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111th Pennsylvania Regiment
Recruited in Erie County, Warren County, and Crawford County, PA
111th PA Regiment Soldier Biographies
111th PA Regiment Companies
111th PA Regiment Books
- Bound to Be a Soldier: The Letters of Private James T. Miller, 111th Pennsylvania Infantry, 1861-1864 (Voices of the Civil War Series.)
James T. Miller joined the PA Volunteers and through his letters you have vantage point of the ordinary soldier caught up in the events of his time. He offers his reflections of his fellow soldiers, officers, and the members of his own family. His opinions expressed in the rough hewn and stilted language of the period gives the reader an authentic taste of a time in our history. Through his thoughts you feel that you are with him, listening to him tell you personally what he is experiencing and thinking.
111th PA Regiment Organization, Service & Battles
- Organized at Erie December, 1861, to January, 1862.
- Moved to Harrisburg, Pa., thence to Baltimore, Md., February 25-March 1, 1862.
- Duty there till May.
- Moved to Harper's Ferry, W. Va., May 16.
- Defence of Harper's Ferry May 24-30.
- Reconnoissance to Charlestown May 28.
- Attached to Cooper's 1st Brigade, Sigel's Division, Dept. of the Shenandoah, to June, 1862.
- 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Virginia, to August, 1862.
- 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Virginia, to September, 1862.
- 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1862.
- 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 12th Army Corps, to January, 1863.
- 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1863, and Army of the Cumberland to April, 1864.
- 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to July, 1865.
Service & Battles - 1862
- Operations in the Shenandoah Valley till August, 1862.
- Battle of Cedar Mountain, Va., August 9.
- Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2.
- Guard trains during Bull Run Battles.
- Maryland Campaign September 6-24.
- Battle of Antietam, Md., September 16-17 (Reserve).
- Duty at Bolivar Heights till December.
- Reconnoissance to Rippon, W. Va., November 9.
- Reconnoissance to Winchester December 2-6.
- March to Fredericksburg December 9-16.
Service & Battles - 1863
- Burnside's 2nd Campaign, "Mud March," January 20-24, 1863.
- At Stafford Court House till April.
- Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6.
- Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5.
- Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-24.
- Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3.
- Pursuit of Lee July 5-24.
- Duty near Raccoon Ford till September.
- Movement to Bridgeport, Ala., September 24-October 3.
- Reopening Tennessee River October 26-29.
- Battle of Wauhatchie, Tenn., October 28-29.
- Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27.
- Battles of Lookout Mountain November 23-24;
- Mission Ridge November 25;
- Ringgold Gap, Taylor's Ridge November 27.
Service & Battles - 1864
- Duty on Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad till April, 1864.
- Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8.
- Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11.
- Battle of Resaca May 14-15.
- Near Cassville May 19.
- New Hope Church May 25.
- Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5.
- Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2.
- Pine Hill June 11-14.
- Regiment lost Mountain June 15-17.
- Gilgal or Golgotha Church June 15.
- Muddy Creek June 17.
- Noyes Creek June 19.
- Kolb's Farm June 22.
- Assault on Kenesaw June 27.
- Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4.
- Chattahoochee River July 5-17.
- Peach Tree Creek July 19-20.
- Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25.
- Operations at Chattahoochee River Bridge August 26-September 2.
- Occupation of Atlanta September 2-November 15.
- Expedition to Tuckum's Cross Roads October 26-29.
- Near Atlanta November 9.
- March to the sea November 15-December 10.
- Davidsboro November 28.
- Siege of Savannah December 10-21.
Service & Battles - 1865
- Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865.
- Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 19-21.
- Occupation of Goldsboro March 24.
- Advance on Raleigh April 9-13.
- Occupation of Raleigh April 14.
- Bennett's House April 26.
- Surrender of Johnston and his army.
- March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 20.
- Grand Review May 24.
- Duty at Washington till July.
- Mustered out July 19, 1865.
- Regiment lost during service 7 Officers and 138 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 155 Enlisted men by disease. Total 304.
111th PA Regiment Burials
- Beyer, Phillip; Corporal, buried Lantana Cemetery, Cumberland County, TN