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Guide to the Civil War Records of the 4th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry, 1861-1864

Collection number: M022a

Department of Special Collections

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, California

Descriptive Summary


Civil War Records of the 4th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry, 1861-1864

Collection number

Special Collections M022a


4th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry


6 volumes


Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections.


Administrative Information


Access Restrictions:


Publication Rights:

Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.


Gift of Barbara Hitt Alden

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] Civil War Records of the 4th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry, M022a, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.


This collection of six large record books from Company "M" of the 4th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry consists of a clothing book, a descriptive roll of the company, morning reports, the record of a general court martial, and an order book. In addition to specific information regarding people and events, these books provide insight into the general routine and living conditions for Civil War soldiers.



"Clothing Report" for Company "M" Fourth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Cavalry, 1863 -1864. [Box 1, Folder 1]

Records concerning the uniforms, equipment, weapons and other property of soldiers. Inventories, copies of orders, etc.

"Company Descriptive Book" for Company "M" of the Fourth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Cavalry. [Box 1, Folder 2]

Physical statistics (height, weight, complexion, etc.) and other information (age, birthplace, occupation, miscellaneous remarks) on members of the company.

"Morning Reports" for Company "M" of the Fourth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Cavalry, May 1862 -October, 1864. [Box 1, Folder 3]

Various notes and statistics on the company, taken down daily by Company Captains.

Report by Brigadier General M. Brayman, copies of correspondence, and transcript of trial for a bribery case involving J. A. Cran and Captain J. H. Odlin, 1864. [Box 2, Folder 4]

"Record of General Court Martial convened at Natchez, Miss., July 22, 1864." [Box 2, Folder 5]

Copies of correspondence regarding and transcripts of the trials of various soldiers on July 22, 1864.

Company Order Book," September, 1861 -October, 1864. [Box 2, Folder 6]

Contact Information

Department of Special Collections

Green Library


Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, CA 94305-6004

Phone: (415) 725-1022



* Note you will need to call or e-mail Stanford University before you go, the records are not kept in the Library, they need to receive your order the day before you arrive.