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Organized at Pittsburg and Harrisburg and mustered in September 8, 1862.
Ordered to Parktown, Md., September 9, and duty guarding Northern Central Railroad till December.
Attached to 8th Corps, Middle Department, to December, 1862.
3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to September, 1863.
1st Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, to May, 1865.
>Ordered to Join Army of the Potomac in the field, and reached Aquia Creek December 15, 1862.
Service & Battles - 1863
Duty near Falmouth, Va., till April, 1863.
Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6.
Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5.
Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24.
Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3.
Pursuit of Lee July 5-24.
Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-17.
Bristoe Campaign October 9-22.
Auburn and Bristoe October 14.
Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8.
Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2.
Service & Battles - 1864
Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864.
At Stevensburg till May.
Rapidan Campaign May 4-June 12.
Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Corbin's Bridge May 8;
Spottsylvania May 8-12; Po River May 10;
Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21.
"Bloody Angie," 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 16-18.
Service & Battles - 1865
Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23, 1864.
Demonstration north of James River July 27-29.
Deep Bottom July 27-28.
Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30 (Reserve).
Demonstration north of James River at Deep Bottom August 13-20.
Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18.
Ream's Station August 25.
Reconnoissance to Hatcher's Run December 9-10.
Hatcher's Run December 9.
Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865.
Watkins' House March 25.
Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
Skirmishes on line of Hatcher's and Gravelly Runs March 29-30.
Boydton Road and White Oak Road or Hatcher's Run March 31.
Sutherland Station April 2.
Fall of Petersburg April 2.
Flat Creek, near Amelia Court House, April 5.
Sailor's Creek April 6.
High Bridge, Farmville, April 7.
Appomattox Court House April 9.
Surrender of Lee and his army.
March to Washington, D. C, May 2-12.
Grand Review May 24. Mustered out May 31, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 10 Officers and 188 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 127 Enlisted men by disease. Total 326.
140th PA Regiment Medal of Honor Recipients
BINGHAM, HENRY HARRISON.: Born December 4, 1851, died March 12, 1912. Philadelphia, Captain, Company G, 140th Pennsylvania Infantry. Wilderness, Va., 6 May 1864. Citation given: 31 August 1893. Rallied and led into action a portion of the troops who had given way under the fierce assaults of the enemy. Bingham, Henry Harrison b. December 4, 1841. d. March 12, 1912. Bingham's permanent rank was Colonel, but he was breveted as a Brigadier General. Bingham is buried in Section "Y," Lot 105 in the Laurel Hill Cemetery, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
PIPES, JAMES: Waynesburg. Captain, Company A, 140th Pennsylvania Infantry. Gettysburg, Pa., 2 July 1863; At Reams Station, Va., 25 August 1864. Citation given April 5, 1898: While a sergeant and retiring with his company before the rapid advance of the enemy at Gettysburg, he and a companion stopped and carried to a place of safety a wounded and helpless comrade; in this act both he and his companion were severely wounded. A year later, at Reams Station, Va., while commanding a skirmish line, voluntarily assisted in checking a flank movement of the enemy, and while so doing was severely wounded, suffering the loss of an arm. Buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
PURMAN, JAMES J.: Near Waynesburg. Lieutenant, Company A, 140th Pennsylvania Infantry. Gettysburg, Pa., 2 July 1863. Citation given October 30, 1896: Voluntarily assisted a wounded comrade to a place of apparent safety while the enemy were in close proximity; he received the fire of the enemy and a wound which resulted in the amputation of his left leg. Buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
140th PA Regiment Burials
Fleegel, Jacob B.; Private, died Oct 7, 1864, buried Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA