118th 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. 6, pp. 1310-42 (17 photocopied pages).  E527B32.1993v6.   (Brief history and roster of the regiment).

Cattell, Alexander G. An Address at the Unveiling of the Monument Erected by the Commercial Exchange Association of Philadelphia, (Late Corn Exchange Association) to Commemorate the Heroic Services of the Corn Exchange Regiment Phila: Commercial List Prtg House, l884. 30 p.(15 photocopied pages). E527.5.ll8th.C37.

Donaldson, Francis A. Inside the Army of the Potomac: The Civil War Experience of Captain…[Ed by J. Gregory Acken]  Mechanicsburg, PA:  Stackpole, 1998. 500 p. E527.5.118th.D66.1998.

Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion.   Vol. 2. Dayton, OH:   Morningside, 1979.    Ref.  See pp 1612-13 (2 photocopied pages) for a concise summary of the regiment's service.

McGrath, Thomas. “The Corn Exchange Regiment's Baptism of Fire: The Battle of Shepherdstown, Sept. 20, 1862.” Blue & Gray Mag 16 (Fall 1998): pp. 22-26 (5 photocopied pages). Per.

Peck, H. T. Historical Sketch of the ll8th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers: "Corn Exchange Regt." n.p., l884? 34 p. E527.5.ll8th.P, 43.

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. 636-46 (7 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).

_____. 118th Inf Regt. Antietam to Appomattox with 118th Penna. Vols., Corn Exchange Regiment, with Descriptions of Marches, Battles, and Skirmishes...Roster and Sketches of Officers and Men Phila: J.L. Smith, 1892. 746 p. E527.5.ll8th.P452.

_____. History of the ll8th Pennsylvania Volunteers, Corn Exchange Regiment, From Their First Engagement at Antietam to Appomattox, to Which is Added a Record of Its Organization and a Complete Roster. Phila: J. L. Smith, l905. 743 p. E527.5.ll8th.P453.

Sauers, Richard A.   Advance the Colors!: Pennsylvania Civil War Battle Flags.  Vol. 2.   Hbg, PA: Capitol Preservation Comm, 1991. pp. 386-89 (4 photocopied pages). E527.4S38.1991v2. (Brief unit history with emphasis on the regimental flags).

Snell, Mark A. “Baptism of Fire: The 118th (“Corn Exchange”) Pennsylvania Infantry at the Battle of Shepardstown.” Civil War Regiments, Vol. 6, No. 2: pp. 119-42 (13 photocopied pages). Per.

Taylor, Frank H. Philadelphia in the Civil War. Phila: By the City, 1913. pp. 130-32 (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:

Lincoln, Francis H. LeighColl Bk 36: 21-34 (Enlisted man's letters, Aug 23, l863; Dec l7, l863)

Pennsylvania ll8th Infantry Regimental Papers. BrakeColl (Sergeant's letter and transcribed diary, Jul l-7, l863)

Smith, John L. CWMiscColl (Corporal's letter (Jul 29, l9ll) and newspaper clippings, Jul 5, l863)






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