Civil War Facts
State War Records
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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".
|Union - 43 States and Territories||Union Army Deaths|
|Soldiers (White) recruited||315,017||Killed/Mortally Wounded||15,265|
|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|
|Executed By Enemy||??|
|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|