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Welcome to the Official site of The Christian County Illinois Genealogical Society
"The Original Christian County Society" formed in 1983 & located in the
Christian County Historical Museum's Pence Building

Located near the intersection of Illinois Routes 29 & 48

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(Updated 6/28/16)


President - Jeaninie Biondolino 1st Vice President - Chuck Dilley
2nd Vice President - Vauna Stahl Secretary - Irene Rickman  Treasurer - Elaine Lederbrand
Genealogist - Joan Pearson-Blood Librarian - Lorrie Meadows-Foor
Directors: Nelvin Sloman, Yolanda Marucco, Rick Marucco and Judy Deal

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Page last updated 10/24/2016

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Christian County Genealogical Society * PO Box 28 * Taylorville, IL  62568

The 128th Regiment Illinois Infantry
November 13th at 2pm

The story of the 128th has been told by many in bits and pieces since April of 1863. Most of what has been written on this regiment has painted it with a wide brush describing them as deserters, heaping shame on every soldier originally muster into it. These men were mainly from Southern Illinois counties volunteering for a term of three years on November 4, 1862 at Camp Butler and were disbanded in April 1, 1863 at Cairo, going home only to find that many soldiers of the 128th were accused of being deserters. Through muster rolls, pension papers and personal letters one will find there is more to the story of the complicated 128th. As many as 320 men of the 128th went into the 9th Regiment and 33 men went into "Black Jack" Logan's 31st Regiment. Charla Schroeder Murphy, genealogist and author, is compiling a book on the "boys" of the 128th. Her talk will cover what went wrong and some of the more interesting items found in her research of the 128th including a personal glimpse into the life and death of some of these soldiers.

Christian County Genealogical Society will present this program free of charge at their annual meeting November 13th at 2pm on the historical grounds at 325 Abe's Way in Taylorville. 
Contact 824-5796 for info.