Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Civil War Records online

I was just poking around websites looking for Civil War stuff and found, again, an amazing treasure trove of information. For example, I went to the Illinois State Archives online and found they have a great searchable database. I did a search for people in Company A of the 7th Illinois Infantry for example and got a great list of those soldiers. You can click on them to see more. For example:

Name CRAYON, THOMAS
Rank PVT
Company A
Unit 7 ILLINOIS US INFANTRY

Residence NEW PLATO, KANE CO, IL
Age 20 Height 5' 6
Hair LIGHT
Eyes HAZEL
Complexion DARK
Marital Status SINGLE
Occupation FARMER
Nativity NIAGRA, NIAGRA CO, NY

Joined When JUL 25, 1861
Joined Where MOUND CITY, IL
Period 3 YRS
Muster In JUL 25, 1861
Muster In Where MOUND CITY, IL
Muster Out N/A

I assume poor John Crayon was killed in the war as there was no muster out info.

Here's a happier one, Folly Westenberger.
FOLLY WESTENBERGER
Age 17
Rank PVT
Company A
Unit 7th ILLINOIS US INFANTRY
Residence SPRINGFIELD, SANGAMON CO, IL
Joined When FEB 12, 1863
Joined Where SPRINGFIELD, IL
Joined By Whom CPT MONROE
Period 3 YRS
Muster In FEB 12, 1863
Muster In Where SPRINGFIELD, IL
Muster Out JUL 9, 1865
Muster Out Where LOUISVILLE, KY
Muster Out By Whom CPT GUTHRIE

ADAMS, JOHN J PVT A 7 IL US INF
ADAMS, OSCAR S PVT A 7 IL US INF ELGIN, KANE CO, IL
ADAMS, REUBEN H 1LT A 7 IL US INF
ALDRICH, JOHN W PVT A 7 IL US INF
ALLEN, CULLEN PVT A 7 IL US INF
ALLEN, DAVID PVT A 7 IL US INF
ALLEN, THOMAS J PVT A 7 IL US INF BUSH CREEK, WAYNE CO, IL
ALLEN, WILLIAM R PVT A 7 IL US INF MATTOON, COLES CO, IL
ALLISON, JAMES W PVT A 7 IL US INF MATTOON, COLES CO, IL
AULD, STEWARD PVT A 7 IL US INF MATTOON, COLES CO, IL
AULD, WILLIAM PVT A 7 IL US INF MATTOON, COLES CO, IL
BACON, AUSTIN A C PVT A 7 IL US INF
BALCOM, HENRY L PVT A 7 IL US INF MATTOON, COLES CO, IL
BALDWIN, HENRY P PVT A 7 IL US INF
BALDWIN, SETH W PVT A 7 IL US INF ELGIN, KANE CO, IL
BALDWIN, SETH W PVT A 7 IL US INF HUNTLEY, MCHENRY CO, IL
BATES, ALDEN PVT A 7 IL US INF
BATES, ALDEN CPL A 7 IL US INF WAYNE, DUPAGE CO, IL
BEACH, ROBERT B PVT A 7 IL US INF WOODBURN, MONTGOMERY CO, IL
BISHOP, JONATHAN PVT A 7 IL US INF MATTOON, COLES CO, IL
