This site was created by Laurie Snyder, a published non-fiction author, genealogist and humanities researcher-writer with a specific interest in the history of the 47th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry and the lives of its members and their families before, during and after the American Civil War. A native Pennsylvanian, she is also a direct descendant of a member of this regiment, and has been engaged in documenting the burial locations of each member of the 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers and their immediate families for nearly a decade. The majority of volunteers assisting her with her research efforts are also native Pennsylvanians and/or descendants of members of the regiment. To receive further information about the 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers or request consulting help in researching a member of the regiment or descendants of regiment members, please contact our team by email or social media:

E-mail:   47thPennsylvaniaVolunteers(at)
Twitter: @47thPennVols

You may also now find us on Facebook and YouTube, as well as on Instagram and on Tumblr.


To Make a Donation in Support of Our Work: Please visit our Support Us Page.


Fabulous Find? Suggestions for Content Additions or Corrections? Requests for Additions of Memorials to the Virtual Cemetery?

Do you have an ancestor who served in the 47th Regiment of the Pennsylvania Volunteers but has languished in obscurity for far too long?

Do you have photographs or newspaper clippings which document the service details of a specific member of the 47th or of the entire regiment?

Have you unearthed a document which could help correct the oft-reprinted misspelling of a 47th soldier’s name or confirm the burial location of a missing member of the 47th?

To submit information about a Fabulous Find or suggest additions or corrections, contact the creator of this website using the email address shown above. (Do not use the comments section of this website to submit or request information about your ancestors. Information submitted this way is tagged as spam, and is not read by the website’s creator or posted for public view.)


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Responses to permissions requests may take up to three weeks, depending on the website creator’s schedule. If permission is granted, you will be provided with the specific copyright/attribution language to be used when crediting her work.

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