This database of Black Hawk War Veterans indexes the first volume of Ellen M. Whitney's The Black Hawk War 1831-1832.
That volume contains a comprehensive listing of Illinois' Black Hawk War soldiers. It includes the muster rolls for all of the 1831 and 1832
companies including 2 Indian companies. Approximately 1800 men served in the 1831 campaign and 9000 in the 1832 campaign.
The Illinois State Historical Library possesses in either original or on microfilm the records from which this information was extracted.
The listing of veterans in Whitney's publication is far more complete and accurate than the listing found in the ninth volume of the
1902 Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Illinois. The Archives possesses the 1881 transcriptions, produced from official
rolls in Washington, DC,
from which the information was taken to produce the 1902 report. The transcriptions comprise the Archives' record series,
Black Hawk War Records (RS 301.007).
The database was created and donated to the Illinois State Archives
Abbreviations used in the Black Hawk War database are: 1LT - First Lieutenant IN - Infantry 2LT - Second Lieutenant INS - Inspector 3LT - Third Lieutenant LT - Lieutenant ADJ - Adjutant LTC - Lieutenant Colonel AID - Aide MAJ - Major ARM - Armorer MAT - Matron BEA - Color Bearer MV - Mounted Volunteer BUG - Bugler MUS - Musician COL - Colonel ODD - Unassigned Colonel COM - Asst. Commissary ORD - Orderly COR - Coronet PAY - Paymaster CPL - Corporal PVT - Private CPT - Captain QM - Quartermaster DRU - Drummer SAD - Saddler FAR - Farrier SGM - Sergeant Major FIF - Fife Player SGT - Sergeant FOR - Forage Master SP - Spies GEN - General SUR - Surgeon, Asst. Surgeon, Surgeon Mate GOV - Governor TRU - Trumpeter GUN - Gunsmith WAG - Wagon Master HOS - Hospital Steward
Illinois Black Hawk War Veterans J Burns Company Regiment 3 Brigade 3 NAME RANK ANDERSON, ALEXANDER PVT ANDERSON, JAMES PVT ANDERSON, SAMUEL K PVT BALCH, ARMSTEAD B PVT BURNS, JAMES CPT BURNS, JOHN M PVT BURNS, ROBERT PVT BURNS, SAMUEL PVT CASNER, JOHN PVT CHERRY, HENRY SGT DARTER, ANTHONY SGT FAULKNER, MARCUS G CPL GILBREATH, JOHN W PVT HOLLY, PLEASANT J PVT HOOD, JOHN H SGT HOUSE, ANTHONY PVT HUTCHENS, RICHARD PVT JAMES, PRESTON B PVT JOINER, WILLIAM PVT KING, WILLIAM PVT KINYON, EDWARD PVT KNIGHT, JOHN PVT LEE, GEORGE W PVT LINCH, MATHEW K PVT LIVESAY, LORENZO D PVT LOCKE, JAMES PVT LYONS, ANDREW PVT LYONS, ANDREW 1LT MC ELHANNON, JAMES M PVT MC MILLION, MEREDITH S PVT MINSON, WILLIAM CPL MITCHEL, JOHN CPL MITCHEL, SAMUEL C PVT MORGAN, BENAJAH PVT MORGAN, CARY PVT MORGAN, SOLOMON PVT NEVIL, HARVEY SGT PATE, GEORGE W PVT PATTERSON, JAMES PVT PEPPER, MAXWELL D PVT RAMSY, JAMES PVT SAWYERS, CYRUS 2LT TATE, WILLIAM PVT TERRIL, GEORGE CPL THOMPSON, JAMES PVT UNDERWOOD, DAVID PVT UNDERWOOD, JAMES PVT WELLS, LEVI PVT WHITE, ANDREW PVT WHITE, JAMES R PVT WHITE, JAMES S PVT WOOD, CHARLES PVT WOOD, JOHN D MAJ WOOD, JOHN D SGT WOOD, WILLIAM B 1LT