filmed by University Publications of America, Bethesda, MD, 1990, 64 fiche. FHL has entire series, beginning with FHL fiche #6082336.
An index to the six volumes cited above is in Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, (Index) compiled for the Lake Blackshear Regional Library, Americus, GA, by Juanita S. Brightwell, Eunice S. Lee, and Elsie C. Fulghum. This is an 80,000 name index to Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, six volumes, by Lillian Henderson. Index reprinted by The Reprint Company, Spartanburg, SC, 1982, 513 pages. FHL book 975.8 M22h.
1865-1867 Amnesty Papers: Name Index to Pardon Application Files. Group 1, Pardon applications submitted by persons from Georgia. Refer to the National Confederate Lists for a detailed description of the records. FHL has entire series, including applications from Georgia residents:
- Georgia surnames, Ab-By, FHL film #1578754.
- Georgia surnames, Ca-De, FHL film #1578755.
- Georgia surnames, Di-Gra, FHL film #1578756.
- Georgia surnames, Gre-Hy, FHL film #1578757.
- Georgia surnames, Il-Li, FHL film #1578758.
- Georgia surnames, Lo-Ny, FHL film #1578759.
- Georgia surnames, Oa-Sa, FHL film #1578760.
- Georgia surnames, Sc-Tr, FHL film #1578761.
- Georgia surnames, Tu-Ze;
- Two-or-More Name File;
- Miscellaneous File, FHL film #1578762.
Internal Revenue Assessment Lists for Georgia, 1865-1866, microfilm of original records at the National Archives, Washington, DC. Filmed by the Archives, 1988, series M762, 8 rolls. The name lists are organized by the federal districts established for collecting the tax, then by the county, and then by the type of assessment, then the names of the taxpayers. To locate a county, the following is provided on the first roll: DISTRICT 1 contains Appling, Berrien, Brooks, Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Charlton, Chatham, Clinch, Coffee, Colquitt, Echols, Effingham, Emanuel, Glynn, Irwin, Johnson, Laurens, Liberty, Lowndes, McIntosh, Montgomery, Pierce, Tattnall, Telfair, Thomas, Ware, Wayne, and Wilcox counties. DISTRICT 2 contains Baker, Bibb, Butts, Calhoun, Chattahoochee, Clay, Crawford, Decatur, Dooly, Dougherty, Early, Harris, Houston, Lee, Macon, Marion, Miller, Mitchell, Monroe, Muscogee, Pike, Pulaski, Quitman, Randolph, Schley [sic], Spalding, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taylor, Terrell, Upson, Webster, and Worth counties. DISTRICT 3 contains Baldwin, Burke, Columbia, Elbert, Glascock, Greene, Hancock, Jasper, Jefferson, Jones, Lincoln, Morgan, Newton, Oglethorpe, Putnam, Richmond, Screven, Taliaferro, Twiggs, Warren, Washington, Wilkes, and Wilkinson counties. DISTRICT 4 contains Banks, Campbell, Carroll, Cass, Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Clarke, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dade, Dawson, De Kalb, Fannin, Fayette, Floyd, Forsyth, Franklin, Fulton, Gilmer, Gordon, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Haralson, Hart, Heard, Henry, Jackson, Lumpkin, Madison, Meriwether, Milton, Murray, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Rabun, Towns, Troup, Union, Walker Walton, White, Whitfield. FHL has this series, beginning with FHL film #1578459 (DISTRICT 1 Annual lists 1865-1866 Monthly and special lists Aug. 1865-Dec. 1866).
Returns of Qualified Voters, 1867-1868, microfilm of originals at the GDAH, Atlanta, GA. Filmed by the GDAH, 1991, 22 rolls. FHL has entire series, beginning with FHL film #1843918 (Returns of qualified voters dist. 1 v. 1-3 1867-1868 Counties: Bryan, Chatham, City of Savannah).
Reconstruction Registration Oath Books, 1867-1868, microfilm of originals at the GDAH, Atlanta, GA. Filmed by the GDAH, 1991, 23 rolls. FHL has entire series, beginning with FHL film #1843848 (Reconstruction Registration Oath Books 1867-1868 dist. 1 v. 1-3 Bryan County no. 1 Chatham County no. 1-2).
