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Brief History

The men in this Regiment were mustered into service June 29, 1861. The Regiment was mustered out June 13, 1864.

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- Also known as the "Cambria Guards". Many men were recruited in Cambria County - See Roster

Company B - Also known as the "Indiana National Guards" Many men were recruited in Indiana County - See Roster

Company C - Also known as the "Dickson Guards". Many men were recruited Butler County.   See Roster

Company D - Also known as "The Conongessing Rangers"; Many men were recruited in Butler County- See Roster

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

Company F - Also known as "The Union Volunteers". Many men were recruited in Fayette County - See Roster

Company G - Also known as the "The Apollo Independent Blues". Many men were recruited in Armstrong County - See Roster

Company H - Also known as "The Westmoreland Guards". Many men were recruited in Westmoreland County - See Roster

Company I - Also known as the "Washington Blues" of Westmoreland and Indiana Counties. Many men were recruited in Westmoreland County - See Roster

Company K - Also known as The "Brady Guards". Many men were recuited in Jefferson County. - See Roster.

Other Sources

  • 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 including organization and Battles. It lists a Roster for each company and has additional references.
  • Ranger95 has a history of this regiment and its battles. It lists companies with Rosters.
  • M'Bride, R. E. "In the Ranks From Wilderness to Appomattox Court-House, the War, As Seen and Experienced by a Private Soldier in the Army of the Potomac". (Cincinnati: Walden and Stowe, 1881). FHL Fiche 6083989. Internet Archive. Other Libraries.

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