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Schuylkill County Pennsylvania Soldiers in the Civil War







Schuylkill County PA Civil War History







Schuylkill 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 units that volunteered for the Civil War

5th Regiment

6th Regiment

9th Regiment

10th Regiment

14th Regiment

16th Regiment

43rd Regiment

48th Regiment

50th Regiment

52nd Regiment

53rd Regiment

55th Regiment

56th Regiment
  • Company K
    Schuylkill County /Susquehanna County


60th Regiment, 3rd Cavalry

67th Regiment

76th Regiment
  • Company K
    Beaver, Allegheny and Schuylkill Counties


80th Regiment, 7th Cavalry

96th Regiment

99th Regiment
  • Company D
    Philadelphia, Lancaster and Schuylkill Counties


104th Regiment

107th Regiment

129th Regiment

137th Regiment

147th Regiment

151st Regiment

162nd Regiment, 17th Cavalry

172nd Regiment
  • Company K
    Schuylkill, Northumberland counties


173rd Regiment

180th Regiment, 19th Cavalry

182nd Regiment, 21st Cavalry

184th Regiment

194th Regiment

202nd Regiment

210th Regiment

214th Regiment



Schuylkill County PA Civil War Draft List


Of the many 18-to-35-year-old Pennsylvania men whose names were drawn, only about 6% served, the rest paying commutation or hiring a substitute.





Schuylkill County PA Prisoners of War


Prisoners of War held in Andersonville Prison, Salisbury Prison, Libby, Belle Isle.




Schuylkill 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.




Schuylkill County PA Civil War Newspaper Transcriptions

  • Miner's Journal, June 14, 1862
    The following members of the 15th Regiment, P.V. who were captured at Falling Waters; on the 2nd of July, 1861, have been released...

  • Miner's Journal, July 12, 1863
    Captain Samuel Russel from Pottsville wrote home to his mother about the battle of Gettysburg he was just in, although some of the information he was reporting was inaccurate it actually tells what the soldiers heard and thought. This letter was published in the Miners Journal July 12 1863...

  • Miner's Journal, September, 1864
    George M Boyer, son of Israel and Mariah Boyer a member of Company F 7th Pa. Cav. died in hospital at Andersonville, Ga. Sept. 30, 1864 aged 22 years and 8 months...

  • Miner's Journal, June 14, 1864
    The killed and wounded of our Regiments in the Late Battles - the 96th, 48th, 50th and other Regiments...

  • Miner's Journal, December 3, 1864
    Members of the 96th Regiment still prisoners in the hands of the Rebels.- From Christofer Kane, of Co. C, 96th Regiment, an exchanged prisoner who reached Annapolis last week, we have received the following letter, with a request to publish...

  • Miner's Journal, 1865
    Upon the saddest chapter of this work we now enter. It is to give a record of the names of the sons of Schuylkill who died that their country might live...

  • Miner's Journal, February 4, 1865
    Victims of Rebel Cruelty - Mike Crintin Co. C 48th Regiment died in prison at Salisbury...

  • Miner's Journal, March 8, 1865
    Captain D.W. Scott a paroled prisoner...

  • Miner's Journal, March 25, 1865
    Union dead in Salisbury, N.C. on Tuesday last...

  • Miner's Journal, April 1, 1865
    Death of A Soldier:- John C. Hoskins was born in Minersville, this county, September 27, 1839, and died in this borough, March 27, 1865 aged 25 years and 6 months...

  • Miner's Journal, April 1, 1865
    Henry Clay Graeff, 1st. lieutenant Company D 48th P.V. died in this borough on Wednesday last from disease contracted in rebel prisons...

  • Miner's Journal, July 15, 1865
    The following soldiers from this County, died in prison at Andersonville, Ga. between February 1864 and March 1865...

  • Miner's Journal, June 17, 1865
    Sudden death of a returned soldier: A soldier of the 95th William Boyd a returned prisoner from Andersonville dropped dead on Center Street...

  • Miner's Journal, June 27, 1865
    Mr. Joshua Reed of Barry Township died at his fathers residence age 30 years 8 months. He died from the effects of starvation at Salisbury N.C.

  • Miner's Journal, June 27, 1865
    Paroled Union Prisoners: The Government Steamer Thetas arrived at Annapolis Md. from Florida and Hilton Head. Landed 304 Union Prisoners...

  • Miner's Journal, August 9, 1865
    Another victim of rebel cruelty, Walter P. Aims late a member of Co. D 48th Regiment P.V. died at Salldasburg, Lycoming Count...

  • Miner's Journal, 1886
    In late December 1886 the Miners Journal printed an advertisement requesting all men who were prisoners of war during the Civil War should send in their names. The following list of names is from the Journals list...





Schuylkill County PA Civil War Pensioners


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




Schuylkill County PA Civil War Soldier Personal Memoirs

  • Diary of Charles P. Potts
    Lieutenant Charles P. Potts of Pottsville, one of the officers of the 151st Regiment, kept a short diary of his Regiment and its involvement in the battle of Gettysburg.
  • Diary of James Wren
    Excerpts from the Civil War diary of James Wren of Pottsville's 48th Regiment.





Schuylkill 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.




Schuylkill 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 Ancestry Veterans Census







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