6th Regiment, Pennsylvania Cavalry (70th Volunteers)

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This Regiment becan recruiting in July 1861. The regiment mustered out June 13, 1865. <ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 December 2010).</ref>&nbsp; This Regiment is also known as Rush's Lancers.  
 
This Regiment becan recruiting in July 1861. The regiment mustered out June 13, 1865. <ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 December 2010).</ref>&nbsp; This Regiment is also known as Rush's Lancers.  
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For more informationon the history of this unit, see:<br>
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*The Civil War Archive section, [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unpacav1.htm#6th 6th Regiment Cavalry (70th Volunteers) "Rush's Lancers]" (accessed 12 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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Brief History

This Regiment becan recruiting in July 1861. The regiment mustered out June 13, 1865. [1]  This Regiment is also known as Rush's Lancers.

For more informationon 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.

Company A  Many men enrolled in Philadelphia County and Berks County - See Roster

Company B  Many men enrolled in Philadelphia County - See Roster

Company C  Many men enrolled in Philadelphia County - See Roster

Company D  Many men enrolled in Philadelphia County - See Roster

Company E  Many men enrolled in Philadephia County and Luzerne County - See Roster

Company F  Many men enrolled in Philadelphia County - See Roster

Company G  Many men enrolled in Berks County and Philadelphia County - See Roster

Company H  Many men enrolled in Philadelphia County - See Roster

Company I - Many men enrolled in Philadelphia County - See Roster

Company K - Many men enrolled in Philadelphia County and Chester County - See Roster

Company L - Many men enrolled in Philadelphia County - See Roster

Company M - Many men enrolled in Philadelphia County - See Roster

Unassigned - See 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.
  • PaRoots.  History of this regiment, it's organization and battles.  Also lists Rosters. <br?
  • Wittenberg, Eric J.Rush's Lancers: The Sixth Pennsylvania Cavalry in the Civil War. (Yardley, Pa: Westholme, 2007). part onGoogle BooksOther Libraries.
  • Rush's Lancers.  This website has information on battles, men who served in the regiment,  photos. and regimental rosters.

References

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