BLYSTONE, ABRAM M PVT A 7 IL US INF MATTOON, COLES CO, IL
BOUTWELL, CHARLES W PVT A 7 IL US INF
BRADFORD, EUGENE PVT A 7 IL US INF ELGIN, KANE CO, IL
BRADFORD, JOHN PVT A 7 IL US INF ELGIN, KANE CO, IL
BRADFORD, SIDNEY PVT A 7 IL US INF
BRADLEY, DAVID PVT A 7 IL US INF
BRAND, JOHN PVT A 7 IL US INF BUNKER HILL, MACOUPIN CO, IL
BROWN, CHARLES R PVT A 7 IL US INF
BROWN, ROBERT S PVT A 7 IL US INF
BUCK, E 1CPL A 7 IL US INF
BUCK, ELIJAH CPL A 7 IL US INF
BURK, ELIJAH PVT A 7 IL US INF
CAMPBELL, CHARLES PVT A 7 IL US INF READING, HILLSDALE CO, MI
CAMPBELL, CHARLES H PVT A 7 IL US INF
CAMPBELL, CHARLES H PVT A 7 IL US INF
CAMPBELL, JAMES J PVT A 7 IL US INF MATTOON, COLES CO, IL
CARMICHAEL, HENRY PVT A 7 IL US INF ELGIN, KANE CO, IL
CARMICHAEL, HENRY PVT A 7 IL US INF ST CHARLES, KANE CO, IL
CARMON, ROBERT PVT A 7 IL US INF ELGIN, KANE CO, IL
CASEY, WILLIAM PVT A 7 IL US INF MATTOON, COLES CO, IL
CHAPMAN, C H PVT A 7 IL US INF
CLARK, DAVID PVT A 7 IL US INF PITTSBURG, ALLEGHANY CO, PA
CLARK, THOMAS PVT A 7 IL US INF CARBONDALE, JACKSON CO, IL
CLARK, THOMAS PVT A 7 IL US INF PETERSBURG, PIKE CO, IL
COLEMAN, WILLIAM H PVT A 7 IL US INF ELGIN, KANE CO, IL
CONLEY, BARNY PVT A 7 IL US INF NEW YORK CITY, NY
COOL, BENJAMIN S PVT A 7 IL US INF
COON, JOHN PVT A 7 IL US INF
COX, GEORGE W PVT A 7 IL US INF JACKSON CO, IL
CRAYON, THOMAS PVT A 7 IL US INF
CRAYON, THOMAS PVT A 7 IL US INF NEW PLATO, KANE CO, IL
CRISTES, ROBERT A PVT A 7 IL US INF MATTOON, COLES CO, IL
DAVIDSON, C 2LT A 7 IL US INF
DAVIS, JOSHUA T PVT A 7 IL US INF DESOTA, JACKSON CO, IL
DAY, JOHN C CPL A 7 IL US INF CLINTONVILLE, KANE CO, IL
DEAN, DAVID PVT A 7 IL US INF CLINTONVILLE, KANE CO, IL
DENSIHORE, ELI W PVT A 7 IL US INF
DETMAN, JOHN PVT A 7 IL US INF
DEVIN, JOHN PVT A 7 IL US INF MATTOON, COLES CO, IL
DIXON, CORYDON L PVT A 7 IL US INF
DIXON, M LAFAYETTE PVT A 7 IL US INF
DONAHUE, JOHN PVT A 7 IL US INF HUNTLEY, MCHENRY CO, IL
DOTY, HENRY S PVT A 7 IL US INF
DYKE, CHARLES F PVT A 7 IL US INF
ELLIOTT, CHARLES T 2LT A 7 IL US INF ST CHARLES, KANE CO, IL
ELLIOTT, CHARLES T SGT A 7 IL US INF ST CHARLES, KANE CO, IL
EPPNER, CHARLES CPL A 7 IL US INF AURORA, KANE CO, IL
FITZGERALD, JOHN PVT A 7 IL US INF AURORA, KANE CO, IL
FITZGERALD, JOHN PVT A 7 IL US INF AURORA, KANE CO, IL