The Returns of Qualified Voters and Registration Oaths were indexed in Index to Georgia’s 1867-1868 Returns of Qualified Voters and Registration Oath Books, White, compiled by John David Brandenburg and Rita Binkley Worthy, published by J.D. Brandenburg, Atlanta, GA, 1995, 532 pages. FHL book 975.8 N42b.
Confederate Pension Rolls, microfilm of manuscripts at GDAH, Atlanta, Georgia. Confederate soldiers received pensions for military service beginning in 1879. The law establishing pension payment was changed in 1891 to include widows of soldiers. There are cards in this record for the witnesses of these soldiers and widows attesting to the service of each soldier. The arrangement is alphabetical by the name of the pensioner and included on the card are: notations concerning the county of residence, unit designation, and husband’s name in the case of widow cards. Filmed by GDAH, 1963, 634 rolls. FHL has entire series, beginning with FHL film #315678 (Confederate pension rolls: Appling County: Abbott, J. H. – Johnson, Obadiah).
For a statewide combined index to the above pension rolls, see Index to Georgia Civil War Confederate Pension Files, transcribed by Virgil D. White, published by National Historical, Waynesboro, TN, 1966, 1,063 pages. FHL book 975.8 M22w.
See also Index to Georgia’s Confederate Pension Supplements, by Ted O. Brooke and Linda Woodward Geiger, published by T. Brooke, Cumming, GA, 1999, 210 pages. FHL book 975.8 M22b.
Georgia Veterans & Their Widows Who Applied For Government Pensions in Alabama, compiled by F.W. Weatherbee, Jr., published by Pioneer Pub. Co., Carrollton, MS, 1991, 206 pages. FHL book 975.8 M2wf.
Georgia Pension List of All Wars From the Revolution Down to 1883, compiled by Lucy Kate McGhee, published by the author (?), place unknown. FHL book 975.8 M24m.
Militia Enrollment Lists; Re-organizing the Militia, ca. 1864; Pension Enrollments Lists, 1920-1940, ca. 1864; 1920-1940, microfilm of originals at the GDAH, Atlanta, GA. Militia lists are arranged alphabetically by county. Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1963, 7 rolls, beginning with FHL film #351787 (Lists of men enrolled in the Georgia Militia by militia districts as required by the Act of 14th December 1863 for re-organizing the militia of the State. Also included within each county are typed copies of the enrollment lists which were prepared by the Georgia Pensions and Records Department between 1920 and 1940. Appling County – Carlton County).
1864 Census For Re-Organizing the Georgia Militia, compiled by Nancy J. Cornell, published by Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc., Baltimore, 2000, 843 pages. From preface: “From originals at GDAH, this is an extraction and index of a special statewide census during the Civil War of all white males between the ages of 16 and 60 who were not at the time in the service of the Confederate States of America, it is a list of some 42,000 men – many of them exempt from service – who were able to serve in local militia. Each one of the persons enrolled was listed by his full name, age, occupation, place of birth, and reason (if any) for his exemption from service. Sometime between 1920 and 1940 the Georgia Pension and Record Department typed up copies of these lists. Names on the typed lists, unlike most of the originals, are in alphabetical order.” See FHL book 975.8 X22.
Georgia Military Roster, Index, 1869, microfilm of originals at the GDAH, Atlanta, GA. Filmed by the GDAH, 1965, 1 roll, available from the FHL as FHL film #465190.
Tax Digests and Compilation, 1854-1877, microfilm of originals of the Georgia State Tax Commissioner, now located at the GDAH, Atlanta, GA. County name lists filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1957, 13 rolls, with counties and years of tax lists as follows:
• Appling, 1877; Burke, 1863; Berrien, 1867; Baldwin, 1871; Bryan, 1871; Bibb, 1871; Dade, 1864, 1871; Effingham, 1866, 1870-1871, FHL film #159195.
• Cherokee, 1871; Colquitt, 1869; Charlton, 1871; Clay, 1855, 1864; Chattahoochee, 1871; Crawford, 1868, 1871; Coffee, 1869, 1871-1872, FHL film #159196.
