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Regimental Losses in the Civil War


Forty-Eighth Pennsylvania Infantry


Bliss's Brigade - Potter's Division - Ninth Corps

48th PA Regiment

(1) Col. James Nagle; Brig. Gen
(3) Col. George W. Gowan (Killed)
(2) Col. Joshua K. Siegfried; Bvt. Brig. Gen
(4) Col. Isaac F. Brannon


Companies


-Killed & Died of Wounds -Died of Disease, Accidents, in prison, etc. -Total




-Officers -Men -Total

-Officers -Men -Total

-Enrollment
-

Field and Staff
-2 -1 -3

-1 -- -1

-21
-

Company
-

A
-- -13 -13

-- -15 -15

-199


-

B
-1 -16 -17

-- -14 -14

-198


-

C
-- -11 -11

-- -17 -17

-189


-

D
-- -11 -11

-1 -17 -18

-198


-

E
-1 -19 -20

-- -12 -12

-180


-

F
-- -19 -19

-- -19 -19

-187


-

G
-2 -14 -16

-- -11 -11

-181


-

H
-2 -18 -20

-- -16 -16

-194


-

I
-2 -19 -21

-1 -11 -12

-169


-

K
-1 -14 -15

-- -10 -10

-173






















-

Totals


-11 -155 -166

-3 -142 -145

-1889
Total of killed and wounded, 529; died in Confederate prisons (previously included), 28.
-Battles -

K&MW


-Battles -K&MW










-

Manassas, VA
-20

-

North Anna, VA
-2
-

South Mountain, VA
-1

-

Bethesda Church, VA
-5
-

Antietam, MD
-14

-

Cold Harbor, VA
-16
-

Fredericksburg, VA
-11

-

Petersburg, VA (assault)
-19
-

Campbell's Station, VA
-1

-

Picket, VA, June 23, 1864
-2
-

Knoxville, TN
-4

-

Petersburg Trenches, VA
-19
-

Wilderness, VA
-5

-

Peebles's Farm, VA
-5
-

Spotsylvania, VA
-27

-

Fall of Petersburg, VA
-15


Present, also, at New Berne, NC; Chantilly, VA; Blue Springs, TN; Mine Explosion, VA; Weldon Railroad, VA; Harbor's Run, VA. Notes: Recruited in the mining regions of Schuylkill County. Leaving the State, September 24, 1861, it proceeded to Fort Monroe, where it remained encamped until November 11th, when it sailed for Hatteras Island, NC. It served in Burnside's Department, and in April, 1862, was assigned to Nagle's Brigade. Reno's Division, in which command it fought at Manassas. The regiment followed the various fortunes of the Ninth Corps in all its wanderings; fought well at Antietam and Fredericksburg; then shared the hardships of the campaign in West Tennessee; and, in 1864, having reenlisted for the war, rejoined the Army of the Potomac. At Antietam the regiment lost 8 killed, 51 wounded, and 1 missing; at Spotsylvania, 17 killed and 86 wounded. Though an efficient regiment in battle, the Forty0eighth became famous by reason of its connection with the Mine at Petersburg. This mine was excavated entirely by the men of the Forty-eighth under the supervision of Lieutenant-Colonel Pleasants, who conceived the idea, planned and carried it out. The main gangway was over 500 feet long; 8,000 pounds of powder were successfully exploded, forming a crater 250 feet long and 25 feet deep. Colonel Pleasants and his men received a special acknowledgement of their services in General Orders, No. 32. The regiment fought its last battle April 2, 1865, at the Fall of Petersburg, in which Colonel Gowan was killed. He entered the service as a Lieutenant, serving with honor in every campaign, only to meet his fate in the final battle.


Roster Source: Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, by William F. Fox, Lieutenant Col. U.S.V., pub. 1889.



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