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35th Pennsylvania Regiment - 6th Pennsylvania Reserve Corps

Three Years' Service - Recruited in Columbia County, Snyder County, Wayne County, Franklin County, Montour County, Bradford County, Dauphin County, Tioga County, Susquehanna County, PA


35th PA Regiment Soldier Biographies




35th PA Regiment Companies




35th PA Regiment Organization, Service & Battles

    Organization
  • At Camp Biddle, Greencastle, Pa., July 12-22, 1861.
  • Moved to Washington, D.C., July 22.
  • Mustered into United States service July 27, 1861.
  • Attached to 3rd Brigade, McCall's Pennsylvania Reserves Division,
  • Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862.
  • 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to April, 1862.
  • 3rd Brigade, McCall's Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock, to June, 1862.
  • 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to July, 1862.
  • 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps, to August, 1862.
  • 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of Virginia, to September, 1862.
  • 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to February, 1863.
  • 1st Brigade, Pennsylvania Reserve Division, 22nd Corps, Dept. of Washington, to June, 1863.
  • 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1864.
    Service & Battles - 1861
  • Duty at Tennallytown, Md., July 27 to October 10, 1861, and at Camp Pierpont, near Langley, Va., till March, 1862.
  • Expedition to Grinnell's Farm December 6, 1861.
  • Action at Dranesville December 20.
    Service & Battles - 1862
  • Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-15. 1862.
  • McDowell's advance on Falmouth, Va., April 9-19.
  • Duty at Fredericksburg, Va., till June.
  • Moved to White House June 11-13.
  • Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1.
  • Guarding supplies at Tunstall's Station and White House June 26-July 2.
  • At Harrison's Landing till August 16.
  • Movement to Join Pope August 16-26.
  • Battles of Gainesville August 28; Groveton August 29; Bull Run August 30.
  • Maryland Campaign September 6-24.
  • Battles of South Mountain September 14; Antietam September 16-17.
  • Near Sharpsburg till September 26.
  • Movement to Falmouth, Va., September 26-November 19.
  • Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15.
    Service & Battles - 1864
  • "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863.
  • Ordered to Washington, D.C., February 6, and duty there and at Alexandria till June 25, 1863.
  • Rejoined Army of the Potomac in the field.
  • Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3.
  • Pursuit of Lee July 5-24.
  • Bristoe Campaign October 9-22.
  • Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8.
  • Rappahannock Station November 7.
  • Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2.
    Service & Battles - 1864
  • Bristoe Station February 1, 1864.
  • Rapidan Campaign May.
  • 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.
  • Harris Farm May 19.
  • North Anna River May 23-26.
  • Jericho Ford May 25.
  • Line of the Pamunkey May 26-28.
  • Totopotomoy May 28-31.
  • Mustered out June 11, 1864.
    Regimental Losses
  • Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 107 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 73 Enlisted men by disease. Total 183.



35th PA Regiment Medal of Honor Recipients

  • CORSON, JOSEPH K. - Assistant Surgeon, 6th Pennsylvania Reserves (35th Pennsylvania Volunteers). Entered service at: Philadelphia, Pa. Born: 26 November 1836, Plymouth Meeting, Montgomery County, Pa. Citation: Near Bristoe Station, Va., 14 October 1863. With one companion returned in the face of the enemy's heavy artillery fire and removed to a place of safety a severely wounded soldier who had been left behind as the regiment fell back. Date of issue: 13 May 1899.

  • FURMAN, CHESTER S.: Columbia, Corporal, Company A, 6th Pennsylvania Reserves. Gettysburg, Pa., 2 July 1863. Citation given: 3 August 1897. Was 1 of 6 volunteers who charged upon a log house near Devil's Den, where a squad of the enemy's sharpshooters were sheltered, and compelled their surrender.

  • HART, JOHN W.: Born in Germany. Sergeant, Company D, 6th Pennsylvania Reserves. Gettysburg, P., 2 July 1863. Citation: 3 August 1897. Was one of six volunteers who charged upon a log house near the Devil's Den, where a squad of the enemy's sharpshooters were sheltered, and compelled their surrender.

  • JOHNSON, WALLACE W.: Born in Newfield, NY. Sergeant, Company G, 6th Pennsylvania Reserves. Gettysburg, Pa., 2 July 1863. Citation: 8 August 1900. With five other volunteers gallantly charged on a number of the enemy's sharpshooters concealed in a log house, captured them, and brought them into the Union lines.

  • MEARS, GEORGE W.: Bloomsburg, Sergeant, Company A, 6th Pennsylvania Reserves. Gettysburg, Pa., 2 July 1863. Citation given: 16 February 1897. With five volunteers he gallantly charged on a number of the enemy's sharpshooters concealed in a log house, captured them, and brought them into the Union lines. Born 1843, died 1921, buried Old Rosemont Cemetery, Bloomsburg, Columbia County, PA.

  • ROUSH, J. LEVI: Corporal, Company D, 6th Pennsylvania Reserves. Gettysburg, Pa., 2 July 1863. Citation given: 3 August 1897. Was one of six volunteers who charged upon a log house near the Devil's Den, where a squad of the enemy's sharpshooters were sheltered, and compelled their surrender. He is buried in St. Patrick's Cemetary in Newry, Blair County, PA.

  • SMITH, THADDEUS S.: Corporal, Company E, 6th Pennsylvania Reserve Infantry. Gettysburg, Pa., 2 July 1863. Citation given: 5 May 1900. Was one of six volunteers who charged upon a log house near the Devil's Den, where a squad of the enemy's sharpshooters were sheltered, and compelled their surrender.





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