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Brief History

This regiment was organized at Harrisburg April 22, 1861. It mustered mustered out July 27, 1861. [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 Officers and Staff - See Roster

Company A - many men recruited at  Mauch Chunk, Carbon County- See Roster

Company B - many men recruited at  Port Clinton, Schuylkill County- See Roster

Company C - many men recruited at Port Carbon, Schuylkill County- See Roster

Company D - many men recruited at  Pottsville, Schuylkill County- See Roster

Company E - many men recruited at Ashland, Schuylkill County- See Roster

Company F - many men recrioted at  Pottsville, Schuylkill County - SeeRoster

Company G - many men recruited at  Llewellyn, Schuylkill County - SeeRoster

Company H - many men recruited at  Pottsville, Schuylkill County See Roster

Company I - many men recruited at  Mauch Chunk, Carbon County- See Roster

Company K - many men recruited  Mauch Chunk, Carbon County - SeeRoster

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




  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.  Gives information on regiment history and organization.  Describes battles and has rosters.

References

  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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