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Brief History

The 37th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer, 8th Reserves was organized in July 1861.  The men were muster out May 24, 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 - See Roster

Regimental Band - See Roster

Company A - Also known as  "The Armstrong Rifles".  Many men were recruited in Butler County and Armstrong County - See Roster

Company B - Also known as "The Jefferson Rifles".  Many men were recruited in Allegheny County - See Roster

Company C - Also known as "The Anderson Cadets".  Many men were recruited in Allegheny County - See Roster

Company D - Also known as "The Brownsville Grays". Many men were recruited at Brownsville, Fayette County - See Roster

Company E - Also known as "The Duncan Guards".  Many men were recruited in Allegheny County - See Roster

Company F - Also known as "The Hopewell Rifles".  Many men were recruited in Bedford County - See Roster

Company G - Also known as "The Fayette Guards".  Many men were recruited in Fayette County - See Roster

Company H - Also known as "The Clarion Union Guards".  Many men were recruited in Clarion County - See Roster

Company I - Also known as "The Greene County Rangers".  Many men were recruited at Waynesburg, Greene County - See Roster.

Company K - Also known as "The Hopkins Infantry".  Many men were recruited in Washington 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).<br>
  • 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. <br>
  • 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>
  • 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 additionalreferences.
  • Ranger95 has a history of this regiment and has rosters for each company.

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