Source: U. S. Army Heritage and Education Center
(formerly the U. S. Army Military History Institute)
Historical Services Division
30 Mar 07
Bates, Samuel P. History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5. Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot, 1993. Vol. 4, pp. 741-87 (24 photocopied pages). E527B32.1993v4. (Brief history and roster of the regiment).
Baynes, Richard C. The Life and Ancestry of John Thistlethwaite Baynes (1833-1891). Irvine, CA: R. C. Baynes, l988. l33 p. E527.B39B39.
Company of Military Historians. Military Uniforms in America. Vol. 3: Long Endure: The Civil War Period, l852-l867. Novato, CA: Presidio Pr, l982. pp. 78-79 (2 photocopied pages). UC480M54. (Sketch and description of the regiment's uniform).
Davis, Sidney M. Common Soldier Uncommon War: Life as a Cavalryman in the Civil War. [Ed. by Charles F. Cooney] Bethesda, MD: John H. Davis, Jr., 1994. 526 p. E527.5.6th.D38.
...Dedication of the Monument of the Sixth Pennsylvania Cavalry "Lancers", on the Battlefield of Gettysburg, October 14, 1888. Phila: Beale, 1889. 37 p. E173P18no248pam2.
Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Vol. 2. Dayton, OH: Morningside, 1979. Ref. See pp. 1560-61 (2 photocopied pages) for a concise summary of the regiment's service.
Gracey, Samuel L. Annals of the Sixth Pennsylvania Cavalry. Lancaster, OH: Vanberg Pub, 1996 reprint of 1868 ed. 372 p. E527.6.6th.G73.
Longacre, E.G., ed. "Henry Whelan's 'Race for Life' at Brandy Station." CW Times Illustrated (Jan l979): pp. 32-38 (7 photocopied pages). Per.
Newhall, Frederic. "The Battle of Beverly Ford." In The Annals of the War Written by Leading Participants North and South. Dayton, OH: Morningside, 1988. pp. 134-76 (7 photocopied pages). E464A6
_____. With General Sheridan in Lee's Last Campaign, by a Staff Officer. Phila: Lippincott, 1866. 235 p. E477.6N54.
Pennsylvania. Gettysburg Battlefield Comm. Pennsylvania at Gettysburg: Ceremonies at the Dedication of the Monuments Erected by the Commonwealth.... Vol. 2.
: Wm S Ray, 1914. pp. 842-54 (8 photocopied pages). E475.53P422v2. (Addresses delivered at the dedication of the regimental monument and a photo of that monument at the Gettysburg National Military Park). Harrisburg, PA
Pohanka, Brian, ed. "I Was There." CW (Jul/Aug 1990): p. 10 (1 photocopied page). Per. Previously unpublished report on unit at Brandy Station.
Rummel, George A. III. Gettysburg Cavalrymen: 6th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry, Army of the Potomac, Cavalry Corps, 1st Division, Reserve Brigade. Bridgeport, WV: By the Author, 1999. 23 p. E527.5.6th.R86.
Sauers, Richard A. Advance the Colors!: Pennsylvania Civil War Battle Flags. Vol. 2. Hbg, PA: Capitol Preservation Comm, 1991. pp. 191-92 (2 photocopied pages). E527.4S38.1987v1. (Brief unit history with emphasis on the regimental flags).
Smith, Thomas W. "We Have It Damn Hard Out Here": The Civil War Letters of Sergeant...6th Pennsylvania Cavalry. [Ed by Eric Wittenberg] Kent, OH: Kent State, 1999. 175 p. E527.6.6th.S65.
Taylor, Frank H. Philadelphia in the Civil War. Phila: By the City, 1913. . pp. 162-64 (2 photocopied pages). E527.97P54T39. (Brief history of the unit).
Wittenberg, Eric J. Rush's Lancers: The Sixth Pennsylvania Cavalry in the Civil War. Yardley, PA: Westholme, 2007. 316 p. E527.6.6thW58.
_____, ed. With Sheridan in the Final Campaign Against Lee, by Lt. Col. Frederick C. Newhall, Sixth Pennsylvania Cavalry. Baton Rouge, LA: LSU, 2002. 212 p. E477.67N49.
The Institute's Archive includes images of individuals of this unit.
The following pertinent personal papers are in the Institute's Manuscript Archive:
Carpenter, Emlen N. - AlexChamberlinColl (Officer's letters, Jun 6, l86l-Nov l6, l864)
Coller, Charles C. - SwordColl (Enlisted man's diary, Jan l-Aug 27, l864)
Davis, Franklin M. - Papers (Muster rolls, Feb 26, l864; Dec 3l, l864-Apr l3, l865)
Germantown Academy Papers - ParryFamilyColl (Officer's biographical sketches, l86l-l865)
Hoffman, Clement - HCWRTColl (Enlisted man's letters, Feb l2, l863-Jul l4, l867)
McCord, Dorastus - SpAmWarColl-CWColl (Enlisted men's letters, Feb l0-Oct l4, l862)
Masland, Charles H. - CWMiscColl (Newspaper clippings about Gettysburg, Jul 6, l863)
Quincy, John and Carpenter, Elmen Newbold Papers - ParryColl (Officer's transcribed letters, May 29, l864-Apr 29, l865; muster roll, Jul l-3, l863)
Sage, Theodore - HCWRTColl (Sergeant and officer's letters, Dec 24, l86l-Jul 26, l864)
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