147th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry

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This regiment was formed from Companies L, M, N, O and P, of the Twenty-eighth Regiment, and three new companies enlisted at Harrisburg, during the months of October and November, 1862. It was organized at Loudoun Heights, Va., October 10, 1862. Companies "F" and "G" mustered out June 6, 1865. The remainder of this regiment mustered out July 15, 1865. <ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 December 2010).</ref>  
 
This regiment was formed from Companies L, M, N, O and P, of the Twenty-eighth Regiment, and three new companies enlisted at Harrisburg, during the months of October and November, 1862. It was organized at Loudoun Heights, Va., October 10, 1862. Companies "F" and "G" mustered out June 6, 1865. The remainder of this regiment mustered out July 15, 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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Field Officers and Staff - See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/infantry/147th/147thofficers.html Roster]
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Company A - Many men were recruited in Allegheny County and Philadelphia County - See Roster
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Company B - Many men were recruited in Huntingdon County and in Tennessee - See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/infantry/147th/147thcob.html Roster]
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Company C - Many men were recruited in Luzerne County - See[http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/infantry/147th/147thcoc.html Roster]
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Company D - Many men were recruited in Philadelphia County - See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/infantry/147th/147thcod.html Roster]
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Company E - Many men were recruited in Philadelphia County - See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/infantry/147th/147thcoe.html Roster]
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Company F - Many men were recruited in Luzerne County - See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/infantry/147th/147thcof.html Roster]
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Company G - Many men were recruited in Snyder County - See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/infantry/147th/147thcog.html Roster]
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Company H - Many men were recruited in County - See Roster
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Company I - Many men were recruited in County - See Roster
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Company K - Many men were recruited in County - See Roster
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Unassigned Men - See Roster<br><br>
  
 
For more information on the history of this unit, see:<br>  
 
For more information on the history of this unit, see:<br>  

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Contents

Brief History

This regiment was formed from Companies L, M, N, O and P, of the Twenty-eighth Regiment, and three new companies enlisted at Harrisburg, during the months of October and November, 1862. It was organized at Loudoun Heights, Va., October 10, 1862. Companies "F" and "G" mustered out June 6, 1865. The remainder of this regiment mustered out July 15, 1865. [1]

Field Officers and Staff - See Roster

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

Company B - Many men were recruited in Huntingdon County and in Tennessee - See Roster

Company C - Many men were recruited in Luzerne County - SeeRoster

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 Luzerne County - See Roster

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

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

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

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

Unassigned Men - See Roster

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.



The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2,167 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).