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York County Pennsylvania Soldiers in the Civil War




York County PA Civil War History








York County PA Civil War Rosters


extracted from Bates' Bates' History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1868-1871


2nd Regiment


16th Regiment


202nd Regiment




York 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.







York County PA Civil War Pensioners


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




York 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. Extraccted from the History of York County by John Gibson 1886.










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