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Brief History

This regiment was organized at Harrisburg, Pa., April 18, 1861. It mustered out August 1, 1861.[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 and Staff Officers - See Roster

Regimental Band - See Roster

Company A - also known as "Ringgold Light Artillery" - Many men were recruited Lewistown, Mifflin County - See Roster

Company B - also known as "Haskin's Guards" - Many men were recruited at Lewistown, Mifflin County - SeeRoster

Company C - also known as "2nd Ringgold Infantry" - Many men were recruited at Reading, Berks County - See Roster

Company D - also known as "National Light Infantry" - Many men were recruited at Pottsville, Schuylkill County - See Roster

Company E - also known as "Logan Guards" - Many men were recruited at Lewistown, Mifflin County - See Roster

Company F - Many men were recruited at Harrisburg, Dauphin County - SeeRoster

Company G - also known as "Allen's Guard/Rifles" - Many men were recruited at Allentown, Lehigh County - SeeRoster

Company H - also known as "Washington Artillery" - Many men recruited at Pottsville, Schuylkill County - See Roster

Company I - Many men recruited at Doylestown, Bucks County - See Roster

Company K - Many men recruited at Carbondale, Luzerne County - See Roster


The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,026 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 with its battles and reorganizations. It also has a roster for each company. There are additional references given.
  • Copeland, Willis R. "The Logan Guards of Lewistown, Pennsylvania; Our First Defenders of 1861; a History." (Lewistown, Pa: Mifflin County Historical Society, 1962). FHL Book 974.846/L1 M2c. Other Libraries.
  • Hiester, William M. "The Place of the Ringgold Light Artillery of Reading, Among the First Five Companies from Pennsylvania Which Marched to the Defense of Washington, April 1861 A Paper Read Before the Historical Society of Berks County, June 14, 1870". (Reading, Pa: [The Society], 1870). FHL Fiche 6083901 and (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992), FHL Fiche 6083900 and (Journal Article), FHL book 974.8M125p v. 1 (1904) p. [1-13]
  • Thompson, Heber Samuel. The first defenders. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992), FHL fiche 6083902and [S.l. : s.n.], 1910), FHL book 974.8 M2t

References

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

 

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