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121st Pennsylvania Regiment
Recruited in City of Philadelphia, and Venango County, PA
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- History of the 121st Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers
An account from the Ranks. by Pennsylvania infantry 121st Regiment, 1862-1865, United States Army. Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 121st (1862-1865) Ancestry.com
121st PA Regiment Service and Organization
- Organized at Philadelphia August 22 to September 5, 1862.
- Moved to Washington, D.C., September.
- Camp at Arlington Heights, near Washington, till October 1.
- Moved to Frederick, Md., and Join Army of the Potomac.
- Attached to 1st Brigade. 3rd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1864.
- 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 5th Army Corps, to June, 1864.
- 1st Brigade, 1st Division. 5th Army Corps, to September, 1864.
- 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps, to June, 1865.
Service & Battles - 1863
- Duty at Sharpsburg, Md., till October 30.
- Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 19.
- Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15.
- Burnside's 2nd Campaign, "Mud March," January 20-24, 1863.
- Duty at Belle Plains till April.
- Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6.
- Fitzhugh's Crossing April 29-30.
- Battle of Chancellorsville May 2-5.
- Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24.
- Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3.
- Pursuit of Lee July 5-24.
- Duty on line of the Rappahannock till October.
- Bristoe Campaign October 9-22.
- Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8.
- Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2.
- Licking River Bridge November 30.
Service & Battles - 1864
- Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864.
- Duty near Culpeper till April, 1864.
- Rapidan Campaign May 4-June 12.
- 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.
- 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.
- Poplar Springs Church, Peeble's Farm, September 29-October 2.
- Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28.
- Warren's Raid on Weldon Railroad December 7-12.
Service & Battles - 1865
- Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865.
- Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
- Lewis Farm, near Gravelly Run, March 29.
- White Oak Road March 30-31.
- Five Forks April 1.
- Appomattox Court House April 9.
- Surrender of Lee and his army.
- March to Washington, D.C., May 1-12.
- Grand Review May 23.
- Mustered out June 2, 1865.
- Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 104 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 64 Enlisted men by disease. Total 175.
121st PA Regiment Medal of Honor Recipients
- McANALLY, CHARLES Major, 121st Pennsylvania Infantry. Entered service at: Philadelphia, Pa. Birth: Boston, Mass. Citation: Capture of flag of 46th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.). At Appomattox Courthouse, Va., 9 April 1865. Date of issue: 15 October 1872.
- FUNK, WEST: Born in Boston, Mass. Major, 121st Pennsylvania Infantry. Appomattox Courthouse, Va., 9 April 1865. Citation: 15 October 1872. Capture of flag of 46th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.).