Recruiting

The recruiting for the 101st PA began in August of 1861 with Joseph H. Wilson, of Beaver County, being elected Colonel of the regiment on September 17th, 1861. Parts of seven of the companies from Beaver, Butler, Lawrence & Allegheny counties were brought together at Camp Fremont, Pittsburgh, PA. The men of the 101st represented many different sections of the state, in addition to the previously mentioned counties. The following list of Companies explains the counties in which they were recruited. Of course, some men came in from other counties, states & even countries.

Company

County Recruited In

Company Name

A

Allegheny & Cumberland

Duquesne Guards &  Duquesne Zouaves

B

Tioga

   Tioga Mountaineers  

C

Lawrence

Agnew Guards

D

Bedford

All Hazard Boys

E

Allegheny

Wilson Guards

F

Beaver

Roberts Infantry

G

Allegheny & Bedford

 

H

Beaver, Allegheny & Butler

Beaver Guards

I

     Allegheny, Schuylkill & Northumberland    

McFarland Rangers & "Tigers"

K

Adams

*Unger Guards

*Named for Colonel Unger; Quartermaster at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, PA