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 Volunteer units represented on
the 1890 Cowanshannock Veterans and Widows Schedule

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.


Thomas Hosick Sr.
Thomas Hosick Sr. (1832-1864), who served in Company K, 155th Regiment of the Pennsylvania Volunteers. He was killed at Laurel Hill VA in the Battle of the Wilderness on May 8, 1864. Picture from the estate of Maxine Stewart.
Bernard Huber
Bernard Huber (1819-1891), who had served in the Army in his native Germany, enlisted as a Sergeant in Company G, 78th Regiment of the Pennsylvania Volunteers. Picture courtesy of Ray Ambrose.


Civil War Reunion Picture.
Civil War Reunion that took place at Gettysburg PA. This photograph was found in the basement of a home in Rural Valley, and may have belonged to a veteran who attended this reunion. Picture courtesy of Chuck Colton.


Veterans at Gettysburg.
Veterans in front of the statue of General Buford at Gettysburg PA. From the estate of Berton and Marian (Lias) Rearick, courtesy of Greg Rearick. Submitted by Chuck Colton.