87th 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
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Carlisle Barracks, PA 17013-5021
30 Jun 2010

Bates, Samuel P. History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5. Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot, 1993. 1993. Vol. 5, pp. 28-66. E527.B32.1993v5. (Brief history and roster of the regiment).

Brandt, Dennis W. From Home Guards to Heroes: The 87th Pennsylvania and Its Civil War Community. Columbia, MO: U MO, 2006. 274 p. E527.5.87thB73.

Culp, David A. "Private David Culp: Company F, 87th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry." Blue & Gray (Holiday 2000): p. 36. Per.

Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Vol. 2. Dayton, OH: Morningside, 1979. E491.D992. p. 1603. E491.D992. (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. 160-61. F157.A4.F69.

Gotwalt, Charles E. Adventures of a Private in the American Civil War. Privately Printed, n.d. 38 p. E527.A38.

Prowell, George R. History of the Eighty-seventh Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, Prepared from Official Records, Diaries, and Other Authentic Sources of Information. York, PA: Daily Record, 1901. 306 p. E527.5.87thP76.

Rupp, William H. The Civil War Diary of William Henry Rupp. New Oxford, PA: Arthur S. Cunningham, 1994. 58 p. E475.53.C86.

Sauers, Richard A. Advance the Colors!: Pennsylvania Civil War Battle Flags. Vol. 1. Harrisburg, PA: Capitol Preservation Committee, 1987. pp. 236-38. E527.4S38.1987v1. (Brief unit history with emphasis on the regimental flags).

Zeigler, W.T. Half Hour with an Andersonville Prisoner: Delivered at the Reunion of Post 9, G.A.R., at Gettysburg, Pa., Jan. 8th, l879. Gettysburg, PA: J. M. Tate, 1879. 12 p. E612.A5.Z5.

Our Photo Archive includes images of individuals of this unit.

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

Bower, Henry W. - CWMiscColl (Enlisted man's letters, Jun 6, 1863-Jul 12, 1864)

Crowl, T. O. - KeithKellerColl (Enlisted man's letters, Jun 26-Sep 27, 1862)

Crowl, Thomas - CWMiscColl (Enlisted man's letters and papers, 1862-1864)

Hersh, Paul - CWMiscColl (Sergeant's transcribed letters, Oct 12, 1862-May 25, 1865)

Kesses, John C. - CWTIColl (Enlisted man's letters and papers, 1863)

Miller, George - Papers (Enlisted men's letters, Oct 12, 1861-Jun 26, 1865)

Simpson, Joseph A. - CWMiscColl (Enlisted man's pension papers, 1891-1916)

Skelly Family - HCWRTColl (Corporal's letters, May 1861-Apr 1863)

Stahle, James - HCWRTColl (Officer's reminiscences and newspaper articles, 1861-1865)

Wynne, Michael - CWMiscColl (Company muster roll, Feb 28-Apr 30, 1863)






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