The following are sources that mention the 74th. 



1.                  Bates, Samuel.  History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, Vol. 1. B. Singerly, State Printer, Harrisburg, PA 1869.

2.                Burton, William.  Melting Pot Soldier:  The Union Ethnic Regiments.  Iowa State University Press, 1988.  [Recently reprinted as Melting Pot Soldiers]

3.                Carroon, Robert G. editor.  From Freeman’s Ford to Bentonville – The 61st Ohio Volunteer Infantry.   Burd Street Press, Shippensburg, PA 1998.

4.                Collins, Darrell L.  The Battle of Cross Keys and Port Republic.  H.E. Howard, Inc., Lynchburg, VA, 1993.

5.                Field, Ron.  South Carolina Volunteers in the Civil War – 1st South Carolina Artillery (Calhoun’s/Rhet’s)England, 1997.

6.                Hennessy, John J.  Return to Bull Run – The Campaign and Battle of Second Manassas.   Simon and Shuster, New York, 1993.

7.                Hennessy, John.  Historical Report on the Troop Movements for the Second Battle of Manassas, August 28th through August 30th, 1862.  United States Department of the Interior, National Park Services, 1985.

8.                Killikelly, Sarah H.  The History of Pittsburgh:  Its Rise and Progress.  B.C. & Gordon Montgomery Co., Pittsburgh, PA 1906.

9.                Krick, Robert.  Conquering the Valley:  Stonewall Jackson at Port Republic.  William Morrow and Company, Inc., New York, NY, 1996.

10.           Lowry, Thomas P.  The Story the Soldiers Wouldn’t Tell – Sex in the Civil War.  Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, PA, 1994.

11.               Paula, James S.  The Sigel Regiment.

12.            Ripley, Warren.  Siege Train:  The Journal of A Confederate Artilleryman in the Defense of Charleston.  – 1986

13.             Sauers, Richard A.  Advance the Colors! Harrisburg, PA 1989.

14.            Taylor, Frank.  Philadelphia in the Civil War.  City of Philadelphia, 1913.

15.             Taylor, John.  Pennsylvania at Gettysburg, Vol 1.  1904.

16.            Trefousse, Hans L.  Carl Shurz:  A Biography.  Fordham University Press, New York, 1998.

17.             Trudeau, Noah Andre.  Gettysburg:  A Testing of Courage.  Harper Collins, New York, 2002

18.             United States War Department.  War of Rebellion.  A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies.  128 Volumes.  Washington 1881-1902.

19.            The Union Army.  Vol. 1. Federal Publishing Co., Madison, WI, 1902.

20.         Valuska, David L., et al.  Damn Dutch:  Pennsylvania Germans at Gettysburg.  Stackpole Books, 2004.

21.            Wise, Stephen R.  Gate of Hell, Campaign for Charleston Harbor, 1863.  University of South Carolina Press, Columbia, S.C., 1994.

22.          Battle of Chancellorsville, Frank A. O’Reilly, Eric J. Mink, John Dove.  Set of 12 maps produced in 1998.


1.                  O’Brien, Kevin E.  “Bullets Came as Thick as Hail:” Krzyzanowski’s Brigade Deends the Union Right on Jul 1, 1863.  The Gettysburg Magazine, Issue No. 24, pg. 56.

2.                Kross, Gary.  The XI Corps at Gettysburg – July 1, 1863.  Blue & Gray, Holiday 2001.


1.      The New York Times

Sunday, 3 May 1863 – pg. 1

Tuesday, 5 May 1863, pg. 8

2.    The Pittsburgh Catholic

16 May 1863, pg. 93

3.    The Pittsburgh Dispatch

Tuesday, 3 Sept 1861, pg. 1

Monday, 23 Sept 1861, pg. 1


Web sites

*  PENNSYLVANIA GERMANS AND THE CIVIL WAR: ETHNICITY AND ANTI-AMERICANIZATION – A paper written Christian Keller of Penn State University’s History Department.  Well worth the read to understand the role and attitude of the Germanic community during the Civil War.

*  74th Tombstone Inscriptions.  A page that was created by Tom and Nancy McAdams using their information and also that of Bill Reynolds.  Tom and Bill are members of the Davis Star Camp of the SUVCW.