6th Regiment
Pennsylvania Cavalry


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

Historical Services Division
30 Mar 07

Bates, Samuel P. History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5. Wilmington, NC:Broadfoot, 1993.   Vol. 4, pp. 741-87 (24 photocopied pages).E527B32.1993v4.  (Brief history and roster of the regiment).

Baynes, Richard C. The Life and Ancestry of JohnThistlethwaite Baynes (1833-1891). Irvine, CA: R. C. Baynes, l988. l33 p. E527.B39B39.

Company of Military Historians. Military Uniforms in America. Vol. 3: Long Endure: The Civil War Period, l852-l867. Novato, CA: Presidio Pr, l982. pp.78-79 (2 photocopied pages). UC480M54. (Sketch and description of theregiment's uniform).

Davis, Sidney M. Common Soldier Uncommon War: Life asa Cavalryman in the Civil War. [Ed. by Charles F. Cooney] Bethesda, MD: John H. Davis, Jr.,1994. 526 p. E527.5.6th.D38.

...Dedication of the Monument of the SixthPennsylvania Cavalry "Lancers", on the Battlefield of Gettysburg, October 14, 1888. Phila: Beale, 1889. 37p. E173P18no248pam2.

Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Vol. 2. Dayton, OH:Morningside, 1979. Ref. See pp. 1560-61 (2 photocopied pages) for a concisesummary of the regiment's service.

Gracey, Samuel L. Annals of the Sixth Pennsylvania Cavalry. Lancaster, OH: Vanberg Pub, 1996 reprint of 1868 ed. 372 p. E527.6.6th.G73.

Longacre, E.G., ed. "Henry Whelan's 'Race forLife' at Brandy Station." CW Times Illustrated (Jan l979): pp. 32-38 (7 photocopied pages). Per.

Newhall, Frederic. "The Battle of Beverly Ford." In The Annals of the War Written by Leading Participants North and South.Dayton, OH: Morningside, 1988. pp. 134-76 (7 photocopied pages). E464A6

_____. With General Sheridan in Lee's Last Campaign,by a Staff Officer. Phila: Lippincott, 1866. 235 p. E477.6N54.

Pennsylvania. Gettysburg Battlefield Comm. Pennsylvania at Gettysburg: Ceremonies at the Dedication of the Monuments Erected by theCommonwealth.... Vol. 2. Harrisburg, PA: WmS Ray, 1914. pp. 842-54 (8 photocopied pages). E475.53P422v2.(Addresses delivered at the dedicationof the regimental monument and a photo of that monument at the GettysburgNational Military Park).

Pohanka, Brian, ed. "I Was There." CW (Jul/Aug 1990): p. 10 (1 photocopied page). Per. Previously unpublished report on unit at BrandyStation.

Rummel, George A. III. Gettysburg Cavalrymen: 6th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry, Army of the Potomac, Cavalry Corps, 1st Division, Reserve Brigade. Bridgeport, WV:By the Author, 1999. 23 p. E527.5.6th.R86.

Sauers, Richard A. Advance the Colors!: Pennsylvania CivilWar Battle Flags. Vol. 2. Hbg, PA:Capitol Preservation Comm, 1991. pp. 191-92 (2 photocopied pages).E527.4S38.1987v1.(Brief unit history with emphasis on the regimental flags). 

Smith, Thomas W. "We Have It Damn Hard Out Here": The Civil War Letters of Sergeant...6th Pennsylvania Cavalry. [Ed by Eric Wittenberg] Kent, OH:Kent State, 1999. 175 p. E527.6.6th.S65.

Taylor, Frank H. Philadelphia in the Civil War. Phila: By the City, 1913.  . pp. 162-64 (2 photocopied pages). E527.97P54T39. (Brief historyof the unit).

Wittenberg, Eric J. Rush's Lancers: The Sixth Pennsylvania Cavalry in the Civil War. Yardley, PA:Westholme, 2007. 316 p. E527.6.6thW58.

_____, ed. With Sheridan in the Final Campaign Against Lee, by Lt. Col. Frederick C. Newhall, Sixth Pennsylvania Cavalry.Baton Rouge, LA:LSU, 2002. 212 p. E477.67N49.

The Institute's Archive includes images of individuals of this unit.

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

Carpenter, Emlen N. - AlexChamberlinColl (Officer's letters, Jun 6, l86l-Nov l6, l864)

Coller, Charles C. - SwordColl (Enlisted man's diary, Jan l-Aug 27, l864)

Davis, Franklin M. - Papers (Muster rolls, Feb 26, l864; Dec 3l, l864-Apr l3, l865)

Germantown Academy Papers - ParryFamilyColl (Officer's biographical sketches, l86l-l865)

Hoffman, Clement - HCWRTColl (Enlisted man's letters,Feb l2, l863-Jul l4, l867)

McCord, Dorastus - SpAmWarColl-CWColl (Enlisted men'sletters, Feb l0-Oct l4, l862)

Masland, Charles H. - CWMiscColl (Newspaper clippings about Gettysburg, Jul 6, l863)

Quincy, John and Carpenter, Elmen Newbold Papers -ParryColl (Officer's transcribed letters, May 29, l864-Apr 29, l865; muster roll, Jull-3, l863)

Sage, Theodore - HCWRTColl (Sergeant and officer'sletters, Dec 24, l86l-Jul 26, l864)







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