Rock Island County, Illinois Genealogy Trails

In Memoriam "Lest We"Forget" Rock Island County

Military Records

 

 

 

REVOLUTIONARY WAR

Rock Island was the farthest west site of battle during the Revolutionary War.

Revolutionary War Soldiers Buried in Rock Island:

WILLIAM MEAD - died 1850, buried in Old Riverside cemetery in Moline.
(source: "Genealogical Records", Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)


THOMAS WOOD - buried in Mausoleum in Moline.
(source: "Genealogical Records", Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)

 

 

CIVIL WAR

Abraham Lincoln received his army commission in Rock Island County just south of Saukenuk. He fought in the Blackhawk Wars. Later he won a court case in Rock Island between the steam boats and the railroad after the Effie Afton hit a Rock Island bridge. Lincoln fought on the side of railroad. Shortly after that he became President and established Arsenal Island as a Prisoner of War camp for Confederate Soldiers.




Civil War Veterans

1883 Census of Pensioners


 

 

Rock Island County Military Monuments

Courthouse Lawn - with names listed on the civil war monument.
Hampton Township

 

Missouri War 

 


World War 1

 

World War 2

 

Korean War

 

Vietnam War



 

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