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The 44th Pennsylvania Volunteers in Howard County

Also known as the 1st Pennsylvania Cavalry and the 15th Pennsylvania Reserves. Companies served on detached duty in and around Baltimore throughout War.

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WIKIPEDIA - “The 1st Pennsylvania Cavalry (Companies A through G) was organized at Camp Curtin in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania as the “44th Volunteers” and mustered in for state service in July and August 1861 under the command of Colonel George Dashiell Bayard.

Companies H, I, and K were organized at Camp Wilkins in Pittsburgh, August 1861. Company L was organized as an independent company on July 30, 1861 and served duty at Baltimore until January 7, 1862 when it joined the regiment. Company M was organized as an independent company August 5, 1861. At Baltimore until October 3, 1861, then on the eastern shore of Maryland under Lockwood picketing and scouting until January 7, 1862 when it joined the regiment.

The regiment was attached to McCall's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March 1862. Cavalry, McDowell's I Corps, Army of the Potomac, to April 1862. Bayard's Cavalry Brigade, Department of the Rappahannock, to June 1862. Bayard's Cavalry Brigade, III Corps, Army of Virginia, to September 1862. Bayard's Brigade, Cavalry Division, Army of the Potomac, to January 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June 1865.

The 1st Pennsylvania Cavalry ceased to exist on June 17, 1865, when it was consolidated with the 6th Pennsylvania Cavalry and 17th Pennsylvania Cavalry to form the 2nd Regiment Pennsylvania Provisional Cavalry.”

From familysearch:

“Company A Men recruited in Juniata County
Company B Men recruited at Athensville, Montgomery County
Company C Men recruited in Mifflin County
Company D Men recruited in Clinton and Cameron Counties
Company E Men recruited in Centre County
Company F Men recruited at Carmichael's, Green County
Company G Men recruited in Dauphine and Blair Counties
Company H Men recruited in Fayette County
Company I Men recruited in Washington County
Company K Men recruited in Allegheny and Washington Counties
Company L Men recruited in Berks, Lebanon and Lancaster Counties
Company M Men recruited in Berks County”

44th_pennsylvania_volunteers.txt · Last modified: 2019/06/21 10:30 by admin