Register of Military Volunteers in PA from 1861-1865

If you had ancestors who either lived in Pennsylvania or any of the neighboring states (Maryland, Delaware, Indiana, West Virginia, New York or New Jersey) between 1861 and 1865 and who may have served in the Union Army during the American Civil War, you will want to check out this database.

It comes from and covers the register of military volunteers in Pennsylvania from 1861 to 1865. These volunteers would serve in the 1st to the 2115th regiments, a large number. There could be ancestors you were not even aware of that volunteered.

Now it does not provide the person’s birth date on every record to help verify it is the person you are searching but it is a start. Some of the records do have a birth date. It does provide where in Pennsylvania they volunteered and which regiment and date they entered.

There are nearly 131,000 records available free to search on which has been recently updated.

Photos: Volunteer indexes for Groff and Bixler.

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