• Gilmer, 1866; Gwinnett, 1866; Glascock, 1868-1872; Fannin, 1863, 1866; Fayette, 1872, FHL film #159197.
• Hart, 1867; Heard, 1871-1872; Irwin, 1870; Jones, 1869; Jasper, 1866, 1868; Jackson, 1866; Johnson, 1864, 1866, 1872, FHL film #159198.
• Lincoln, 1868, 1869; Lowndes, 1870; Lumpkin, 1866; Laurnes, 1866, 1871, 1872, FHL film #159199.
• Morgan, 1863, 1871; Murray, 1868-1869; McDuffie, 1871; Marion, 1871; Meriweather, 1863; Muscogee, 1867, FHL film #159200.
• Milton, 1866, 1868; Miller, 1871-1872; Monroe, 1868-1869, 1871; Pierce, 1864, 1868, 1869-1870, FHL film #159201.
• Pickens, 1867; Pulaski, 1869; Polk, 1870; Paulding, 1868-1869; Pike, 1866, 1871-1872; Oglethorpe, 1871, FHL film #159202.
• Sumter, 1864; Schley, 1858, 1866, 1870; Spalding, 1866, 1871-1872; Stewart, 1864, 1868; Rockdale, 1871; Richmond, 1866, FHL film #159203.
• Terrell, 1870; Taylor, 1870; Taliaferro, 1869; Twiggs, 1863, 1870; Upson, 1869, 1871, FHL film #159204.
• Troup, 1861, 1866-1867; Thomas, 1854, 1870-1871; Towns, 1869-1870, FHL film #159205.
• Webster, 1861, 1864; Warren, 1867, 1870; Wayne, 1866, 1868-1871; Washington, 1869-1870, FHL film #159206.
• Ware, 1862, 1867-1869; White, 1863, 1864, 1866-1870; Wilcox, 1870, FHL film #159207.
War Tax Digest for Marion, Schley and Other Counties of Georgia, No Dates, microfilm of original records of the Marion County Court of Ordinary, filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1966, 1 roll, FHL film #422236.
Roster of Confederate Graves, compiled and published by the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Georgia Division, Atlanta, GA, 1997, 8 vols. Contents: vol. 1: Georgia: Appling County – Crawford County; vol. 2: Georgia: Crisp County – Gordon County; vol. 3: Georgia: Grady County – McDuffie County; vol. 4: Georgia: McIntosh County – Terrell County; vol. 5: Georgia: Thomas County – Worth County: vol. 6: Alabama – West Virginia; vol. 7: First supplemental volume; vol. 8: Second supplemental volume, Alabama – West Virginia, Index. (Vol. 8 includes listings from the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia). FHL book 975.8 V3r vol. 1-8.
Annexed to the United States in 1898, Territory of Hawaii, 1900-1959; State of Hawaii, 1959. Although it was not part of the United States during the Civil War, veterans migrated to Hawaii after the war. The best sources for locating such veterans in Hawaii are the following:
1878, 1890; 1896 Hawaii Census Records, microfilm of originals from the Hawaiian Bureau of Customs, now located at the Archives of Hawaii, Honolulu. Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1977, 8 rolls, beginning with FHL film #1010681 (1878 census records, island of Hawaii: town of Hilo).
1884-1936 Honolulu and Hawaii Territory Directories, microfilm of originals by various publishers in various libraries and societies, filmed by Research Publications, Woodbridge, CT, 1980-1995. FHL has 18 rolls, beginning with FHL film #2156544 (1884 city directory of Honolulu and island of Oahu; 1890 directory, Kingdom of Hawaii; 1892 directory and hand-book of Honolulu and the Hawaiian Islands).
Idaho Territory was created during the Civil War, in March 1863. There were no Union regiments formed in Idaho Territory, but there were many Idaho residents who joined the Union Army from surrounding territories. The Idaho Historical Society Library and Archives in Boise has moved to a new facility, called the Idaho History Center. Several databases there were recently placed online and can be reviewed at the following site:
From this page, you will be led to several indexes and guides, including:
Index to Civil War Veterans of Idaho. This is an online index in a downloadable Excel database with over 4,500 entries. Many veterans are listed more than once.
