142nd Regiment
Pennsylvania Volunteers


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

9 Nov 03

Bates, Samuel P.    History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5.   Wilmington, NC:   Broadfoot, 1993.    Vol. 7, pp. 464-86 (12 photocopied pages).  E527B32.1993v6.   (Brief history and roster of the regiment).

Downey, James W. "A Lethal Tour of Duty: A History of the 142d Regiment, Pennsylvania Voluntary Infantry, 1862-65." MA Thesis, Indiana U PA, 1995. 78 p. E527.5.142nd.D69.

Dreese, Michael A. "Ordeal in the Lutheran Theological Seminary: The Recollections of First Lt. Jeremiah Hoffman, 142nd Pennsylvania Volunteers." Gettysburg Mag No. 23: pp. 100-10 (11 photocopied pages). E475.53G482no23. Includes info on civilians caring for wounded after battle.

Dyer, Frederick H.    A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion.   Vol. 2.    Dayton, OH:   Morningside, 1979.    Ref.  See pp 1617 (1 photocopied page) for a concise summary of the regiment's service.

Heffley, Albert, & Heffley, Cyrus P. Civil War Diaries of…Company F, 142nd Regt. Penna. Vol. Army of the Potomac. Apollo, PA: Closson, 2000. ca 125 p. E601H44.

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. 691-99 (6 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. Hbg, PA: Capitol Preservation Comm, 1991. pp. 432-33 (2 photocopied pages). E527.4S38.1991v2. (Brief unit history with emphasis on the regimental flags).

Warren, Horatio N. The Declaration of Independence and War History:  Bull Run to Appomattox. Buffalo, NY: Courier Co, 1894. 189 p. E527.5.l42d.W37.

_____. Two Reunions of the 142d Regiment Pa. Vols., Including a History of the Regiment, Dedication of the Monument, a Description of the Battle of Gettysburg, Also a Complete Roster of the Regiment. Ann Arbor, MI: Univ Microfilms, 1971 reprint of 1890 ed. 152 p. E527.5.142d.W377.

Zorn, Jacob J. A Sergeant's Story:  Civil War Diary of…1862-1865. [Ed by Barbara M. Croner] Apollo, PA: Closson, 1999. 212 p. E601Z67. Company F.

Our Photo Archive includes images of individuals of this unit.

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

Barnet, Charles - PalmColl (Enlisted man's diary, Jan l-Apr l3, l865)

Boyts, Hiram - WineyColl (Enlisted man and family's letters, Aug 2, l862-Oct l5, l864)

Harshberger, Abraham - CWTIColl (Surgeon's memoirs, l862-l865)

Pennsylvania l42d Inf Regt Papers - BrakeColl (Officer's published memoir, Jun 30-Jul 11, l863)






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