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/unpainf1.htm#5th-3 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  ===
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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.  
  
<br>The Fifth Regiment was recruited in:  
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Field and Staff Officers - [http://ranger95.com/civil_war_us/penna/infantry/rosters/5th_regt_inf_3mos_rost_fld_staff.html See Roster]<br>Company A&nbsp;- Recruited in Allegheny County - See [http://ranger95.com/civil_war_us/penna/infantry/rosters/5th_regt_inf_3mos_rost_a.html Roster]<br>
  
Company A&nbsp;- many men from&nbsp;Allegheny County
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Company B - Recruited at Pittsburg, Allegheny County - See [http://ranger95.com/civil_war_us/penna/infantry/rosters/5th_regt_inf_3mos_rost_b.html Roster]<br>
  
Company B - many men from&nbsp; Pittsburg, Allegheny County
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Company C - Recruited in Shuykill County- See [http://ranger95.com/civil_war_us/penna/infantry/rosters/5th_regt_inf_3mos_rost_c.html Roster]<br>
  
Company C - many men from&nbsp; Glen Carron, Shuylekill County
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Company D - Recruited in Huntingdon County- See [http://ranger95.com/civil_war_us/penna/infantry/rosters/5th_regt_inf_3mos_rost_d.html Roster]<br>
  
Company D - many men from&nbsp; Huntingdon County
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Company E - Recruited in&nbsp; Schuykill County- See [http://ranger95.com/civil_war_us/penna/infantry/rosters/5th_regt_inf_3mos_rost_e.html Roster]<br>
  
Company E - many men from&nbsp; Minersville, Schulkill County
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Company F - Recruited at Schuykill Haven, Schuylkill County- See [http://ranger95.com/civil_war_us/penna/infantry/rosters/5th_regt_inf_3mos_rost_f.html Roster]<br>
  
Company F - many men from&nbsp; Schuykill Haven, Schuylkill County  
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Company G - Recruited at Lebanon, Lebanon County - See [http://ranger95.com/civil_war_us/penna/infantry/rosters/5th_regt_inf_3mos_rost_g.html Roster]<br>
  
Company G - many men from&nbsp; Lebanon, Lebanon County
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Company H - Recruited at Reading, Berks County - See [http://ranger95.com/civil_war_us/penna/infantry/rosters/5th_regt_inf_3mos_rost_h.html Roster]<br>
  
Company H - many men from&nbsp; Reading, Berks
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Company I - Recruited at Minersville, Schuylkill County - See [http://ranger95.com/civil_war_us/penna/infantry/rosters/5th_regt_inf_3mos_rost_i.html Roster]
  
Company I - many men from&nbsp; Minersville, Schuylkill County
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Company K - Recruited at Pittsburg, Allegheny County- See [http://ranger95.com/civil_war_us/penna/infantry/rosters/5th_regt_inf_3mos_rost_k.html Roster]<br>
 
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Company K - many men from&nbsp; Pittsburg, Allegheny County
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The data is from Bates' {{FHL|650530|item|disp=''History of Pennsylvania Volunteers'', Volume 1}}. [http://tinyurl.com/5wo5jcp Internet Archives]<ref>Samuel Penniman Bates. History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5: Prepared in Compliance with Acts. 1868. [http://tinyurl.com/5wo5jcp Internet Archives.com]</ref>  
 
The data is from Bates' {{FHL|650530|item|disp=''History of Pennsylvania Volunteers'', Volume 1}}. [http://tinyurl.com/5wo5jcp Internet Archives]<ref>Samuel Penniman Bates. History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5: Prepared in Compliance with Acts. 1868. [http://tinyurl.com/5wo5jcp Internet Archives.com]</ref>  
  
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=== Other Sources  ===
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The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 1,108 men on its roster for this unit. [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=UPA0005RI Roster].
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=== &nbsp;&nbsp;Other Sources  ===
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*[[Beginning United States Civil War Research|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).<br>
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*National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ 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. <br>
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*[[Pennsylvania in the Civil War|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. <br>
  
National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ 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. <br>
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*[[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|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. <br>  
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*[http://ranger95.com/civil_war_us/penna/infantry/5th_rgt_inf_3mos.html Ranger 95.]&nbsp; History of regiment and battles and Roster of soldiers in this regiment.
  
 
=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===

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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]




The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,108 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.
  • 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