I have no information regarding the men in Fayette County, Illinois
that were in the Civil War. However, as I get it I will post it in
here. Anyone that has any information, please e-mail me Penny
Lewis so I can put it in here. Please be sure to
put FAYETTE CO CIVIL WAR in the subject line. Thanking you, in advance
for your cooperation. URGENT NOTICE:
Please put the County name in the subject line of any e-mail sent to me.
I cannot know what county you are writing about, if you don't tell me.
Historyof Fayette County and the Civil War
My Ancestors at Vicksburg by: W.A. Harner
My Ancestors at Shiloh by: W.A. Harner
A Story - George Washington WASHBURN by: Gail Radliff Mottern
Story - Willis Dodson BALDWIN by: Angela Baldwin Jarvis
Civil War Project
Rosters and History for Fayette County men in the Civil War
CIVIL WAR PROJECT STATE ARCHIVES
NEED PHOTO'S AND STORIES
FOR ALL OF ILLINOIS!!
We are trying to extend, and to some degree personalize, the information on the Civil War Rosters. Since many of us had ancestors in the Civil War the Rosters mean more to us than just a list of names, ranks and mustered in/out dates and the location they were living. Many of these men kept diaries, wrote letters home, told stories after the war was over. Illinois was a large contributor to the numbers of men that joined the Union Army for the purpose of Freedom for the Slaves in the South. In some cases the whole adult male population of a given town joined the forces. Some came back whole, some with missing limbs, maimed, or diseased. Some didn't come back at all, to either die on a battle field, or later in the prison camps. They were our Ancestors, and their contribution to the purpose of Freedom deserves mentioning, more than just in a list. So, if you have any stories, handed down, letters, diaries written by any of your ancestors. Please send them to me via e-mail, if possible, or snail mail.
Stories, diaries, letters and photos: