Welcome to the 100th
Regt, Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteer Infantry,
"The Roundheads" Website!
website has the multipurpose and function to provide information about this
distinguished regiment of the Union Army during the American Civil War or
War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, for Civil War historians, armchair
historians, students, descendants of soldiers from the regiment,
re-enactors, and anyone else who dare stumbles upon this site to peek.
Look for increased activity on the website during the 150th Anniversary of
the Civil War, 2011-2015!
Note: Many of the
images in the site utilize an "auto thumbnail" feature. These
images should have a blue border around them. Click on these Images to Enlarge.
Websmith Note: Site is Best Viewed in Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Some of the newer browsers such as Google Chrome and Firefox do not always
display the fonts that were used in the making of this website.
(I am experimenting with Flash movies for future
projects, here is a "Flash" collage I created)
100th Pennsylvania Collage Artwork by the Webauthor
Of all the war-like nicknames adopted by the American
Volunteers, none was more to the purpose than that of the "Roundheads",
given the One-hundredth Pennsylvania.
Captain Leasure applied to the Secretary of War for authority to raise
an independent regiment among the yeomanry of central (author's note:
and 'western') Pennsylvania, Cameron said, "Yes, Captain, if they will
be men that will hold slavery to be a sin against God and a crime
against humanity and will carry their bibles into battle". "I have
no other kind to bring.", responded the Captain. "All right,"
exclaimed General Scott who chanced to be present. "We will call
The "Roundheads" fought in the Carolinas, in Virginia,
Maryland, and Tennessee (author's note: and 'Mississippi') and suffered
887 wounds all told, of which 248 were mortal. The regiment lost 3
colonels, 5 captains, and 8 lieutenants killed. The bivouacs of
these dead Cromwellians lie upon the battlefields, but their requiems
are sung only in the peaceful valley of the Shenango, where the kith and
kin perpetuate the iron faith and loyal blood of Colonel Leasure's
Newspaper Article titled, "Odd War Nicknames, Crack Regiments with High
Sounding Adopted Titles, SOME WERE WON IN BATTLE", From Col. N.J.
Maxwell Scrapbook, Author's Collection.
website has been on Facebook.com for
sometime now. A Facebook group
page known as "Society of the
Roundheads" is available at
Membership is open to:
descendants/lateral descendants of
soldiers from the 100th Regiment,
Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteer
Infantry, known as the Roundhead
Regiment, a fighting union infantry
regiment from the American Civil War
Any other individuals that
have an interest in this regiment
and their service.
the group page, request membership.
Members are encouraged to engage in
discussion about their interest in the
regiment and/or soldier ancestors.
The forum style page allows for postings
of links to interesting articles or
websites related to the unit as well as
images that people can post related to
their ancestor, including photographs,
letters, discharge papers, etc.
Please do not use the group page for
advertising of any products or services
that do not pertain at least indirectly
to the Roundheads or Civil War time