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Organized at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, September 8, 1862.
Moved to Cockeysville, Md., September 9-10, 1862, and guard duty on Northern Central Railroad until December 9, 1862.
Unattached, Defenses of Baltimore, 8th Corps, Middle Department.
Moved to Falmouth, Va., December 9-18, 1862.
Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to September, 1863.
3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, to March, 1864.
4th Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, to June, 1865.
Service & Battles - 1863
Duty at Falmouth, Va., until April 27, 1863.
Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6.
Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5.
Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 14-July 24.
Skirmish at Haymarket June 25.
Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3.
Pursuit of Lee July 5-24.
Wapping Heights, Va., July 23.
Expedition to Port Conway August 31-September 4.
Richardson's Ford September 1.
Duty on Orange & Alexandria Railroad and the Rappahannock until October.
Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-17.
Bristoe Campaign October 9-22.
South side of the Rappahannock October 12.
Auburn and Bristoe October 14.
Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8.
Kelly's Ford November 7.
Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2.
Service & Battles - 1864
Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864.
Morton's Ford February 6-7.
Duty near Stevensburg until May.
Rapidan Campaign May 4-June 12.
Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7;
Spottsylvania May 8-12;
Po River May 9-10; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21.
Assault on the Salient May 12.
Milford Station May 20.
Reconnaissance by Regiment across North Anna River May 22.
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.
Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
Jerusalem Plank Road June 21-23, 1864.
Demonstration on north side of the James at Deep Bottom July 27-29.
Deep Bottom July 27-28.
Mine Explosion, Petersburg. July 30 (Reserve).
Demonstration north of the James at Deep Bottom August 13-20.
Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18.
Ream's Station, Weldon Railroad, August 25.
Assault on Davidson's Confederate Battery October 27.
Front of Forts Morton and Sedgwick October 29.
Reconnaissance to Hatcher's Run December 9-10.
Service & Battles - 1865
Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865.
Watkins' House March 25.
Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
Gravelly Run March 29.
Boydton Road or Hatcher's Run March 30-31.
Crow's House, White Oak Road, March 31.
Sutherland Station April 2.
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 23.
Mustered out near Alexandria June 1, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 12 Officers and 198 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 183 Enlisted men by disease. Total 397.
148th PA Regiment Medal of Honor Recipients
AMMERMAN, ROBERT W. Private, Company B, 148th Pennsylvania Infantry. Entered service at Centre County, Pa. Birth: Centre County, Pa. Citation: Capture of battle flag of 8th North Carolina (C.S.A.), being one of the foremost in the assault at Spotsylvania, Va., 12 May 1864. Date of issue: 31 January 1865.
BROWN, JEREMIAH Z. Captain, Company K, 148th Pennsylvania Infantry. Entered service at: Rimmersburg, Pa. Birth: Clarion County, Pa. Citation: With 100 selected volunteers, assaulted and captured the works of the enemy, together with a number of officers and men at Petersburg, Va., 27 October 1864. Date of issue: 22 June 1896.
HARRIS, GEORGE W. Private, Company B, 148th Pennsylvania Infantry. Entered service at: Bellefonte, Pa. Birth: Schuylkill, Pa. Citation: Capture of flag, wresting it from the color bearer and shooting an officer who attempted to regain it at Spotsylvania, Va., 12 May 1864. Date of issue: 1 December 1864.
PHILLIPS, JOSIAH Private, Company E, 148th Pennsylvania Infantry. Entered service at: Ulysses, Pa. Birth: Wyoming County, N.Y. Citation: Capture of flag at Sutherland Station, Va., 2 April 1865. Date of issue: 10 May 1865.