11th Regiment, Pennsylvania Cavalry (108th Volunteers)

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=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
This regiment was organized at Philadelphia as an independent Regiment, "Harlan's Light Cavalry," under authority of the Secretary of War, August to October, 1861. It mustered out at Richmond August 13,1865.<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 as an independent Regiment, "Harlan's Light Cavalry," under authority of the Secretary of War, August to October, 1861. It mustered out at Richmond August 13,1865.<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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For more information on the history of this unit, see:<br>
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*The Civil War Archive section, [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unpacav2.htm#11th 11th Regiment Cavalry (108th Volunteers)], (accessed 12 September 2012).<br>
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=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
 
=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
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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.  
 
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.  
  
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Field and Staff Officers - See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/11thcav/11thcavofficers.html Roster]<br>  
  
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Company A - Men recruited in Iowa - See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/11thcav/11thcavofficers.html Roster]
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Company B - Men recruited in Chester County - See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/11thcav/11thcavcob.html Roster]
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Company C - Men recruited in Philadelphia County - See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/11thcav/11thcavcoc.html Roster]<br>  
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Company D - Men recruited in Franklin County - See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/11thcav/11thcavcod.html Roster]
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Company E - Men recruited in Philadelphia County and state of New York - See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/11thcav/11thcavcoe.html Roster]
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Company F - Men recruited in Tioga County and state of New York - See[http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/11thcav/11thcavcof.html Roster]
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Company G - Men recruited in Cambria County - See[http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/11thcav/11thcavcog.html Roster]
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Company H - Men recruited in Northampton County - See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/11thcav/11thcavcoh.html Roster]
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Company I - Men recruited in Lancaster County and the state of New Jersey - See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/11thcav/11thcavcoi.html Roster]
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Company K - Men recruited in Luzerne County - See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/11thcav/11thcavcok.html Roster]
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Company L - Men recruited in Clarion County - See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/11thcav/11thcavcol.html Roster]
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Company M- Men recruited at Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio - See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/11thcav/11thcavcom.html Roster]
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Unassigned Men - See[http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/11thcav/11thcavunassigned.html Roster]
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The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 3,561 men on its roster for this unit. [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=UPA0011RC Roster].
  
 
=== &nbsp;&nbsp;Other Sources  ===
 
=== &nbsp;&nbsp;Other Sources  ===
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*[[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|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. <br>
 
*[[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|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. <br>
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*[http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/11thcav/11thcavorg.html PaRoots] gives a history of this regiment as well as rosters for each company and additional [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/cavalrynew.html references].
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*United States, John L. Roper, Henry C. Archibald, and George W. Coles. History of the Eleventh Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry, Together with a Complete Roster of the Regiment and Regimental Officers. Philadelphia: Franklin Print. Co, 1902. [http://collection1.libraries.psu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/digitalbks2&CISOPTR=74458&REC=1 Penn State University libraries]. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-the-eleventh-pennsylvania-volunteer-cavalry-together-with-a-complete-roster-of-the-regiment-and-regimental-officers/oclc/4216113&referer=brief_results Other Libraries.]
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*[http://www.blackburn-tree.org/11-PA-Cav/ blackburn-tree] has a history of this regiment, muster rolls, letters and other items about members of this regiment.
  
 
=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===

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Contents

Brief History

This regiment was organized at Philadelphia as an independent Regiment, "Harlan's Light Cavalry," under authority of the Secretary of War, August to October, 1861. It mustered out at Richmond August 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 and Staff Officers - See Roster

Company A - Men recruited in Iowa - See Roster

Company B - Men recruited in Chester County - See Roster

Company C - Men recruited in Philadelphia County - See Roster

Company D - Men recruited in Franklin County - See Roster

Company E - Men recruited in Philadelphia County and state of New York - See Roster

Company F - Men recruited in Tioga County and state of New York - SeeRoster

Company G - Men recruited in Cambria County - SeeRoster

Company H - Men recruited in Northampton County - See Roster

Company I - Men recruited in Lancaster County and the state of New Jersey - See Roster

Company K - Men recruited in Luzerne County - See Roster

Company L - Men recruited in Clarion County - See Roster

Company M- Men recruited at Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio - See Roster

Unassigned Men - SeeRoster


The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 3,561 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.
  • PaRoots gives a history of this regiment as well as rosters for each company and additional references.
  • United States, John L. Roper, Henry C. Archibald, and George W. Coles. History of the Eleventh Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry, Together with a Complete Roster of the Regiment and Regimental Officers. Philadelphia: Franklin Print. Co, 1902. Penn State University libraries. Other Libraries.
  • blackburn-tree has a history of this regiment, muster rolls, letters and other items about members of this regiment.

References

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