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11th Pennsylvania Regiment

Recruited in Lycoming County, Clinton County, Luzerne County, Northumberland County, Montour County, Westmoreland County, Cumberland County, Allegheny County, Carbon County, PA

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  • A Colonel, A Flag, and a Dog
    A small, readable book of the movements and engagements of the 11th, and of the regiment's mascot dog, "Sallie".

11th Regiment Service - 3 months

  • Organized at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, April 26, 1861.
    Service & Battles - 1861
  • Ordered to Camp Wayne, West Chester, Pa., and duty there and guarding Pittsburg, Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad till June 18.
  • Ordered to Chambersburg June 18.
  • Attached to Negley's 5th Brigade, Abercrombie's 2nd Division, Patterson's Army.
  • Transferred to 6th Brigade June 20.
  • Moved to Williamsport, Md., June 29.
  • Falling Waters July 2.
  • Occupation of Martinsburg July 3.
  • Advance on Bunker Hill July 15.
  • Moved to Harper's Ferry July 25.
  • Mustered out August 1, 1861.

The Eleventh Regiment, having tasted victory at Falling Waters, in the three months' service, and won the commendation of its superior officers for discipline and good soldierly qualities, became an object of pride and gratulation to all its members. The feeling generally prevailed, that so fine an organization should not be broken up, and its services lost to the government at a time when they were greatly needed, and when, by a three months' campaign, the men had become inured to the duties and deprivations of the soldiers' life. Application was accordingly made to the War Department, for permission to continue the Regiment in the service. This application was warmly seconded by the commander of the department of the Shenandoah, in which it was then serving, and on the 25th of July, 1861, notice was given by the Secretary of War, that it would be accepted for a period of three years, provided it was ready to march in twenty-one days. At the conclusion of its three months' service, on the 31st of July, the Regiment was mustered out, and early in August, the men commenced re-assembling at Harrisburg. Upon the recommendation of Colonel Jarrett, its first commander, Lieutenant Colonel Richard Coulter was commissioned Colonel. Subsequently Thomas S. Martin was commissioned Lieutenant Colonel, and Henry A. Frink, Major.

11th Regiment Service - 3 years

  • Organized at Harrisburg and in Westmoreland County August, 1861.
    Service & Battles - 1861
  • At Camp Curtin till November 27.
  • Moved to Baltimore, Md., November 27;
  • Thence to Annapolis, Md.
  • Attached to Annapolis, Md., Middle Department, to April, 1862.
  • Wadsworth's Command, Military District of Washington, to May, 1862.
  • 3rd Brigade, Ord's Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock, to June, 1862.
  • 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 3rd Corps, Army of Virginia, to September, 1862.
  • 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1863.
  • 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 1st Army Corps, to July, 1863.
  • 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 1st Army Corps, July, 1863.
  • 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 1st Army Corps, to March, 1864.
  • 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps, to May, 1864.
  • 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps, to March, 1865.
  • 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps, to July, 1865.
    Service & Battles - 1862
  • Duty at Annapolis, Md., till April 9, 1862.
  • Moved to Washington, D.C., April 9-10; Thence to Manassas Junction April 17,
  • And guard Manassas Gap Railroad till May 12.
  • Moved to Catlett's Station May 12 and to Falmouth May 14.
  • Expedition to Front Royal June.
  • Battle of Cedar Mountain August 9.
  • Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2.
  • Fords of the Rappahannock August 21-23.
  • Warrenton August 26.
  • Thoroughfare Gap August 28.
  • Bull Run August 30.
  • Chantilly September 1.
  • Maryland Campaign September 6-24.
  • Battles of South Mountain September 14.
  • Antietam September 16-17.
  • Duty at Sharpsburg till October 30.
  • Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 19.
  • Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15.
    Service & Battles - 1863
  • "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863.
  • At Falmouth and Belle Plain till April 27.
  • Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6.
  • Operations at Pollock's Mill Creek April 29-May 2.
  • Fitzhugh's Crossing April 29-30.
  • Chancellorsville May 2-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24.
  • Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3 (served with 1st Brigade July 1 to 18).
  • Duty on the Rapidan till October. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22.
  • Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8.
  • Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2.
  • Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864.
  • Regiment reenlisted January 5, 1864.
  • Veterans on furlough February 5 to March 28.
  • Rapidan Campaign May-June.
  • Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7.
  • Laurel Hill May 8; Spottsylvania May 8-12;
  • Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21.
  • Assault on the Salient May 12.
  • North Anna River May 23-26.
  • Jericho Ford May 25.
  • On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28.
  • Totopotomoy May 28-31.
  • Cold Harbor June 1-12.
  • Bethesda Church June 1-3.
  • White Oak Swamp June 13.
  • Before Petersburg June 16-18.
  • Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
  • Mine Explosion Petersburg July 30, 1864 (Reserve).
  • Weldon Railroad August 18-21.
  • Reconnoissance toward Dinwiddie Court House September 15.
  • Warren's Raid to Weldon Railroad December 7-12.
  • Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865.
  • Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
  • Lewis Farm, Gravelly Run, March 29.
  • White Oak Road March 31. Five Forks April 1.
  • Appomattox Court House April 9.
  • Surrender of Lee and his army.
  • Moved to Washington May.
  • Grand Review May 23.
  • Mustered out July 1, 1865.
    Regimental Losses
  • Regiment lost during service 12 Officers and 224 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 177 Enlisted men by disease. Total 417.

11th PA Regiment Medal of Honor Recipients

  • DE LAVIE, HIRAM H.: Born in Stark County, Ohio. Sergeant, Company I, 11th Pennsylvania Infantry. Five Forks, Va., 1 April 1865. Citation: 10 May 1865. Capture of flag.

  • REED, GEORGE W. : Private, Company E, 11th Pennsylvania Infantry. Entered service at: Johnstown, Pa. Birth: Cambria County, Pa. Citation: Capture of flag of 24th North Carolina Volunteers (C.S.A.) at Weldon Railroad, Va., 21 August 1864. Date of issue: 6 September 1864. Civil War Databases

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