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Brief History

This regiment was organized at Erie and mustered into United States service September 8, 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 Officers and Staff - See Roster

Regimental Band - See Roster

Company A - Many men were recruited at Titusville, Crawford County - SeeRoster

Company B - Many men were recruited at Meadville, Crawford County - SeeRoster

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

Company D - Many men were recruited at Edinboro, Erie County - See Roster

Company E - Many men were recruited at Waterford, Erie County - SeeRoster

Company F - Many men were recruited at Meadville, Crawford  County - SeeRoster

Company G - Many men were recruited at Tionesta, Forest County - See Roster

Company G- Added March 1865.  Many men were recruited in Allegheny County - See Roster

Company H - Many men were recruited at Conneautville, Crawford County - See Roster

Company H - Added March 1865. Many men were recruited at Pittsburgh, Allegheny County - See Roster

Company I - Many men were recruited at Erie, Erie County - See Roster

Company I - Added March 1865. Many men were recruited at Harrisburg, Dauphin County and Reading, Berks County - See Roster

Company K - Many men were recruited at Erie, Erie County - See Roster

Company K - Added March 1865. Many men were recruited in Dauphin County - See Roster

Unassigned Men - See Roster



The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 3,865 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.
  • Schellhammer, Michael. The 83rd Pennsylvania Volunteers in the Civil War. (Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co, 2003). FHL Book 974.8 M2sm. WorldCat.
  • Pa-roots gives a history of this regiment. It includes where each company was recruited and roster for each company. Bibliography and additional sources.

References

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

 

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