FLOYD, JOHN A C PVT A 7 IL US INF CARBONDALE, JACKSON CO, IL
FLOYD, JOHN A C PVT A 7 IL US INF CARBONDALE, JACKSON CO, IL
FORSEY, GEORGE W PVT A 7 IL US INF
FREUD, MYRSENA H PVT A 7 IL US INF
GAGE, WILLIAM L PVT A 7 IL US INF ELGIN, KANE CO, IL
GILBERT, GEORGE PVT A 7 IL US INF ELGIN, KANE CO, IL
GOODWIN, JOHN PVT A 7 IL US INF
GUPTAIL, CHARLES W PVT A 7 IL US INF
HAINES, JOHN L PVT A 7 IL US INF
HAMMOND, SAMUEL F PVT A 7 IL US INF
HAMPTON, MICHAEL PVT A 7 IL US INF MAKANDA, JACKSON CO, IL
HAMPTON, MICHAEL PVT A 7 IL US INF CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO
HANDBURG, HOLLAND 4CPL A 7 IL US INF
HANEY, WILLIAM H PVT A 7 IL US INF MILTON STATION, COLES CO, IL
HARNES, SEARGEFIELD M PVT A 7 IL US INF
HARRY, SAMUEL H PVT A 7 IL US INF MATTOON, COLES CO, IL
HART, JOHN PVT A 7 IL US INF
HART, JOHN PVT A 7 IL US INF HAMPSHIRE, KANE CO, IL
HARVEY, CHARLES M PVT A 7 IL US INF
HASSEN, HENRY C PVT A 7 IL US INF MAKANDA, JACKSON CO, IL
HASSEN, HENRY C PVT A 7 IL US INF ELGIN, KANE CO, IL
HEDGES, WILLIAM PVT A 7 IL US INF BELMONT, BELMONT CO, OH
HENDERSON, JAMES 2LT A 7 IL US INF
HICKEY, MORRIS W PVT A 7 IL US INF ST CHARLES, KANE CO, IL
HICKOX, FRANCIS M PVT A 7 IL US INF ELGIN, KANE CO, IL
HOFFMAN, JOSEPH PVT A 7 IL US INF MILTON STATION, COLES CO, IL
HOLDEN, WILLIAM G PVT A 7 IL US INF
HOLLOHAN, JOHN PVT A 7 IL US INF ATLANTA, LOGAN CO, IL
HOLLOHAN, JOHN PVT A 7 IL US INF CHICAGO, COOK CO, IL
HOUSE, JOHN W PVT A 7 IL US INF GENEVA, KANE CO, IL
HOWELL, PHILLIP F PVT A 7 IL US INF BUNKER HILL, MACOUPIN CO, IL
HUGHS, ANDREW PVT A 7 IL US INF ELGIN, KANE CO, IL
HUGHS, ANDREW PVT A 7 IL US INF MAKANDA, JACKSON CO, IL
HUMPHREY, ROSWELL PVT A 7 IL US INF
HUNDLEY, JOHN R PVT A 7 IL US INF ELGIN, KANE CO, IL
HUNDLEY, JOHN R PVT A 7 IL US INF NEW PLATO, KANE CO, IL
HUNTER, JOHN PVT A 7 IL US INF MATTOON, COLES CO, IL
INGRAHAM, IRVING W PVT A 7 IL US INF CHICAGO, COOK CO, IL
JENKIN, DAVID F PVT A 7 IL US INF MATTOON, COLES CO, IL
JOHNSON, RICHARD M PVT A 7 IL US INF
JONES, LOTHARIO C PVT A 7 IL US INF COLUMBUS, BARTHOLOMEW CO, IN
JOSLYN, EDWARD S CPT A 7 IL US INF
KEYES, ADDISON A PVT A 7 IL US INF
KIMBALL, JONATHAN 1SGT A 7 IL US INF
KIMBALL, JONATHAN 1LT A 7 IL US INF
KIMBALL, WALTER H 4SGT A 7 IL US INF
KINNEY, JAMES R 3CPL A 7 IL US INF
