1st Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry (3 months, 1861)

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This regiment was organized at Harrisburg April 20, 1861. It mustered out July 27, 1861. <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 organized at Harrisburg April 20, 1861. It mustered out July 27, 1861. <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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For more information on the history of this unit, see:<br>
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*The Civil War Archive section, [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unpainf1.htm#1st-3 1st Regiment Infantry (3 months)], (accessed 12 September 2012).<br>
  
 
=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
 
=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
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The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 978 men on its roster for this unit. [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=UPA0001RI Roster].
  
 
=== 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>
  
*[http://ranger95.com/civil_war_us/penna/infantry/1st_regt_inf_3mos.html Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry, Regimental Histories Pennsylvania]. Gives a brief history of the regiment and has company rosters.
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*[http://ranger95.com/civil_war_us/penna/infantry/1st_regt_inf_3mos.html Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry, Regimental Histories Pennsylvania]. Gives a brief history of the regiment and has company rosters. Bates, Samuel P. History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5: Prepared in Compliance with Acts of the Legislature. Wilmington, N.C.: Broadfoot Pub. Co, 1993.
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*Bates, Samuel P. "''History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5: Prepared in Compliance with Acts of the Legislature" ''Vol. 1 page 13-14 (Wilmington, N.C.: Broadfoot Pub. Co, 1993). [http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/moa/aby3439.0001.001/31?view=image&size=100 Making or America Books].<br>
  
 
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=== References  ===

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Contents

Brief History

This regiment was organized at Harrisburg April 20, 1861. It mustered out July 27, 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. 

Field Officers - See Roster

Regimental Band - See Roster

Company A - many men from Bethlehem, Northampton County - See Roster

Company B - many men from Easton, Northampton County - See Roster

Company C - many men from Easton, Northampton County - See Roster

Company D - many men from Easton, Northampton County - See Roster

Company E - many men from Harrisburg, Dauphin County - See Roster

Company F - many men from Lancaster, Lancaster County - See Roster

Company G - many men from Reading, Berks County - See Roster

Company H - many men from Easton, Northampton County - See Roster

Company I - many men from Allentown, Lehigh County - See Roster

Company K - many men from Lancaster, Lancaster County - See Roster

The data is from Samuel P. Bates' History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, Volume 1. Making of America Books.




The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 978 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.
  • Bates, Samuel P. "History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5: Prepared in Compliance with Acts of the Legislature" Vol. 1 page 13-14 (Wilmington, N.C.: Broadfoot Pub. Co, 1993). Making or America Books.

References

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