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138th Pennsylvania Regiment

Recruited in Montgomery county, Adams county, Bedford county, Bucks county, PA


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138th PA Regiment Organization, Service & Battles

    Organization
  • Organized at Harrisburg August 16, 1862.
  • Moved to Baltimore, Md., August 30, thence to Relay House.
  • Attached to Relay House, Defences of Baltimore, 8th Corps, Middle Dept., to February, 1863.
  • 3rd Separate Brigade, 8th Corps, to June, 1863. Elliott's Command, 8th Corps, to July, 1863.
  • 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1864.
  • 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division. 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, and Army of the Shenandoah, to June, 1865.
    Service & Battles - 1862
  • Duty at Relay House, Md., till June, 1863.
  • Moved to Harper's Ferry, W. Va., June 16.
  • Escort stores to Washington July 1-5.
  • Join Division at Frederick, Md., July 7.
  • Pursuit of Lee July 7-24.
  • Wapping Heights July 23.
  • Bristoe Campaign October 9-22.
  • Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8.
  • Kelly's Ford November 7.
  • Brandy Station November 8.
  • Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2.
  • Payne's Farm November 27.
    Service & Battles - 1864
  • Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864.
  • Duty at and near Brandy Station till May.
  • Rapidan Campaign May 4-June 12.
  • Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7;
  • Spottsylvania May 8-12;
  • Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21.
  • Assault on the Salient May 12.
  • North Anna River May 23-26.
  • On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28.
  • Totopotomoy May 28-31.
  • Cold Harbor June 1-12.
  • Before Petersburg June 17-18.
  • Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad, June 22-23.
  • Siege of Petersburg till July 6.
  • Moved to Baltimore, Md., July 6-8.
  • Battle of Monocacy July 9.
  • Pursuit of Early to Snicker's Gap July 14-24.
  • Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August to December.
  • Charlestown August 21-22.
  • Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19.
  • Fisher's Hill, September 22.
  • Battle of Cedar Creek October 19.
  • Duty at Kernstown till December.
  • Moved to Washington, D.C.,
  • Thence to Petersburg, Va., December.
    Service & Battles - 1865
  • Siege of Petersburg December, 1864, to April, 1865.
  • Fort Fisher, Petersburg, March 25, 1865.
  • Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
  • Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2.
  • Sailor's Creek April 6.
  • Appomattox Court House April 9.
  • Surrender of Lee and his army.
  • March to Danville April 23-27, and duty there till May 23.
  • March to Richmond, Va.,
  • Thence to Washington, D. C., May 23-June 3,
  • Corps review June 8.
  • Mustered out June 23, 1865.
    Regimental Losses
  • Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 90 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 70 Enlisted men by disease. Total 167.



138th PA Regiment Medal of Honor Recipients

  • CONNELL, TRUSTRIM Corporal, Company I, 138th Pennsylvania Infantry. Entered service at Fort Kennedy, Pa. Birth: Lancaster, Pa. Citation: Capture of battle flag at Sailor's Creek, Va, 6 April 1865. Date of issue: 10 May 1865.





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