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
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.
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