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Brief History

This regiment was organized at Huntingdon and Camp Curtin August to October, 1861. It consolidated with 57th Pennsylvania Infantry January 13, 1865.[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 Officers and Staff - See Roster

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

Company B - Many men were recruited in Dauphin County and Lycoming County - See Roster

Company C - Many men were recruited in Blair County and Westmoreland County - See Roster

Company D - Many men were recruited in Columbia County and Montour County - See Roster

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

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

Company G - Many men were recruited inCameron County and Cumberland County - See Roster

Company H - Many men were recruited in Clearfield County and Dauphin County - See Roster

Company I - Many men were recruited in Clearfield County and Blair County - See Roster

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

Unassigned Men - See Roster

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2,436 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.
  • Young, Jesse Bowman. The Battle of Gettysburg; A Comprehensive Narrative. (New York: Harper, 1913). GoogleBooks. InternetArchive.and What a boy -- saw in the army : a story of sight-seeing and adventure in the war for the Union. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL fiche 6084034.
  • Ranger95 has a history of this regiment and rosters for each company. It also has an image of a monument to this company.

References

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

 

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