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129th Pennsylvania Regiment

Nine Months' Service - Recruited in Schuylkill county, Northampton county, and Montgomery county, PA.

129th PA Regiment Newspaper Transcription

129th PA Regiment Companies

129th PA Regiment Organization, Service & Battles

  • Organized at Harrisburg August, 1862.
  • Moved to Washington, D.C., August 16, 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.
  • 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.
  • At Falmouth till April.
  • Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6.
  • Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5.
  • Mustered out May 18, 1863.
    Regimental Losses
  • Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 37 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 42 Enlisted men by disease. Total 83.

129th PA Regiment Medal of Honor Recipients

  • FRICK, JACOB G. Colonel, 129th Pennsylvania Infantry. Entered service at Pottsville, Pa. Born: 23 January 1838, Northumberland, Pa. Citation: At Fredericksburg, 13 December 1862, seized the colors and led the command through a terrible fire of cannon and musketry. In a hand-to-hand fight at Chancellorsville, 3 May 1863, recaptured the colors of his regiment. Date of issue: 7 June 1892.