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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.
Organized at Philadelphia and Harrisburg September 4, 1862.
Moved to Washington, D.C., September.
Attached to Defences of Washington 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 Corps, to June, 1865.
Guard duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C,, till February, 1863. (Co. "K" body guard to President Lincoln till muster out.)
Service & Battles - 1863
Ordered to join Army of the Potomac in the field.
Reported to 1st Army Corps at Belle Plains, Va., February, 1863, and duty there till April 27.
Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6.
Operations at 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.
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.
Service & Battles - 1865
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.
Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865.
Ordered to Baltimore, Md., February 10;
Thence to Elmira, N.Y.,
And duty there till June.
Mustered out June 23, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 108 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 94 Enlisted men by disease. Total 207.
150th PA Regiment Medal of Honor Recipients
HUIDEKOPER, HENRY S. Lieutenant Colonel, 150th Pennsylvania Infantry. Entered service at: Philadelphia, Pa. Born: 17 July 1839, Meadville, Pa. Citation: While engaged in repelling an attack of the enemy, received a severe wound of the right arm, but instead of retiring remained at the front in command of the regiment. At Gettysburg, Pa., 1 July 1863. Date of issue: 27 May 1905.
REISINGER, MONROE J. Corporal, Company H, 150th Pennsylvania Infantry. Entered service at: Meadville, Pa. Birth: Beaver County, Pa. Citation: At Gettysburg, Pa., 1 July 1863. Specially brave and meritorious conduct in the face of the enemy. Awarded under Act of Congress, January 25, 1907. Date of issue: Unknown.