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ILLINOIS STATE ARCHIVES


Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Home Residents

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. Searches are not case sensitive: you may use any combination of upper and lower case letters. The following types of searches may be conducted:

  • To locate a soldier, sailor or widow of a soldier or sailor, enter the name in the format: last name comma space first name space middle initial (for example, Smith, John). The first name and middle initial may be omitted to accomplish a surname search.
  • To locate all soldiers or sailors in a particular unit, enter the unit designation in the "Unit" field. For example, to return a list of soldiers in the 10th Illinois Infantry, enter 10 IL INF in the "Unit" field.
  • To locate all soldier in a particular company, enter the company's letter in the "Company" field and the unit designation in the "Regiment" field. For example, to return a list of soldiers in Company A of the 10th Illinois Infantry, enter A in the "Company" field and 10 IL INF in the "Regiment" field.
  • To search for all soldiers from a particular county, select the name of the county from the drop-down menu in the "County" field.