9th Pennsylvania Reserves/
38th Pennsylvania Volunteers


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(formerly the U. S. Army Military History Institute)

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15 Jan 2009

Bates, Samuel P.    History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5.Wilmington, NC:   Broadfoot, 1993. Vol. 2, pp. 784-812 (15 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. 1581 (1 photocopied page) for a concise summary of the regiment's service.

Fox, Arthur B. Our Honored Dead: Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in the American Civil War. Chicora, PA: Mechling Bookbindery, 2008. pp. 135 & 142-54. F157.A4.F69.

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

Hoffsamer, Robert D., ed. "Sergeant Charles Veil's Memoir: On the Death of Reynolds." CW Times Illustrated (Jun 1982): pp. 16-25 (9 photocopied pages). Per. Veil of the 38th was orderly to Reynolds at the time of the General's death.

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. 242-62 (12 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. 104-105 (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.

Sypher, J. R. History of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps.... Lancaster, PA: Elias Barr, 1865. pp. 659-70 (7 photocopied pages). E527.4S99. (Roster of the regiment).

Torrance, Eli. "The Pennsylvania Reserves." In Glimpses of the Nation's Struggle (MOLLUS, MN, Vol. 3). NY: Merrill, 1893. pp. 57-76 (11 photocopied pages). E464M5.1991v28.

Truxall, Aida C., editor. "Respects to All": Letters of Two Pennsylvania Boys, Adam and Michael S. Bright, in the War of the Rebellion. Pittsburgh, PA: U Pittsburgh, l962. 96 p. E601B75. Includes letters of Corporal Adam S. Bright of the 38th.

Veil, Charles H. The Memoirs of Charles Henry Veil: A Soldier's Recollections of the Civil War and the Arizona Territory. [Edited by Herman J. Viola] NY: Orion Books, 1993. 194 p. E492.5.1stV44.

Our Photo Archive includes images of individuals of this unit.

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

Becker, Charles - PaSaveFlagsColl (Officer's diary, Aug 3, 1861-Jul 1862)

Collard, James - OelligColl (Enlisted man's letter, Sep 3, 1861)McQuaide, John D. - CWTIColl (Enlisted man's letters, Aug 22, 1861-Jan 31, 1864)

Pennsylvania 38th Infantry Regimental Papers - BrakeColl (Sergeant

major's transcribed letter, Jul 21, 1863)

Taggart, Robert - LuvaasColl (Enlisted man and officer's diary, Jul 23, 1861-Dec 31, 1862)

Veil, Charles H. - CWMiscColl (Officer's memoirs, Feb 14, 1842-Jun 7, 1865)

Weitershausen, C.R. - CWMiscColl (Enlisted man's letters, Aug 2, 1861-Jul 30, 1862)






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