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United States Gotoarrow.png  U.S. Military Gotoarrow.png  Pennsylvania Gotoarrow.png   Pennsylvania Military Gotoarrow.png  Pennsylvania in the Civil War Gotoarrow.png 20th Regiment, Pennsylvania Cavalry (181st Volunteers) ( 6 months, 1863-1864)

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Brief History

This regiment was organized at Harrisburg June to August, 1863, for six months. It mustered out January 7, 1864. [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.

This Regiment is also listed as the 181st Regiment- 6 Months

Field and Staff Officers - See Roster 

Company A - Many men recruited in Blair County, Chester County, Dauphin County and Perry County - See Roster

Company B - Many men recruited in Philadelphia County - See Roster

Company C - Many men recruited in Philadelphia County - Roster

Company D - Many men recruited in Cumberland County and Dauphin County - See Roster

Company E - Many men recruited at Mt. Union, Huntingdon County - SeeRoster

Company F - Many men recruited at Harrisburg, Dauphin County - SeeRoster

Company G - Many men recruited at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County - See Roster

Company H - Many men recruited at Lancaster, Lancaster County - See Roster

Company I - Many men recruited at Lancaster, Lancaster County - See Roster

Company K - Many men recruited at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County - See Roster

Company L - Many men recruited in Bucks County and Centre County - See Roster

Company M- Many men recruited in Huntingdon County and Philadelphia County - SeeRoster




The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,489 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.
  • PaRoots gives a history of this regiment and a roster for individual companies.

References

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

 

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