71st Regiment
Pennsylvania Volunteers


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

10 Feb 03

Baltz, John D. "Battle of Ball's Bluff, Death of Senator E.D. Baker." United Service (1903): pp. 46-66 (11 photocopied pages). Per.

_____. Hon. Edward D. Baker, U.S. Senator From Oregon, One of America's Heroes...Colonel E. D. Baker's Defense in the Battle of Ball's Bluff, Fought October 21st, l86l, in Virginia, and Slight Biographical Sketches of Colonel Baker and Generals Wistar and Stone. Lancaster, PA: For the Author, l888. 248 p. E472.63B19.

Bates, Samuel P.    History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5. Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot, 1993. Vol. 4, pp. 788-828 (21 photocopied pages). E527B32.1993v6. (Brief history and roster of the regiment).

Blair, Harry C. The Life of Colonel Edward D. Baker, Lincoln's Constant Ally.... Portland, OR: Oregon Hist Soc, 1960. 233 p. E467.lB16B44.

Dyer, Frederick H.    A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion.   Vol. 2.    Dayton, OH: Morningside, 1979.    Ref. See p. 151597 (1 photocopied pages) for a concise summary of the regiment's service.

Harris, William C. Prison-life in the Tobacco Warehouse at Richmond, by a Ball's Bluff Prisoner. Phila: George W. Childs, 1862. 175 p. E612L7H3.

Lash, Gary G. "The Cases of Pvt. Jesse Mayberry and Capt. Bernard McMahon, 71st Pennsylvania Infantry." Gettysburg Mag No. 22: pp. 85-95 (11 photocopied pages). E475.53G482no22.

_____. "Duty Well Done": The History of Edward Baker's California Regiment (71st Pennsylvania Infantry). Baltimore, MD: Butternut & Blue, 2001. 623 p.E527.5.71st.L37.

In Memoriam, Thomas J. Ashton, Died February 21, 1882. Phila: Times Prtg House, 1882. 36 p. (36 photocopied pages). E527A83I55.

Pennsylvania. Gettysburg Battlefield Comm. Pennsylvania at Gettysburg: Ceremonies at the Dedication of the Monuments Erected by the Commonwealth.... Vol. 1. Harrisburg, PA: Wm S Ray, 1914. pp. 410-15 (4 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. 193-94 (2 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. 83-84(2 photocopied pages). E527.97P54T39. (Brief history of the unit).

Vanderslice, Catherine H., ed. The Civil War Letters of George Washington Beidleman. NY: Vantage Pr, 1978. 212 p. E527.5.71st.B44.

Wallace, Joseph. Sketch of the Life and Public Services of Edward D. Baker, United States Senator From Oregon and Formerly Representative in Congress From Illinois, Who Died in Battle Near Leesburg, Va., Oct. 21, A. D. 1861. Springfield, IL: Journal Co, 1870. 144 p. E467.lB16W3.

Wistar, Isaac J. Autobiography...1827-1905: Half a Century in War and Peace. Phila: Wistar Institute, 937. 528 p. E467.lW81A3.

Our Photo Archive includes images of individuals of this unit.

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

Baker, Edward D. - CWTIColl (Officer's published biography, l860-l86l)

Burns, William J. - PaSaveFlagsColl (Enlisted man's diary, Sep 27, l86l-Dec 3l, l863)

Elliott, Joseph P. - CWMiscColl (Officer and quartermaster's diary, Nov 2, l860-Nov l0, l864)

Graham Family Papers - CWMiscColl (Enlisted men, sergeant, and officer's letters and paper, Apr l8, l856-Feb ll, l868)

Lesher, Robert - LeighColl Bk 5: 38 (Enlisted man's letter, Sep 9, l86l)

Pennsylvania 71st Infantry Regimental Papers - BrakeColl Officer's memoir about Gettysburg, Nov 25, l867)






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