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Berks County PA Civil War History

From the book History of Berks County,; Montgomery, Morton L. in 1886.

Berks County PA Civil War Rosters

For additional regiments and more detailed information about the following regiments including wounded, killed in action, promotions, regimental history and battles fought, see Bates' History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers

First Defenders
The first five units that volunteered for the Civil War

1st Regiment

5th Regiment

7th Regiment

14th Regiment

25th Regiment

32nd Regiment

36th Regiment

44th Regiment

50th Regiment

55th Regiment

59th Regiment, 2nd Cavalry

70th Regiment, 6th Cavalry

74th Regiment

80th Regiment, 7th Cavalry

83rd Regiment

88th Regiment

93rd Regiment

96th Regiment

104th Regiment

107th Regiment
  • Company B
    Berks/ Franklin and Cumberland Counties
  • POWs

128th Regiment

147th Regiment

151st Regiment

152nd Regiment, 3rd Artillery

167th Regiment

179th Regiment

192nd Regiment

195th Regiment

198th Regiment

201st Regiment

202nd Regiment

205th Regiment

213th Regiment

Independent Battery D

Berks County PA Civil War Conscientious Objectors

Pennsylvania men who refused military service during the American Civil War for reasons of conscience--primarily religious convictions.

Berks County PA Civil War Medal of Honor Recipients

The Medal of Honor is awarded to a person in the Armed Services who has distinguished himself conspicuously by gallantry at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. The deed performed must have been one of personal bravery or self-sacrifice so conspicuous as to clearly distinguish the individual above his comrades and must have involved risk of life.

Berks County Civil War Pensioners

Those on the U. S. Civil War pension list in December 1882.

Berks County PA Civil War Soldier Biographies

Many biographies have genealogy info going back many generations and often include the country of origin of the original family immigrant. In addition to battles fought, injuries and POW info, if any, biographies of Pennsylvania Civil War soldiers and officers has genealogy data such as birthplace and birth date, parents, spouse, children, residence and occupation before and after the War.

Berks County PA Civil War Veterans' Census

This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1890 special census of Civil War Union veterans and widows of veterans and includes names of surviving soldiers, sailors, and marines, and widows; rank; name of regiment or vessel; date of enlistment; date of discharge, length of service; post office address; disability incurred; and remarks. If your county or township is not listed, try the complete Special Veterans Census

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