48th Regiment
Pennsylvania Volunteers


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

U.S. Army Military History Institute
Historical Services Division
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Carlisle Barracks, PA 17013-5021
12 Jun 06

Bates, Samuel P.    History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5.Wilmington, NC:   Broadfoot, 1993. Vol. 2, pp. 1191-1235 (24 photocopied pages). E527B32.1993v6. (Brief history and roster of the regiment).

Bosbyshell, Oliver C. The 48th in the War: Being a Narrative of the Campaigns of the 48th Regiment, Infantry, Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers, During the War of the Rebellion. Phila: Avil Prtg Co, 1895. 205 p. E527.5.48th.B67.

Corrigan, Jim. The 48th Pennsylvania in the Battle of the Crater: A Regiment of Coal Miners Who Tunneled Under the Enemy. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2006. 185 p. E527.5.48th.C67.

Dyer, Frederick H.    A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion.   Vol. 2.    Dayton, OH:   Morningside, 1979.    Ref. See 1589-90 (2 photocopied pages) for a concise summary of the regiment's service.

Gould, Joseph. The Story of the Forty-eighth: A Record of the Campaigns of the Forty-eighth Regiment Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteer infantry During the Four Eventful Years of Its Service in the War for the Preservation of the Union. Phila: Alfred M. Slocum, 1908. 471 p. E527.5.48th.G68.

Helms, James K. The Patriotic Order, Sons of America Presents the civil War Diaries of Lieutenantů48th PA Regiment. Valley Forge, PA: By the Order, n.d. 75 p. E601H45.

Pennsylvania. Antietam Battlefield Memorial Comm. Pennsylvania at Antietam.... Hbg, PA: Hbg Pub Co, 1906. pp. 59-68 (7 photocopied pages). E474.65P4. (Addresses delivered at the dedication of the regimental monument at Antietam).

Pleasants, Henry. The Tragedy of the Crater. Petersburg, VA: Eastern Natl Park & Monument Assn, 1975 reprint of 1938 ed. 110 p. E476.93P58.

_____. & Straley, George H. Inferno at Petersburg. NY: Chilton, 1961. 181 p. E476.93P582.

Sauers, Richard A. Advance the Colors!: Pennsylvania Civil War Battle Flags. Vol. 1. Hbg, PA: Capitol Preservation Comm, 1987. pp. 128-32 (5 photocopied pages). E527.4S38.1987v1. (Brief unit history with emphasis on the regimental flags).

Our Photo Archive includes images of individuals of this unit.

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

Auman, William - Papers (Officer's papers and newspaper clippings, 1861-1869)

Beddall, Samuel - CWMiscColl (Enlisted man's diary, 1861-1863)

Germantown Academy Papers - ParryColl (Officers' biographical sketches, 1861-1865)

Gowen, George - ParryColl (Officer's letters, Oct 10, 1861-Apr 18, 1863; Newspaper clippings, 1903-1915)

Hamilton, David - CWMiscColl (Enlisted man's poem, song, 1861-1862)

Peckham, Peleg - GoldmanColl (Officer's papers and letters, Dec 2-7, 1864)

Pollock, Curtis - CWMiscColl (Officer's transcribed letters, Apr 1861-Aug 1864)

Unidentified letter - LeighColl Bk 27: 5 (Enlisted man's letter,

Jul 30, 1863)

Wren, James - Papers (Officer's letters, diary, and official papers, Feb 22, 1850-May 25, 1863)






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