Jersey County Historical Society
601 N. State Street
Jerseyville, Illinois 62052

webmaster: Beth McGlasson
Civil War (1861-1865)
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When Abraham Lincoln called for volunteers for the Union Army, the men of Illinois
responded enthusiastically. In fact, only three other states (New York, Pennsylvania, and
Ohio) had more men in blue than the Land of Lincoln. Of the more than 250,000 soldiers
from Illinois, more than 1,200 hailed from Jersey County.

We will work to add more information about these soldiers to our site. In the meantime, the
Illinois GenWeb project has a wonderful website on Illinois in the Civil War, including a
search engine that allows you to search for soldiers by county. The website can be found at