Thanks Pip, saw the first one myself and while it's good to the see other has mention of the 47th Co. L, it does not help me out. I have 3 records that mention the 47th Infantry. I need to know who the unit was tied to. Probably the 8th Corp., but I need a record of their official existence. Are they Regular Army or a Volunteer Group. If a Volunteer Group, how and where was it formed. Right now the only records are basically anecdotal except for the 1900 Census.
Given the places of birth for the men in the Census Record, it does not appear that this is a state specific unit as they are from all over the US: Ohio, Kansas, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina and so on.
Oh, and Thomas Hollingsworth does show up in the Census as well with the notation of having been killed in action on the date specified on that web page.
Thanks for looking out for me Pip. ;)