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William H Steel, 34th Illinois Infantry, Company F

Army Life of an Illinois Soldier, Charles Wright Wills, (8th Illinois Infantry); Union soldier; initially enlisted as a private in the Eighth Illinois Infantry; near the end of the war he had been promoted to major in the One Hundred and Third Illinois Infantry.

Elevator 'girls' at Marshall Fields department store, Chicago, Illinois, 1947

Outlaw brothers Jesse and Frank James. Carolina, Illinois, USA, 1872

A soldier with a date at a Servicemen's Country Club, Illinois - by Charles E. Steinheimer [1943]

Magnificant image from Keith Rocco

CIVIL WAR SECOND ILLINOIS PRESENTATION SWORD, Sept, 1862 .

Col. Daniel Brown Bush, 2nd Illinois Cavalry Regiment #civilwar

The last stand by Keith Rocco

CDV Lincoln Tomb, Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois

Frederick Hyde Ferris (1843-1925) in his Civil War uniform. The oldest child of G.W.G. Ferris, Sr., and Martha Ferris, he served in the 33rd Illinois Regiment. This photo was taken in New Orleans, probably in 1863.

Albert Cashier was born Jennie Irene Hodgers in 1843. In 1862, Hodgers disguised herself as a man and enlisted in the 95th Illinois Infantry Regiment under the name Albert Cashier. The regiment was under Ulysses S. Grant and fought in over 40 battles. Cashier managed to remain undetected as the other soldiers thought she was just small & preferred to be alone. Cashier was captured in battle but managed to escape back to Union lines after overpowering a guard. She fought through the war.