2nd Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry (3 months, 1861)

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=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
test <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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This regiment was organized at Harrisburg April 20, 1861. It mustered out July 26, 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#2nd-3 2nd Regiment Infantry (3 months)], (accessed 12 September 2012).<br>
  
 
=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
 
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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.  
 
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.  
  
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The Second Regiment was recruited in:
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Company A&nbsp;- many men from&nbsp;Chambersburg, Franklin County- [http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/moa/aby3439.0001.001/43?page=root;rgn=full+text;size=100;view=image See Roster]<br>
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Company B - many men from&nbsp; Chambersburg, Franklin County - [http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/moa/aby3439.0001.001/43?page=root;rgn=full+text;size=100;view=image See Roster]<br>
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Company C - many men from&nbsp; Thomas, Franklin County-[http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/moa/aby3439.0001.001/44?page=root;rgn=full+text;size=100;view=image See Roster]<br>
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Company D - many men from&nbsp; Bloomfield, Perry County-[http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/moa/aby3439.0001.001/45?page=root;rgn=full+text;size=100;view=image See Roster]<br>
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Company E - many men from&nbsp; Gettysburg, Adams County - [http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/moa/aby3439.0001.001/45?page=root;rgn=full+text;size=100;view=image See Roster]<br>
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Company F - many men from&nbsp; Columbia, Lancaster County - [http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/moa/aby3439.0001.001/46?page=root;rgn=full+text;size=100;view=image See Roster]<br>
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Company G - many men from&nbsp;West Chester, Chester County - [http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/moa/aby3439.0001.001/46?page=root;rgn=full+text;size=100;view=image See Roster]<br>
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Company H - many men from&nbsp; Bellefonte, Centre County - [http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/moa/aby3439.0001.001/47?page=root;rgn=full+text;size=100;view=image See Roster]<br>
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Company I - many men from&nbsp; Harrisburg, Dauphin County - [http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/moa/aby3439.0001.001/48?page=root;rgn=full+text;size=100;view=image See Roster]<br>
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Company K - many men from&nbsp; York, York County - [http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/moa/aby3439.0001.001/48?page=root;rgn=full+text;size=100;view=image See Roster]<br><br>
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<br>The data is from Samuel P. Bates' "History of Pennsylvania Volunteers 1861-1865" {{FHL|650530|item|disp=''History of Pennsylvania Volunteers'', Volume 1}}. Also found at University of Michigan, [http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/moa/aby3439.0001.001/7?rgn=full+text;view=image Making of America Project.]
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The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 993 men on its roster for this unit. [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=UPA0002RI Roster].
  
 
=== Other Sources  ===
 
=== Other Sources  ===
  
National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ 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. <br>
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*[[Beginning United States Civil War Research|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).<br>
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*National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ 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. <br>
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*[[Pennsylvania in the Civil War|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. <br>
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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>
  
 
=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===

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Contents

Brief History

This regiment was organized at Harrisburg April 20, 1861. It mustered out July 26, 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.

The Second Regiment was recruited in:

Company A - many men from Chambersburg, Franklin County- See Roster

Company B - many men from  Chambersburg, Franklin County - See Roster

Company C - many men from  Thomas, Franklin County-See Roster

Company D - many men from  Bloomfield, Perry County-See Roster

Company E - many men from  Gettysburg, Adams County - See Roster

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

Company G - many men from West Chester, Chester County - See Roster

Company H - many men from  Bellefonte, Centre County - See Roster

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

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


The data is from Samuel P. Bates' "History of Pennsylvania Volunteers 1861-1865" History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, Volume 1. Also found at University of Michigan, Making of America Project.




The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 993 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).