61st Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry

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*United States, and A. T. Brewer. ''"History, Sixty-First Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, Under Authority of the Regimental Association"''. (Pittsburgh: Art engraving & Print. Co, 1911). {{FHL|553813|item|disp=FHL Film 1550254}}. [http://archive.org/stream/cu31924095613042#page/n3/mode/2up Internet Archive]. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-sixty-first-regiment-pennsylvania-volunteers-1861-1865-under-authority-of-the-regimental-association/oclc/1898517&referer=brief_results Worldcat].
 
*United States, and A. T. Brewer. ''"History, Sixty-First Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, Under Authority of the Regimental Association"''. (Pittsburgh: Art engraving & Print. Co, 1911). {{FHL|553813|item|disp=FHL Film 1550254}}. [http://archive.org/stream/cu31924095613042#page/n3/mode/2up Internet Archive]. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-sixty-first-regiment-pennsylvania-volunteers-1861-1865-under-authority-of-the-regimental-association/oclc/1898517&referer=brief_results Worldcat].
  
*Brewer, A. T. ''Oration Delivered July 24th, 1888 on Wolf's Hill, Gettysburg At Dedication of Battle Monument in Memory of the Sixty-First Pennsylvani''a Volunteers. Cleveland, O.: Cleveland Print. & Pub. Co, 1888. {{FHL|663408|item|disp=FHL Fiche 6084010}}[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Oration+delivered+July+24th%2C+1888+on+Wolf%27s+Hill%2C+Gettysburg+%3A+at+dedication+of+battle+monument+in+memory+of+the+Sixty-First+Pennsylvania+Volunteers&qt=owc_search    Worldcat.]
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*Brewer, A. T. ''Oration Delivered July 24th, 1888 on Wolf's Hill, Gettysburg At Dedication of Battle Monument in Memory of the Sixty-First Pennsylvani''a Volunteers. Cleveland, O.: Cleveland Print. & Pub. Co, 1888. {{FHL|663408|item|disp=FHL Fiche 6084010}}and ''History, Sixty-first Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865.''(Washington [District of Columbia] : Library of Congress, Photoduplication Service, 1987), {{FHL|553813|item|disp=FHL film 1550254}} [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Oration+delivered+July+24th%2C+1888+on+Wolf%27s+Hill%2C+Gettysburg+%3A+at+dedication+of+battle+monument+in+memory+of+the+Sixty-First+Pennsylvania+Volunteers&qt=owc_search    Worldcat.]
  
 
*[http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/infantry/61st/61storg.html Pa-Roots] gives a history of this regiment with its organization and battles. It lists a [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/infantry/paregimentsnew1.html roster] for each company and has additional [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/infantry/paregimentsnew1.html references.]
 
*[http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/infantry/61st/61storg.html Pa-Roots] gives a history of this regiment with its organization and battles. It lists a [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/infantry/paregimentsnew1.html roster] for each company and has additional [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/infantry/paregimentsnew1.html references.]

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Contents

Brief History

This regiment was organized at Pittsburg September 7, 1861. It mustered out June 28, 1865[1]

For more 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 - Many men were recruited in Indiana County - See Roster

Company B - Many men were recruited in Allegheny City, Allegheny County - See Roster

Company C - Many men were recruited in Allegheny County - See Roster

Company D - Many men were recruited in Luzerne County - See Roster

Company E - Many men were recruited in Allegheny County - See Roster

Company F - Many men were recruited in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County - See Roster

Company G - Many men were recruited in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County - See Roster

Company H - Many men were recruited in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County - See Roster

Company H - New company formed 1865 Many men were recruited at Allegheny City, Allegheny County - See Roster

Company I - Many men were recruited in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County - See Roster

Company I - New company formed 1865 Many men were recruited at Allegheny City, Allegheny County - See Roster

Company K - Many men were recruited in Allegheny City, Allsegheny County - See Roster

Company K - New company formed 1865 Many men were recruited at Allegheny City, Allegheny County - See Roster


The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 3,053 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.
  • United States, and A. T. Brewer. "History, Sixty-First Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, Under Authority of the Regimental Association". (Pittsburgh: Art engraving & Print. Co, 1911). FHL Film 1550254. Internet Archive. Worldcat.
  • Brewer, A. T. Oration Delivered July 24th, 1888 on Wolf's Hill, Gettysburg At Dedication of Battle Monument in Memory of the Sixty-First Pennsylvania Volunteers. Cleveland, O.: Cleveland Print. & Pub. Co, 1888. FHL Fiche 6084010and History, Sixty-first Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865.(Washington [District of Columbia] : Library of Congress, Photoduplication Service, 1987), FHL film 1550254    Worldcat.
  • Pa-Roots gives a history of this regiment with its organization and battles. It lists a roster for each company and has additional references.
  • Ranger95 gives a history of this regiment and has a roster for each company. Shows an image of the monument for this company from stone sentinels website.
  • Civil War blog shows a plaque for the 61st regiment with each man's name.

References

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