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Brief History

Companies "A," "B," "C," "D," "E," "F" and "G" were organized at Camp Curtin, Pennsylvania. It mustered into State service July and August, 1861. [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.

Company A  Men recruited in Juniata County - See Roster

Company B  Men recruited at Athensville, Montgomery County - See Roster

Company C  Men recruited in Mifflin County - See Roster

Company D  Men recruited in Clinton and Cameron Counties - See Roster

Company E  Men recruited  in Centre County - See Roster

Company F  Men recruited at Carmichael's, Green County- See Roster

Company G  Men recruited in  Dauphine and Blair Counties- See Roster

Company H  Men recruited in Fayette County - See Roster

Company I   Men recruited in Washington County - See Roster

Company K  Men recruited in Allegheny and Washington Counties - See Roster

Company L   Men recruited in Berks, Lebanon and Lancaster Counties - See Roster

Company M  Men recruited in Berks County- See Roster

Unassigned    Recruited from various counties.  May have been discharged from a company above. - See 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.
  • Lloyd, William Penn. "History of the First Reg't. Pennsylvania Reserve Cavalry, from Its Organization, August, 1861, to September, 1864 With List of Names of All Officers and Enlisted Men Who Have Ever Belonged to the Regiment, and Remarks Attached to Each Name, Noting Change, &C". (Philadelphia: King & Baird, Printers, 1864).Internet ArchivesOther Libraries.
  • Bayard, Samuel J. "The Life of George Dashiell Bayard: Late Captain, U.S.A., and Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Killed in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Dec., 1862" (New York: Putnam, 1874).  Hathi Trust Digital LibraryOther Libraries.


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


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