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Brief History

This regiment was organized at Pottsville September 9 to October 30, 1861. It mustered out October 21, 1864, expiration of term.[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.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,919 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Field Officers and Staff - SeeRoster

Regimental Band - See Roster

Company A - Many men were recruited in Schuylkyll County - SeeRoster

Company B - Many men were recruited in Schuylkyll County - See Roster

Company C - Many men were recruited in Schuylkyll County - SeeRoster

Company D - Many men were recruited in Schuylkyll County - SeeRoster

Company E - Many men were recruited in Schuylkyll County and Luzerne County - See Roster

Company F - Many men were recruited in Schuylkyll County - SeeRoster

Company G - Many men were recruited in Schuylkyll County, Berks County, and Dauphin County - See Roster

Company H - Many men were recruited in Schuylkyll County - SeeRoster

Company I - Many men were recruited in Schuylkyll County - See Roster

Company K - Many men were recruited inSchuylkyll County - 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.
  • Pa-roots gives a history of this regiment. It has a roster for each company and lists additional references.
  • Ranger 95 outlines the organization and battles of this regiment. It has rosters for each company and images of monuments for this regiment.
  • pacivilwar describes the history of this regiment. It has rosters for each company and lists additional resources.

References

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

 

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