8th Pennsylvania Reserves/
37th Pennsylvania Volunteers


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

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31 Dec 2009

Bates, Samuel P.    History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5.Wilmington, NC:   Broadfoot, 1993. Vol. 2, pp. 756-83. (18 photocopied pages). E527B32.1993v6. (Brief history and roster of the regiment).

Darby, George W. The Civil War Memoirs of Sergeantů, 1861-1865. [Edited by Rogan H. Moore] Bowie, MD: Heritage, 1999. 185 p. E601.O27.

_____. Incidents and Adventures in Rebeldom: Libby, Belle-Isle, Salisbury. Pittsburg, PA: Rawsthorne Engraving & Printing Co, 1899. 228 p. E611.D21.

Dyer, Frederick H.    A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion.   Vol. 2.    Dayton, OH:   Morningside, 1979.    Ref. See p. 1580 (1 photocopied page) for a concise summary of the regiment's service.

Eberly, Robert E., Jr. Bouquets from the Cannon's Mouth: Soldiering with the Eighth Regiment of the Pennsylvania Reserves. Shippensburg, PA: White Mane Books, 2005. 372 p. E527.5.37thE24.

Fox, Arthur B. Our Honored Dead: Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in the American Civil War. Chicora, PA: Mechling Bookbindery, 2008. pp. 135-142. F157.A4.F69.

Hill, A. F. Our Boys: The Personal Experiences of a Soldier in the Army of the Potomac. Phila: John E. Potter, 1866. 412 p. E601.H642.

Lowry, Thomas P. Curmudgeons, Drunkards, and Outright Fools: Courts-Martial of Civil War Union Colonels. Lincoln, NE: U NE, 2003. 258 p. KF764L69. See pp. 148-50 on the court martial of COL George S. Hays.

Sauers, Richard A. Advance the Colors!: Pennsylvania Civil War Battle Flags. Vol. 1. Hbg, PA: Capitol Preservation Comm, 1987. pp. 102-03. 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.

Strathern, John H. The Civil War Letters of...: Eighth Pennsylvania Reserve Corps. [Compiled by Marlene C. Bumbera] Apollo, PA: Closson, 1994. 162 p. E601.S77.

Sypher, J. R. History of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps.... Lancaster, PA: Elias Barr, 1865. pp. 648-58 (10 photocopied pages). E527.4S99. (Roster of the regiment).

Taylor, Frank H. Philadelphia in the Civil War. Phila: By the City, 1913. E527.97P54T39. See pp. 72-73 (2 photocopied pages) for a 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:

Brown, William H. - CWTIColl (Enlisted man's diary and letters, Apr 17, 1861-Jun 21, 1865)

Elliott, Andrew J. - PaSaveFlagsColl (Corporal and sergeant's diary, Jan 1, 1860-Dec 31, 1865)

Frazier, Henry D. - Papers (Sergeant and officer's letters and official papers, Dec 20, 1862-Jul 10, 1865)






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