5th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry (3 months, 1861)
This regiment was organized at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, April 20, 1861. It mustered out July 25, 1861. 
For all information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 5th Regiment Infantry (3 months), (accessed 13 September 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.
Company B - Recruited at Pittsburg, Allegheny County - See Roster
Company C - Recruited in Shuykill County- See Roster
Company D - Recruited in Huntingdon County- See Roster
Company E - Recruited in Schuykill County- See Roster
Company F - Recruited at Schuykill Haven, Schuylkill County- See Roster
Company G - Recruited at Lebanon, Lebanon County - See Roster
Company H - Recruited at Reading, Berks County - See Roster
Company I - Recruited at Minersville, Schuylkill County - See Roster
Company K - Recruited at Pittsburg, Allegheny 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.
- Ranger 95. History of regiment and battles and Roster of soldiers in this regiment.