1st Regiment, Pennsylvania Reserve Infantry (30th Volunteers)
This regiment was organized at West Chester June 9, 1861. It mustered out June 10, 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.
Company A Recruited in Chester County - See Roster
Company B Recruited in Lancaster County - See Roster
Company C Recruited in Delaware County and Chester County - See Roster
Company D Recruited in Lancaster County and York County - See Roster
Company E Recruited in Lancaster County- See Roster
Company F Recruited in Rockdale and Delaware County - See Roster
Company G Recruited in Chester County - See Roster
Company H Recruited in Cumberland County - See Roster
Company I Recruited in Cumberland County -See Roster
Company K Recruited in Adams County - See Roster
Unnassigned men - 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.
- Pennsylvania in the Civil War-Pa Roots. Gives History of Battles, names of officers, and rosters.
- Sypher, J. R. "History of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps A Complete Record of the Organization, and of the Different Companies, Regiments and Brigades". Lancaster, Pa: Elias Barr & Co, 1865. Google Books. FHL 974.8 M2sy. Other Libraries.
- Minnigh, H. N. "History of Company K., 1st (Inft) Penn'a Reserves 'the Boys Who Fought at Home'" (Duncansville, Pa: Home Print Publisher, 1891). Internet Archives. FHL Fiche 6083978. Other libraries.
- Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania Volunteers 1861-1865. Harrisburg, Pa: [s.n.], 1869. Pennsylvania Volunteers of the Civil War. Other Libraries.
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).