Guide to the 4th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry Civil War Records M0022.A

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Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Title: 4th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry Civil War Records
Creator: 4th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry
Identifier/Call Number: M0022.A
Identifier/Call Number: 169
Physical Description: 6 volume(s) (1 box)
Date (inclusive): 1861-1864


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Historical Note

The 4th Illinois Cavalry Regiment was mustered into United States Military service on September 26th, 1861 in Ottawa, LaSalle County Illinois. The regiment left Ottawa with 1050 enlisted men and 46 officers. The regiment fought the Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee and served in Kentucky, Tennessee, Texas and Mississippi. The 4th Cavalry returned to Springfield in 1864, and the reenlisted soldiers were consolidated with the 12th Illinois Cavalry Regiment in Texas on June 14, 1865.


Gift of Barbara Hitt Alden


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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], 4th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry Civil War Records, M022a, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Scope and Contents

This collection of six large record books from Company M of the 4th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry consists of a clothing book, a descriptive roll of the company, morning reports, the record of a general court martial, and an order book. In addition to specific information regarding people and events, these books provide insight into the general routine and living conditions for Civil War soldiers.

Use Policy

These materials are believed to be in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use of public domain materials.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States. Army. Illinois Cavalry Regiment, 4th (1861-1864)

box 1, volume 1

Clothing Report for Company M Fourth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Cavalry 114653 1863-1864

Scope and Contents

Records concerning the uniforms, equipment, weapons and other property of soldiers. Inventories, copies of orders, etc.
box 1, volume 2

Company Descriptive Book for Company M of the Fourth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Cavalry 114651 circa 1863-1864

Scope and Contents

Physical statistics (height, weight, complexion, etc.) and other information (age, birthplace, occupation, miscellaneous remarks) on members of the company.
box 1, volume 3

Morning Reports for Company M of the Fourth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Cavalry 114649 1862 May-1864 October

Scope and Contents

Various notes and statistics on the company, taken down daily by Company Captains.
box 2, volume 4

Report by Brigadier General M. Brayman, copies of correspondence, and transcript of trial for a bribery case involving J. A. Cran and Captain J. H. Odlin 114647 1864

box 2, volume 5

Record of General Court Martial convened at Natchez, Mississippi 114645 1864 July 22

Scope and Contents

Copies of correspondence regarding and transcripts of the trials of various soldiers on July 22, 1864.
box 2, volume 6

Company Order Book 114643 1861 September - 1864 October