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Brief History

This regiment was organized at Harrisburg August, 1862.It mustered out May 23, 1863.[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 Officers and Staff - See Roster

Company A - Many men were recruited in Union County - See Roster

Company B - Many men were recruited in Mifflin County - See Roster

Company C - Many men were recruited in Northumberland County - SeeRoster

Company D - Many men were recruited in Northumberland County - See Roster

Company E - Many men were recruited in Mifflin County - See Roster

Company F - Many men were recruited in Northumberland County - See Roster

Company G - Many men were recruited in Snyder County - See Roster

Company H - Many men were recruited in Lycomiing County - See Roster

Company I - Many men were recruited in Lycoming County - See Roster

Company K - Many men were recruited in Lycomiing County - See Roster


The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,278 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.
  • Orwig, Joseph R. History of the 131st Penna. Volunteers, War of 1861-5. (Williamsport, Pa: Sun Book and job printing House, 1902). and (Washington [District of Columbia] : Library of Congress, Photoduplication Service, 1987), FHL film 1550258. and (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992), FHL fiche 6084088, InternetArchive. Worldcat.
  • Ranger95 describes the history of this regiment. It gives rosters for each company.
  • PaCivilWar outlines the battles and organization of this regiment.

References

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

 

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