2nd Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry (3 months, 1861)

Historical Sketch:
Col., R P. McDowell; Lieut.-Col., Benjamin C. Christ; Maj., R. Bruce Petriken. The 5th regiment, recruited at Alleghany City, Pittsburg, Lebanon, Reading, Huntingdon and in Schuylkill county, was mustered in at Harrisburg, April 20 and 21, 1861, for three months' service. It started for Baltimore, but returned to Harrisburg; proceeded to Philadelphia, then to Annapolis and finally to Washington. The first camp was Camp Washington, just outside the city; the next at Shuter's hill. Assigned to Gen. McDowell's brigade, the regiment performed guard duty at Alexandria till the return to Harrisburg for muster out, which took place on July 25. Roster:
The Roster of this unit contains the names of 943 men.
The Union Army by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 1
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