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Subject: Re: [PAALLEGH-L] CIVIL WAR RESEARCH HELP
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 1998 18:53:25 EST
Some signed up with friends, some signed to join a particular unit, some may
have been ready to sign and that unit was the only one being organized at the
time. Maybe he was in the area at the time and signed up on impulse. There
are many reasons the men signed up in the units they did.
As I mentioned in a previous post I was told by a Civil War author that the
State Archives in Harrisburg are the first place to turn before NARA. They
have the Civil War files on microfilm and an index that makes it easy to
search. If, you can get there, Saturday is the best day; get there around 9,
park free right in front of the building and
it won't be crowded until later in the morning.
Cicil War rosters and brief histories of the units are available in the book
set, 10 volumes with a 4 volume index, "The Pennsylvania Volunteers" by Samuel
1985 Edition. Civil War dead and their place of burial can be found in "The
Roll of Honor" by the Quartermaster Corp of the Army. In some instances the
location is down to the grave number.