118th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry

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This regiment was organized at Philadelphia May 15-30, 1862. It mustered out June 1, 1865.<ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 December 2010).</ref>  
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This regiment was organized at Philadelphia May 15-30, 1862. It mustered out June 1, 1865.<ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 December 2010).</ref>&nbsp; This company was also known as "The Corn Exchange Regiment"
  
 
For more information on the history of the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry, see the following:  
 
For more information on the history of the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry, see the following:  

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Brief History

This regiment was organized at Philadelphia May 15-30, 1862. It mustered out June 1, 1865.[1]  This company was also known as "The Corn Exchange Regiment"

For more information on the history of the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry, see the following:

  • The Wikipedia article, 118th Pennsylvania Infantry (accessed 8 November, 2011)
  • The Civil War Archive section, 118th Regiment Infantry, (accessed 2 November 2012).

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 - SeeRoster

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

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 - See Roster

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

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

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

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

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

Unassigned Men - See Roster

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2,201 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.

References

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