53rd Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry

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*Myers, Irvin G. ''We Might As Well Die Here: The 53d Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteer Infantry.'' Shippensburg, Pa.: White Mane, 2004. {{FHL|1201853|item|disp=FHL Book 974.8 M2mig}}.

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Contents

Brief History

This regiment was organized at Harrisburg October, 1861. It mustered out June 30, 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 Pottstown, Montgomery County - See Roster

Company B: Many men were recruited in Chester County and Montgomery County - See Roster

Company C: Many men were recruited Huntingdon County and Blair County - See Roster

Company D: Many men were recruited  Centre County and Clearfield County - See Roster

Company E: Many men were recruited   Union County and Carbon County - See Roster

Company F: Many men were recruited  Luzerne County - See Roster

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

Company H:  Many men were recruited  Northumberland County - See Roster

Company I:  Many men were recruited  Perryville, Juniata County - See Roster

Company K:  Many men were recruited  Westmoreland County - See Roster

Unassigned men - See Roster

This data is from Bates' History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, Volume 2.



The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 3,719 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.
  • Myers, Irvin G. We Might As Well Die Here: The 53d Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteer Infantry. Shippensburg, Pa.: White Mane, 2004. FHL Book 974.8 M2mig.
  • Pa-Roots describes the organization and battles of this regiment. It also has a roster for each company and lists additional references.
  • Ranger95 gives an outline of battles for this regiment, has a roster for each company, and shows images of monuments for this regiment.

References

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