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>
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*The Wikipedia Article, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/6th_Pennsylvania_Cavalry 6th Pennsylvania Cavalry], (accessed 28 November 2012).<br>
  
 
=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
 
=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
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Company A&nbsp; Many men enrolled in Philadelphia County and Berks County - See [http://www.phmc.state.pa.us/bah/dam/rg/di/r19-65RegisterPaVolunteers/r19-65%20Reg66-75Interface.htm Roster]<br>  
 
Company A&nbsp; Many men enrolled in Philadelphia County and Berks County - See [http://www.phmc.state.pa.us/bah/dam/rg/di/r19-65RegisterPaVolunteers/r19-65%20Reg66-75Interface.htm Roster]<br>  
  
Company B&nbsp; Man men enrolled in  
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Company B&nbsp; Many men enrolled in Philadelphia County - See [http://www.phmc.state.pa.us/bah/dam/rg/di/r19-65RegisterPaVolunteers/r19-65%20Reg66-75Interface.htm Roster]
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Company C&nbsp; Many men enrolled in Philadelphia County - See [http://www.phmc.state.pa.us/bah/dam/rg/di/r19-65RegisterPaVolunteers/r19-65%20Reg66-75Interface.htm Roster]
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Company D&nbsp; Many men enrolled in Philadelphia County - See [http://www.phmc.state.pa.us/bah/dam/rg/di/r19-65RegisterPaVolunteers/r19-65%20Reg66-75Interface.htm Roster]
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Company E&nbsp; Many men enrolled in Philadephia County and Luzerne County - See [http://www.phmc.state.pa.us/bah/dam/rg/di/r19-65RegisterPaVolunteers/r19-65%20Reg66-75Interface.htm Roster]
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Company F&nbsp; Many men enrolled in Philadelphia County - See [http://www.phmc.state.pa.us/bah/dam/rg/di/r19-65RegisterPaVolunteers/r19-65%20Reg66-75Interface.htm Roster]
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Company G&nbsp; Many men enrolled in Berks County and Philadelphia County - See [http://www.phmc.state.pa.us/bah/dam/rg/di/r19-65RegisterPaVolunteers/r19-65%20Reg66-75Interface.htm Roster]
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Company H&nbsp; Many men enrolled in Philadelphia County - See [http://www.phmc.state.pa.us/bah/dam/rg/di/r19-65RegisterPaVolunteers/r19-65%20Reg66-75Interface.htm Roster]
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Company I - Many men enrolled in Philadelphia County - See [http://www.phmc.state.pa.us/bah/dam/rg/di/r19-65RegisterPaVolunteers/r19-65%20Reg66-75Interface.htm Roster]
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Company K - Many men enrolled in Philadelphia County and Chester County - See [http://www.phmc.state.pa.us/bah/dam/rg/di/r19-65RegisterPaVolunteers/r19-65%20Reg66-75Interface.htm Roster]
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Company L - Many men enrolled in Philadelphia County - See [http://www.phmc.state.pa.us/bah/dam/rg/di/r19-65RegisterPaVolunteers/r19-65%20Reg66-75Interface.htm Roster]
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Company M - Many men enrolled in Philadelphia County - [http://www.phmc.state.pa.us/bah/dam/rg/di/r19-65RegisterPaVolunteers/r19-65%20Reg66-75Interface.htm See Roster]
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Unassigned - See [http://www.phmc.state.pa.us/bah/dam/rg/di/r19-65RegisterPaVolunteers/r19-65%20Reg66-75Interface.htm Roster]
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The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 3,497 men on its roster for this unit. [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=UPA0006RC Roster].
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=== 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).
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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.
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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.
  
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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.
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*[http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/6thcav/6thcavorg.html PaRoots].&nbsp; History of this regiment, it's organization and battles.&nbsp; Also lists Rosters. &lt;br?
  
=== &nbsp;&nbsp;Other Sources  ===
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*Carter, William H. (William Harding). ''From Yorktown to Santiago with the Sixth U.S. Cavalry.'' (Austin, Texas : State House Press, c1989) {{FHL|765219|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2car}}
  
*[[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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*Gracey, Samuel Levis. ''Annals of Sixth Pennsylvania Cavalry''. (Philadelphia: E.H. Butler &amp; co, 1868).&nbsp; [http://tinyurl.com/86lr6gg Google books].[http://www.worldcat.org/title/annals-of-sixth-pennsylvania-cavalry/oclc/81614351?referer=di&ht=edition Other Libraries].
  
*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. Army. Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment, 3rd (1861-1865). ''History of the Third Pennsylvania Cavalry, Sixtieth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers in the American Civil War, 1861-1865.'' (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) {{FHL|662020|item|disp=FHL Fiche 6083918}}
  
*[[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>
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*Wittenberg, Eric J.''Rush's Lancers: The Sixth Pennsylvania Cavalry in the Civil War.'' (Yardley, Pa: Westholme, 2007). part on[http://books.google.com/books?id=NcbiAAAAMAAJ&q=Rush%27s+Lancers&dq=Rush%27s+Lancers&hl=en&sa=X&ei=CToOT6rgIaGi2gXVyZizAg&ved=0CDgQ6AEwAQ Google Books].&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/rushs-lancers-the-sixth-pennsylvania-cavalry-in-the-civil-war/oclc/84843572&referer=brief_results Other Libraries.]
  
*[[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://www.rushslancers.com/ Rush's Lancers].&nbsp; This website has information on battles, men who served in the regiment,&nbsp; photos. and regimental rosters.
*[http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/cavalry/6thcav/6thcavorg.html PaRoots].&nbsp; History of this regiment, it's organization and battles.&nbsp; Also lists Rosters.
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=== References  ===
 
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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


The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 3,497 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.
  • PaRoots.  History of this regiment, it's organization and battles.  Also lists Rosters. <br?
  • Carter, William H. (William Harding). From Yorktown to Santiago with the Sixth U.S. Cavalry. (Austin, Texas : State House Press, c1989) FHL Book 975.5 M2car
  • United States. Army. Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment, 3rd (1861-1865). History of the Third Pennsylvania Cavalry, Sixtieth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers in the American Civil War, 1861-1865. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL Fiche 6083918
  • 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).