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Brief History

This regiment was organized at Harrisburg and Chambersburg June 28-August 1, 1863, for six months. There was no information regarding a muster out date on the Soldiers and Sailors website.[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.

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

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

Company C - Many men were recruited in Lancaster County - See Roster

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Company L - Many men were recruited in Franklin County - See Roster

Company M - Many men were recruited in Franklin County - See Roster



The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,408 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.
  • "21st Pennsylvania Cavalry Association. Organization and Annual Reunions of the 21st Penn'a Cavalry Association" (Gettysburg: J.E. Wible Printers, 1892).FHL Fiche 6083954. Other Libraries
  • PaRoots gives a history of this regiment for both the 6 month enlistment and the 3 year enlistment. It includes rosters for each company.

References

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

 

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