23rd Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry

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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>
  
*Wikipedia article, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/23rd_Pennsylvania_Infantry 23rd Pennsylvania Infantry], (accessed 22 September, 2011)<br>
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*Davis, Oliver Wilson. "Life of David Bell Birney, Major-General United States Volunteers". (Philadelphia: King &amp; Baird, 1867). {{FHL|662372|item|FHL Fiche 6083968}}. [http://books.google.com/books?id=vYhYh0L1WQUC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Life+of+David+Bell+Birney&hl=en&sa=X&ei=_W-9T53yPKSqiQKy87GDDg&ved=0CDwQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=Life%20of%20David%20Bell%20Birney&f=false Google Books]. [http://archive.org/stream/lifedavidbellbirney00davirich#page/n7/mode/2up Internet Archives]. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/life-of-david-bell-birney-major-general-united-states-volunteers/oclc/3909079&referer=brief_results Other Libraries.]<br>
  
 
*[http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/infantry/23rd/23dorg3yrs.html PaArchives] gives a history of this regiment with a description of its organization and the battles it was engaged in. Rosters for each company list the men in the company. There are also additional [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/infantry/23rd/23dbiblio.html references. <br>
 
*[http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/infantry/23rd/23dorg3yrs.html PaArchives] gives a history of this regiment with a description of its organization and the battles it was engaged in. Rosters for each company list the men in the company. There are also additional [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/infantry/23rd/23dbiblio.html references. <br>
  
*Wray, William J. "''History of the 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry"''. (Philadelphia: s.n, 1904). {{FHL|553795|item|disp=FHL Film 1486516}}. [http://books.google.com/books?id=K2EUAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books]. [http://archive.org/stream/birneyszouaves00pennrich#page/n5/mode/2up Internet Archives]. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-the-23rd-pennsylvania-volunteer-infantry/oclc/30439772&referer=brief_results Other Libraries.]
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*Wikipedia article, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/23rd_Pennsylvania_Infantry 23rd Pennsylvania Infantry], (accessed 22 September, 2011)<br>
  
*Davis, Oliver Wilson. "Life of David Bell Birney, Major-General United States Volunteers". (Philadelphia: King &amp; Baird, 1867). {{FHL|662372|item|FHL Fiche 6083968}}. [http://books.google.com/books?id=vYhYh0L1WQUC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Life+of+David+Bell+Birney&hl=en&sa=X&ei=_W-9T53yPKSqiQKy87GDDg&ved=0CDwQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=Life%20of%20David%20Bell%20Birney&f=false Google Books]. [http://archive.org/stream/lifedavidbellbirney00davirich#page/n7/mode/2up Internet Archives]. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/life-of-david-bell-birney-major-general-united-states-volunteers/oclc/3909079&referer=brief_results Other Libraries.]<br>
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*Wray, William J. "''History of the 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry"''. (Philadelphia: s.n, 1904). {{FHL|553795|item|disp=FHL Film 1486516}}. [http://books.google.com/books?id=K2EUAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books]. [http://archive.org/stream/birneyszouaves00pennrich#page/n5/mode/2up Internet Archives]. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-the-23rd-pennsylvania-volunteer-infantry/oclc/30439772&referer=brief_results Other Libraries.]
  
 
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Contents

Brief History

This regiment was organized at Philadelphia August 31, 1861. It mustered out September 8, 1864.[1] This regiment was also known as "Birney's Zouaves" and men were enlisted for 3 years service.

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 and Staff Officers - See Roster

Regimental Band - See Roster

Company A - Many were men recruited in Philadelphia County - SeeRoster

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

Company C - Many men were recruited in Philadelphia County - SeeRoster

Company D - Many men were recruited in Philadelphia County - SeeRoster

Company E - Many men were recruited in Philadelphia County - See Roster

Company F - Many men were recruited in Philadelphia County - See Roster

Company G - Many men were recruited in Philadelphia County - See Roster

Company H - Many men were recruited in Philadelphia County - See Roster

Company I - Many men were recruited in Philadelphia County - See Roster

Company K - Many men were recruited in Philadelphia County - See Roster

Unassigned men - SeeRoster


The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 3,041 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.

References

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