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Brief History

This regiment was organized at Pittsburg August, 1861. It mustered out September 9, 1864.[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 "The Kelly Guards".  Many men were recruited in Allegheny County - See RosterHistory of this company.

Company B - Also known as "The Collier Guards". Many men were recruited in Allegheny County - SeeRoster. History of this company.

Company C - Also known as "The Hanna Guards". Many men were recruited in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County - See Roster. History of this company.

Company D - Also known as "The Pittsburgh Fire Zouaves". Many men were recruited in Allegheny County - See Roster. History of this company.

Company E - Also known as "The Etna Infantry". Many men were recruited in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County - See Roster. History of this company.

Company F -. Many men were recruited in Clarion County - See Roster. History of this company.

Company G - Also known as "The Morgan Guards". Many men were recruited in  Allegheny County, Venango County, and Armstrong County - See Roster. History of this company.

Company H - Also known as "The McCullough guards". Many men were recruited in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County - See Roster. History of this company.

Company I - Also known as "The McKeesport Rifle Grays ". Many men were recruited in McKeesport, Allegheny County - See Roster. History of this company.

Company K - Also known as "TheHays Guards". Many men were recruited in  Allegheny County - See Roster. History of this company.

Unassigned Men - See Roster


The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2,397 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.
  • Ranger 95 has a history of this regiment and images of monuments for this regiment

References

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

 

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