38th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, 9th Reserves

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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.png38th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, 9th Reserves

Brief History

This regiment was organized at Pittsburg in July 1861.  The regiment was mustered out at Pittsburgh May 12-13, 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 - See Roster

Company A - Also known as "Pittsburg Rifles."  Many men were recruited in Pittsburg, Allegheny County - See Roster

Company B - Also known as "Garibaldi Guards."  Many men were recruited in Pittsburg, Allegheny County - See Roster

Company C - Also known as "Iron City Guards".  Many men were recruited in Pittsburg, Allegheny County- SeeRoster

Company D - Also known as " Government Guards".  Many men were recruited in Pittsburg, Allegheny County - See Roster

Company E - Also known as " Chartiers Valley Guards".  Many men were recruited in Allegheny County - See Roster

Company F - Also known as "Meadville Volunteers".  Many men were recruited at Meadville, Craford County - See Roster

Company G - Also known as "City Guards".  Many men were recruited at Pittsburg, Allegheny County - See Roster

Company H - Also known as "New Brighton Rifles".  Many men were recruited in Beaver County - See Roster

Company I - Also known as "McKeesport Union Guards".  Many men were recruited at Pittsburg, Allegheny County.  See Roster

Company K - Also known as "Allegheny Rangers".  Many men were recruited at Pittsburg, Allegheny County.  SeeRoster


NOTE:  Pittsburgh, Allegheny County is spelled with an "h", but appears as Pittsburg in" Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania Volunteers 1861-1865. Harrisburg, Pa: [s.n.], 1869.  Many of the men in this regiment were buried in Allegheny County.  It is assumed that they were from Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and Not Pittsburg, West Lancaster County.

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.
  • Ranger95 has a history of this regiment and its battles with Rosters for each company.
  • 9thpareserves has links to history, some rosters and portraits of soldiers.

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