Company L & M, 54th Pennsylvania Volunteers

Upon the muster out of service of the 3rd and 4th Pennsylvania Reserve Regiments, those who chose to reenlist, or who still had unexpired time left to serve were attached to the 54th Pennsylvania Volunteers, and assigned Company’s L and M…Read More.

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New Flags for the Pennsylvania Reserves

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