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Illinois During the Civil War

In the winter of 1861 Abraham Lincoln left his home in Springfield, Illinois to become President of the United States. Southern states reacted to the election of a Republican president by seceding from the Union, and the nation descended into Civil War. Although the combatants fought no battles on Illinois soil, the Civil War defined an era in the state. Illinoisans shaped the war's course and felt its effects. This digital collection presents primary source material from the Civil War era in Illinois. These materials include letters, diaries and reminiscences of Union soldiers, as well as important documents, images, and other resources from the home front. For more information, including historical themes, narrative essays, and lesson plans. see the main page for Illinois During the Civil War.

General Ulysses S. Grant
Wilkin, Jacob W. 'Personal Reminiscences of General U.S. Grant' in Transactions of the Illinois State Historical Society 12 (1907): 130-140., Northern Illinois University
Colonel Sherman
Wilson, James Grant. Biographical Sketches of Illinois Officers Engaged in the War Against the REbellion of 1861. Chicago: James Bryant, 1862., Northern Illinois University
General Pope
Wilson, James Grant. Biographical Sketches of Illinois Officers Engaged in the War Against the REbellion of 1861. Chicago: James Bryant, 1862., Northern Illinois University
General McClernand
Wilson, James Grant. Biographical Sketches of Illinois Officers Engaged in the War Against the REbellion of 1861. Chicago: James Bryant, 1862., Northern Illinois University
General Hunter
Wilson, James Grant. Biographical Sketches of Illinois Officers Engaged in the War Against the REbellion of 1861. Chicago: James Bryant, 1862., Northern Illinois University
Colonel Brackett
Wilson, James Grant. Biographical Sketches of Illinois Officers Engaged in the War Against the REbellion of 1861. Chicago: James Bryant, 1862., Northern Illinois University
Colonel Kellogg
Wilson, James Grant. Biographical Sketches of Illinois Officers Engaged in the War Against the REbellion of 1861. Chicago: James Bryant, 1862., Northern Illinois University
Colonel Cushman
Wilson, James Grant. Biographical Sketches of Illinois Officers Engaged in the War Against the REbellion of 1861. Chicago: James Bryant, 1862., Northern Illinois University
Colonel Osborn
Wilson, James Grant. Biographical Sketches of Illinois Officers Engaged in the War Against the REbellion of 1861. Chicago: James Bryant, 1862., Northern Illinois University
Colonel Harris
Wilson, James Grant. Biographical Sketches of Illinois Officers Engaged in the War Against the REbellion of 1861. Chicago: James Bryant, 1862., Northern Illinois University
Colonel Hough
Wilson, James Grant. Biographical Sketches of Illinois Officers Engaged in the War Against the REbellion of 1861. Chicago: James Bryant, 1862., Northern Illinois University
Colonel Greusel
Wilson, James Grant. Biographical Sketches of Illinois Officers Engaged in the War Against the REbellion of 1861. Chicago: James Bryant, 1862., Northern Illinois University
Colonel Logan
Wilson, James Grant. Biographical Sketches of Illinois Officers Engaged in the War Against the REbellion of 1861. Chicago: James Bryant, 1862., Northern Illinois University
Colonel Moro
Wilson, James Grant. Biographical Sketches of Illinois Officers Engaged in the War Against the REbellion of 1861. Chicago: James Bryant, 1862., Northern Illinois University
Colonel Baker
Wilson, James Grant. Biographical Sketches of Illinois Officers Engaged in the War Against the REbellion of 1861. Chicago: James Bryant, 1862., Northern Illinois University
Colonel Barnes
Wilson, James Grant. Biographical Sketches of Illinois Officers Engaged in the War Against the REbellion of 1861. Chicago: James Bryant, 1862., Northern Illinois University
Colonel Brayman
Wilson, James Grant. Biographical Sketches of Illinois Officers Engaged in the War Against the REbellion of 1861. Chicago: James Bryant, 1862., Northern Illinois University
Colonel Carlin
Wilson, James Grant. Biographical Sketches of Illinois Officers Engaged in the War Against the REbellion of 1861. Chicago: James Bryant, 1862., Northern Illinois University
General Buford
Wilson, James Grant. Biographical Sketches of Illinois Officers Engaged in the War Against the REbellion of 1861. Chicago: James Bryant, 1862., Northern Illinois University
General Prentiss
Wilson, James Grant. Biographical Sketches of Illinois Officers Engaged in the War Against the REbellion of 1861. Chicago: James Bryant, 1862., Northern Illinois University
General McArthur
Wilson, James Grant. Biographical Sketches of Illinois Officers Engaged in the War Against the REbellion of 1861. Chicago: James Bryant, 1862., Northern Illinois University
General Grant
Wilson, James Grant. Biographical Sketches of Illinois Officers Engaged in the War Against the REbellion of 1861. Chicago: James Bryant, 1862., Northern Illinois University
Governour Yates
Wilson, James Grant. Biographical Sketches of Illinois Officers Engaged in the War Against the REbellion of 1861. Chicago: James Bryant, 1862., Northern Illinois University
Winthrop S. G. Allen, Co.; ''F,'' 12th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry
Allen, Winthrop S. G. “Letters of Winthrop S. G. Allen.” Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 24 (October 1931): 553-577., Illinois State Historical Society