Online Military Data at Genealogy Trails



Early History

~ Forts of Illinois ~
Descriptions, history and locations

Map of well-known Forts

Fort Pictures

Illinois Territory Trails Map


The Revolutionary War

George Rogers Clark and the "Long Knives Campaign" in the "Illinois Country" during June 1778

Revolutionary War Soldiers
buried in Illinois

1929 Story about the last surviving DAR in Illinois. Read about American Revolution soldier Joel Harrell and his daughter Mrs T. Catherine Harrell Dartt on our White County website



Non-Commissioned Officers and soldiers of the IL Regiment and the Western Army
Under the command of General G.R. Clarke, who are entitled to Bounty in Land

Captain Francis Charloville's Volunteers, Entitled to Two Hundred Acres of Land Each


1835 Revolutionary War Pensioners
listed by county

1840 Statewide Census
of Revolutionary War and Military Pensioners


The War of 1812

Roster of the 1811 Illinois Territory Militia

Map of Illinois in 1812

Treaty with Yankton Sioux

Massacre at Fort Dearborn
Link to our Cook Co. Site

Military Tract for War of 1812 Bounty Lands

Treaty with Sioux of the Lakes

Biographical Sketches and Lineages of Members of the General Society of the War of 1812

Claims For Awards for NY soldiers
living in Illinois in 1860

War of 1812 Veterans


Winnebago War


Illinois Veterans
Company rosters of the 20th Regiment of mounted volunteer riflemen. The unit was raised in Sangamon and Morgan counties under the command of Colonel Thomas M. Neale, and completed its organization in Peoria. The militiamen then traveled to the Galena vicinity, where the regiment disbanded. This military action also became known as the Fever River Expedition.


Black Hawk War
Occurred in 1832 in Illinois and the Michigan Territory

The Black Hawk War
As Reported in the News Around the Nation

Overview of the War with Links to our county sites that have data

Veterans who Attended a Reunion in Springfield on 23 May 1878


Mexican War
April 25, 1846 February 2, 1848 in Texas, New Mexico, California;
Northern, Central, and Eastern Mexico; Mexico City

Mexican War Soldiers From Illinois Living in Iowa

2nd Regiment, Company E

Veterans who Attended a Reunion in Springfield on 23 May 1878


The Civil War

Confederate Soldiers buried in Illinois

View burials in Counties A-G
View burials in Counties H-M
View burials in Counties O-Z

Illinois Soldiers buried in Lexington National Cemetery

Illinois Soldiers buried in Baxter Springs Cemetery, Cherokee County, KS

Illinois Union Soldiers Executed during the Civil War. Not a big list thankfully.

~Military Descriptive Muster Rolls~
Listed by Regiment, these rolls give a description of a soldier's physical appearance, place of birth, place of residence at time of enrollment, where enrolled, where mustered out and any final disposition of the soldier.

Illinois-born men serving in Missouri Units

Illinois-born men serving in Minnesota Units

Illinois-born men serving in Wisconsin Units

Illinois Colored Troops Military Service

Illinois Veterans serving in the US Navy Surnames: A-F | G-M | N-Z

Regiment Histories and Rosters

Infantry Rosters
(now online, the 18th Infantry roster)

The Adjutant General's Report
37th Illinois Infantry,
~ 97th Illinois Infantry History
~ 18th Infantry Roster

119th Illinois Infantry History
(on our Schuyler County site)


Illinois in the Battle of Shiloh
(on our Henderson Co, TN site)


Siege of Fort Donelson
Illinois Casualties from the Battle at Fort Donelson

The Siege of Fort Donelson: Original Report of Col. J. D. Webster (contains List of wounded)

Indiana Casualties (on our Indiana site)

Civil War Prisons

Illinois Soldiers listed in the Record of the Federal Dead at
Libby, Belle Isle, Danville, and Camp Lawton Prisons.

Andersonville Prison

~ Background of Andersonville and pictures ~

A Reminiscence of Confederate Prison Life ~
By Hugh Moore, Civil War Soldier - Illinois 111th Infantry

List of IL. Soldiers who Died at Andersonville:

-A- B- C- D- E- F- G- H- I- J-
-K- L- M- N- O- P- Q- R- S-
-T- U- V- W- Y- Z-

List of IL. Soldiers Who Survived Andersonville

-A- -B- -C- -D- -E- -F- -G- -H- -I- -J-
K- -L- -M- -N- -O- -P- -Q- -R- -S-
T- -U- -V- -W- -Y- -Z-



CW Veterans who Attended a Reunion in Springfield on 23 May 1878

Civil War enlistees (or who were born in IL) and who attended the 1887 GAR Civil War Reunion in San Francisco

 Medal of Honor Recipients
Located on our Schuyler county website, but includes all Illinois soldiers. 


Pension Data


~Early Pensioners~
Listed by county.  The first of the pensioners.  Information given includes pension file number, P. O., Cause for which pensioned and monthly rate of pension.

~Illinois State Pensioners~
A list of pensioners for the State of Illinois, misc. dates 1887-1890 from newspaper listings.

~ Illinois Pension Files~
Pensions submitted by fellow researchers, listed by County.

Illinois Civil War Veterans Living in Iowa in 1886
A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L
M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U/V - W -

Illinois Civil War Veterans in the Minnesota Roll of the Dead 1886 - 1906

Admission Records for Veterans Entering the Soldiers and Sailors Home in Quincy, IL, 1887-1892
Adams to Cumberland Counties
Dekalb to Logan Counties
Macon to Ogle Counties
Peoria to Stephenson Counties
Tazewell to Woodford Counties


Spanish American War
Phillippine Insurrection


Medal of Honor Recipients
War with Spain

Phillippine Insurrection


World War I

List of Mothers and Widows of American Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines Who were Entitled to Make a Pilgrimage to War Cemeteries in Europe to visit the gravesites of their loved ones.
Sorted By County Name, Counties starting with A-C
Sorted By County Name, Counties starting with

World War 1 Casualties Listed by Illinois Towns

All Illinois Casualties listed in
"Soldiers of the Great War"


World War II

~ WW II Illinois Casualties ~
(Missing and Dead)


~ List of WW2 POW Camps ~

Illinois Soldiers who died as Prisoners of War ~

~ POWs whose final status was classifed as "undefined" ~

POWs who were "Returned to Military Control, Liberate d or Repatriated"












The Korean War

~ Korean War Casualties ~

Counties and Towns: A-L | M-Z


The Vietnam War

Illinois Casualties
~ Surnames ~
A ~ B ~ C ~ D ~ E ~ F ~ G ~ H ~ I ~ J ~ K ~ L ~
M ~ N ~ O ~ P ~ Q ~ R ~ S ~ T ~ U ~ V ~ W ~ Y ~ Z

Chicago Casualties
[On our Cook County website]


Iraq and Afghanistan Wars

 Afghanistan War Casualties


Miscellaneous Military Data

1877 Roster
of the Illinois National Guard

In Memoriam
Illinoisans who have been Killed in Action
while serving in the Military Service since Sept. 11, 2001

Veteran Burials

~ Confederate Soldiers buried in Illinois ~

~ Veteran Burials in National Cemeteries
(out of state)

National Cemeteries in Illinois:
Land Records of the original owners of the land used for military cemeteries.

Off-site links to the Military Cemeteries

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
Alton National Cemetery
Camp Butler National Cemetery
Danville National Cemetery
Mound City National Cemetery
Quincy National Cemetery
Rock Island National Cemetery

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