2nd Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry (3 months, 1861)Edit This Page
From FamilySearch Wiki
This regiment was organized at Harrisburg April 20, 1861. It mustered out July 26, 1861. 
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
Company B - many men from Chambersburg, Franklin County
Company C - many men from Thomas, Franklin County
Company D - many men from Bloomfield, Perry County
Company E - many men from Gettysburg, Adams County
Company F - many men from Columbia, Lancaster County
Company G - many men from West Chester, Chester County
Company H - many men from Bellefonte, Centre County
Company I - many men from Harrisburg, Dauphin County
Company K - many men from York, York County
- 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.
- ↑ National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
- ↑ Samuel Penniman Bates. History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5: Prepared in Compliance with Acts. 1868. Internet Archives.com
Future Changes to the Wiki
Changes are coming to the FamilySearch Research Wiki in the near future. Find out more on the Wiki Community News page.Community News