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1st Regiment, Pennsylvania Militia ( Emergency )
Colonel: Henry McCormick
Lt. Colonel: Robert Lamberton

The regiment was organized 11 September 1862 and departed Camp Curtain that same day. After service, the Regiment arrived in Harrisburg on or before 19 September and was mustered out 23-25 September.
All of the above info is from page 272 of William J. Miller, "The Training of an Army: Camp Curtin and the North's Civil War." White Mane Publishing Co., P O Box 152, Shippensburg, PA 17257; 1990. Click for a more complete history of the regiment

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As of this date I have been unable to find documentation proving that Company H. was formed from the Cumberland County area. This page is an attempt to take the company roster and compare it with residents of the Cumberland County area. If anyone has further information on the Regiment, Company or any of it's members, please e-mail Robert L. Maley and I will add the information.

Note 18 April 2003: I have had several communications that indicate the actual location of the people listed on the census as New Kingston, was actually the West Fairview area in Cumberland County, along the Susquehanna River. This also fits with my family research, as birth records indicate the Maley's born during this time period were in West Fairview.

The men listed on this page were listed as members of Company H. I then checked the 1860 Federal Census for the persons with the same name. The results are posted in the following table. Some of the names were not exact matches but are reasonably close, such as Cornelius Wynkoop (roster) versus Cornelius Winecoop (census), or Christian Kraber (roster) and Christian Craper (census)

There may be more members of Company H than what I have identified. New Kingston covers pages 145-221 in the census film. I only have copies of 180-202. Also, my FTM CD of the 1860 census has a scratch in it and I can't get names above the T's or so. Some names are listed although they aren't from East Pennsboro. I have included them pending further research and clarification.

There are 90 men listed as members of Company H. As of 12 July 1998, 52 of which have been found to live in the New Kingston area of East Pennsboro Twp., Cumberland County in 1860. 11 more are most likely residents of the same area but need further research. There are 6 more are from other areas of Cumberland County, but also need further research. There are 2 more that could be from over the mountain in Perry County. The remaining 19 may yet be shown to be from the area. They could be sons living at home, therefore not on the census index, or they could be in the part of the index that is no longer working on my CD.

There is a by each man I haven't found 1860 information about. If you have info, or find it, please send me an E-Mail

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