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Brief History

This regiment was organized at West Chester August 22 to October 28, 1861. It mustered out August 28, 1865, at Weldon N. C.[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 3,473 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Field Officers and Staff - SeeRoster

Regimental Band - See Roster

Company A - Many men were recruited in Chester County - See Roster

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

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

Company D - Many men were recruited in DelawareCounty - SeeRoster

Company E - Many men were recruited in Chester County - SeeRoster

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

Company G - Many men were recruited in Dealware County - See Roster

Company H - Many men were recruited in Chester County - See Roster

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

Company K - Many men were recruited in Chester  County - See Roster

Unassigned Men - See Roster

Independent Company - This company was composed of men transferred from the 93rd and 94th Regiments in October 1864 - 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.
  • Price, Isaiah. History of the Ninety-Seventh Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, during the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865 : with biographical sketches of its field and staff officers and a complete record of each officer and enlisted man. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL Fiche 6084045. Internet Archive. GoogleBooks.Worldcat.
  • United States, and Isaiah Price. Reunion of the Ninety-Seventh Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, October 29th, 1884 ... At Camp Wayne, West Chester, Pa. An Account of the Proceedings with a Roster of the Comrades Present. Philadelphia: [Press of Donaldson & Magrath], 1884. FHL fiche 6084046.InternetArchive. OpenLibrary. Worldcat
  • Ranger95 outlines the battles and history of this unit. It has rosters for each company.
  • pacivilwar describes the history of this regiment.It has rosters for each company. It has a newspaper article and additional references.

References

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

 

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