External Links to other Fifth related sites:

--Find a grave for Company M:  a listing of soldiers from Company M and the location of their graves; submitted by Eric Feagans:  Find a grave link:  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=vcsr&GSvcid=483058

--Sgt. Jonas H. Roe, Company M.  Letters written to and from Celina and Jonas Roe.  Roe served in Company M.  The website has been written and edited by his descendent Eric Feagens.  Thanks Eric!  Great Job!  Follow this link: 

--The story of how an injury ended the career of one of the Fifth's best captains.  Capt. Benjamin Hopkins describes his injury in his own words. Thanks Rod Coddington for writing this interesting story.  Faces of War blog link:  http://facesofthecivilwar.blogspot.com/2011/08/capt-hopkins-describes-injury-that.html.  Also by Coddington is the article "The 'Jack of Clubs' Makes his Move" concerning Hopkins experiences on an expedition into Louisiana in late 1864.  You can read this great article at:  http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/02/the-jack-of-clubs-makes-his-move/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

--Special Collections, Morris Library, Southern Illinois Univ, holds two major manuscript collections related to the Fifth Illinois: Lt. John P. Mann, Co. K, and Lt. Col. Ben Wiley.  There are images of all the war letters written between Wiley and his wife Emily, and letters written to Mann from his wife Nancy.  This is a great free source to get to know the regiment.  Special Collections Digital Civil War Collections:  http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/cdm4/index_sic_civilw.php?CISOROOT=/sic_civilw.  Also check out Curator Aaron Lisec's blog about southern Illinois history as seen from material in the library's collection (fascinating stuff!) at Raiders of the Lost Archive:  http://scrc1.wordpress.com/

--The Illiois state archives have created a database containing the information from the regiments muster and descriptive rolls.  You can find almost all the Fifth soldiers and their demographic and military information at this side.  State Archives databases:  http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/datcivil.html