47th 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. 2, pp. 1150-90 (21 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.    Ref. See p. 1589 for a concise summary of the regiment's service.

Sauers, Richard A. Advance the Colors!: Pennsylvania Civil War Battle Flags. Vol. 1. Hbg, PA: Capitol Preservation Comm, 1987. pp. 123-25 E527.4S38.1987v1. (Brief unit history with emphasis on the regimental flags).

Schmidt, Lewis G. A Civil War History of the 47th Regiment of Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers: The Wrong Place at the Wrong Time. Allentown, PA: By the Author, l986. 928 p. E527.5.47th.S47.

Our Photo Archive includes images of individuals of this unit.

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

Adams, William - CWMiscColl (Enlisted man's service record and papers, Oct 20, 1863-Dec 25, 1865)

Albert, George W. - HCWRTColl (Enlisted man's diary, Jan l, 1863-Apr 19, 1864)

Geety, William W. - HCWRTColl (Officer's letters and papers, Oct 3, 1861-1886)

Metzger, Lewis - CWMiscColl (Enlisted man's journal, 1861-1864)

Moyer, William H. - PASaveFlagsColl (Enlisted man's diary, Apr 22, 1863-Jul 22, 1864)

Nichols, George R. - CWMiscColl (Enlisted man's diary, Apr 12, 1861-Jul 20, 1864; Muster roll, Oct-Dec 19862)

Schwender, Franz (Henry) - CWMiscColl (Musician's transcribed letters, 1861-1862)

Whelan, Frank - CWMiscColl (Regimental news article, 1861-1865)






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