Independent Company, Pennsylvania Acting Engineers

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The book "Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit." <ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 December 2010).</ref>
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The book "Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit." <ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 December 2010).</ref>&nbsp; This company was mustered in at Philadelphia 9 August 1862 and mustered out at Harper's Ferry 20 June 1865.&nbsp; It was also known as Wrigley's Independent Engineers.<ref name="Pennsylvania Roots">www.pa-roots.com/pacw/indengcoc.html</ref><br>
  
 
=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
 
=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===

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Contents

Brief History

The book "Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit." [1]  This company was mustered in at Philadelphia 9 August 1862 and mustered out at Harper's Ferry 20 June 1865.  It was also known as Wrigley's Independent Engineers.[2]

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 215 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.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. www.pa-roots.com/pacw/indengcoc.html