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149th Pennsylvania Regiment - Bucktails
Recruited in Potter county, Tioga county, Lycoming county, Clearfield county, Clarion county, Lebanon county, Allegheny county, Luzerne county, Mifflin county, and Huntingdon county, PA.
149th PA Regiment Soldier Biographies
149th PA Regiment Books
- General history of Company D, 149th Pennsylvania volunteers : and personal sketches of the members / compiled by John W. Nesbit.
- Stone's Brigade and the Fight for the McPherson Farm
Stone’s (Bucktail) Brigade fought one of the most desperate actions of the battle. The defense of the McPherson farm bought valuable time for more Union units to arrive in the area and deploy for the ultimate victory at Gettysburg.
- The 149th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Unit in the Civil War
- Pennsylvania Bucktails
A Photographic Album of the 42nd, 149th & 150 Pennsylvania Regiments
- A Quaker Soldier In The Civil War: Letters From the Front
An in-depth narrative about John F. Irwin from Clearfield, PA who enlisted in the 149th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry in 1862. Though a Quaker who was committed to pacifism, he also deeply opposed slavery and because he was more committed to abolitionism.
149th PA Regiment Companies
149th PA Regiment Organization, Service & Battles
- Organized at Harrisburg August, 1862.
- Ordered to Washington, D. C., September, 1862.
- Attached to Defences of Washington, D.C., to February, 1863.
- 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to December, 1863.
- 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Army Corps, to March, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 5th Army Corps, to June, 1864.
- 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, to September, 1864.
- 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps, to June, 1865.
Service & Battles - 1863
- Duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., till February, 1863.
- Ordered to join 1st Army Corps at Belle Plains, Va.,
- And duty there till April 27, 1863.
- Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6.
- Operations about Pollock's Mill Creek April 29-May 2.
- Battle of Chancellorsville May 2-5.
- Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24.
- Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3.
- Pursuit of Lee July 5-24.
- At Bealeton Station till October.
- Bristoe Campaign October 9-22.
- Haymarket October 19.
- 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.
- Duty near Culpeper till May.
- Rapidan Campaign May 4-June 12.
- Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7;
- Laurel Hill May 8;
- Spottsylvania May 8-12; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21.
- Assault on the Salient May 12.
- North Anna River May 23-26.
- Jericho Ford May 25.
- On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28.
- Totopotomoy May 28-31.
- Cold Harbor June 1-12.
- Bethesda Church June 1-3.
- Before Petersburg June 16-18.
- Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
- Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864 (Reserve).
- Weldon Railroad August 18-21.
- Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 2.
- Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28.
- Warren's Raid on Weldon Railroad December 7-12.
Service & Battles - 1865
- Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865.
- Ordered to Baltimore, Md., February 10;
- Thence to Draft Rendezvous, Elmira, N.Y.,
- And duty there till June.
- Mustered out June 24, 1865.
- Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 160 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 172 Enlisted men by disease. Total 336.