11th Illinois Cavalry Regiment

The 11th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Cavalry was a cavalry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. The regiment was raised by orator Robert Green Ingersoll, who became its first colonel, and Basile D. Weeks.

11th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Cavalry
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ActiveDecember 20, 1861, to September 30, 1865
CountryUnited States
EngagementsBattle of Shiloh
Battle of Corinth
Battle of Lexington
Battle of Egypt Station


The 11th Illinois Cavalry was mustered into service at Peoria, Illinois, on December 20, 1861.

The regiment was mustered out on September 30, 1865.

Total strength and casualtiesEdit

The regiment suffered the loss of two officers and 32 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds in addition to eight officers and 237 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 279 fatalities.[1]


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unilcav2.htm#11th The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.
  2. ^ http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilcivilw/f&s/cav011-fs.htm Illinois in the Civil War website after Illinois Adjutant General's muster rolls