1st Battalion, Pennsylvania Infantry

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=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
 
=== 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.  
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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.
  
Battery "A"  (43rd Volunteers).  Recruited at Chambersburg, Franklin County-See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/artillery/1startillery/1startbatterya.html muster Roll].
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The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 19 men on its roster for this unit. Possibly this unit did not complete its organization, and the men went to other units. [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=UPA0001BI03 Roster].
 
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Battery "B"&nbsp; 1st Regiment Light Artillery (43rd Volunteers) "Cooper's Batters".&nbsp; Recruited in Lawrence County- See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/artillery/1startillery/1startbatteryb.html muster Roll].<br>
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=== Other Sources  ===
 
=== 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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*Gibbs, James M. ''History of the First Battalion Pennsylvania six months volunteers and 187th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry : six months and three years service, Civil War, 1863-1865.'' (Washington [District of Columbia] : Library of Congress, Photoduplication Service, 1987), {{FHL|550530|item|disp=FHL film 1550250}} and (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992), {{FHL|665070|item|disp=FHL fiche 6084119}}
  
 
=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===

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Contents

Brief History

The book "Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit." [1]

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 19 men on its roster for this unit. Possibly this unit did not complete its organization, and the men went to other units. 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.
  • Gibbs, James M. History of the First Battalion Pennsylvania six months volunteers and 187th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry : six months and three years service, Civil War, 1863-1865. (Washington [District of Columbia] : Library of Congress, Photoduplication Service, 1987), FHL film 1550250 and (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992), FHL fiche 6084119

References

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