1st Cavalry/44th Regiment
Pennsylvania Volunteers


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

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Bates, Samuel P. History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5. Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot, 1993. Vol. 2, pp. 1014-56 (22 photocopied pages). E527B32.1993v2. (Brief history and roster of the regiment).

Bayard, Samuel J. The Life of George Dashiell Bayard, Late Captain, U.S.A., and Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Killed in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Dec., l862. NY: Putnam's, 1874. 337 p. E467.lB3B3.

Biles, Daniel V., III. A Soldier's Journey: An Account of Private Isaac Bobst...From Antietam to Andersonville. Gettysburg, PA: Thomas Pubs, 1990. 168 p. E527.5.128th.B54.1990.

Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Vol. 2. Dayton, OH: Morningside, 1979. Ref. See p. 1557 (1 photocopied page) for a concise summary of the regiment's service.

Falls, R.J. A Letter Received from Major...by the Chairman of the First Penna. Cavalry Association, and Read at the First Reunion of the Regiment, Held at Lewistown, Pa., October 14 and 15, 1886. NY: Polhemus, 1887. 16 p. E473.76F35.1887a.

German, Andrew W., ed. "Picketing Along the Rappahannock." VA Country's CW 8: pp. 32-38 (7 photocopied pages). Per. (Letters from John H. and Allen L. Bevan, Company B).

Lloyd, William P. History of the First Reg't Pennsylvania Reserve Cavalry, From its Organization, August, l86l, to September, l864, With List of Names of All Officers and Enlisted Men Who Have Ever Belonged to the Regiment, and Remarks Attached to Each Name, Noting Change... Phila: King & Baird, 1864. 216 p. E527.6.lst.L46.

Pennsylvania. Gettysburg Battlefield Comm. Pennsylvania at Gettysburg Ceremonies at the Dedication of the Monuments Erected by the Commonwealth.... Vol. 2. Hbg, PA: Wm S Ray, 1914. pp. 791-804 (8 photocopied pages). E475.53P422v2. (Addresses delivered at the dedication of the regimental monument and a photo of that monument at the Gettysburg National Military Park).

Rummel, George A., III. Gettysburg Cavalrymen: 1st Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry, Army of the Potomac...Along with a Brief Description of Marches and Activities During the Gettysburg Campaign (June 27-July 18, 1863). Bridgeport, WV: By the Author, 1999. 24 p. E527.6.1st.R86.1999.

Sauers, Richard A. Advance the Colors!: Pennsylvania Civil War Battle Flags. Vol. 1. Hbg, PA: Capitol Preservation Comm, 1987. pp. 117-19 (3 photocopied pages). E527.4S38.1987v1. (Brief unit history with emphasis on the regimental flags).

Thomas, Hampton S. "Some Personal Reminiscences of Service in the Cavalry of the Army of the Potomac." United Service I (Jan 1889): pp. 1-16 (l4 photocopied pages). Per. The Institute's Photo Archive includes images of individuals of this unit.

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

  • Bachman, Aaron E. - HCWRTColl (Enlisted man and prisoner of war's memoirs, Jul l86l- Jul l865)
  • Bevan, Allan L. - CWMiscColl (Enlisted man's letters, Aug l3, l86l-Aug 24, l864)
  • Curtin, Andrew G. - HCWRTColl (Governor's letters, Apr l9, l86l-Apr l5, l863)
  • Emery, B.L. - CWMiscColl (Enlisted man's letter, Jan l8, l862)
  • Litzenberg, William - CWMiscColl (Officer's letter, Mar l9, l864)
  • Miller, Charles B. - HCWRTColl-DanielsColl (Sergeant's letters, Jun 29, l862; Jul l8, l864)
  • Pennsylvania lst Cavalry Regimental Papers (Consolidated morning reports, Nov 25,
  • l863-Aug 20, l864; letter books, company rosters, orders, and personnel papers, l862-l864)
  • Ramsey, William - CWMiscColl (Enlisted man's letters, Aug 8, l863-Jul l9, l864)
  • Westerman, Thomas - ParryColl (Enlisted man's transcribed letters, Jun 18, 1861- Aug 1, 1864)







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