In April, 1861 President Lincoln made a call for
help to defend the Union. A Pennsylvania businessman by the name
of Mr. Kane, went around recruiting men for different regiments in northern
tier Pennsylvania. Overall, he acquired around seven-hundred men
which made up about 7 companies. The regiment gained "the tail of
a buck" as their badge of honor. You can learn much more about the
"Old Bucktails" here.