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Brief History

This regiment was organized at Pittsburg October 15, 1861. It mustered out December 6, 1865.[1]

For more information on the history of the 77th Pennsylvania Infantry, see the following:

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 - SeeRoster

Regimental Band - SeeRoster

Company A - Many men were recruited at Chambersburg, Franklin County - SeeRoster

Company B - Many men were recruited at Pittsburgh, Allegheny County - See Roster

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

Company D - Many men were recruited at Chambersburgh, Franklin County - See Roster

Company D-  Added March 1865.  Many men were recruited at Pittsburgh, Allegheny County - See Roster

Company E - Many men were recruited in Allegheny County and Mercer County - SeeRoster

Company E - Added March 1865.  Many men were recruited at Pittsburgh, Allegheny County - See Roster

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

Company F - Added March 1865.  Many men were recruited at Pittsburgh, Allegheny County - SeeRoster

Company G - Many men were recruited at Chambersburg, Franklin County - SeeRoster

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

Company H - Added March 1865.  Many men were recruited in Beaver County and Lawrence County - See Roster

Company I - Many men were recruited at Harrisburg, Dauphin County - See Roster

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

Unassigned Men - See Roster

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 3,267 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.
  • Obreiter, John, The Seventy-Seventh Pennsylvania at Shiloh : history of the regiment : the battle of Shiloh. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992), FHL fiche 6084023 and History of the Seventy-Seventh Pennsylvania volunteers. (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2006), FHL film 2409822 Item 5
  • Pennsylvania, John Obreiter, and David W. Reed. The Seventy-Seventh Pennsylvania at Shiloh: History of the Regiment ; the Battle of Shiloh. Harrisburg,Pa (Harrisburg Publishing Co, 1905). The Seventy-Seventh Pennsylvania at Shiloh : history of the regiment : the battle of Shiloh FamilySearch. Internet Archive
  • Robinson, William A. Civil War journal, 1861-1865. (New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University, 1962), FHL film 888832 Item 6
  • Rose, Thomas Ellwood. Col. Rose's story of the famous tunnel escape from Libby : a thrilling account of the daring escape of 109 Union officers from Libby Prison through the famous Yankee Tunnel. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992), Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992), FHL fiche 6084024
  • PaRoots describes the history of this regiment including its organization, battles, and a roster for each company. It also lists additional references.
  • Ranger95 gives a history of this unit and has a roster for each company.

References

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

 

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