Pennsylvania Civil War Facts


Pennsylvania provided 337,936 of her sons for the war effort which translates to 8.8% (ranked 2nd out of 44 states and territories) of the total men who served on both sides of the conflict.

There were a total of ?? raids, skirmishes and battles in the state. Pennsylvania had 5 Union P.O.W. Camps at Allegheny Penitentiary (Pittsburgh and Western Penitentiarys), Camp Curtain, Chester, Fort Delaware, Fort Mifflin

Pennsylvania's State Flag is more of a square than a rectangle. It is composed of a blue field on which the State Coat of Arms is embroidered. Draft horses are on either side of the coat of arms and the American eagle rests on the top. The scroll at the bottom reads "Virtue Liberty and Independence".

The first state flag bearing the state coat of arms was authorized by the general assembly in 1799. An act of the general assembly of June 13, 1907, standardized the flag and required that the blue field match the blue of "Old Glory".

The Armies


Union - 43 States and Territories   Union Army Deaths
Soldiers (White) recruited 315,017 Killed/Mortally Wounded 15,265
Sailors/Marines (White) 14,307 Disease 11,782
Colored Troops 8,612 Disease in Prison 4,119
Total number of men recruited 337,936 Accidents/Drowning 636
% of Union Army 12.1% Killed After Capture 4
% of state's population 14.3% Murdered 17
Overall rank 2   Suicide 34
      Sunstroke 27
      Military Execution 23
      Executed By Enemy ??
      Known/Not Classified 120
      Unknown 1,156
      Total 33,183
Regiments of foreign-born soldiers
13th Cavalry: part-Irish
Infantry: German 27th, 73rd, 75th, 98th
Infantry Reserves: Irish 2nd (Co. C), 13th (Co. F), 24th, 69th, 106th (part)
State Military Units
Artillery 9 regiments; 1 battalion; 17 batteries
Cavalry 29 regiments; 2 battalions; 14 companies
Infantry 198 regiments; 16 battalions; 14 companies
Engineer 1 company


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