11th Pennsylvania Reserves/
40th Pennsylvania Volunteers


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

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15 Dec 2010

Bates, Samuel P.    History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5.Wilmington, NC:   Broadfoot, 1993. Vol. 2, pp. 813-44 (17 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. 1582 (1 photocopied page) for a concise summary of the regiment's service.

Gibbs, Joseph. Three Years in the Bloody Eleventh: The Campaigns of a Pennsylvania Reserves Regiment.

Gottfried, Bradley M. "Fisher's Brigade at Gettysburg: The Big Round Top Controversy." Gettysburg Magazine No. 19: pp. 84-93. E475.53G482no19.

Jackson, Samuel M. Diary of General S.M. Jackson for the Year 1862. n.p., 1925?. 64 p. E527.5.40thJ33.

McBride, Robert E. In the Ranks from the Wilderness to Appomattox Court-house: The War as Seen and Experienced by a Private Soldier in the Army of the Potomac. Cincinnati, OH: Walden & Stowe, l881. 246 p. E601.M33.

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. 276-87 (11 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. 108-09. (2 photocopied pages). E527.4S38.1987v1. (Brief unit history with emphasis on the regimental flags).

Sherry, Jeffrey F. "'The Terrible Impetuosity': The Pennsylvania Reserves at Gettysburg." Gettysburg Magazine No. 16: pp. 68-80. E475.53G482no16.

Stahl, Joe. "Pvt. David D.P. Alexander, Company G, 11th Pennsylvania Reserve Infantry." Gettysburg Magazine No. 30: pp. 74-76. E475.53.G482no30.

Sypher, J. R. History of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps.... Lancaster, PA: Elias Barr, 1865. pp. 684-96(12 photocopied pages). E527.4S99. (Roster of the regiment).

Our Photo Archive includes images of individuals of this unit.

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

Bell, David - Papers (Enlisted men's letters and service record, Sep 12, 1861-Jan 13, 1862)

Fair Family Papers - HCWRTColl (Enlisted men's letters and memoir, Nov 1861-May 1865)

Fry, Jesse - CWTIColl (Enlisted man's diary, Feb 18-Dec 22, 1863)

Jackson, Samuel M. - HCWRTColl (Officer's published diary, 1862)

Lantzy, Philip A. - HCWRTColl (Enlisted man's letters, Jul 27, 1861-Aug 24, 1862)

Lewis, Andrew - HCWRTColl (Officer's letters, Sep 8, 1861-Jul 24, 1862)

McIlwain, James X. - LeighColl Book 7: 1 (Officer's letters, Jun 23-Dec 30, 1861)

Minnemeyer, Charles H. - PaSaveFlagsColl (Musician's transcribed diary, Feb 10, 1863-Jun 18, 1864)

Pennsylvania 40th Infantry Regimental Papers - BrakeColl (Chaplain's letter, Jul 6, 1863; Officer's memoir, Jul 3, 1863 [Jun 20, 1871]; Officer's letter, Jul 1-3, 1863 [Jul 5, 1871])






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