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Illinois National Guard, 3rd Regiment 129th United States Infantry, 1898-1916

Collection Overview

Title: Illinois National Guard, 3rd Regiment 129th United States Infantry, 1898-1916

Predominant Dates:1898-1916

ID: RHC/RC/204

Extent: 1.0 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 00/00/1967

Languages: English [eng]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of two volumes of Descriptive Books for Company A, 3rd Regiment of the Illinois National Guard, dating from 1898-1916.  These books include the name, age, description, birth place, occupation, enlistment information, and term of the soldier.  The two volumes also contains a remarks column that lists discharge information.  Indexes to these two volumes are located in the Inventory folder.  Rosters and roll calls for Company A,  from 1906 to 1913 are found in the five small volumes.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection.

Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection belong to the Regional History Center; literary rights are dedicated to the public.

Acquisition Source: Mrs. Mattie Welch Embree

Acquisition Method: The Illinois National Guard, 3rd Regiment Collection was collected by Waite Embree, a local DeKalb, historian.  Mrs. Mattie Welch Embree donated the Embree Collection, including the Illinois National Guard materials, to the University Archives in 1967.  J. Joseph Bauxar, University Archivist, transferred the Embree Collection to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center in June, 1978.

Related Materials: For further information regarding the Illinois National Guard, 3rd Regiment the researcher should consult VFM 19.3, Records of Events and Roster of the 129th U.S. Infantry and the Embree photograph collection (RC 2).  Additional information on men from this regiment who participated in World War I can be found in Honor Roll - DeKalb County, Illinois F547 .D3 H656 1919.

Box and Folder Listing

Box 1
Volume 1-2: Descriptive Books (2 volume), 1898-1916
Volume 3-7: Roster and Roll Call Books (5 volumes), 1906-1913