Civil War Resources
The 1890 Census of Civil War Veterans and Widows - Armstrong County. Cowanshannock Township is on images 27 through 34. The link will take you to image 27. Information includes rank, company, dates of enlistment and discharge, length of service, and remarks about disability or casualty. You must register with familysearch.org (it's free) to view these images. (Note: most of the 1890 census was destroyed in a fire, but many of the veterans' schedules were spared.) External link to familysearch.org.
If you can't find your ancestor on the 1890 census, check the Pennsylvania State Archives Civil War Records (external link). The State Archives page links to their online rosters and soldiers' index cards, and searchable resources at other sites.
Other good resources include:
- Pennsylvania in the Civil War. A wealth of information. External link to the pa-roots website.
- History of the Seventy-Eighth Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, available in a variety of formats. External link to archive.org.
- Company "K," 155th Pa. Volunteer Zouaves (1888) by David Porter Marshall, J. Andrew Cline and W.D. Porter. External link to archive.org.
- Letters From the Storm: The Intimate Letters of Lt. J.A.H. Foster, 155th Pennsylvania Volunteers, is a book by Linda Foster Arden, of Rural Valley's Foster family, about her great-great grandfather's experiences in the Civil War. For sale at the Mechling Books web site.
Pennsylvania Volunteer units represented on
the 1890 Cowanshannock Veterans and Widows Schedule
- Regiment 2, Companies D, E and M
- Regiment 5, Companies C, H, L and M
- Regiment 6, Companies H and K
- Regiment 9, Companies C and F
- Regiment 11, Company K
- Regiment 14, Companies K and M
- Regiment 46, Company F
- Regiment 56
- Regiment 61, Company A
- Regiment 62, Companies D and F
- Regiment 78, Companies A and G
- Regiment 88, Company D
- Regiment 103, Companies C, F and G
- Regiment 104, Company K
- Regiment 105, Company A
- Regiment 148, Company E
- Regiment 155, Company K
- Regiment 212, Company H
The census also reports that George G. Graden served in the 123rd Regiment from Ohio, and James A. Williams served in the 41st Regiment, Company H, from Illinois.