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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. 
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War archive section, 147th 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 - 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 - 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 Luzerne County - See Roster
Company G - Many men were recruited in Snyder County - See Roster
Company H - Many men were recruited in Berks County, Lehigh County, and Carbon County - See Roster
Company I - Many men were recruited in Philadelphia County - See Roster
Company K - Many men were transferred from other units - See Roster
Unassigned Men - See Roster
- 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.
- Nicholson, John P. Association of the 28th and 147th Regiments Infantry and Independent Battery "E," Light Artillery, Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers. (Philadelphia: Allen, Lane & Scott, 1882). FHL Fiche 608391. InternetArchive. HathiTrust. WorldCat.
- Pennsylvania infantry. Reunion of the 28th & 147th Regiments, Pennsylvania Volunteers, Philadelphia, Nov. 24th, 1871. Philadelphia: Pawson & Nicholson, 1872. FHL Fiche 6083976.InternetArchive. HathiTrust. Worldcat.
- Brown, H. E. The 28th and 147th Regiments Penna. Vols. at Gettysburg. Pennsylvania?: s.n, 1890. FHL Fiche 6083909. WorldCat
- Moore, Joseph Addison. Address on the Three Days' Operations of the One Hundred and Forty-Seventh P.V.V.I. at Gettysburg, July 1, 2, and 3, 1863. Harrisburg: Meyers Print. and Pub. House, 1889. FHL Fiche 6084102. PennsStateLibrary. WorldCat.
- Pa-roots gives a history of this regiment and includes rosters for each company. It also lists additional references.
- 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.
- PaArchives lists the rosters for each company and the place where each man enrolled.
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