Camp Butler, Illinois
- major mustering-in site for Civil War
- named for William Butler, treasurer of state of Illinois for 2 terms [1859-1863]
who was from Sangamon County
- east of Springfield on "Clear Lake"
- first troops arrived in Aug 1861
- troops boarded trains at Jimtown [now Riverton]
- trained 39 regiments of infantry [e.g. 32, 38,
73, 115] and 9 regiments of cavalry
Camp Butler National Cemetery
- RR 1, Springfield, IL 62707
- east of Springfield, off I-72
- burial site of both Union and Confederate soldiers
- List of Burials
- Illinois Camps, Posts, and Prisons
by Victor Hicken, Illinois Civil War Sketches, No. 9, published by
Illinois State Historical Library for the Civil War Centennial Commission of Illinois.
- Camp Butler National Cemetery, by Fonda Baselt, Illinois State
Genealogical Society Quarterly, XXIII:3 (Fall 1991), pp. 161-163.
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