78th Regiment
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. 4, pp. 1029-74. E527B32.1993v4. (Brief history and roster of the regiment).

Duff, Andrew J., & Dugan, Dennis. Dear Teres: The Civil War Letters of Andrew Joseph Duff and Dennis Dugan of Company F, the Pennsylvania Seventy-Eighth Infantry. [Additional material written by Ron Gancas; edited by Dan Coyle, Sr.] Chicora, PA: Mechling Bookbindery, 1999. 322 p. E527.5.78thD84.

Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Vol. 2. Dayton, OH: Morningside, 1979. E491D992. See pp. 1600 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. 117-23. F157A4F69.

Gancas, Ron. The Gallant Seventy-eighth: Stones River to Pickett's Mill: Colonel William Sirwell and the Pennsylvania Seventy-eighth Volunteer Infantry. Murrysville, PA: By the author, 1994. 370 p. E527.5.78thG36.

Gibson, Joseph T., editor. History of the Seventy-eighth Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. Chicora, PA: Mechling Bookbindery, 2007 reprint of 1905 edition. 267 p. E527.5.78th.P4.

History of the Seventy-eighth Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Printing Co, 1905. 267 p. E527.5.78thP4.

Lutzke, Mitch. The Life and Times of Kimber Snyder: A Soldier in the 78th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse, 2006. 383 p. E527.5.78thS69.

Pennsylvania. Chickamauga and Chattanooga Battlefield Comm. Pennsylvania at Chickamauga and Chattanooga: Ceremonies at the Dedication of the Monuments.... Harrisburg, PA: Wm S Ray, 1900. pp. 210-34. E475.81P4. (Addresses delivered at the dedication of the regimental monument at Chickamauga).

Sauers, Richard A. Advance the Colors!: Pennsylvania Civil War Battle Flags. Vol. 1. Harrisburg, PA: Capitol Preservation Comm, 1987. pp. 211-13. 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:

Armstrong, Jackson - CWMiscColl (Enlisted man's discharge, certificate, Jun 19, 1865; Pension records, Sep 23, 1882- Oct l, 1918; Memoir of service, 1862-1865; Newspaper clipping, obituary, 1926)

Breckenridge, George A. - CWTIColl (Enlisted man's letters, Apr 27, 1863-Jan 18, l864)

Duerr, Frederick - CWMiscColl-PaSaveFlagsColl (Enlisted man's transcribed letters, Oct 9, 1864-Apr 28, 1865)

Fultz, Samuel G. - CWMiscColl (Enlisted man's reminiscences, 1861-1865)

Laughlin, Reynolds - CWMiscColl (Enlisted men and officer's letters and papers, 1861-1865)

Meredith, John - HCWRTColl-CocoColl (Enlisted man's diary, Jun l9,

l863-Apr l6, l864; muster roll, Sep 1861-Nov 4, 1864)

Thom, Robert B. - PaSaveFlagsColl (Officer's letters, Nov 28, 1861-Mar 4, 1863)






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