121st Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry

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United States Gotoarrow.png  U.S. Military Gotoarrow.png  Pennsylvania Gotoarrow.png   Pennsylvania Military Gotoarrow.png  Pennsylvania in the Civil War Gotoarrow.png 121st Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry

Brief History

This regiment was organized at Philadelphia August 22 to September 5, 1862. It mustered out June 2, 1865.[1]


For more information on the history of the 121st Pennsylvania Infantry, see the following:

  • The Wikipedia article, 121st Pennsylvania Infantry (accessed 8 November, 2011)
  • The Civil War Article section, 121st Regiment Infantry, (accessed 2 November 2012).

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 and Staff Officers - See Roster

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

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

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

Company D - Many men were recruited in Philadelphia County - See Roster

Company E - Many men were recruited in Venango County - See Roster

Company F - Many men were recruited in Venango County - See Roster

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

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

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

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


The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,313 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.
  • Leland, Charles Godfrey. "A Memoir of Chapman Biddle Read Before the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, March 13, 1882". (Philadelphia: Collins, 1882). FHL fiche 6084074. WorldCat.
  • Strong, William W. Addenda to History of the 121st Regiment, Pennsylvania Vols. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992), FHL fiche 6084070
  • United States. Army. Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 121st (1862-1865). History of the 121st Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers : an account from the ranks. (Washington [District of Columbia] : Library of Congress, Photoduplication Service, 1987), andFHL film 1550246(Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992), FHL fiche 6084071 and Transactions of the first annual reunion of the 122d Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers : held at Lancaster, Pa., Thursday, May 17, 1883. FHL fiche 6084075 and Memorial of Thomas M. Hall. FHL fiche 6084072
  • Ranger95 describes the history of this regiment. It lists rosters for each company. It also has images of monuments in remembrance of this regiment.

References

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