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181st Pennsylvania Regiment, 20th Cavalry

Recruited in Bucks County, Montgomery County, Chester County, Dauphin County, Cumberland County, Union County, and the city of Philadelphia, PA


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181st PA Regiment Organization, Service & Battles

    Organization
  • Organized at Harrisburg June to August, 1863, for six months.
  • March to Greencastle July 7, 1863.
  • Scouting into Maryland and pursuit of Lee July 8-24.
  • Moved to Falling Water and picket shores of the Potomac till August.
  • Ordered to Sir John's Run, W. Va,, and assigned to guard duty on Baltimore & Ohio Railroad.
  • Companies "F" and "I" at Berkeley Springs.
  • Companies "D" and "E" at Bloomery Gap.
  • Skirmish at Bloomery Gap September 1.
  • Companies "A" and "H" at Great Cacapon Bridge.
  • Skirmish at Bath September 1.
  • Company "C" at Hancock
  • The five Emergency Companies on duty at Philadelphia, Reading and Pottsville, Pa.
    Service & Battles - 1863
  • Regiment concentrated at Sir John's Run, W. Va., September, 1863.
  • Duty there and at Springfield till December.
  • Scout in Hampshire, Hardy, Frederick and Shenandoah Counties December 7-11 (Detachment).
    Service & Battles - 1864
  • Regiment moved to Harrisburg, Pa., December 24 and mustered out January 7, 1864.
  • Organized at Harrisburg and Philadelphia February, 1864.
  • Reported to Sigel at Martinsburg, W. Va., March, 1864.
  • Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Dept. West Virginia, to August, 1864.
  • 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, West Virginia, to November, 1864.
  • 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Shenandoah, to February, 1865,
  • And Army Potomac to June, 1865.
  • Sigel's Expedition to New Market, Va.;
  • April 30-May 16, 1864.
  • Rude's Hill and New Market May 14.
  • Battle of New Market May 15.
  • Hunter's Expedition to Lynchburg May 26-July 1.
  • Harrisonburg June 4. Piedmont, Mt. Crawford, June 5.
  • Occupation of Staunton June 6.
  • Staunton June 10.
  • Midway June 11.
  • Cedar Creek June 12.
  • Piney River near Amherst Court House June 12.
  • Near Glasgow June 14.
  • Lynchburg June 17-18.
  • Retreat to Kanawha Valley, thence to Parkersburg and Martinsburg June 19-July 15.
  • Catawba Mountains and about Salem June 21.
  • Martinsburg July 17.
  • Snicker's Ferry July 17-18.
  • Ashby's Gap and Berry's Ford July 19.
  • Ashby's Gap July 21.
  • Near Kernstown July 23.
  • Kernstown, Winchester, July 24.
  • Bunker Hill and Martinsburg July 25.
  • Ordered to Harper's Ferry July 30.
  • Duty at Halltown, Pleasant Valley and Cumberland, Md., till December.
  • Expedition from Winchester to Gordonsville December 19-28.
  • Madison Court House December 21. Liberty Mills December 22.
  • Near Gordonsville December 23.
    Service & Battles - 1865
  • Sheridan's Expedition from Winchester February 27-March 25.
  • Swoope's Depot and Staunton March 2.
  • Waynesboro March 2.
  • Goochland Court House March 11.
  • Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
  • Dinwiddie Court House March 30-31.
  • Five Forks April 1.
  • Scott's Cross Roads April 2.
  • Tabernacle Church or Beaver Pond Creek April 4.
  • Sailor's Creek April 6.
  • Appomattox Station April 8.
  • Appomattox Court House April 9.
  • Surrender of Lee and his army.
  • Expedition to Danville April 23-29.
  • March to Washington, D.C., May.
  • Grand Review May 23.
  • Consolidated with 2nd Pennsylvania Cavalry June 17, 1865, to form 1st Provisional Cavalry
    Regimental Losses
  • Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 22 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 100 Enlisted men by disease. Total 128.





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