Caption: Mess of the 13th Illinois Volunteers, from Frank Leslie’s The Soldier in Our Civil War, 1893
Online Illinois Resources:
State Archives: Illinois State Archives (ISA), Springfield, IL. Website (Home): www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/archives.html. Go to “Search our online databases.”
“Genealogy in the ISA” Visit this site directly at: www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/services.html
Online Searchable Illinois Veterans Databases at the ISA Website:
• Database of Illinois War of 1812 Veterans
• Database of Illinois Winnebago War Veterans
• Database of Illinois Black Hawk War Veterans
• Database of Illinois Mexican War Veterans
• Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls
• Database of Illinois Civil War Veterans Serving in the U.S. Navy
• Database of Illinois Civil War Veterans of Missouri Units
• Database of Illinois Spanish–American War Veterans
• Database of the 1929 Illinois Roll of Honor
• Database of Illinois Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home Residents
Published Illinois Resources:
Illinois Military Units in the Civil War, photocopy of original published by the Civil War Centennial Commission of Illinois, Springfield, IL, 1962, 53 pages. Includes military units by county & by infantry, cavalry, & artillery regiments. Also includes independent artillery. Includes popular names of Illinois military organizations along with their official names. FHL book 977.3 M2im. Also on microfiche, FHL fiche #6334558.
Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Illinois, microfilm of original records at the National Archives, Washington, DC. Filmed by the Archives, 1964, series M539, 101 rolls. FHL has entire series, beginning with FHL film #881621 (A – Alle).
For a list of Illinois men who served with Alabama CSA regiments, see the Alabama citation to Confederate Service Records (for out-of-state soldiers who served in Alabama units).
1861-1862 Illinois Military Census, microfilm of original records at the office of Secretary of State, Springfield, IL. A list, by county, of able-bodied male citizens between the ages of eighteen and forty-five in pursuance of General Orders No. 99 of the War Department and instructions of the Adjutant General of the State of Illinois. Includes Adams, Cook, Jo Daviess & Lake counties. FHL film #2209347 (Illinois military census, 1861-1862).
Militia Rolls, 1862-1863, microfilm of original records at the Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL. Name lists are organized by county. Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1977, 19 rolls, beginning with FHL film #1012406 (Adams – Champaign counties).
Roster of Illinois Soldiers and Sailors in Nebraska, by G.E. Whitman, photocopy of original 1892 roster. These Civil War vets were known to be living in Nebraska in 1891 but were originally recruited from Illinois counties. FHL book 973 M2wg. Also on microfilm, FHL film #1425496.
1865-1867 Amnesty Papers: Name Index to Pardon Application Files. Group 2, Pardon applications submitted by persons from Illinois. Refer to the National Confederate Lists for a detailed description of the records. FHL has entire series, including applications from Illinois residents on FHL film #1578811.
Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Illinois: Transcription of the Death Rolls, 1879-1947, by Dennis Northcott and Thomas Brooks, published by D. Northcott, St. Louis, MO, 2003, 537 pages. Names are in alphabetical order. Page headings: Name; Rank; Company, Regiment or Ship; Post; Death date; Proceedings. From intro: “To compile these death rolls, the department requested each of the local chapters, known as ‘posts,’ to submit a death roll of its members. Compliance with this request varied from post to post and year to year; some posts submitted incomplete rolls or none at all. This transcription, compiled primarily from ‘Proceedings’ in the holdings of the Illinois State Historical Library, contains records of more than 32,000 comrades, who served in Civil War units from thirty-six states.” FHL book 977.3 M2n.
Roster of Men from Illinois Who Served in the United States Navy During the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, microfilm of original manuscript at the Illinois State Archives. Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1974, 2 rolls, FHL film #1001182 (Index to Roster of men) and FHL film #978491(Roster of men).
Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Illinois, revised by J.N. Reece, Illinois. Adjutant General’s Office, microfilm of original published by Phillips Bros., Springfield, IL, 1900-1902, 9 vols. Includes index. Alphabetical indexes of men and 9 vols. of rosters and records of officers and men in the Mexican War, Indian Wars, Civil War and the Spanish-American War. FHL book 977.3 M23iL v.1-9. Also on microfilm, beginning with FHL film #1001124 & 1001125 (Index, Mexican War: Index, Indian Wars: A-Z Index, Civil War: A-Allen, A.).
