Finally! Iím back online and ready to go! I apologize for the lengthy time in which I have failed to thank you for your contributions to this website. I also have not been able to answer your many questions youíve sent me regarding the 92nd.
This past year I have been involved in two bicycle crashes which left me laid up for quite some time. (I suppose I could say my injuries were a result of a Civil War skirmish, but I doubt if many of you would believe me. Wiping out on a bike is much less glamorous.)
Also, my computer has been giving me fits and has been off-line since early summer.
But, alas, all is well. As long as I stay upright on my bike, and as long as my computer cooperates, I should be fine. Iíll now be able to respond much quicker to your emails. As for all of you who have sent me messages this past year and have not received a response, Iíll try to get back to you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience!
My purpose in creating this website is two-fold:
I hope to share my research on the 92nd Illinois with others who are equally as passionate about the Civil War and this regiment.
I am appealing for information on the 92nd Illinois, so together we can expand our knowledge and develop this site into a clearinghouse for research on the 92nd Illinois.
My name is Rob and I am a descendant of a soldier in the 92nd Illinois. You may contact me at email@example.com.
First of all, I wish to express my appreciation to Gary, a descendant of the 92nd Illinois and local historian living in the heart of 92nd Illinois country. He has assisted in much of the research found on this website. It has been a pleasure sharing insight into this regiment with him over the years. Thank you, Gary.
A special appeal is extended to descendants of the 92nd Illinois. There were nearly one thousand members in this unit. There must be thousands of descendants. I invite you to share your 92nd Illinois ancestors' experiences, letters, journals, biographies and obituaries by sending them to me via email. (See address above.)
Adjutant General reports, detailed histories, company and regimental rosters, muster rolls, and various other lengthy listings regarding the 92nd Illinois are readily available on numerous other websites. I see no need for duplication here. Instead, I hope to focus upon sacrifices, statistics and lore of the 92nd Illinois - those human interest stories that made our ancestorsí wartime and postwar experiences so intriguing. What do you know about any soldier in this regiment not included on this website? Please share your knowledge and help fill in the gaps. These brave men deserve at least as much!
I have included the following categories:
I. A few snippets to pique your interest
II. A brief history of the 92nd Illinois
III. Find Your Ancestor
IV. Stephenson County Soldiers' Monument
V. Triennial Reunions of the 92nd Illinois Mounted Infantry
VI. Up Close and Personal
VII. Attachments within the Union army
VIII. A list of nearly fifty engagements and battles involving the 92nd Illinois
IX. Monthly breakdown of deaths within the regiment
X. Statistical summary of deaths
XII. List of Soldiers who were prisoners-of-war
XIII Relatives within 92nd Illinois Infantry
I hope to provide additional categories of interest in the future. Please visit often Ė and contribute often!
But letís not get too battle-weary! The soldiering experience wasnít all fighting and dying. There must be some light-hearted mischief in the form of stories passed down by your 92nd ancestors. What can you offer? Letís include any humor you might have that broke the monotony, tempered the emotion and colored the experience of the 92nd Illinois soldier.
Welcome to the website
dedicated to the memory of the 92nd Illinois Volunteer Mounted Infantry in
America's Civil War.