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Brief History

This regiment was organized at Philadelphia March 3 to May 4, 1864, from the 1st Battalion Militia Infantry (6 Mos.) It mustered out August 3, 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.

6 months Battalion

Field Officers and Staff - See Roster

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

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

Company C - Many men were recruited across the state - See Roster

Company D - Many men were recruited in Schuylkill County and Philadelphia County - See Roster

Company E - Many men were recruited in Philadelphia County and Allegheny County - See Roster

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

Company G - Many men were recruited from across the state - See Roster


1 year Service
Field Officers and Staff - See Roster

Company A - Many men were recruited in Tioga County, Lackawana County and Philadelphia County - See Roster

Company B - Many men were recruited in York County and Dauphin County - See Roster

Company C - Many men were recruited in Philadelphia County and Dauphin County - See Roster

Company D - Many men were recruited in Philadelphia County, Dauphin County and Franklin County - See Roster

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

Company F - Many men were recruited in Philadelphia County, Dauphin County and Lackawanna County - See Roster

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

Company H - Many men were recruited in Dauphin County, York County, and Lackawanna County - See Roster

Company I - Many men were recruited inTioga County, Dauphin County and Bradford County - See Roster

Company K - Many men were recruited in Dauphin County, Blair County and Erie County - See Roster

Unassigned Men - See Roster


The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,762 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.
  • Gibbs, James M. "History of the First Battalion, Pennsylvania Six Months Volunteers, and the 187th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Six Months and Three Years Service, Civil War, 1863-1865" (Harrisburg, Pa: Central Print. and Pub. House], 1905). Google Books. Internet Archives. FHL film 1550250 and (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992), FHL fiche 6084119. Other libraries .
  • Ranger95 describes the history of this regiment. It lists rosters for each company.

References

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

 

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