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This regiment was organized at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, April 20, 1861. It mustered out July 25, 1861. 
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
- 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.
- ↑ National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
- ↑ Samuel Penniman Bates. History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5: Prepared in Compliance with Acts. 1868. Internet Archives.com
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