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147th Pennsylvania Regiment

This regiment was formed from Companies L, M, N, O and P of the 28th Regiment, and three new companies enlisted at Harrisburg


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147th PA Regiment Organization, Service & Battles

    Organization
  • Organized at Loudoun Heights, Va., October 10, 1862, from surplus men of the 28th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry, as Companies "A," "B," "C," "D" and "E."
  • Companies "F," "G" and "H" organized at Harrisburg, Pa., September 29 to November 20.
  • Company "I" organized at Philadelphia October 10, 1862, and Company "K" organized at Philadelphia February, 1864.
  • Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1863, and Army of the Cumberland to April, 1864.
  • 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to July, 1865.
    Service & Battles - 1862
  • Duty at Bolivar Heights, Va., till December, 1862.
  • Reconnoissance to Rippon, W. Va., November 9, and to Winchester, Va., December 2-6.
  • Moved to Fredericksburg December 10-14.
    Service & Battles - 1863
  • At Stafford Court House till April 27, 1863.
  • Burnside's 2nd Campaign, "Mud March," January 20-24.
  • 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.
  • Movement to Bridgeport, Ala., September 24-October 3.
  • Reopening Tennessee River October 26-29.
  • Wauhatchie, Tenn., October 28-29.
  • Chattanooga Ringgold Campaign November 23-27.
  • Battles of Lookout Mountain November 23-24; Mission Ridge November 25; Ringgold Gap, Taylor's Ridge, November 27.
    Service & Battles - 1864
  • Guard duty on Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad till April, 1864.
  • Expedition down the Tennessee River to Triana, Ala., April 12-16.
  • Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8.
  • Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11.
  • Dug Gap or Mill Creek May 8.
  • Battle of Resaca May 14-15.
  • Near Cassville May 19.
  • New Hope Church May 25.
  • Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas,
  • New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 26-June 5.
  • Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2.
  • Pine Hill June 11-14.
  • Lost Mountain June 15-17.
  • Gilgal or Golgotha Church June 15.
  • Muddy Creek June 17.
  • Noyes Creek June 19.
  • Kolb's Farm June 22.
  • Assault on Kenesaw June 27.
  • Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4.
  • Chattahoochie River July 6-17.
  • Peach Tree Creek July 19-20.
  • Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25.
  • Operations at Chattahoochie River Bridge August 26-September 2.
  • Occupation of Atlanta September 2-November 15.
  • Near Atlanta November 9.
  • March to the sea November 15-December 10.
  • Siege of Savannah December 10-21.
    Service & Battles - 1865
  • Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865.
  • North Edisto River, S.C., February 12-13.
  • Red Bank and Congaree Creek February 15 Averysboro, N. C., March 16.
  • Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24.
  • Advance on Raleigh, N. C., April 9-13.
  • Occupation of Raleigh April 14.
  • Bennett's House April 26.
  • Surrender of Johnston and his army.
  • March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 20.
  • Grand Review May 24.
  • Duty in the Dept. of Washington till July.
  • Companies "F" and "G" mustered out June 6, 1865.
  • Regiment mustered out July 15, 1865.
    Regimental Losses
  • Regiment lost during service 7 Officers and 71 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 61 Enlisted men by disease. Total 142.



147th Regiment Medal of Honor Recepient

  • WILLIAM E. GOODMAN First Lieutenant, Company D, 147th Pennsylvania Infantry. Entered service at: Philadelphia, Pa. Born: 10 December 1838, Philadelphia, Pa. Citation : Rescued the colors of the 107th Ohio Volunteers from enemy at Chancellorsville, Va. 3 May 1863. Date of issue : 11 January 1894.





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