Anyone out there interested in attending a 92nd Illinois Descendantsí Reunion???
Since Iíve had such an overwhelming response to this website, I think itís time to consider organizing a relaxed, informal get-together of descendants of the 92nd Illinois Mounted Infantry.
We could share artifacts from the Civil War in general, and, even more importantly, share items pertaining specifically to the 92nd, such as letters, journals, uniforms, weapons, discharge papers, reunion ribbons, GAR items, or whatever else you might have nestled in your closets and attics. Photos would be especially welcome. And even if you have no items to share, thatís fine, too. Just being a descendant from such a respected Union regiment is exciting enough! And yes, spouses and children would be very welcome. After all, your children are also descendants. What a great way to expose your children to your familyís Civil War history!
Before I go any further in my planning, however, I need to first find out if there is any interest in such an event. Holding it in the Freeport, Illinois vicinity makes the most sense to me. Summertime also makes sense. At least that way, we would avoid icy roads.
Provided I get a positive response, I would suggest we plan for sometime no sooner than 2015 or 2016. This would give everyone ample time to find this message, think it over, and respond.
So, if you have any interest in attending such an event, please let me know.
It probably wonít happen, though, unless I get enough positive response.
As always, your obedient servant,
P.S. I realize there are a few of you who have contacted me but have not received a reply from me. I have tried repeatedly to reply via email, but my attempts keep getting rejected.
So, to those of you who have not received a response from me, I sincerely apologize. I make every effort to respond in a timely manner to each message I receive.
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.