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126th Pennsylvania Regiment
Nine Months' Service - Recruited in Franklin County, Juniata county, and Fulton County, PA.
126th PA Regiment Soldier Biographies
- Benjamin Franklin Benchoff
- James Elder
- Benjamin Goodyear
- George Miles
- Jacob Pesinger
- C. L. Walter
- George Welsh
- Philip Welsh
126th PA Regiment Letters Home
- Letter from Joseph Curwin, Private, Co. I,
Written in Jefferson Virginia, dated November 10, 1862 to his sister, Mary "This war business is rough! War! Rough! Rough!—much harder than anything I ever did."
126th PA Regiment Companies
126th PA Regiment Organization, Service & Battles
- Organized at Harrisburg August, 1862.
- Left State for Washington, D.C., August 15, and duty there till September 12.
- Moved to Sharpsburg, Md., and attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac.
Service & Battles - 1862
- Duty at Sharpsburg, Md., till October 30, 1862.
- Reconnoissance from Sharpsburg to Smithfield, W. Va., October 16-17.
- Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 19.
- Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15.
Service & Battles - 1863
- Burnside's 2nd Campaign, "Mud March," January 20-24, 1863.
- Duty at Falmouth till April 27.
- Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6.
- Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5.
- Mustered out May 20, 1865.
- Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 30 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 34 Enlisted men by disease. Total 65.