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Brief History

This regiment was organized at Pittsburg and Harrisburg and mustered in September 8, 1862.It mustered out May 31, 1865.[1]

For more information on the history of the 140th Pennsylvania Infantry, see the following:

  • The Wikipedia article, 140th Pennsylvania Infantry (accessed 8 November, 2011)
  • The Civil War Archive section, 140th Regiment Infantry, (accessed 26 October 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 - See Roster

Company A also known as Greene County Rifles - Many men were recruited in Greene County - See Roster

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

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

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

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

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

Company G - Many men were recruited in Washington County - See Roster

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

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

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

Company K - many men from Washington County.[2] See Roster.

Unassigned Men - See Roster


The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,737 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.
  • Fisher, Jacob and Karen Souhadra. Jacob Fisher's memories : Beaver County, Pennsylvania. (Contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by Tim & Bonnie McClain ; [transcribed by Karen Souhadra]). FHL 921.73 F534fj.
  • Ranger95 describes the history of this regiment. It lists rosters for each company. It includes an image of the monument for this regiment.
  • PaCivilWar outlines the organization and battles of this regiment.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. B. F. Powelson, History of Company K of the 140th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, (1862-'65), (Steubenville, Ohio : Carnahan Print. Co., 1906.), page 11. Internet Archive.

 

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