13th Pennsylvania Reserves/
42d Pennsylvania Volunteers


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Bates, Samuel P.    History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5.Wilmington, NC:   Broadfoot, 1993. Vol. 2, pp. 907-43. E527B32.1993v6. (Brief history and roster of the regiment).

Berger, Diana S. "'In the Name of Pennsylvania, Charge!": The Bucktails Hold Little Round Top on the Afternoon of the Second Day." Civil War XVII: pp. 16-21. Per.

Brandt, Dennis W. Pathway to Hell: A Tragedy of the American Civil War. Lincoln, NE: U of NE Pr, 2010. 208 p. E468.9.B735.

"Bucktail Images: Keystone Riflemen..." Military Images Magazine (May/Jun 1987): pp. 27-29. Per.

Company of Military Historians. Military Uniforms in America. Vol. 3: Long Endure: The Civil War Period, 1852-1867. Novato, CA: Presidio, 1982. pp. 70-71. UC480.M54. (Sketch and description of the regimental uniform).

Dyer, Frederick H.    A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion.   Vol. 2.    Dayton, OH:   Morningside, 1979.    Ref. See pp. 1583 for a concise summary of the regiment's service.

Glover, Edwin A. Bucktailed Wildcats: A Regiment of Civil War Volunteers. NY: Yoseloff, 1960. 328 p. E527.5.42d.G55.

Goldsborough, William W. "How Ashby was Killed: A Correspondent Reviews the Fighting Before the Battle of Cross Keys." Southern Historical Society Papers 21 (1893): pp. 224-26. E483.7.S76v21.

Grow, Matthew J. "Liberty to the Downtrodden": Thomas L. Kane, Romantic Reformer. New Haven, CT: Yale, 2009. 348 p. F826.G76.

Hoffsommer, Robert D. "The Bucktails." Civil War Times Illustrated (Jan 1966): pp. 16-21. Per.

Imhof, John D. "Two Roads to Gettysburg: Thomas Leiper Kane and the 13th Pennsylvania Reserves." Gettysburg Magazine No. 9 (Jul 1993): pp. 53-60. E475.53.G482no9.

Miller, William J. "Bucktail Summer." Civil War (Aug 1997): pp. 34-41 (8 photocopied pages). Per.

_____. "The Bloody Road to Spotsylvania: Pennsylvania Bucktails, Part Two." Civil War Regiments 1/3: pp. 28-51 (12 photocopied pages). Per.

_____. "No one Doubted Colonel Charles F. Taylor's Capabilities--or his Courage Under Fire." America's Civil War (Jul 1989): pp. 10 & 54-55. Per.

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. 300-07. E475.53P422v1. (Addresses delivered at the dedication of the regimental monument and a photo of that monument at the Gettysburg National Military Park).

Reinsberg, Mark, editor. "A Bucktail Voice; Civil War Correspondence of Private Cordello Collins." In Industry and Infantry: The Civil War in Western Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh: Historical Society of Western PA, 2003. pp. 49-59. E527.I53.

Sauers, Richard A. Advance the Colors!: Pennsylvania Civil War Battle Flags. Vol. 1. Hbg, PA: Capitol Preservation Comm, 1987. pp. 112-14 (3 photocopied pages). E527.4S38.1987v1. (Brief unit history with emphasis on the regimental flags).

Schroeder, Patrick A. Pennsylvania Bucktails: A Photographic Album of the 42nd, 149th & 150th Pennsylvania Regiments From the Collection of Ronn Palm. Fredericksburg, PA: Schroeder Pubs, 2001. 318 p. E527.4.S37.

_____. "Pennsylvania's Bucktails: A Photographic Album." Military Images Magazine (May/Jun 2002): pp. 25-31. Per. Images & vignettes of members of 42nd, 149th & 150th PA.

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

Sypher, J. R. History of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps.... Lancaster, PA: Elias Barr, 1865. pp. 710-23. E527.4S99. (Roster of the regiment).

Thomson, Osmund, & Rausch, William H. History of the "Bucktails," Kane Rifle Regiment of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps (13th Pennsylvania Reserves), 42nd of the Line. Dayton, OH: Morningside, 1988 reprint of 1906 edition. 466 p. E527.5.42d.T46.

"A Wildcat and a Bucktail." Civil War Times Illustrated (Jun 2001): p. 80. Per. Vignette on & photo of Jacob Frederick Sutter, Co. F.

Our Photo Archive includes images of individuals of this unit.

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

Curtin, Andrew G. - HCWRTColl (Governor's letters, Sep 19, 1861-Apr 19, 1863)

Mick, Solomon - OelligColl (Enlisted man's letters and papers, Sep 6, 1861-May 1, 1865)

Pennsylvania 42nd Infantry Regimental Papers - BrakeColl (Corporal, sergeant and officer's letter and published histories, Jul 1-3, 1863)

Presley, William - HCWRTColl (Enlisted man's letters, Dec 23, 1862)

Shatto, George W. - CWMiscColl (Enlisted man's letter, Jun 16, 1862)

Thompson, James B. - CWMiscColl (Enlisted man and officer's memoir, 1864-1865)






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