5th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry (3 months, 1861)

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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 5th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry (3 months, 1861)

Brief History

This regiment was organized at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, April 20, 1861. It mustered out July 25, 1861. [1]

For all information on the history of this unit, see:

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 - State Guards - Recruited at Allegheny City, Allegheny County - See Roster

Company B - Turner Rifles - Recruited at Pittsburgh, Allegheny County - See Roster

Company C - Columbian Infantry - Recruited at Glen Carbon, Schuylkill County- See Roster

Company D - Standing Stone Guards - Recruited at Huntingdon, Huntingdon County- See Roster

Company E - Minersville Artillerists - Recruited at Minersville, Schuylkill County- See Roster

Company F - Scott Artillery - Recruited at Schuylkill Haven, Schuylkill County- See Roster

Company G - Lebanon Guards - Recruited at Lebanon, Lebanon County - See Roster

Company H - Union Light Infantry - Recruited at Reading, Berks County - See Roster

Company I - Ringgold Infantry - Recruited at Minersville, Schuylkill County - See Roster

Company K - United States Zouaves - Recruited at Pittsburgh, Allegheny County- See Roster

The data is from Bates' History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, Volume 1. Internet Archives[2]




The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,108 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.
  • http://www.pa-roots.com. History of the regiment and roster of soldiers in this regiment.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. Samuel Penniman Bates. History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5: Prepared in Compliance with Acts. 1868. Internet Archives.com