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This regiment was organized at Lewistown and Harrisburg September, 1861. It mustered out July 15, 1865.
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 49th Regiment Infantry, (accessed 19 September 2012).
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 Centre County – See Roster
Company B - Many men were recruited in Chester County - See Roster
Company C - Many men were recruited in Huntingdon County - See Roster
Company D - Many men were recruited in Huntingdon County - See Roster
Company E - Many men were recruited at Lewistown, Mifflin County - See Roster
Company F - Many men were recruited in Chester County - See Roster
Company G - Many men were recruited in Centre County - See Roster
Company H - Many men were recruited in Centre County - See Roster
Company I - Many men were recruited in Juniata County - See Roster
Company K - Many men were recruited at Pittsburgh, Allegheny County - See Roster
Unassigned men - See Roster
Note: Company I - additional history and biographical information
Note: Company K- some men from Mifflin County
- 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 its organization and battles. It also gives additional references and a roster for each company.
- http://www.ranger95.com/civil_war_us/penna/infantry/49pav/49th_rgt_inf.html Ranger 95 ]has a history of this regiment, with Rosters for each company and some images of monuments.
- Westbrook, Robert S. History of the 49th Pennsylvania Volunteers A Correctly Compiled Roll of the Members of the Regiment and Its Marches from 1861 to 1865. Altoona, Pa: [s.n.], 1898. FHL Film 1036761 Item 5. Other Libraries.
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