Look for your ancestors in this PA genealogy database of American Civil War soldiers - infantry, cavalry & artillery rosters, histories, biographies, draft, journals, letters, medal of honor recipients, prisoners of war (POWs), & pensions of our Pennsylvania military ancestors. Use this free Pennsylvania database to help with your genealogy search.
Bios of PA Civil War soldiers. In addition to battles fought, injuries and POW info, each biography typically has genealogy data such as birthplace and birthdate, parents, spouse, children and occupation before and after the War.
Pension Roll of 1883
Civil War pension lists for Adams, Delaware, Berks, Lebanon, Lehigh, Schuylkill, and York counties of PA.
Diaries, Journals & Letters of PA Civil War Soldiers
All written by Pennsylvania soldiers - Diaries written in the field, histories written about regiments in which the author served, letters home, letters by soldiers seeking to get their officer removed, speech. Many soldier names are mentioned. Read about the Civil War as those who served described it.
PA Soldiers Mentioned in Newspapers
Transcribed newspaper articles about Pennsylvania in the Civil War - soldiers killed, injured, missing, POWs, letters home, draft lists, and more.
Locate Pennsylvania Civil War Ancestors
Helpful hints, both on-line and off-line, to locate your Pennsylvania Civil War ancestor. Guide to order service and pension records from NARA, a great source for genealogy info.
PA Civil War Flags
View images of some of the state collection of 390 Civil War battle flags, learn their importance and why so many Medals of Honor were given to those defending these Civil War flags.
Bates' History of the PA Volunteers
Each Civil War PA regiment in this online book has the history of the regiment followed by muster rolls for the Field and Staff Officers, Regimental Band, the Companies from Company A to Company K, and Unassigned Men.
Veterans' Card File
These 3" x 5" cards at the PA Archives were initially prepared to serve as an index to Samuel P. Bates' History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865 . Later, data found on the original Civil War Muster Rolls and Related Records were also transcribed onto them.
Pennsylvania Civil War draft and substitute lists for various PA counties.
PA Soldiers Death Records
Pennsylvania Civil War soldier deaths as recorded on tombstones and in newspapers. Also included are PA soldier executions.