83rd 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
Collections Division
950 Soldiers Drive
Carlisle Barracks, PA 17013-5021
30 Nov 2009

Bates, Samuel P. History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5. Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot, 1993. Vol. 4, pp. 1248-1306 (31 photocopied pages). E527B32.1993v4. (Brief history and roster of the regiment).

Company of Military Historians. Military Uniforms in America. Vol. 3: Long Endure: The Civil War Period, 1852-1867. pp. 72-73 (2 photocopied pages). Novato, CA: Presidio, 1982. UC480.M54. (Sketch and description of the French foot chasseur uniform worn by the 83d Pennsylvania through Mar 1862).

Deutsch, George E. "The Politics of Command in the 83rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry and the Bizarre Case of Maj. William H. Lamont." Gettysburg Magazine No. 40: pp. 111-22. E475.53.G482no40.

Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Vol. 2. Dayton, OH: Morningside, 1979. E491.D992. See pp. 1601-02 (2 photocopied page) for a concise summary of the regiment's service.

"Feathered Warriors." Civil War Times (Dec 2009): pp. 45-47. Per.

Fox, Arthur B. Our Honored Dead: Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in the American Civil War. Chicora, PA: Mechling Bookbindery, 2008. pp. 159-60. F157.A4.F69.

Judson, Amos M. History of the Eighty-third Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers. Dayton, OH: Morningside, 1986 reprint of 1865 edition. 333 p. E527.5.83d.J83.

Karle, Theodore. "The Keystone of Little Round Top." Civil War Times Illustrated (Aug 1998): p. 88 (1 photocopied page). Per.

____. "Strong Vincent of the 83rd." Military Images (Jul/Aug 1990): pp. 20-26 (7 photocopied pages). Per.

_____. "Three Years With the Eighty-third Pennsylvania." Military Images (May/Jun 2006): pp. 12-13 (1 photocopied pages). Per. [William Lawrence]

_____. "Time Lapse." Civil War Times Illustrated (Jan/Feb 1992): pp. 58-59 (2 photocopied pages). Per. Photo of and vignette on Stephen Feather of Company F.

Nevins, James H., & Styple, William B. What Death More Glorious: A Biography of General Strong Vincent. Kearny, NJ: Belle Grove, 1997. 181 p. E467.1.V56.N48.

McAfee, Michael J. "The 83rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, l86l-1862." Military Images (Jul/Aug 1990): pp. 27-29 (3 photocopied pages). Per. Mainly on regiment's uniforms.

Norton, Oliver W. Army Letters, 1861-1865: Being Extracts from Private Letters to Relatives and Friends from a Soldier in the Field During the Late Civil War... Dayton, OH: Morningside, 1990 reprint of 1903 ed. 397 p. E601.N88.

_____. The Attack and Defense of Little Round Top, Gettysburg, July 2, 1863. NY: Neale, 1913. 350 p. E475.53.N89.

____. Strong Vincent and his Brigade at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863. Ann Arbor, MI: Univ Microfilms, 1971 reprint of 1909 ed. 57 p. E475.52.N9.

O'Brien, Kevin. "Valley of the Shadow: Col. Strong Vincent and the Eighty-third Pennsylvania Infantry at Little Round Top." Gettysburg Magazine No. 7: pp. 41-50 (10 photocopied pages). E475.53.G482no7.

Pennsylvania. Gettysburg Battlefield Comm. Pennsylvania at Gettysburg: Ceremonies at the Dedication of the Monuments Erected by the Commonwealth.... Vol. 1. Harrisburg, PA: Wm S Ray, 1904. pp. 461-66 (4 photocopied pages). E475.53.P422v1. (Addresses delivered at the dedication of the regimental monument and a photo of that monument at the Gettysburg National Military Park).

Ryan, James G. "Debunking the Myth of Butterfield's Twins." Blue & Gray Magazine (Jul 1996): pp. 34-39 (6 photocopied pages). Per. This article was refuted by a letter appearing in October 1996 issue, pp. 5 & 47.

Schellhammer, Michael. The 83rd Pennsylvania Volunteers in the Civil War. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2003. 227 p. E527.5.83rdS34.

Sauers, Richard A. Advance the Colors!: Pennsylvania Civil War Battle Flags. Vol. 1. Harrisburg, PA: Capitol Preservation Commission, 1987. pp. 226-29 (4 photocopied pages). E527.4.S38. (Brief unit history with emphasis on the regimental flags).

Smith, Wayne. "Redemption of the 83d Pennsylvania From the Depths of Gaines's Mill to the Heights of Gettysburg." Civil War XXII: pp. 38-43 (6 photocopied pages). Per.

Stafford, David W. In Defense of the Flag: A True War Story. Warren, PA: Warren Mirror Print, 1912. 95 p. E611.S78.

Stonesifer, Roy P., Jr. "Colonel (Brigadier General) John W. McLane." Unpublished paper, 1985. 7 p. (7 photocopied pages). E473.68.S86.

Waid, Seth III. The Civil War Diaries of.... Meadville, PA: Crawford County Historical Society, 1993. 142 p. E601.W35.

Our Photo Archive includes images of individuals of this unit.

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

Arnold Family - Papers (Enlisted man and corporal's letters, Mar 8, 1864-Apr 17, 1865; Diary, Jul 1-21, 1864)

Barnett, James - CWMiscColl (Enlisted man's letters, Sep 10, 1861-Apr 14, 1862)

Foote, Daniel B. - Papers (Corporal's letters, Jul 29, 1861 Jun 25, 1865)

Lytle, Henry - LeighColl Book 42: 94 (Enlisted man's letter, Jun 28, 1863)

Middaugh, Jesse - CWTIColl (Enlisted men's letters, Oct 11, 1861-Sep 3, 1864)

Moore, Larry A. - CWMiscColl (Enlisted man's letter, Sep 7, 1862; Poem, Oct 24, 1863)

Norton, Oliver - CWMiscColl (Enlisted man's reminiscences, Jul 2, 1863)

Stout, David B. - CWTIColl (Enlisted man's letters, Aug 24-Nov 23, 1864)

Thickstun Family Papers (Enlisted man's letters, May 1861-Aug 15, 1887)






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