Saturday, February 11, 2006

Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls Database

Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls Database is the newest addition to the Illinois Archives website. Data on 285,000 Union soldiers from the state has been entered by volunteer Fred Delap, with information taken from original Muster and Descriptive Rolls and eight volumes of the state's Report of the Adjutant General.

Information provided goes beyond that found in similar databases, giving us the soldiers' physical characteristics, places of nativity, and locations of their mustering in and mustering out. This is a major addition to the Archives' arsenal of Illinois veteran databases, for which you can also thank Fred Delap.