KINNEY, JAMES R 1SGT A 7 IL US INF ELGIN, KANE CO, IL
KOTHE, GUSTAVUS C PVT A 7 IL US INF
LAWLESS, WILLIAM E PVT A 7 IL US INF ELGIN, KANE CO, IL
LAWLESS, WILLIAM E PVT A 7 IL US INF ATLANTA, LOGAN CO, IL
LEWIS, NATHANIEL B PVT A 7 IL US INF
LONG, JOHN PVT A 7 IL US INF CARBONDALE, JACKSON CO, IL
LONG, JOHN PVT A 7 IL US INF HUNTLEY, MCHENRY CO, IL
MALLETT, WALTER J PVT A 7 IL US INF ELGIN, KANE CO, IL
MANN, EDWARD P PVT A 7 IL US INF SHIRLAND, WINNEBAGO CO, IL
MARSH, MASON M 1LT A 7 IL US INF ELGIN, KANE CO, IL
MARTENS, AUGUSTUS PVT A 7 IL US INF
MARTIN, DANIEL P PVT A 7 IL US INF MATTOON, COLES CO, IL
MARTIN, THOMAS J PVT A 7 IL US INF MATTOON, COLES CO, IL
MCCORMICK, THAYER PVT A 7 IL US INF PARADISE, COLES CO, IL
MCGUIRE, THOMAS CPT A 7 IL US INF ST CHARLES, KANE CO, IL
MCQUIRE, THOMAS 2LT A 7 IL US INF ST CHARLES, KANE CO, IL
MCQUIRE, THOMAS 1LT A 7 IL US INF ST CHARLES, KANE CO, IL
MCQUIRE, THOMAS SGT A 7 IL US INF ST CHARLES, KANE CO, IL
MEIGARTH, WILLIAM PVT A 7 IL US INF CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO
MESSENGER, ALBERT PVT A 7 IL US INF
MEYERS, DAVID PVT A 7 IL US INF CARBONDALE, JACKSON CO, IL
MIRSE, EUGENE F PVT A 7 IL US INF MATTOON, COLES CO, IL
MITCHELL, WILLIAM H PVT A 7 IL US INF
MORGAN, LANSING PVT A 7 IL US INF CHICAGO, COOK CO, IL
MURPHY, CORNELIUS PVT A 7 IL US INF MOUND CITY, PULASKI CO, IL
MURPHY, CORNELLIUS PVT A 7 IL US INF HUNTLEY, MCHENRY CO, IL
MURPHY, JOHN PVT A 7 IL US INF
NEIRGARSH, WILLIAM PVT A 7 IL US INF BLOOMINGTON, MCLEAN CO, IL
NELSON, WILLIAM D PVT A 7 IL US INF MATTOON, COLES CO, IL
NEWELL, ISAAC D CPL A 7 IL US INF BUNKER HILL, MACOUPIN CO, IL
O'BRIEN, MICHAEL PVT A 7 IL US INF ELGIN, KANE CO, IL
O'BRIEN, THOMAS PVT A 7 IL US INF VANDALIA, CLAY CO, IL
O'DONNELD, JAMES PVT A 7 IL US INF
O'DONNELL, JAMES PVT A 7 IL US INF ELGIN, KANE CO, IL
O'DONNELL, JAMES PVT A 7 IL US INF CHICAGO, COOK CO, IL
ORCUTT, FRANCIS D PVT A 7 IL US INF ELGIN, KANE CO, IL
ORCUTT, FRANCIS D MUS A 7 IL US INF CARLINVILLE, MACOUPIN CO, IL
ORTON, EDWARD PVT A 7 IL US INF HUNTLEY, MCHENRY CO, IL
OYER, JOSEPH PVT A 7 IL US INF
PADELFORD, GEORGE W 2CPL A 7 IL US INF
PADELFORD, HENRY C PVT A 7 IL US INF
PARISH, WILLIAM O PVT A 7 IL US INF DESOTA, JACKSON CO, IL
