116th Regiment
Pennsylvania Volunteers


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

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29 Aug 08

Alotta, Robert I. Stop the Evil: A Civil War History of Desertion and Murder. San Rafael, CA: Presidio, 1978. 202 p. E527.5.116thH68A44.

Bates, Samuel P. History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5. Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot, 1993. Vol. 6, pp. 1228-66 (20 photocopied pages). E527B32.1993v6. (Brief history and roster of the regiment).

Chislom, Daniel. The Civil War Notebook of Daniel Chisolm: A Chronicle of Daily Life in the Union Army, 1864-1865. NY: Orion, 1989. 202 p. E601C44.

Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Vol. 2. Dayton, OH: Morningside, 1979. E491D992. See p. 1612 (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. 178-82. F157A4F69.

McCarter, William. My Life in the Irish Brigade: The Civil War Memoirs of..., 116th Pennsylvania Infantry. [Edited by Kevin E. O'Brien] Campbell, CA: Savas, 1996. 266 p. E493.5.2nd1stII.P6M33.

Mulholland, St. Clair A. The Story of the ll6th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers in the War of the Rebellion: Record of a Gallant Command. Gaithersburg, MD: Olde Soldier Books, 1993 reprint of 1903 edition, which was an expansion of 1899 edition. 422 p. E527.5.116thM85.

O'Brien, Kevin E. "'The Breath of Hell's Door': Private William McCarter and the Irish Brigade at Fredericksburg." CW Regiments Vol. 4, No. 4: pp. 47-69 (12 photocopied pages). Per.

Pennsylvania. Gettysburg Battlefield Comm. Pennsylvania at Gettysburg: Ceremonies at the Dedication of the Monuments Erected by the Commonwealth.... Vol. 2. Harrisburg, PA: Wm S Ray, 1914. pp. 622-36 (9 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).

Sauers, Richard A. Advance the Colors!: Pennsylvania Civil War Battle Flags. Vol. 2. Harrisburg, PA: Capitol Preservation Comm, 1991. E527.4S38.1991v2. See pp. 381-83 (3 photocopied pages) for a brief unit history with emphasis on the regimental flags.

Taylor, Frank H. Philadelphia in the Civil War. Phila: By the City, 1913. pp. 128-30 (2 photocopied pages) E527.97P54T39. (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:

Sacriste, Louis J. - LeighColl Book 27: 33 (Officer's letter, Apr 16, 1865)






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