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104th Pennsylvania Regiment
Recruited mostly from Bucks County, also Schuylkill County, and Berks County, PA.
104th PA Regiment Soldier Biographies
104th PA Regiment Companies
104th PA Regiment Organization, Service & Battles
- Organized at Doylestown September 20 to October 16, 1861.
- Left State for Washington, D.C., November 6, 1861.
- Attached to Casey's Division to March, 1862.
- 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army Potomac, to June. 1862.
- 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, to December, 1862.
- Naglee's Brigade, Dept. of North Carolina, to January, 1863.
- 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 18th Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, to February, 1863.
- 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 18th Army Corps, Dept. of the South, to April, 1863.
- District of Beaufort, S.C., 10th Army Corps, to July, 1863.
- 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Army Corps, Dept. South, July, 1863.
- Davis' Brigade, Folly Island, S.C., 10th Corps, to August, 1863.
- 5th Brigade, Morris Island, S.C., 10th Corps, to November, 1863.
- 2nd Brigade, Morris Island, S.C., 10th Corps, to April, 1864.
- District of Hilton Head, S.C., Dept. South, to June, 1864.
- Morris Island, Northern District, Dept. South, to July, 1864.
- District of Florida, Dept. South, to August, 1864.
- Defences of Washington, 22nd Corps, South of the Potomac, to September, 1864.
- Train Guard, Army Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to November, 1864.
- 1st Brigade, Defences Bermuda Hundred, Va., Dept. Virginia and North Carolina, to April, 1865.
- Norfolk and Portsmouth, Va., Dept. Virginia, to August, 1865
Service & Battles - 1862
- Duty in the Defences of Washington till March, 1862.
- Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-15.
- Moved to the Peninsula March 28.
- Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4.
- Battle of Williamsburg May 5.
- Operations about Bottom's Bridge May 20-23.
- Reconnaissance to Seven Pines May 24-27.
- Skirmishes at Seven Pines, Savage Station and Chickahominy May 24.
- Battle of Fair Oaks or Seven Pines May 31-June 1.
- Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1.
- Bottom's Bridge June 28-29.
- White Oak Swamp June 30.
- Malvern Hill July 1.
- At Harrison's Landing till August 15.
- Moved to Yorktown August 16-23, and duty there till December 28.
- Gloucester Point November 16.
- Expedition to Matthews County December 11-15.
Service & Battles - 1863
- Moved to Morehead City, N. C., December 28-January 1, 1863,
- Thence to Port Royal Harbor, S.C., January 28-31.
- Moved to St. Helena Island, S.C., February 10,
- And duty there till April 4.
- Expedition against Charleston, S. C, April 4-12.
- Duty at Beaufort, S.C., till July.
- Expedition to James Island, S.C., July 9-16.
- Battle of Secessionville. James Island, July 16.
- Moved to Folly and Morris Island, S.C., July 16-18.
- Assault on Fort Wagner, Morris Island, July 18.
- Siege of Fort Wagner July 18-September 7,
Service & Battles - 1864
- And operations against Fort Sumter and Charleston from Morris and Folly Islands till June, 1864.
- Dafuskie Island May 11, 1864.
- Expedition to John's Island July 2-10.
- Operations against Battery Pringle July 4-9.
- Boudren's Causeway, James Island, July 9.
- At Hilton Head, S. C., till July and in Florida till August.
- Ordered to Washington, D.C.,
- And duty in the Defences south of the Potomac to September.
- Moved to Harper's Ferry, W. Va.,
- And duty escorting trains to Sheridan's army till November.
- Moved to Bermuda Hundred, Va., November 22.
Service & Battles - 1865
- Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond December, 1864. to April, 1865.
- Fall of Petersburg April 2.
- Duty there till April 20.
- Moved to Norfolk, Va., April 20-24, and duty there till August.
- Mustered out August 25, 1865.
- Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 68 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 115 Enlisted men by disease. Total 185.
104th PA Regiment Medal of Honor Recipients
- PURCELL, HIRAM W. Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company G, 104th Pennsylvania Infantry. Place and date: At Fair Oaks, Va., 31 May 1862. Birth: Bucks County, Pa. Date of issue: 12 May 1894. Citation: While carrying the regimental colors on the retreat he returned to face the advancing enemy, flag in hand, and saved the other color, which would otherwise have been captured.