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Brief History

This regiment was organized at Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Pittsburg August to October, 1861. It mustered out July 1, 1865. [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.

Staff and Field Officers - See Roster

Company A  Recruited in Northampton County - See Roster

Company B  Recruited in Allegheny County - See Roster

Company C  Recruited in Westmoreland County - See Roster

Company D  Recruited in Westmoreland County - See Roster

Company E  Recruited in Allegheny County - See Roster

Company F  Recruited in Lebanon County - See Roster

Company G  Recruited in Allegheny County - See Roster

Company H  Recruited in Venango County - See Roster

Company I   Recruited in Venango County - See Roster

Company K  Recruited in Venango County - See Roster

Company L   Recruited in Venango County - See Roster

Company M  Recruited in Luzerne County - See Roster

Unassigned men - See 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.
  • Pennsylvania Roots. Gives history of the regiment, it's battles, organization and additional references.
  • Doster, William Emile, and Anthony P. Galli. "A Brief History of the Fourth Pennsylvania Veteran Cavalry: Embracing Organization, Reunions, Dedication of Monument at Gettysburg, and Address of General W.E. Doster, Venango County Battalion, Reminiscences, Etc." (Hightstown, NJ: Longstreet House, 1997). FHL Fiche 6083924  Google Books- partial.  Other Libraries.
  • Hyndman, William. History of a Cavalry Company. A Complete Record of Company "A," 4th Penn'a Cavalry, As Identified with That Regiment ... in All the Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, During the Late Civil War. Philadelphia: J.B. Rodgers, 1870.FHL Film 1491121. Google Books. Other Libraries.

References

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

 

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