87th 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 87th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry

Brief History

This regiment was organized at Yorktown September, 1861. It mustered out at Alexandria, Va., June 29, 1865.[1]

For more information on the history of the 87th Pennsylvania Infantry, see the following:

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 York County - See Roster

Company B - Many men were recruited in Dauphin County and York County - See Roster

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

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

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

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

Company F- Added March 1865,  Many men were recruited in Allegheny County - See Roster

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

Company G - Added March 1865, Many men were recruited in Allegheny County - See Roster

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

Company H - Added March 1865, Many men were recruited in Lawrence County and Washington County - See Roster

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

Company I - Added March 1865, Many men were recruited in Dauphin County and Lebanon County - See Roster

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

Company K - Added March 1865, Many men were recruited in Franklin County - See Roster

Unassigned Men - See Roster



The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 3,116 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.
  • Brandt, Dennis W. "From Home Guards to Heroes The 87th Pennsylvania and Its Civil War Community". (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2006). FHL Book 974.8 M2bd. Google books.
  • Prowell, George Reeser. "History of the Eighty-Seventh Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers: Prepared from Official Records, Diaries, and Other Authentic Sources of Information. York, Pa: Press of the York daily, 1903". FHL Film 1491047. GoogleBooks.InternetArchive. WorldCat.
  • PaRoots gives a history of this regiment. It has a roster for each company and additional references.
  • Ranger95 describes the organization and history of this regiment. It has a roster for each company.

References

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