13th Regiment, Pennsylvania Reserve Infantry (42nd Volunteers/1st Pennsylvania Rifles)
This regiment was organized at Harrisburg June 21, 1861. It mustered out June 11, 1864.
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 - SeeRoster
Company A - Known as "Anderson Lifeguards". Men recruited at Lawrenceville, Tioga County - See Roster
Company B - Known as "Morgan Rifles". Men recruited at Duncannon, Morgan County - See Roster
Company C - Known as "Cameron County Rifles". Men recruited in Cameron County - See Roster
Company D - Known as "Raftsman Guard". Men recruited in Warren County - SeeRoster
Company E - Known as "Tioga Rifles". Men recruited at Wellsboro, Tioga County - See Roster
Company F - Known as "Irish Infantry". Men recruited in Carbon County - See Roster
Company G - Known as "Elk County Rifles". Men recruited in Elk County - SeeRoster
Company H - Known as "Wayne Independent Rifles". Men recruited in Chester County - See Roster
Company I - Known as "M'Kean County Rifles". Men recruited in McKean County - SeeRoster
Company K - Known as "Raftsman Rangers". Men recruited at Curwensville, Clearfield County - See Roster
- 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.
- PaRoots gives a history of this regiment and lists companies with rosters. Also lists additional references.
- Grow, Matthew J."Liberty to the Downtrodden": Thomas L. Kane, Romantic Reformer. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009). Google Books. Other Libraries.
- Brandt, Dennis W. "Pathway to Hell: A Tragedy of the American Civil War". (Bethlehem: Lehigh University Press, 2008). Google Books. Other Libraries
- Thomson, O. R. Howard, and William H. Rauch. History of the "Bucktails," Kane Rifle Regiment of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corp (13th Pennsylvania Reserves, 42nd of the Line). (Philadelphia: Electric Printing Co, 1906). FHL Film 1490889. Google Books. Other Libraries.
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).