Biographical Sketches of Illinois Officers Engaged in the War Against the Rebellion of 1861, by James Grant Wilson, published by J. Barnet, Chicago, IL, 1862, 106 pages. FHL book 977.3 D3w. Also on microfiche, FHL fiche #6049393.
Internal Revenue Assessment Lists for Illinois, 1862-1866, microfilm of originals at the National Archives. Includes a locality index (filmed at the beginning of each roll of film) that references counties to districts and film roll numbers. From intro: “The lists were created in the offices of assessors and assistant assessors of Internal Revenue during the period 1862-1866. The lists are arranged by collection district and there-under by division. They are filmed in the order in which they are bound in the volumes.” Filmed by the Archives, 1968, series M764, 63 rolls. FHL has entire series, beginning with FHL film #1534562 (District 1, 1862-1863).
1865 Illinois State Census, microfilm of original records at the Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL. At the time of filming, the state was missing the 1865 census schedules for Gallatin, Mason & Monroe counties. Only Elm Grove Township is included for Tazewell County. From IL State Archives description: “Each county return includes for each household name of head of household; numbers of free white males and females in each decennial age group (e.g., ages 0-9, 10-19, 20-29); numbers of male and female Negroes; total number of inhabitants in household; number of males eligible for duty in state militia; type (e.g., blacksmith shop, wheelwright shop) and valuation of products of manufacturing establishments; valuations of livestock, grain products, and other agricultural products; tons of coal produced annually; pounds of wool products; and numbers of flour and gristmills, sawmills, and distilleries. Also included in each return are numbers of universities, academies, grammar schools, and common schools and number of pupils enrolled in each. Each return also includes the signature of a census commissioner certifying the return, date certified, and occasional recapitulations of totals. Legal subdivisions also are indicated such as cities, towns, and townships and recapitulations frequently are given for them.” Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 964, 1977, 25 rolls, as follows:
• Adams, Bureau, Edwards, Ford, and Effingham counties, FHL film #972746.
• Fayette, Franklin, Grundy, Henderson, and Fulton counties, FHL film #972747.
• Jo Daviess, Pulaski, Alexander, Bond, and Boone counties, FHL film # 972748.
• Clinton, Champaign, Clark, Cumberland, and Christian counties, FHL film #972749.
• Crawford, Carroll, DeWitt, DeKalb, Douglas, DuPage, and Brown counties, FHL film #972750.
• Coles, Calhoun, Cass, Clay, and Greene counties, FHL film #972751.
• Edgar, Jasper, Pike, Hardin, and Jefferson counties, FHL film #972752.
• Jackson, Johnson, Henry, and Hancock counties, FHL film #972753.
• Hamilton, Iroquois, Kankakee, and Knox counties, FHL film #972754.
• Jersey County, FHL film #972755.
• Kane, Kendall, and Logan counties, FHL film #972756.
• Lake, Lawrence, Lee, and Livingston counties, FHL film #972757.
• McHenry, Montgomery, Macoupin, and Ogle counties, FHL film #1012404.
• Madison and Macon counties, FHL film #972758.
• Menard, Morgan, Pope, and Richland counties, FHL film #972759.
• Cook Co. (Chicago wards 1-12), FHL film #972760.
• Cook Co. (Chicago wards 12-16; other towns), FHL film #972761.
• Randolph, Saline, Mercer, McDonough, and McLean counties, FHL film #972762.
• Marshall, Peoria, Piatt, Perry, and Putnam counties, FHL film #972763.
• Rock Island Co., FHL film #972764.
• Sangamon, St. Clair, and Tazewell (Elm Grove Township only) counties, FHL film #972765.
• Vermilion, Will, and La Salle counties, FHL film #972766.
• Marion, Massac, Moultrie, Shelby, Stephenson, Schuyler, and Stark counties, FHL film #972767.
• Scott, Union, Wayne, White, Woodford, and Washington counties, FHL film #972768.
• Williamson, Winnebago, Wabash, and Warren counties, FHL film #972769.