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Brief History

This regiment was organized at Cloud's Mills, Virginia, June 17, 1865, by consolidating the 2nd and 20th Pennsylvania Cavalry. It had duty at Cloud's Mills till July. The regiment mustered out July 13, 1865. [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.

Company A   Many men enlisted in Dauphin County and Lancaster County - See Roster

Company B   Many men enlisted in Dauphin County and Philadelphia County - See Roster

Company C   Many men enlisted in  Mifflin County and DauphinCounty  - See Roster

Company D   Many men enlisted in Lancaster County and Philadelphia County - See Roster

Company E   Many men enlisted in  Philadelphia County - See Roster

Company F  Many men enlisted in   Philadelphia County - See Roster

Company G.  Many men enlisted in Philadelphia County and Dauphin County - See Roster

Company H  Many men enlisted in Philadelphia County and Northampton County - See Roster

Company I   Many men enlisted in Crawford County and Philadelphia County - See Roster

Compay  K  Many men enlisted in Dauphin County and Lancaster County - See Roster

Company L  Many men enlisted in Philadelphia County - See Roster

Company M  Many men enlisted in Philadelphia County - 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.
  • United States. "The Pennsylvania Cavalry 1st Regiment Papers" (1862).Worldcat

References

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

 

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