This database indexes the Archives' record series, Roster of Illinois Men in the U.S. Navy During the Civil War (RS 301.022). This record of approximately 3,000 men came from the Illinois Adjutant General. The database includes the name and birthplace of each sailor. The database was created and donated to the Illinois State Archives by Fred Delap of Kansas, Illinois. Delap, a volunteer with the Edgar County Genealogical Society, has also indexed Illinois veterans of the War of 1812, Black Hawk War, Mexican War, Civil War, and Spanish-American War.Copies of the files found in this index may be obtained by mail or telephone.
A photocopy of a sailor's roster entry can be obtained from the original record by providing his name and birthplace as well as war and branch of service. For each sailor, the record includes name; birthplace; rank; date, place, and term of enlistment; occasionally the place enlistment credited to; names of vessels served on; and final disposition (e.g., date of discharge, desertion, death). If you would like an unofficial and uncertified photocopy of the sailor's entry in the record series, Roster of Illinois Men in the U.S. Navy During the Civil War (RS 301.022), please include your postal mailing address. As a result of limitations on staff research time, Archives staff can photocopy no more than 2 entries per request. Send your request to:
Illinois State Archives
Margaret Cross Norton Building
Springfield, Illinois 62756
Submit a Request Via the Internet