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Illinois Black Hawk War Veterans

Compiled by Fred Delap in cooperation with the Illinois State Archives

Entering Search Criteria

Enter text in any field to restrict the search to only those records which CONTAIN your text in that field. Enter the soldier's name in the format: last name comma space first name space middle initial (for example, Smith, John D). The first name and middle initial may be omitted to accomplish a surname search. Searches are not case sensitive: you may use any combination of upper and lower case letters. The following types of searches may be conducted:

  • Enter the soldier's name to return a list of all soldiers with the name you entered.
  • Select the name of a company from the drop-down menu to return a list of soldiers serving in that company. For example, to locate all soldiers in the A Lincoln Company, select Lincoln, A from the drop-down menu in the search field for "Company."
  • Select the place of enrollment from the drop-down menu to return a list of all soldiers enrolled in a given county, township or city.
  • Enter the soldier's name and select the name of the company from the drop-down menu to return a list of soldiers with a specified name serving in a specific company.
  • Enter the soldier's name and select the place of enrollment from the drop-down menu to return a list of soldiers with a specified name enrolled in a specific place.