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28th Pennsylvania Regiment - Goldstream Regiment
Three Years' Service - Recruited in Philadelphia PA
28th PA Regiment Soldier Biographies
28th PA Regiment Books
- Association of the 28th and 147th Regiments Infantry and Independent Battery "E," Light Artillery, Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers
- Last to Leave the Field
The Life and Letters of First Sergeant Ambrose Henry Hayward, 28th Pennsylvania Volunteers (Voices Of The Civil War)
28th PA Regiment Organization and Service
- Organized at Philadelphia and mustered in June 28, 1861.
- Moved to Baltimore, Md., and Harper's Ferry, W. Va., July 27.
- Attached to George H. Thomas' Brigade, Dept. of the Shenandoah, to August, 1861.
- 1st Brigade, Banks' Division, Dept. of the Shenandoah, to October, 1861.
- Geary's Independent Brigade, Banks' Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862.
- 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Banks' 5th Army Corps, to April, 1862.
- Geary's Independent Brigade, Dept. of the Shenandoah, to June, 1862.
- 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Virginia, to August, 1862.
- 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Virginia, to September, 1862.
- 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1863, and Army of the Cumberland, to April, 1864.
- 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to June, 1865.
- 3rd Brigade, Bartlett's Division, 22nd Corps, Dept. of Washington, to July, 1865.
Service & Battles - 1861
- Duty at Sandy Hook, opposite Harper's Ferry, till August 13, 1861.
- Moved to Point of Rocks, Md., and guard frontier from Nolan's Ferry to Antietam Aqueduct.
- Pritchard's Mills, Va., September 15 (Cos, "B," "D," "I").
- Point of Rocks September 24.
- Knoxville October 2.
- Bolivar Heights October 16 (Cos. "A," "D," "F," "G").
- Nolan's Ferry October 30.
- Berlin November 10.
- Point of Rocks December 19.
Service & Battles - 1862
- Crossed Potomac February 24-25.
- Operations in Loudoun County, Va., February 25-May 6.
- Occupation of Bolivar Heights February 26.
- Lovettsville March 1. Wheatland March 7.
- Occupation of Leesburg March 8.
- Upperville March 14. Ashby's Gap March 15.
- Capture of Rectortown, Piedmont, Markham, Linden and Front Royal March 15-20.
- Operations about Middleburg and White Plains March 27-28.
- Thoroughfare Gap April 2.
- Warrenton April 6.
- Near Piedmont April 14. Linden May 15 (Co. "O").
- Reconnoissance from Front Royal to Browntown May 24.
- Guard railroad from White Plains to Manassas till May 24, and railroad and gaps of the Blue Ridge till June 23.
- Joined Banks at Middletown June 29.
- Reconnoissance to Thoroughfare Mountain August 9.
- Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2.
- White Sulphur Springs August 24.
- Bull Run August 30.
- Maryland Campaign September 6-24.
- Battle of Antietam September 16-17.
- Duty at Bolivar Heights till December.
- Reconnoissance to Lovettsville October 21.
- Reconnoissance to Rippon, W. Va., November 9.
- Reconnoissance to Winchester December 2-6.
- Moved to Fredericksburg, Va., December 10-14.
Service & Battles - 1863
- At Stafford Court House till April 27, 1863.
- "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863.
- Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6.
- Old Wilderness Tavern April 30.
- Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5.
- Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24.
- Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3.
- Fair Play, Md., July 13.
- Duty on line of the Rapidan till September.
- Movement to Bridgeport, Ala., September 24-October 3.
- Reopening Tennessee River October 26-29.
- Companies "L," "M," "N" and "O" transferred to 147th Pennsylvania October 28.
- Battle of Wauhatchie, Tenn., October 28-29.
- Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27.
- Battles of Lookout Mountain November 23-24; Mission Ridge November 25; Ringgold Gap, Taylor's Ridge November 27.
- Guard duty on Nashville & Chattahooga Railroad till April, 1864.
- Regiment reenlisted December 24, 1863.
Service & Battles - 1864
- Veterans on furlough January and February, 1864.
- Expedition down the Tennessee River to Triana April 12-16.
- Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8.
- Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge and Dalton May 5-13.
- Dug Gap, or Mill Springs, May 8.
- Battle of Resaca May 14-15.
- Near Cassville May 19.
- Advance on Dallas May 22-25.
- New Hope Church May 25.
- Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills, May 25-June 5.
- Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2.
- Pine Hill June 11-14.
- Lost Mountain June 15-17.
- Gilgal, or Golgotha Church, June 15.
- Muddy Creek June 17.
- Noyes Creek June 19. Kolb's Farm June 22.
- Assault on Kenesaw June 27.
- Ruff's Station or Smyrna Camp Ground July 4.
- Chattahoochie River July 5-17.
- Peach Tree Creek July 19-20.
- Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25.
- Operations at Chattahoochie River Bridge August 26-September 2.
- Occupation of Atlanta September 2-November 15.
- Whitehall Road, near Atlanta, November 9.
- March to the sea November 15-December 10.
- Siege of Savannah December 10-21.
Service & Battles - 1865
- Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865.
- North Edisto, S. C., February 12-13.
- Red Bank Creek February 15.
- Congaree Creek February 15.
- Averysboro, N. C., March 16.
- Battle of Bentonville March 19-21.
- Occupation of Goldsbore March 24.
- Advance on Raleigh April 9-13.
- Occupation of Raleigh April 14.
- Bennett's House April 26.
- Surrender of Johnston and his army.
- March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 20.
- Grand Review May 24.
- Duty in the Dept. of Washington till July.
- Mustered out July 18, 1865.
- Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 151 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 124 Enlisted men by disease. Total 284.
28th PA Regiment Medal of Honor Recipients
- ORTH, JACOB G. Corporal, Company D, 28th Pennsylvania Infantry. Birth: Philadelphia, Pa. Citation: At Antietam, Md., 17 September 1862. Capture of flag of 7th South Carolina Infantry (C.S.A.), in hand-to-hand encounter, although he was wounded in the shoulder Date of issue: 15 January 1867.