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Brief History

This regiment was organized at Philadelphia December, 1861, to April, 1862. It mustered out July 20, 1865. [1]

For more information on the history of this unit, see:

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

Field and Staff Officers - SeeRoster

Company A - Many men recruited from  Blair County and Philadelphia County - See Roster

Company B -  Many men recruited from Blair County and Crawford County - See Roster

Company C - Many men recruited from Philadelphia County and Jefferson County,  West Virginia  - See Roster

Company D -  Many men recruited from Blair County and Northampton County - See Roster

Company E - Many men recruited from Dauphin County and Chester County - See Roster

Company F - Many men from Juniata County, Blair County, and Dauphin County - SeeRoster

Company G - Many men recruited from Blair County - See Roster

Company H - Many men recruited from Blair County and Philadelphia County - See Roster

Company I - Many men from Blair County, Dauphin County and Philadelphia County - See Roster

Company K - Many men from Blair County, Dauphin County and Erie County - See Roster

Company L - Many men from Dauphin County and Erie County - See Roster

Company M - Many men from Blair County - See Roster

Unassigned men - Many men from Dauphin County and Erie County -  See Roster


The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 4,327 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

 Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Pennsylvania in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Pennsylvania in the Civil War describes many sources, specifically for Pennsylvania, and how to find them. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • Pa Roots give a history of this regiment and lists rosters for each company.  It shows the organization and gives additional references.
  • Maier, Larry B.Leather & Steel: The 12th Pennsylvania Cavalry in the Civil War. (Shippensburg, Pa: Burd Street Press, 2001).  Other Libraries

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).

 

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