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157th PA Regiment Organization, Service & Battles

    Organization
  • Organized at Philadelphia October, 1862, to February, 1863.
  • Moved to Fort Delaware December, 1862, and duty there till February, 1863.
  • Moved to Washington, D.C., and duty in the Defences of that city till May, 1864.
  • Attached to Tyler's Division, 22nd Corps, to May, 1864.
  • 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to August, 1864.
  • 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps, to March, 1865.
    Service & Battles - 1864
  • Ordered to Join Army of the Potomac in the field and Joined May 29, 1864.
  • Battles about 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 March 21, 1865.
  • Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864 (Reserve).
  • Weldon Railroad August 18-21.
  • Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 2.
  • Yellow House October 1-3.
  • 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.
  • Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
  • Regiment transferred to 191st PA Infantry March 21, 1865.
    Regimental Losses
  • Regiment lost during service 31 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 34 Enlisted men by disease. Total 65.





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