Penn State

The Pennsylvania Civil War Project/Pennsylvanians in the Civil War

by Steve Maczuga, Population Research Institute


Pennsylvania Monument at Gettysburg National Battlefield, May 2005
  This Pennsylvania Civil War Project uses the book:
History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5; prepared in compliance with acts of the legislature by Samuel P. Bates., Bates, Samuel P. (Samuel Penniman), 1827-1902.      Link to On-Line Copy of Bates' Volumes

The data from the Bates book is entered into an Excel Spreadsheet, Saved to CSV and then converted via Mozilla Firefox to a SQLite database.

"Lest we forget..........."

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Data has been entered for the 1st through 25th Regiments (3 month service), Erie Regiment, Philadelphia City Cavalry, Independent Artillery Batteries, 11th, 23rd, 26th through 29th, 30th through 42nd (also known as 1st through 13th Pennsylvania Reserves), 43rd through 215th Regiments of Pennsylvania Volunteers. Also, the 'First Five Companies', the 1862, 1863 and 1864 Emergency Militia, the 3rd, 6th, 8th, 22nd, 24th, 25th, 32nd, 41st, 43rd, 45th and 127th Regiments of United States Colored Troops have been entered. Data for the 8th Regiment of Michigan Volunteers, the 1st Artillery, 4th Independent Battery, 14th Battery, 9th Cavalry, 33rd, 39th, 40th, 42nd, 44th, 45th, 49th, 50th (Engineers), 52nd, 54th, 57th, 58th, 59th, 60th, 62nd, 63rd, 66th, 68th, 69th, 72nd, 73rd, 74th, 76th, 78th, 80th, 82nd, 83rd, 84th, 88th, 94th, 95th, 97th, 102nd, 104th, 108th, 111th, 119th, 120th, 122nd, 123rd, 124th, 125th, 126th, 134th, 136th, 137th, 140th, 147th, 149th and 157th Regiments of New York Volunteers have been entered. The New York Regiments entered were in or around Gettysburg at the time of the battle.

As of February 2, 2017, there are 472,631 entries in this database.

Thanks to Google for scanning the 8th Michigan Roster and to the New York State Archives for scanning the New York State Regiments into PDF documents.
Thanks to Alice Gayley for the roster of Company K, 147th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry.
Thanks to the Pennsylvania Capitol Preservation Committee for preserving, protecting and photographing the Pennsylvania Regimental Flags used on this site.
Thanks to Beckie Lease, Blade Maczuga and Paul Riggs for their help with photography.








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