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106th Regiment - Philadelphia Brigade
Recruited in the City of Philadelphia, PA. The majority of the volunteer enlistees of the 72nd Pennsylvania Volunteers were Philadelphia Firemen. Along with the 69th, 71st and 72nd, the 106th formed the famed Philadelphia Brigade which helped defend against Pickett's Charge in the Battle of Gettysburg.
106th PA Regiment Soldier Biographies
106th PA Regiment Companies
106th PA Regiment Books
- History of the Philadelphia Brigade :
Sixty-Ninth, Seventy-First, Seventy-Second, and One Hundred and Sixth Pennsylvania Volunteers. Online at Ancestry.com.
- History of the One Hundred and Sixth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers,
2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 1861-1865, Philadelphia, 1883. Ancestry.com
106th PA Regiment Organization, Service & Battles
- Organized at Philadelphia August 14 to October 31, 1861.
- Moved to Washington, D.C., November.
- Attached to Baker's Brigade, Stone's (Sedgwick's) Division,
- Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862.
- 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division. 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1864.
- 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, to June, 1865.
Service & Battles - 1862
- Duty on Upper Potomac till March, 1862.
- Moved to Virginia Peninsula March 24-April 1.
- Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4.
- Moved to West Point May 7.
- At Tyler's Farm till May 31.
- Battle of Fair Oaks or Seven Pines, May 31-June 1.
- Skirmish at Fair Oaks June 8.
- Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1.
- Peach Orchard and Savage Station June 29.
- Charles City Cross Roads and Glendale June 30.
- Malvern Hill July 1.
- At Harrison Landing till August 16.
- Movement to Newport News, thence to Alexandria August 16-28,
- And to Centreville August 28-30.
- Cover Pope's retreat August 31-September 1, Chantilly September 1 (Reserve).
- Maryland Campaign September 6-22.
- Battle of Antietam September 16-17.
- Moved to Harper's Ferry, W. Va.. September 22, and duty there till October 30.
- Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 20.
- Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15.
Service & Battles - 1863
- Burnside's 2nd Campaign, "Mud March," January 20-24, 1863.
- At Falmouth till April. Hartwood Church February 25.
- Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6.
- Operations at Franklin's Crossing April 29-May 2.
- Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, May 3.
- Salem Heights May 3-4.
- Banks Ford May 4.
- Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24.
- Haymarket June 21 and 25.
- Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3.
- Pursuit of Lee July 5-24.
- Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-15.
- Bristoe Campaign October 9-22.
- Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8
- Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2.
- Payne's Farm November 27.
Service & Battles - 1864
- Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864.
- Rapidan Campaign. May 4-June 12.
- Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7.
- Laurel Hill May 8. Spottsylvania May 8-12.
- Po River May 10.
- Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21.
- Assault on the Salient May 12.
- North Anna River May 23-26.
- On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28.
- Totopotomoy May 28-31.
- Cold Harbor June 1-12.
- Before Petersburg June 16-18.
- Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
- Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23, 1864.
- Demonstration on north side of the James at Deep Bottom July 27-29.
- Deep Bottom July 27-28.
- Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30.
- Demonstration on north side of the James at Deep Bottom August 18-20.
- Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18.
- Ream's Station August 25.
- Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28.
Service & Battles - 1865
- Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865.
- Watkins' House, Petersburg, March 25.
- Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
- Vaughan Road, near Hatcher's Run, March 29.
- Crow's House March 31.
- Fall of Petersburg April 2.
- Sailor's Creek April 6.
- High Bridge and Farmville April 7.
- Appomattox Court House April 9.
- Surrender of Lee and his army.
- At Burkesville May 2.
- March to Washington May 2-12.
- Grand Review May 23.
- Mustered out June 30, 1865.
- Regiment lost during service 9 Officers and 95 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 92 Enlisted men by disease. Total 197.