5th Regiment, Pennsylvania Cavalry (65th Volunteers)

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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.  
 
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.  
  
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Field and Staff Officers- See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/5thcav/5thcavofficers.html Roster]
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Regimental Band - See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/5thcav/5thcavband.html Roster]
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Company A - Recruited at Philadelphia - See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/5thcav/5thcavcoa.html Roster]
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Company B -&nbsp; Recruited at Philadelphia - See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/5thcav/5thcavcob.html Roster]
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Company C - Recruited at Philadelphia - See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/5thcav/5thcavcoc.html Roster]
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Company D - Recruited at Philadelphia - See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/5thcav/5thcavcod.html Roster]
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Company E - Recruited at Philadelphia - See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/5thcav/5thcavcoe.html Roster]
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Company F - Recruited at Philadelphia - See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/5thcav/5thcavcof.html Roster]
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Company G - Recruited at Philadelphia - See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/5thcav/5thcavcog.html Roster]
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Company H - Recruited at Philadelphia - See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/5thcav/5thcavcoh.html Roster]
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Company I - Recruited at Philadelphia - See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/5thcav/5thcavcoi.html Roster]
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Company K - Recruited in Lycoming County and Philadelphia County - [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/5thcav/5thcavcok.html See Roster]
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Company L - Recruited in Allegheny County - See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/5thcav/5thcavcol.html Roster]
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Company M - Recruited in Allegheny County and Venango County - See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/5thcav/5thcavcom.html Roster]
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Unassigned men - See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/5thcav/5thcavunassigned.html Roster]
  
 
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Revision as of 18:35, 3 January 2012

United States Gotoarrow.png  U.S. Military Gotoarrow.png  Pennsylvania Gotoarrow.png   Pennsylvania Military Gotoarrow.png  Pennsylvania in the Civil War Gotoarrow.png 5th Regiment, Pennsylvania Cavalry (65th Volunteers)

Contents

Brief History

This regiment was organized at Philadelphia July to September, 1861. It mustered out August 7, 1865, and discharged at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 16, 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.

Field and Staff Officers- See Roster

Regimental Band - See Roster

Company A - Recruited at Philadelphia - See Roster

Company B -  Recruited at Philadelphia - See Roster

Company C - Recruited at Philadelphia - See Roster

Company D - Recruited at Philadelphia - See Roster

Company E - Recruited at Philadelphia - See Roster

Company F - Recruited at Philadelphia - See Roster

Company G - Recruited at Philadelphia - See Roster

Company H - Recruited at Philadelphia - See Roster

Company I - Recruited at Philadelphia - See Roster

Company K - Recruited in Lycoming County and Philadelphia County - See Roster

Company L - Recruited in Allegheny County - See Roster

Company M - Recruited in Allegheny County and Venango 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.
  • Pa Roots gives history of this Regiment including information on organization, battles, losses and lists of members of companies.

References

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