172nd 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. 1165-81 (9 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. 1621 (1 photocopied page) for a concise summary of the regiment's service.

Sauers, Richard A. Advance the Colors!: Pennsylvania Civil War Battle Flags. Vol. 2. Hbg, PA: Capitol Preservation Comm, 1991. p. 473-478 (6 photocopied pages). E527.4S38.1991v2. (Brief unit history with emphasis on the regimental flags).

Our Photo Archive includes images of individuals of this unit.

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

Charles, Henry F. - BoyerColl (Enlisted man's letters and memoirs, l862-l865)

Henry Family - BoyerColl (Enlisted men's letters, Oct l4, l862-Jul 27, l865)

Miscellaneous letters - BoyerColl (Sergeant's transcribed letter, Mar 26, l863)

Smeck, Reuben - BoyerColl (Enlisted man's transcribed diary, Jan l-Jul 3l, l863; company roster)

Spire, Charles W. - HCWRTColl (Corporal and wife's letters, Dec l0, l862-Jun 26, l863)

Wagner, Edward - HCWRTColl (Enlisted man's biographical sketch, Oct 28, l862-Aug l, l863)






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