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188th Pennsylvania Regiment
Organized from the 152nd PA Regiment.
188th PA Regiment Soldier Biographies
188th PA Regiment Companies
188th PA Regiment Organization, Service & Battles
- Organized at Fortress Monroe, Va., April 1, 1864, from 3rd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery.
- Moved from Camp Hamilton, Va., to Yorktown April 25.
- Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 18th Army Corps,
- Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to December, 1864.
- 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 24th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to July, 1865.
- 2nd Independent Brigade, 24th Army Corps, to August. 1865.
- Dept. of Virginia, to December, 1865.
Service & Battles - 1864
- Butler's operations on south side of James River and against Petersburg and Richmond, Va. May 4-28.
- Swift Creek or Arrowfield Church May 9-10.
- Proctor's Creek and operations against Fort Darling May 12-16.
- Battle of Drewry's Bluff May 14-16.
- On Bermuda Hundred front May 16-28.
- Moved to White House,
- Thence to Cold Harbor May 28-June 1.
- Battles of Cold Harbor June 1-12.
- Before Petersburg June 15-18.
- Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond,
- June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
- Hare's Hill June 24 and 28, 1864.
- In trenches before Petersburg till September.
- Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30 (Reserve).
- Battle of Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights, north of the James, September 28-30.
- Battle of Fair Oaks, near Richmond, October 27-28.
Service & Battles - 1865
- Duty in trenches before Richmond till March, 1865.
- Expedition up the Rappahannock to Fredericksburg and destruction of large quantities of tobacco and stores March 5-8.
- Expedition from Fort Monroe into Westmoreland County March 11-13.
- March to Signal Hill before Richmond.
- Occupation of Richmond April 3.
- Guard and provost duty at Lynchburg and in Central Virginia till December, 1865.
- Mustered out at City Point, Va., December 14, 1865.
- Regiment lost during service 10 Officers and 114 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 66 Enlisted men by disease. Total 192.
188th PA Regiment Medal of Honor Recipients
- BLUCHER, CHARLES Corporal, Company H, 188th Pennsylvania Infantry. Entered service at: Harrisburgh, Pa. Birth: Germany. Citation: At Fort Harrison, Va., 29 September 1864. Planted first national colors on the fortifications. Date of issue: 6 April 1865
- GRAUL, WILLIAM Corporal, Company I, 188th Pennsylvania Infantry. . Entered service at: Reading, Pa. Birth: Reading, Pa. Citation: At Fort Harrison, Va., 29 September 1864. First to plant the colors of his State on the fortifications. Date of issue: 6 April 1865
- KRAMER, THEODORE L. Private, Company G, 188th Pennsylvania Infantry. Entered service at: Danville, Pa. Birth: Luzerne County, Pa. Citation: At Chapins Farm, Va., 29 September 1864. Took one of the first prisoners, a captain. Date of issue: 6 April 1865