51st Regiment
Pennsylvania Volunteers


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

26 Jan 04

Bates, Samuel P.    History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5.Wilmington, NC:   Broadfoot, 1993. Vol. 3, pp. 1-46 (24 photocopied pages). E527B32.1993v6. (Brief history and roster of the regiment).

Bolton, William J. The Civil War Journal of Colonel…, 51st Pennsylvania, April 20, 1861-August 2, 1865. [Ed by Richard A. Sauers]. Conshohocken, PA: Combined, 2000. 284 p. E527.5.51st.B63.

Dyer, Frederick H.    A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion.   Vol. 2.    Dayton, OH:   Morningside, 1979.    Ref. See 1591 (1 photocopied pages) for a concise summary of the regiment's service.

Linn, John B. "A Tourist at Gettysburg." CW Times Illus (Sep/Oct 1990): pp. 26 & 57-65 (10 photocopied pages). Per. Journal kept by disabled veteran of Co K when he visited Gettysburg after the battle.

Parker, Thomas H. History of the 5lst Regiment of P.V. and V.V. From, Its Organization at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, Pa., in l86l, and Its Being Mustered Out of the United States Service at Alexandria, Va., July 27th, l865. Baltimore, MD: Butternut & Blue, 1998 reprint of 1869 ed. 722 p. E527.5.5lst.P37.

Pennsylvania. Antietam Battlefield Memorial Comm. Pennsylvania at Antietam.... Hbg, PA: Hbg Pub Co, 1906. pp. 94-102 (6 photocopied pages). E474.65P4. (Addresses delivered at the dedication of the regimental monument at Antietam).

Public Services of Brvt. Maj. Gen. John F. Hartranft. Norristown, PA: Wills, Iredell & Jenkins, l865. l7 p. (7 photocopied pages). E467.lH4P82.

Roach, Harry. "Lieutenant Mark Supplee, 51st Pennsylvania Infantry: The Story Behind a Well Known Face." Mil Images Mag (May/Jun 1995): p. 7 (1 photocopied page). Per.

Sauers, Richard A. Advance the Colors!: Pennsylvania Civil War Battle Flags. Vol. 1. Hbg, PA: Capitol Preservation Comm, 1987. pp. 139-44 (6 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:

Benfer, David - Papers (Enlisted man's diary, Jan l, l863- Jan l8, l865)

Clifton, Allen J. - CWMiscColl-PlottsColl (Enlisted man's letter, Jun 23, 1862)

Clifton, J. Leonard - KruchColl (Enlisted man's letters and papers, Jul 3l-Aug l3, l862)

Davis, Thomas P. - CWTIColl (Enlisted man's letters, Jun l0-30, l862)

Freyburger, Jacob Papers - CWMiscColl (Enlisted man's letter, Mar 20, 1862)

Gangewer, H.W. - CWMiscColl (Enlisted man's diary, Nov 14, 1861-Apr 7, l862)

Henry Family - BoyerColl (Enlisted men's letters, Oct l4, l862-Jul 27, l865)

Jacobs, Henry - CWMiscColl (Sergeant's letter, Jul 9, l864)

Katen, Wesley - CWMiscColl-PlottsColl (Enlisted man's bounty payment to father, Nov 24, 1863; Dec 1, 1863)

Linn, John B. - CentreCountyColl (Officer's letter, Dec 30, l862)






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