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

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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 - many men from Wilkes-Barr, Luzerne County
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Company B - many men from  Wyoming County
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Company C - many men from  Clinton County
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Company D - many men from  Union County
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Company E - many men from  Bradford County
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Company F - many men from  Luzerne and Bradford Counties
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Company G - many men from  Columbia County
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Company H - many men from  Luzerne County
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Company I - many men from  Luzerne County
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Company K - many men from  Luzerne and Schuylkill Counties
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<br>The data is from Bates' {{FHL|650530|item|disp=''History of Pennsylvania Volunteers'', Volume 2}}. [http://tinyurl.com/5wo5jcp Internet Archives]<ref>Samuel Penniman Bates. History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5: Prepared in Compliance with Acts. 1868. [http://tinyurl.com/5wo5jcp Internet Archives.com]</ref>
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Contents

Brief History

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

The Second Regiment was recruited in:

Company A - many men from Wilkes-Barr, Luzerne County

Company B - many men from  Wyoming County

Company C - many men from  Clinton County

Company D - many men from  Union County

Company E - many men from  Bradford County

Company F - many men from  Luzerne and Bradford Counties

Company G - many men from  Columbia County

Company H - many men from  Luzerne County

Company I - many men from  Luzerne County

Company K - many men from  Luzerne and Schuylkill Counties




The data is from Bates' History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, Volume 2. Internet Archives[2]




Other Sources

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.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. Samuel Penniman Bates. History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5: Prepared in Compliance with Acts. 1868. Internet Archives.com