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The Union Army 48th Pennsylvania Regiment was a Volunteer Infantry and recruited men from Schuylkill County. The Regiment was organized in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania at Camp Curtin in August and September, 1861. Company D recruited soldiers from Pottsville, Schuylkill County. The Regiment mustered out July 17, 1865, Alexandria, Virginia.
Manuscript register of Company D of the 48th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. The entries span the years from 1861 to 1865. One note indicates that the company was mustered out on July 17, 1865. The register lists the members of the company, some personal information, and a brief summary of their service record. Most of the members of the company appear to come from eastern Pennsylvania, predominantly from Schuylkill and Berks counties. Many were from Pottsville, Pennsylvania. Some of the soldiers were immigrants, in which case their country of birth is noted. The first captain of the company was Daniel Nagle, who supervised most of the enlistments in the register and who was later commissioned a major. Another officer was James K. Helms, who is first listed as a second lieutenant and was eventually promoted to captain. He was discharged for physical disability on October 21, 1864.
Penciled note, cover of register: Property of C. B. Helms.
- University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
- Finding Aid Author
- Donna Brandolisio
- Finding Aid Date
- May 2020
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