Illinois Mexican War Veterans Illinois State Archives
Compiled by Fred Delap in cooperation with the Illinois State Archives


Entering Search Criteria

Enter the name of the veteran 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 name of a veteran and select Select One in the drop-down menu in the place of enlistment field to return a list of all soldiers with that name. Select One is the default selection for the place of enlistment field.
  • Select the place of enlistment from the drop-down menu and leave the name of veteran blank to return a list of all soldiers who enlisted in the same locality.
  • Enter the name of a veteran and select the place of enlistment from the drop-down menu to return a list of soldiers meeting both criteria.

More information about how to obtain copies of the entry from the 1902 Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Illinois.