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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 Infantry (3 months, 1861)


Brief History

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

The Fifth Regiment was recruited in:

Company A - many men from Allegheny County

Company B - many men from  Pittsburg, Allegheny County

Company C - many men from  Glen Carron, Shuylekill County

Company D - many men from  Huntingdon County

Company E - many men from  Minersville, Schulkill County

Company F - many men from  Schuykill Haven, Schuylkill County

Company G - many men from  Lebanon, Lebanon County

Company H - many men from  Reading, Berks

Company I - many men from  Minersville, Schuylkill County

Company K - many men from  Pittsburg, Allegheny County

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

Other Sources

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.


  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


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