FamilySearch Wiki ~ Pennsylvania in the Civil War

Genealogy researchers and history buffs should have a long list of bookmarks of articles in the FamilySearch Wiki.  The wiki is research gold on steroids.

Case in point:  Pennsylvania military records for the Civil War.

The wiki article opens a standard introduction giving us a brief history of the massive involvement of men in battle with the infusion of 360,000 of its native sons.

 

pennsylvania_civil_war

 

The article then flows into two menu bars with six links each that will take us to articles that detail each title on the menu.

 

pennsylvania_civil_war_menus

 

It continues to flow into background information and links about records and resources, service records to pension files and even conscientious objectors.

 

pennsylvania_civil_war_records_resources 

 

Clicking the 1st-11th link on the military units menu, takes us to a wiki article full of links to information in as small of segments as 100 days service.

 

pennsylvania_units

 

1st Battalion, 1864, 100 days.   What is covered by that link?

 

pennsylvania_unit_info

 

The background about these records is brief.  Nestled in one line are two nuggets.  — Links to the Soldiers and Sailors site and database.

 

soldiers_sailors_database

 

One of the links even takes to the list of men who served for that period of 100 days.

 

soldiers_sailors_results

 

The same process takes us through similar results for all branches of the Pennsylvania that served in the Civil War.

 

pennsylvania_unit_artillery

 

If you aren’t taking advantage of the gold on the FamilySearch Wiki yet, why not?

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