PATTERSON, JAMES A PVT A 7 IL US INF ELGIN, KANE CO, IL
PATTERSON, JAMES A PVT A 7 IL US INF DANDRIDGE, JEFFERSON CO, TN
PEELER, GEORGE H PVT A 7 IL US INF
PENDLETON, JAMES G PVT A 7 IL US INF HANOVER, COOK CO, IL
PERRY, TAYLOR PVT A 7 IL US INF CLINTONVILLE, KANE CO, IL
PETERSON, HIRAM PVT A 7 IL US INF ELGIN, KANE CO, IL
PETERSON, HIRAM PVT A 7 IL US INF
PETERSON, HIRAM CPL A 7 IL US INF CLINTONVILLE, KANE CO, IL
PORE, JAMES PVT A 7 IL US INF DANDRIDGE, JEFFERSON CO, TN
PORTER, LUTHER D PVT A 7 IL US INF DUQUOIN, PERRY CO, IL
POWERS, JOHN PVT A 7 IL US INF MCHENRY, MCHENRY CO, IL
PRASTER, MANNING PVT A 7 IL US INF NOKOMIS, MONTGOMERY CO, IL
PUMPHRET, JOHN PVT A 7 IL US INF ELGIN, KANE CO, IL
PURNPHRET, JOHN PVT A 7 IL US INF HUNTLEY, MCHENRY CO, IL
QUEEN, JOHN M PVT A 7 IL US INF MAKANDA, JACKSON CO, IL
RAIBURN, WILLIAM T PVT A 7 IL US INF MATTOON, COLES CO, IL
RAMSDALE, CHARLES A PVT A 7 IL US INF HUNTLEY, MCHENRY CO, IL
RAMSDALE, CHARLES E PVT A 7 IL US INF ELGIN, KANE CO, IL
RAYMOND, FRED A 2SGT A 7 IL US INF
RENWICK, WILLIAM PVT A 7 IL US INF
RENWICK, WILLIAM 2LT A 7 IL US INF HUNTLEY GROVE, MCHENRY CO, IL
RICE, HENRY PVT A 7 IL US INF
RICKEY, JOHN R PVT A 7 IL US INF
ROBINSON, ALEX PVT A 7 IL US INF
RYAN, JOHN PVT A 7 IL US INF
SAULES, PHILLIP PVT A 7 IL US INF MATTOON, COLES CO, IL
SCHAFFER, WILLIAM PVT A 7 IL US INF AURORA, KANE CO, IL
SCHAFFER, WILLIAM C PVT A 7 IL US INF ELGIN, KANE CO, IL
SCHNEIDER, JACOB C PVT A 7 IL US INF ELGIN, KANE CO, IL
SCHNEIDER, JACOB C PVT A 7 IL US INF
SCHNEIDER, JACOB C CPL A 7 IL US INF DUNDEE, KANE CO, IL
SCHOCK, FREDERICK PVT A 7 IL US INF VIRGERNES, PERRY CO, IL
SCHUNDGALL, FREDERICK PVT A 7 IL US INF VIRGERNES, PERRY CO, IL
SHAUGHUESSY, MICHAEL PVT A 7 IL US INF SPRINGFIELD, SANGAMON CO, IL
SILL, GEORGE W PVT A 7 IL US INF ST CHARLES, KANE CO, IL
SILVER, GEORGE E PVT A 7 IL US INF ELGIN, KANE CO, IL
SIMPSON, ELIAS PVT A 7 IL US INF MATTOON, COLES CO, IL
SLAWSON, CHARLES H PVT A 7 IL US INF
SMITH, A ROMAIN PVT A 7 IL US INF
SMITH, CHARLES W PVT A 7 IL US INF
SMITH, WILLIAM S CPL A 7 IL US INF
SNELL, HENRY MUS A 7 IL US INF AURORA, KANE CO, IL
SOPER, JAMES S PVT A 7 IL US INF
SOUTHWORTH, JOHN M PVT A 7 IL US INF
SPEARS, ROBERT PVT A 7 IL US INF ELGIN, KANE CO, IL
SPEARS, ROBERT PVT A 7 IL US INF
