For the past several months, I have been doing the following:
1. First, I began by thoroughly reviewing each of your emails received since the inception of this website years ago, and then retrieving various biographical nuggets that you contributed, but which I omitted the first time I placed them on the ďAncestorsĒ page. Many of these tidbits are, indeed, relevant and will be eventually added. (Iím cautiously optimistic that all emails have been retrieved.)
2. Second, I have been re-reading my various Civil War books related to the 92nd, and have gleaned additional biographical information on some of your ancestors.
3. Third, I continue to explore the internet for any information on the 92nd. Itís surprising how much new information keeps popping up every few months!
4. Fourth, on an ongoing basis, I have been trying to respond to your many inquiries regarding the 92nd. Youíve sent me some great questions regarding the 92nd in general, and regarding your ancestor in particular. Iím still researching many of those inquiries and will eventually get back to all of you.
Well, hereís the big news! I am almost finished with all of these research projects. I have accumulated a wealth of new, exciting biographies, both from my own research and from what you have provided. I have literally hundreds of new biographies and additions to existing biographies to add to my ďFind Your AncestorĒ page. Furthermore, I have hundreds of new database entries to add. It will obviously take me months to add everything. (I still work fulltime, so this website is currently at the mercy of sporadic, sleepy, late-night efforts).
I have begun inserting this new information, beginning with what so many of you have sent me regarding your ancestors in the 92nd. (I can sincerely appreciate the enjoyment all of you realize in reading about your ancestor on this website. I, too, enjoy reading about my own ancestor.)
Thank you all for your incredible patience as you wait for me to add what you have contributed.
Receiving your messages makes this website enjoyable and rewarding. Please keep your messages coming. I am confident that, with your continued help, this website will eventually become one of the most complete regimental websites on the entire web. My ultimate goal remains accumulating biographical information on each and every soldier in the 92nd Illinois. I can do that only with your help. Thank you so much! Cheers to all of you!Rob
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.