153rd Regiment
Pennsylvania Volunteers


Source:  U. S. Army Heritage and Education Center
(formerly the U. S. Army Military History Institute)

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Bates, Samuel P. History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5. Wilmington, NC:   Broadfoot, 1993. Vol. 8, pp. 772-94 (12 photocopied pages). E527B32.1993v6. (Brief history and roster of the regiment).

Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Vol. 2. Dayton, OH:  Morningside, 1979. E491D992. See p. 1619 (1 photocopied page) for a concise summary of the regiment's service.

Kiefer, William R. History of the One Hundred and Fifty-third Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers Infantry Which was Recruited in Northampton County, Pa., 1862-1863. Baltimore, MD: Butternut & Blue, 1996. 352 p. E527.5.153d.K54. Reprint of 1909 ed, which includes a copy of The Volunteer's Manual; Or, Ten Months with the 153rd Penn'a Volunteers…, by Wimmial Simmers and Paul Bachschmid, originally published in Easton, PA, in 1863.

Pennsylvania. Gettysburg Battlefield Comm. Pennsylvania at Gettysburg: Ceremonies at the Dedication of the Monuments Erected by the Commonwealth.... Vol. 2. Hbg, PA: Wm S Ray, 1914. pp. 770-73 (4 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).

Simmers, William. The Volunteer's Manual: Or, Ten Months with the 153d Penna. Volunteers, Being a Concise Narrative of the Most Important Events of the History of the Said Regiment. Ann Arbor, MI: Univ Microfilms, l970 reprint of 1863 ed. 52 p. E527.5.l53d.S56.

Our Photo Archive includes images of individuals of this unit.

The following pertinent personal papers are in the Institute's Manuscript Archive:

Heller, Calvin S. - CWMiscColl (Corporal's diary, Sep 22, l862-Jul 24, l863)

Morey, William - CWMiscColl (Enlisted man's letter, Oct 25, l862)

Smith, J. E. - HCWRTColl-DanielsColl (Railroad president's messages, Jan l7, Feb 6, l864)

Weaver, Theodore A. - HackenburgColl (Enlisted man's letters and papers, Dec 27, l862-Jul 26, l863)






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