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Bates, Samuel P. History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5. Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot, 1993. Vol. 3, pp. 216-45 (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. Ref. See p. 1593 (1 photocopied pages) for a concise summary of the regiment's service.
Hofman, John W. Military Record of...United States Volunteers (Late Colonel of the Fifty-sixth Regiment Pennsylvania). Phila: A. W. Auner, l884. 23 p. (l3 photocopied pages). El73Pl8no207pam6.
_____. Remarks on the Battle of Gettysburg: Operations on the Right of the First Corps, Army of the Potomac; First Day of the Fight. Phila: A. W. Auner, l880. 8 p. (4 photocopied pages). E475.53H65. Read before Hist Soc of Pa on 8 Mar 1880.
Pennsylvania. Gettysburg Battlefield Comm. Pennsylvania at Gettysburg: Ceremonies at the Dedication of the Monuments Erected by the Commonwealth.... Vol. 1. Hbg, PA: Wm S Ray, 1914. pp. 339-47 (5 photocopied pages). E475.53P422v1. (Addresses delivered at the dedication of the regimental monument and a photo of that monument at the Gettysburg National Military Park).
Sauers, Richard A. Advance the Colors!: Pennsylvania Civil War Battle Flags. Vol. 1. Hbg, PA: Capitol Preservation Comm, 1987. pp. 155-58 (4 photocopied pages). E527.4S38.1987v1. (Brief unit history with emphasis on the regimental flags).Taylor, Frank H. Philadelphia in the Civil War. Phila: By the City, 1913. pp. 75-75 (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:
Gobrecht, Jacob - PaSaveFlagsColl (Enlisted man's diary, Apr 9-Jul 5, l865)
Hofmann, John W. - BrakeColl (General officer memoir, Jul l, l863)
Miller, William H. - CWMiscColl (Enlisted man's transcribed letters, Dec 23, l86l-Dec 2, l865)
Pennsylvania Troops-Bellefonte Fencibles Papers - (Officer's paper, Aug l2, l864; unit record and history, l858-l867)
Pennsylvania 56th Infantry Regimental Papers - BrakeColl (General officer's memoir, Jul 1, 1863)
Williams, Frederick - PaSaveFlagsColl (Officer's report, Sep 28, l862)
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