This is a web-based record collection in Ancestry Library Edition (Ancestry LE). The original record sources may be found on the Illinois State Archives website.
1929 Illinois Roll of Honor
Illinois Black Hawk War Veterans
Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls
Illinois Civil War Veterans of Missouri Units
Illinois Civil War Veterans Serving in the U.S. Navy
Illinois Mexican War Veterans
Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Home Residents
Illinois Spanish–American War Veterans
Illinois Veterans' History Project
Illinois War of 1812 Veterans
Illinois Winnebago War Veterans
On the Illinois State Archives website, you would need to search these record sources individually to find all listings for a particular soldier. Using this record collection in Ancestry LE, however, you can search all these record sources simultaneously.
Coverage includes soldiers who served in the Revolutionary War to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq (but coverage is most complete for War of 1812 to Spanish-American War). Records referenced can include enlistment and service records, muster rolls, oral histories, records of soldiers’ homes, and burial records.
Search results include an abstract or transcription of the original record, plus a link to that record on the Illinois State Archives website. You can search for a particular individual, or you can use a number of search delimiters to do searches for soldiers meeting specific criteria:
Muster In Date
Muster Out Date
Service Entry Date
For an interesting search try this:
SEARCH—KEYWORD at sea (Exact)
What you get is a list of men who were born at sea!
You can use Ancestry LE at Central Library or any of our branches.