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United States Gotoarrow.png  U.S. Military Gotoarrow.png  Pennsylvania Gotoarrow.png   Pennsylvania Military Gotoarrow.png  Pennsylvania in the Civil War Gotoarrow.png46th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry

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Brief History

This regiment was organized at Harrisburg October 31, 1861. It mustered out July 16, 1865. [1]

For more information on the history of the 46th Pennsylvania Infantry, see the following:

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 were recruited at Lewistown, Mifflin County - See Roster

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

Company C - Many men were recruited in Lehigh County and Northampton County - See Roster

Company D - Many men were recruited in Dauphin County - See Roster

Company E - Many men were recruited in Reading, Berks County - See Roster

Company F - Many men were recruited in Allegheny County - See Roster

Company G - Many men were recruited in Potter County - See Roster

Company H - Many men were recruited in Potter County - See Roster

Company I - Many men were recruited in Luzerne County - See Roster

Company K - Many men were recruited in Northumberland County - See Roster

Unassigned men - See Roster



The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 3,645 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.
  • PaRoots gives a history of this regiment including organization and battles. It has a roster for each company.
  • Ranger95 lists the roster for each company and gives a history of this regiment. Has images of Monuments.
  • Harmon, George D. "The Military Experience of James A. Pfeifer, 1861-1865," North Carolina Historical Review, XXXII (1955): pages 385-409, 544-572. FHL Book 975.6 B2h v. 32
  • Pennsylvania. Adjutant General's Office. Descriptive books of Pennsylvania regiments, 1861-1864. (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1979), FHL film 1032842 Item 8

References

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

 

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