5th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry (3 months, 1861)

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=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
This regiment was organized at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, April 20, 1861. It mustered out July 25, 1861. <ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 December 2010).</ref>
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This regiment was organized at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, April 20, 1861. It mustered out July 25, 1861. <ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 December 2010).</ref>
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For all information on the history of this unit, see:<br>
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*The Civil War Archive section, [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unohinf1.htm#5th3mo 5th Regiment Infantry (3 months)], (accessed 13 September 2012).<br>
  
 
=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
 
=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===

Revision as of 19:05, 13 September 2012

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Brief History

This regiment was organized at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, April 20, 1861. It mustered out July 25, 1861. [1]

For all 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
Company A - Recruited in Allegheny County - See Roster

Company B - Recruited at Pittsburg, Allegheny County - See Roster

Company C - Recruited in Shuykill County- See Roster

Company D - Recruited in Huntingdon County- See Roster

Company E - Recruited in  Schuykill County- See Roster

Company F - Recruited at Schuykill Haven, Schuylkill County- See Roster

Company G - Recruited at Lebanon, Lebanon County - See Roster

Company H - Recruited at Reading, Berks County - See Roster

Company I - Recruited at Minersville, Schuylkill County - See Roster

Company K - Recruited at Pittsburg, Allegheny County- See Roster

The data is from Bates' History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, Volume 1. Internet Archives[2]




  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.
  • Ranger 95.  History of regiment and battles and Roster of soldiers in this regiment.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. Samuel Penniman Bates. History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5: Prepared in Compliance with Acts. 1868. Internet Archives.com