1st Pennsylvania Reserves/
30th Pennsylvania Volunteers
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Bates, Samuel P. History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5.Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot, 1993. Vol. 1, pp. 545-74 (16 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. 1577 (1 photocopied page) for a concise summary of the regiment's service.
Felton, Silas. "In Their Words: Dreaming on the Conestoga." Gettysburg Magazine No. 37: pp. 83-102. E475.53G482no37.
Minnigh, Henry N. History of Company K. 1st (Inft,) Penn'a Reserves. Gettysburg, PA: Thomas, 1998 reprint of 1891 edition. 152 p. E527.5.30thM552.
Minnigh, Henry N. History of Company K, 1st (Inft), Pennsylvania Reserves: "The Boys Who Fought at Home". Duncansville, PA: "Home Print," 1891. 44 p. E527.5.30th.M552.
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. 224-25 (2 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. See pp. 85-87 (3 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.
Sypher, J. R. History of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps.... Lancaster, PA: Elias Barr, 1865. pp. 562-74 (7 photocopied pages). E527.4S99. (Roster of the regiment).
Turner, Barbara J. "Calvin Hamilton: Cemetery Superintendent." Gettysburg Magazine No. 39: pp. 120-25. E475.53G482no39. Served w/ Company K and later served as superintendent of the Gettysburg National Cemetery.
Urban, John W. Battle Field and Prison Pen: Or, Through the War, and Thrice a Prisoner in Rebel Dungeons.... Phila: Hubbard Bros, 1882. 486 p. E601U7l5.
_____. My Experience Mid Shot and Shell and in Rebel Den: A Graphic Recital of Personal Experiences Throughout the Entire Civil War.... Lancaster, PA: For the Author, l882. 633 p. E601U72. Also served with 190th Pennsylvania Infantry.
Our Photo Archive includes images of individuals of this unit.
The following pertinent personal papers are in the Institute's Manuscript Archive:
Durboraw, Isaac N. - HCWRTColl (Corporal's letters, Jan-Mar 1863)Flick, Henry - HCWRTColl & LeighColl Bk 24: 96 (Enlisted man's published memoirs, 1861-1865
Kennedy, William J. - CWMiscColl (Enlisted men's letters, 1864 [includes discussion of visit with President Lincoln])
Myers, George W. - CWMiscColl (Enlisted man's letters, Sep 6-Oct 13, 1861)
Pennsylvania 30th Infantry Regimental Papers - BrakeColl (Sergeant's reminiscences [newspaper article], Jul 13, 1863)
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