Pennsylvania, Register of Military Volunteers - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Pennsylvania, Register of Military Volunteers, 1861-1865
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|Flag of Pennsylvania|
|Location of Pennsylvania|
|Record Type||Military volunteer register|
|Pennsylvania State Archives, Harrisburg|
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection consistes of a register of Pennsylvania military volunteers from the 1st - 215th regiments from the Adjutant General's Office for the years 1861-1865. Microfilm of original records is located in the Pennsylvania State Archives. Some regiments are missing or not in numerical order.
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
- Name of volunteer
- When and where joined
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- The approximate date of birth
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I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
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Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Pennsylvania.
Related Family History Library Holdings[edit | edit source]
- Civil War Veterans Card File, 1861-1866.
- Names of sick and wounded soldiers of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1866
- Grand Army of the Republic Collection, Descriptive Books, 1866-1956
Related FamilySearch Historical Record Collections[edit | edit source]
- Pennsylvania, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1865-1936
- United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934
- United States National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938
Digital Books[edit | edit source]
- Samuel P. Bates. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. 5 volumes. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania : B. Singerly, 1869-1871
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