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. 9, pp. 222-51 (15 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. 1622-23 (2 photocopied pages) for a concise summary of the regiment's service.
Gibbs, James M., comp. History of the First Battalion Pennsylvania Six Months Volunteers and the l87th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry; Six Months and Three Years Service, Civil War, l863-l865. Hbg, PA: Central Prtg and Pub, 1905. 320 p. E527.5.l87th.G53.
Sauers, Richard A. Advance the Colors!: Pennsylvania Civil War Battle Flags. Vol. 2. Hbg, PA: Capitol Preservation Comm, 1991. p. 488 (1 photocopied page). E527.4S38.1991v2. (Brief unit history with emphasis on the regimental flags).
Taylor, Frank H. Philadelphia in the Civil War. Phila: By the City, 1913. p. 143-44 (2 photocopied pages). E527.97P54T39. (Brief history of the unit).
Our Photo Archive includes images of individuals of this unit.
The following pertinent personal papers are in the Institute's Manuscript Archive:
Harshberger, Abraham - CWTIColl (Surgeon's memoirs, l862-l865)
Ployer, Fred K. - HCWRTColl (Enlisted man's letters, Jul 5-Aug 29, l864)
Whitehead, John B. - NWCornerCWRTColl (Enlisted man's letters, Nov 26, l862-Dec 6, l864)
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