3rd Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry (3 months, 1861)

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=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
This regiment was organized at Harrisburg April 20, 1861. It then moved to Harrisburg and mustered out July 29, 1861.<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 Harrisburg April 20, 1861. It then moved to Harrisburg and mustered out July 29, 1861.<ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 December 2010).</ref>  
  
 
=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
 
=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
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*[[Beginning United States Civil War Research|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>
 
*[[Beginning United States Civil War Research|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>

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Brief History

This regiment was organized at Harrisburg April 20, 1861. It then moved to Harrisburg and mustered out July 29, 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 Third Regiment was recruited in:

Company A - many men from Hollidaysburg, Blair County

Company B - many men from  Altoona, Blair County

Company C - many men from  Williamsburg, Blair County

Company D - many men from  Tyrone, Blair County

Company E - many men from  Altoona, Blair County

Company F - many men from  Johnstown, Cambria County

Company G - many men from  Johnstown, Cambria County

Company H - many men from  Hollidaysburg, Blair County

Company I - many men from East Liberty, Allegheny County

Company K - many men from  Johnstown, Cambria County

The data is from Bates' History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, Volume 1. Internet Archives[2]




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.

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