Bucktails
(1st Pennsylvania Rifles)
Company B

The Civil War dramatically changed the course of this nation's life and culture. It has been said that the CivilWar defined what we would become--good or bad, and to those individuals who gave up so much to fight for a cause they believed in, and especially to those brave souls who "gave their last full measure of devotion," we should be eternally indebted. We should not--we cannot--allow them, or their heritage to pass quietly into obscurity.

 

Medal of Honor Winner


Thomas A. Belton

Welcome to the home page of Company B, 1st Pennsylvania Rifles, reenactment group, as well as a source for research material relating specifically to the original Bucktail Regiment. In addition to being known as the Bucktails, the regiment used several other designations: 13th PA Reserves, Kane's Rifle Regiment, 1st PA Rifles, & the 42nd PA Volunteer Infantry. The site is divided into 2 primary sections. One related to the reenactment group and the other dedicated entirely to Bucktail research. Both sections are works in progress inasmuch as I will add informationwhen I receive additional nformation so please stop back frequently.

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