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  •  Well, you would be from Illinois.. (8+ / 0-)

    Illinois Civil War Units
    Wiki lists 156 Illinois infantry regiments alone.  Almost all Civil War regiments were made up of volunteers, all from the same state.  In the case if IL, there are probably units that only consisted of men from Chicago and almost none from the rest of the state. 'Downstate' units might not have included any men from Chicago.  That could reduce your search range.  Good luck.

    Mom's parents were off the boat between 1899-1912 so no ACW vets there.  Dad's oldest ancestors came over when it was New Amsterdam, not NYC, some came over in the potato famine.  Story has it that one of them paid the $300 bounty to avoid being drafted.

    “that our civil rights have no dependence on our religious opinions, any more than our opinions in physics or geometry.” Thomas Jefferson

    by markdd on Fri Jun 29, 2012 at 01:00:54 PM PDT

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    •  Nope. (8+ / 0-)

      None of my research involves the Chicago area. My peeps all came to Iowa from central or south-central Illinois. Then I, like a very worldly sort, came to Chicago all by my lonesome.

      Inspiration is hard to come by. You have to take it where you find it. --- Bob Dylan.

      by figbash on Fri Jun 29, 2012 at 01:04:22 PM PDT

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      •  This is an example of what I'm seeing (6+ / 0-)

        for the 3 Civil War relatives I know of. Camp Butler was in/near Springfield IL:

        Regiment:     133rd Infantry Regiment Illinois
        Date of Organization:     31 May 1864
        Muster Date:     24 Sep 1864
        Regiment State:     Illinois
        Regiment Type:     Infantry
        Regiment Number:     133rd
        Officers Killed or Mortally Wounded:     0
        Officers Died of Disease or Accident:     0
        Enlisted Killed or Mortally Wounded:     0
        Enlisted Died of Disease or Accident:     16
        Regimental Soldiers and History:     List of Soldiers

        Regimental History
        ILLINOIS
        133RD INFANTRY
        (100 Days)

        One Hundred and Thirty-third Infantry.-Col., Thaddeus
        Phillips; Lieut.-Col., John E. Moore; Maj., James F. Langley.
        This regiment was organized at Camp Butler and mustered in on
        May 31, 1864, for 100 days. On June 3, it moved to Rock
        Island barracks and was assigned to duty guarding prisoners of
        war. On Sept. 24, 1864, it was mustered out at Camp Butler.

        Source: The Union Army, vol. 3

        Inspiration is hard to come by. You have to take it where you find it. --- Bob Dylan.

        by figbash on Fri Jun 29, 2012 at 01:18:00 PM PDT

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        •  That is a booger (6+ / 0-)

          Wiki lists a link to Roots web under the IL 133rd for muster rolls

          http://www.rootsweb.com/...

          but it comes up broken.

          “that our civil rights have no dependence on our religious opinions, any more than our opinions in physics or geometry.” Thomas Jefferson

          by markdd on Fri Jun 29, 2012 at 01:22:53 PM PDT

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          •  Well, what I posted I copied from (6+ / 0-)

            Ancestry. Other info I've found there on another regiment two great grand-uncles were in compares appropriately with an annotated photo of the two of them in their Union uniforms. One lies dead in the military cemetery in Memphis TN where he died of disease. His brother returned and had a normal life in Christian Co. IL.

            I'm not sure what you mean in saying "that is a booger." Sorry.

            Inspiration is hard to come by. You have to take it where you find it. --- Bob Dylan.

            by figbash on Fri Jun 29, 2012 at 01:58:54 PM PDT

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            •  From the French (4+ / 0-)

              Boo Jer,  Meaning a nasty problem.

              Also see the Boo Jer constant:
              The answer in the back of the book divided by the answer you got times the answer you got -- will always result in the answer in the back of the book.  8^)

              “that our civil rights have no dependence on our religious opinions, any more than our opinions in physics or geometry.” Thomas Jefferson

              by markdd on Fri Jun 29, 2012 at 04:01:14 PM PDT

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