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Ninety-sixth Regiment


Regimental Losses in the Civil War

Bartlett's Brigade Brook's Division Sixth Corps

 

(1) Col. Henry L. Cake (2) Col. William H. Lessig

 

Companies

 

Killed & Died of Wounds

Died of Disease, Accidents, in prison, etc.

Total

 

 

Officers

Men

Total

 

Officers

Men

Total

 

Enrollment

Field and Staff

2

2

 

 

15

Company A

 

1

16

17

 

8

8

 

115

 

B

1

6

7

 

8

8

 

107

 

C

1

12

13

 

7

7

 

111

 

D

13

13

 

8

8

 

94

 

E

17

17

 

12

12

 

133

 

F

1

8

9

 

6

6

 

102

 

G

15

15

 

9

9

 

111

 

H

18

18

 

10

10

 

126

 

I

9

9

 

5

5

 

105

 

K

12

12

 

1

13

14

 

134

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Totals

 

6

126

132

 

1

86

87

 

1153

 

132 Killed 11.4 per cent

Total of killed and wounded, 429; captured and missing, 64; died in Confederate prisons (previously included), 12.

Battles K.&M.W. Battles K&M.W.

Gaines Mill, VA 18 Wilderness, VA 3

Crampton's Gap, MD 27 Spotsylvania, VA 59

Antietam, MD 2 Cedar Creek, VA 3

Bowling Green Road, VA & Cold Harbor, VA 3

Salem Heights, VA 17

 

Present, also, at West Point; Seven Days; Fredericksburg; Marye's Heights (1863); Gettysburg; Rappahannock Station; Petersburg; Opequon; Fisher's Hill.

 

Notes: Recruited mostly in Schuylkill County. It left the State in November 1861, and, arriving in Virginia soon after, was assigned to Slocum's Brigade, Franklin's Division. General Slocum commanded the division at Gaines's Mill, where the regiment was engaged and received a gratifying mention in the official reports. Loss, at Gaines's Mill, 13 killed, 61 wounded, and 13 missing. It again distinguished itself in the successful charge at Crampton's Gap, where Major Lewis J. Martin was killed. It sustained the heaviest loss of any regiment in that action, its casualties amounting to 20 killed and 70 wounded fully one-fourth of the number engaged. Still harder fighting and greater losses were encountered in 1864, at Spotsylvania, where the Ninety-sixth was selected as one of the twelve regiments of the Sixth Corps to take part in Upton's charge; it proved a dearly bought honor, its losses there, and in the other fighting about Spotsylvania, amounting to 31 killed, 115 wounded, and 32 missing; total 178. During this campaign the regiment was still in the First Brigade, First Division, Sixth Corps, General Upton commanding the brigade, and General Wright, the division. Subsequently, General Russell succeeded to the command of the division. Not enough of the men reenlisted to warrant the continuance of the regimental organization after the expiration of its term of service, which occurred September 22, 1864, while in the Shenandoah campaign. The original members of the regiment returned to their homes, and the reenlisted veterans, together with the recruits, were transferred to the Ninety-fifth Pennsylvania.

 




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




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