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This regiment was organized at Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, September, 1861 to April, 1862. The regiment was lost during service. 
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 2nd Regiment Cavalry (59th Volunteers), (accessed 12 September 2012).
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
Company A - Recruited at Philadelphia - See Roster
Company B - Recruited at Philadelphia - See Roster
Company C - Recruited at Philadelphia - See Roster
Company D - Recruited in Lancaster County - See Roster
Company E - Recruited at Philadelphia - See Roster
Company F - Recruited in Centre County - See Roster
Company G - Recruited at Philadelphia - See Roster
Company H - Recruited in Northampton County and at Philadelphia - See Roster
Company I - Recruited in Crawford County - See Roster
Company K - Recruited in Philadelphia County and Berk County - See Roster
Company L - Recruited in Tioga County - See Roster
Company M - Recruited in Armstrong County - See Roster
Unassigned Men - See Roster
- 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.
- Pa Roots. Gives history of organization, battles, and losses for this Regiment. Gives additional information for companies F and M.
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