2nd Regiment, Pennsylvania Reserve Infantry (31st Volunteers)

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=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
This regiment was organized at Philadelphia. It moved to Easton, Pennsylvania on May 29, 1861. It mustered out June 16, 1864.
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<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 Philadelphia. It moved to Easton, Pennsylvania on May 29, 1861. It mustered out June 16, 1864. <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#2ndres 2nd Regiment Reserves Infantry (31st Volunteers)], (accessed 12 September 2012). <br>
  
 
=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
 
=== 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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Field and Staff Officers&nbsp; - See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/reserves/2ndres/2dresofficers.html Roster]
  
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Regimental Band - See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/reserves/2ndres/2dresband.html Roster]
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Company A&nbsp; Many men from Philadelphia County - See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/reserves/2ndres/2drescoa.html Roster]<br>  
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Company B&nbsp; Many men from Philadelphia County - See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/reserves/2ndres/2drescob.html Roster]<br>
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Company C&nbsp; Many men from Philadelphia County - See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/reserves/2ndres/2drescoc.html Roster]<br>
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Company D&nbsp; Many men from Philadelphia County - See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/reserves/2ndres/2drescod.html Roster]<br>
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Company E&nbsp; Many men from Philadelphia County - See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/reserves/2ndres/2drescoe.html Roster]<br>
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Company F&nbsp; Many men from Blair County and Huntingdon County - See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/reserves/2ndres/2drescof.html Roster]<br>
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Company G&nbsp; Many men from Blair County and Huntingdon County - See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/reserves/2ndres/2drescog.html Roster]<br>
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Company H&nbsp; Many men from Philadelphia County - See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/reserves/2ndres/2drescoh.html Roster]<br>
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Company I&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Disbanded August&nbsp; 27, 1861 - See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/reserves/2ndres/2drescoi.html Roster]<br>
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Company K&nbsp; Many men from Philadelphia County - See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/reserves/2ndres/2drescok.html Roster]<br>
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Unassigned men - See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/reserves/2ndres/2dresunassigned.html Roster]<br>
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The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 1,844 men on its roster for this unit. [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=UPA0002RIR Roster].
  
 
=== Other Sources  ===
 
=== Other Sources  ===
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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>
  
*Bates, Samuel P. "History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5: Prepared in Compliance with Acts of the Legislature" (Harrisburg: B. Singerly, State Printer, 1869). Vol. I page 575. Making of America Books, University of Michigan. {{FHL|661694|item|disp=FHL Fiche 6083878}}. Other Libraries.
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*Bates, Samuel P. "''History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5: Prepared in Compliance with Acts of the Legislature" ''(Harrisburg: B. Singerly, State Printer, 1869). Vol. I page 575. [http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/moa/aby3439.0001.001/597?rgn=full+text;view=image Making of America Books], University of Michigan. {{FHL|661694|item|disp=FHL Fiche 6083878}}. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-pennsylvania-volunteers-1861-5-prepared-in-compliance-with-acts-of-the-legislature/oclc/1887553&referer=brief_results Other Libraries.] <br>
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*[http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/reserves/2ndres/2dresorg.html Pennsylvania Roots].&nbsp; History of Regiment with description of battles and losses.Gives additional sources for more information.<br>
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*Woodward, E. M., and Stan Zamonski. "''Our Campaigns: The Second Regiment Pennsylvania Reserve Volunteers, or, The Marches, Bivouacs, Battles, Incidents of Camp Life, and History of Our Regiment During Its Three Years Term of Service, Together with a Sketch of the Army of the Potomac, Under Generals McClellan, Burnside, Hooker, Meade, and Grant"'' (Shippensburg, PA: Burd Street Press, 1995). [http://tinyurl.com/77hngj7 WorldCat.]&nbsp; [http://tinyurl.com/88ra326 Google Books].
  
 
=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===

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Contents

Brief History

This regiment was organized at Philadelphia. It moved to Easton, Pennsylvania on May 29, 1861. It mustered out June 16, 1864. [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.

Field and Staff Officers  - See Roster

Regimental Band - See Roster

Company A  Many men from Philadelphia County - See Roster

Company B  Many men from Philadelphia County - See Roster

Company C  Many men from Philadelphia County - See Roster

Company D  Many men from Philadelphia County - See Roster

Company E  Many men from Philadelphia County - See Roster

Company F  Many men from Blair County and Huntingdon County - See Roster

Company G  Many men from Blair County and Huntingdon County - See Roster

Company H  Many men from Philadelphia County - See Roster

Company I    Disbanded August  27, 1861 - See Roster

Company K  Many men from Philadelphia County - See Roster

Unassigned men - See Roster


The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,844 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.
  • Pennsylvania Roots.  History of Regiment with description of battles and losses.Gives additional sources for more information.
  • Woodward, E. M., and Stan Zamonski. "Our Campaigns: The Second Regiment Pennsylvania Reserve Volunteers, or, The Marches, Bivouacs, Battles, Incidents of Camp Life, and History of Our Regiment During Its Three Years Term of Service, Together with a Sketch of the Army of the Potomac, Under Generals McClellan, Burnside, Hooker, Meade, and Grant" (Shippensburg, PA: Burd Street Press, 1995). WorldCat.  Google Books.

References

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