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Brief History

This regiment was organized at Pittsburg, Philadelphia and Erie October and November, 1862. It mustered out August 24, 1865.[1] Also Known as the Stanton Cavalry.

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 - See Roster

Company A - Many men enrolled from Philadelphia County and Allegheny County - See Roster

Company B - Men in this Regiment were from many different counties. Some men from Allegheny County and Fayette County - See Roster

Company C - Many men enrolled in Allegheny County and Erie County - See Roster

Company D - Many men enrolled in Allegheny County - See Roster

Company E - Many men enrolled in Fayette County, Allegheny County, and Beaver County  - See Roster

Company F - Many men enrolled in Allegheny County, Armstrong County, and Fayette County - See Roster

Company G - Many men enrolled in Allegheny County - See Roster

Company H - Many men were recruited in Washington County and enrolled in Allegheny County and Crawford County - See Roster

Company I - Many men enrolled in Erie County and Warren County - SeeRoster

Company K - This company was organized in Armstrong County - See Roster

Company L - This company was organized in Armstrong County - See Roster

Company M - Many men recruited in Armstrong County and Westmoreland County - See Roster

Unassigned men - See Roster


The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 4,075 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.
  • PaStateArchives has images of the rolls for each company showing where each soldier was enrolled and mustered in.
  • Slease, William Davis. The Fourteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry in the Civil War A History of the Fourteenth Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry from Its Organization Until the Close of the Civil War, 1861-1865. (Pittsburgh, Pa: Art Engraving & Print. Co, 1915). FHL Book 974.8 M2sw. Other Libraries.

References

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

 

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