SPEARS, WILLIAM PVT A 7 IL US INF
SPEERS, ROBERT WAG A 7 IL US INF WHEELING, OHIO CO, VA
SPEERS, WILLIAM PVT A 7 IL US INF WHEELING, OHIO CO, VA
SPRAGG, WALLACE J PVT A 7 IL US INF HUNTLEY, MCHENRY CO, IL
STILES, FREDERICK PVT A 7 IL US INF HANOVER, COOK CO, IL
STONE, ARTHUR N PVT A 7 IL US INF ELGIN, KANE CO, IL
STONE, ARTHUR N CPL A 7 IL US INF ELGIN, KANE CO, IL
STONE, CHARLES PVT A 7 IL US INF ELGIN, KANE CO, IL
STRIDEN, LIPSCOM PVT A 7 IL US INF NOKOMIS, MONTGOMERY CO, IL
SWEATLAND, IRA B PVT A 7 IL US INF DUQUOIN, PERRY CO, IL
SWEATLAND, LLOYD A PVT A 7 IL US INF DUQUOIN, PERRY CO, IL
SWEENEY, BENJAMIN PVT A 7 IL US INF
SWEENEY, BENJAMIN 2LT A 7 IL US INF HUNTLEY GROVE, MCHENRY CO, IL
SWEENEY, BENJAMIN 1LT A 7 IL US INF HUNTLEY GROVE, MCHENRY CO, IL
SWEENEY, BENJAMIN CPT A 7 IL US INF HUNTLEY GROVE, MCHENRY CO, IL
SWEENEY, BENJAMIN SGT A 7 IL US INF HUNTLEY GROVE, MCHENRY CO, IL
THOMPSON, JOHNSON PVT A 7 IL US INF DUNDEE, KANE CO, IL
THOMPSON, THOMAS J PVT A 7 IL US INF
TIERNEY, ANTHONY PVT A 7 IL US INF MATTOON, COLES CO, IL
TRICK, RICHARD A PVT A 7 IL US INF WAYNE, DUPAGE CO, IL
VINING, JAMES M PVT A 7 IL US INF
WALKER, ALLEN C CPL A 7 IL US INF HILLSDALE, HILLSDALE CO, MI
WALKER, ALLEN R PVT A 7 IL US INF
WARD, J HENRY PVT A 7 IL US INF
WARD, SAMUEL 1SGT A 7 IL US INF
WARD, SAMUEL G CPT A 7 IL US INF ELGIN, KANE CO, IL
WATSON, WILLIAM C PVT A 7 IL US INF CHICAGO, COOK CO, IL
WEAKLEY, LUTHER PVT A 7 IL US INF MATTOON, COLES CO, IL
WESTENBERGER, FOLEY PVT A 7 IL US INF SPRINGFIELD, SANGAMON CO, IL
WESTENBERGER, FOLLY PVT A 7 IL US INF SPRINGFIELD, SANGAMON CO, IL
WHEELER, GEORGE F 3SGT A 7 IL US INF
WHEELER, GEORGE F CPT A 7 IL US INF ELGIN, KANE CO, IL
WHEELER, GEORGE F SGT A 7 IL US INF ELGIN, KANE CO, IL
WHEELER, LAWRENCE J PVT A 7 IL US INF
WHEELER, LAWRENCE J PVT A 7 IL US INF ELGIN, KANE CO, IL
WHEELER, WILLIAM PVT A 7 IL US INF ELGIN, KANE CO, IL
WHEELER, WILLIAM H PVT A 7 IL US INF
WHITEHEAD, MEREDITH PVT A 7 IL US INF MILTON STATION, COLES CO, IL
WILSON, ORASMUS R PVT A 7 IL US INF
WOLAVER, NICHOLAS D PVT A 7 IL US INF
WOLAVER, WILLIAM PVT A 7 IL US INF
WYRICK, ROBERT H PVT A 7 IL US INF HUNTLEY, MCHENRY CO, IL
YOUNG, WILLIAM PVT A 7 IL US INF CARBONDALE, JACKSON CO, IL

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