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38th Pennsylvania Regiment - 9th Pennsylvania Reserves
Three Years' Service - Recruited in Allegheny county, Crawford County, Beaver County, PA
38th PA Regiment Soldier Biographies
38th PA Regiment Organization, Service & Battles
- Organized at Pittsburg July, 1861.
- Ordered 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 August, 1862.
- 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of Virginia, to September, 1862.
- 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to February, 1863.
- 3rd Brigade, Pennsylvania Reserves Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, to June, 1863.
- 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1864.
Service & Battles - 1861
- Camp at Capital Hill, Washington, till August 5, and at Tennallytown, Md., till October 10.
- Picket at Great Falls September 9-16.
- Moved to Camp Pierpont, near Langley, Va., October 10, 1861, and duty there till March 10, 1862
- . Companies "A," "B," "D," "F" and "G" on reconnoissance to Hunter's Mills November 19.
- Expedition to Gunnell's Farm December 6, and action at Dranesville December 20, 1861.
Service & Battles - 1862
- Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-15, 1862.
- McDowell's advance on Falmouth April 9-19.
- Duty at Fredericksburg till June.
- Moved to White House, Va., June 9-12.
- Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1.
- Battles of Mechanicsville June 26.
- Gaines Mill June 27.
- Charles City Cross Roads or Glendale June 30.
- Malvern Hill July 1.
- At Harrison's Landing till August 16.
- Movement to join Pope August 16-26.
- Battles of Groveton August 29; Bull Run August 30.
- Maryland Campaign September 6-24.
- Battles of South Mountain, Md., September 14;
- Antietam September 16-17.
- Duty in Maryland till October 30.
- Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 19.
- Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15.
Service & Battles - 1863
- "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863.
- Ordered to Washington, D.C., February 6.
- Duty there and at Alexandria till June 25.
- Ordered to rejoin 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.
- Rapidan Campaign.
Service & Battles - 1864
- Battle of the Wilderness May 5, 1864.
- Ordered home while in line of battle.
- Mustered out May 12, 1864.
- Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 131 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 49 Enlisted men by disease Total 187.
38th PA Regiment Medal of Honor Recipient
- JOHNSON, SAMUEL: Private, Company G, 9th Pennsylvania Reserves. Antietam, Md., 17 September 1862. Citation given: 30 May 1863. Individual bravery and daring in capturing from the enemy two colors of the 1st Texas Rangers (C.S.A.), receiving in the act a severe wound.
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