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Brief History

This regiment was organized at Carlisle, Pa., July to October, 1862. It mustered out at Nashville, Tenn., June 21, 1865.[1]

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

The Anderson Cavalry is sometimes designated as a part of the 15th Regiment, Pennsylvania Cavalry.  Other Sources designate this as a separate unit. A history of this unit can be found at PaRoots. There is also a muster roll. Men were enrolled from across the state of Pennsylvania.

Other sources of information for this unit:

  • Wilson, Selden L. "Recollections and Experiences During the Civil War, 1861-1865, in the 15th Penna. Vol. Cavalry, Better Known As the Anderson Cavalry". (Washington, PA: [s.n.], 1913). Other libraries.


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 in Dauphin County and Philadelphia County - See Roster

Company B - Many men enrolled in Philadelphia County and Allegheny County - See Roster

Company C - Many men enrolled in Philadelphia County, Allegheny County and Dauphin County - See Roster

Company D - Many men enrolled in Philadelphia County, Allegheny County and Dauphin County - See Roster

Company E - Many men enrolled in Philadelphia County, Allegheny County and Adams County - See Roster

Company F - Many men enrolled in Philadelphia County, Allegheny County and Cumberland County - See Roster

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

Company H - Many men enrolled in Philadelphia County, Allegheny County and Westmoreland County - See Roster

Company I -  Many men enrolled in Philadelphia County, Adams County and Greene County - See Roster

Company K - Many men enrolled in Cumberland County, Greene County, and Philadelphia County - See Roster

Company L - Many men enrolled in Philadelphia County and Lackawanna- See Roster

Company M - Many men enrolled in Philadelphia County and Allegheny County - See Roster

Unassigned Men - Many men from Allegheny County - See Roster


The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2,277 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.
  • PaRoots gives a history of this regiment, it's organization and battles fought. There is also a list of men for each company.Includes additionalreferences.
  • Society of the 15th Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry. "To the Members of the Society of the Fifteenth Penn'a Volunteer Cavalry: A Short Account of the Thirty-Eighth Annual Banquet Held at Philadelphia, September 19, 1910". (Philadelphia: s.n.], 1910). FHL fiche 6083945 or Book 974.8 M2so . Other Libraries.
  • United States. Army. Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment, 15th (1862-1865). To the members of the Society of the Fifteenth Penn'a Volunteer Cavalry : a short account of the 28th annual banquet held at Philadelphia, December 6, 1900. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992), FHL Fiche 6083945
  • Williams, John A. B. Leaves from a trooper's diary. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992), FHL fiche 6118558 and In commemoration of the eleventh annual reunion of the Anderson Cavalry, December 5, 1883. FHL fiche 6083948

References

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

 

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