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Brief History

This regiment was organized in Philadelphia the end of May 1861.  It was mustered out 16 June 1864.

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 - SeeRoster

Regimental Band - See Roster

Company A - Many men were recruited at Philadelphia,  Philadelphia County - SeeRoster

Company B - Many men were recruited at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County - See Roster

Company C - Many men were recruited at Philadelphia, Philadephia County - See Roster

Company D - Many men were recruited at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County - SeeRoster

Company E - Many men were recruited at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County - See Roster

Company F - Many men were recruited in Blair County and Huntingdon County - See Roster

Company G - Many men were recruited in either Philadelphia County and Lancaster County or Huntingdon County and Blair County - See Roster

Company H - Many men were recruited at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County - See Roster

Company I - This company disbanded August 27, 1861 - SeeRoster

Company K - Many men were recruited at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County - See Roster

Unassigned men- See 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.
  • PaRoots gives a history of this regiment including its organization, battles and Rosters for each company. It also lists additional references.
  • 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). FHL Film 1550247 and (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992), FHL Fiche 6083982 Internet Archive. Google Books. Other Libraries.

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