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Brief History

This regiment was organized at Harrisburg August and September, 1861. It mustered out December 25, 1865.[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 and Staff Officers - See Roster

Regimental Band - See Roster

Company A - Many men were recruited at Easton, Northampton County - See Roster

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

Company C - Many men were recruited at Sunbury, Northumberland County - See Roster

Company D - Many men were recruited at Bloomfield, Perry County - See Roster

Company E -  Many men were recruited at Easton, Northampton County - SeeRoster

Company F -  Many men were recruited at Catasauqua, Lehigh County - See Roster

Company G - Many men were recruited at Allentown, Lehigh County - See Roster

Company H - Many men were recruited at Newport, Perry County - SeeRoster

Company I - Many men were recruited at Allentown, Lehigh County - See Roster

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

Unassigned men - See Roster



The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 3,463 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.
  • Schmidt, Lewis G. A Civil War History of the 47th Regiment of Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers: The Wrong Place at the Wrong Time. Allentown, Pa. (124 N. West St., Allentown 18102): L.G. Schmidt, 1986.  Worldcat.
  • PaRoots gives a history of this regiment including its organization and battles. It also gives additional references and a roster for each company.
  • Ranger 95 has a history of this regiment, with Rosters for each company and some images of monuments.

References

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

 

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