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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]

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 Officers and staff - See Roster

Company A - Recruited at Hollidaysburg, Blair County- See Roster

Company B - Recruited at  Altoona, Blair County - See Roster

Company C - Recruited at Williamsburg, Blair County  - See Roster

Company D - Recruited at Tyrone, Blair County - See Roster

Company E - Recruited at  Altoona, Blair County - See Roster

Company F - Recruited at Johnstown, Cambria County - See Roster

Company G - Recruited at Johnstown, Cambria County - See Roster

Company H - Recruited at Hollidaysburg, Blair County - See Roster

Company I - Recruited at  East Liberty, Allegheny County -See Roster

Company K - Recruited at Johnstown, Cambria County -See Roster

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




The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,023 men on its roster for this unit. [1].

[[|]]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.
  • Pa roots. Gives history of the regiment including rosters, and organization.

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

 

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