126th 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 126th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry

Brief History

This regiment was organized at Harrisburg August, 1862.It mustered out May 20, 1865.[1]


For more information on the history of the 126th Pennsylvania Infantry, see the following:

  • The Wikipedia article, 126th Pennsylvania Infantry (accessed 8 November, 2011)
  • The Civil War Archive section, 126th 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 Officers and Staff - See Roster

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

Company B - Many men were recruited inFranklin County and Fulton County - See Roster

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,222 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.
  • Richards, Henry Melchior Muhlenberg. Pennsylvania's emergency men at Gettysburg : atouch of bushwhacking. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992), FHL fiche 6083974
  • MacCauley, Clay. "Through Chancellorsville, into and Out of Libby Prison". (Providence: [Rhode Island Soldiers and Sailors Historical Society], 1904). FHL Fiche 6084080. WorldCat.
  • PaRoots gives a history of this regiment and lists companies of this regiment with a roster for each company. It also has additional references.
  • Ranger95 outlines the history of this regiment including its organization and battles. It lists companies with rosters for this regiment.
  • PaCivilwar describes the history of this regiment. It has rosters for each company. It also has biographies for a few soldiers.

References

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