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Brief History

This regiment was organized at Philadelphia June 11. The Companies "A," "B," "C" and "D" mustered out June 3, 1865. The Companies "E," "F," "G," "H," "I" and "K" mustered out July 14, 1865. [1]

For more information on the history of the 116th 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.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2,379 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Field Officers and Staff - See Roster

Company A - Many men were recruited in Philadelphia County - SeeRoster

Company B - Many men were recruited in Philadelphia County - See Roster

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

Company D - Many men were recruited in Philadelphia County - See Roster

Company E - Many men were recruited in Philadelphia County - SeeRoster

Company F - Many men were recruited in Schuylkill County and Philadelphia County - SeeRoster

Company G - Many men were recruited in Schuylkill County, Montgomery County, and Philadelphia County - See Roster

Company H - Many men were recruited in Allegheny County and Philadelphia County - See Roster

Company I - Many men were recruited in Allegheny County and Philadelphia County - See Roster

Company K - Many men were recruited in Allegheny County, Fayette County and Philadelphia County - See Roster

Unassigned Men - See 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.
  • Peck, Henry T. Historical sketch of the 118th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, "Corn Exchange Regt.". (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992), FHL fiche 6084068
  • PaRoots describes the history of this regiment. It lists a roster for each company. Additional references are given.
  • Ranger95 lists the battles and history of this regiment. It has each company with a link to rosters. It also has an image of a monument dedicated to this regiment.
  • PaCivilwar has a history of this regiment. It lists companies with rosters. It also has some soldier Biographies and references.

References

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

 

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