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45th Pennsylvania Regiment
Three Years' Service - Recruited in Centre County, Lancaster County, Mifflin County, Wayne county, Tioga County, Tioga County, Lancaster County, PA
45th PA Regiment Soldier Biographies
45th PA Regiment Books
- History of the Forty-fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1865
Online at Ancestry.com.
History, Rosters, with Company sketches and personal reminiscences
- The letters of Justus Daniel Strait to his parents, 1861-1865
- As they remembered;: The story of the forty-fifth Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteer Infantry Regiment, 1861-1865, and the other regiments sharing its campaigns in the War Between the States
45th PA Regiment Companies
45th PA Regiment Organization, Service & Battles
- Organized at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, October 21, 1861.
- Moved to Washington, D.C., October 21-23.
- Attached to Jameson's Brigade, Heintzelman's Division, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1861.
- Unattached, Sherman's South Carolina Expeditionary Corps, to April, 1862.
- 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Dept.of the South, to July, 1862.
- 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to September, 1862.
- 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to April, 1863, and Army of the Ohio to June, 1863.
- 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to August, 1863, and Army of the Ohio to April, 1864.
- 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to July, 1865.
Service & Battles - 1861
- Expedition into Lower Maryland November 3-11, 1861.
- Moved to Baltimore, Md.,
- Thence to Fortress Monroe, Va., November 19-21.
- Sailed for Port Royal, S.C., December 6-8.
Service & Battles - 1862
- Companies "A," "C," "D," "E" and "I" assigned to duty at Bay Point;
- Companies "B," "F," "G," "H" and "K" occupy Otter Island, S.C., December 11, and duty there till May, 1862;
- Companies "F" and "K" occupy Fenwick Island December 20, 1861;
- Company "F" at Fenwick Island April 4 to May 20, 1862;
- Companies "B," "F," "G," "H," "I" and "K" moved to North Edisto Island, S.C., May 21, 1862.
- Operations against James Island, S.C., May 21-June 28.
- Action on James Island June 10.
- Battle of Secessionville June 16.
- Evacuation of James Island and movement to Hilton Head June 28-July 1.
- Moved to Newport News, Va., July 18-21; Thence to Aquia Creek August 4-5.
- Operations on the Rapidan and Rappahannock Rivers till September.
- At Brook's Station August 5-29.
- Destruction of bridges at Potomac Creek and Brook's Station September 4.
- Destruction of stores at Aquia Creek September 6.
- Battles of South Mountain September 14;
- Antietam September 16-17.
- Duty at Pleasant Valley, Md., till October 26.
- March to Lovettsville, Va., October 26-29;
- Thence to Warrenton October 29-November 19.
- Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15.
Service & Battles - 1863
- Burnside's 2nd Campaign January 20-24, 1863.
- At Falmouth till February 11.
- Moved to Newport News February 11, thence to Lexington, Ky., March 19-23.
- Duty at various points in Kentucky till June.
- Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., June 7-14.
- Siege of Vicksburg June 14-July 4.
- Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 5-10.
- Siege of Jackson July 10-17.
- At Milldale till August 5.
- Moved to Covington, Ky.,
- Thence to Crab Orchard August 5-18.
- Burnside's Campaign in East Tennessee August 16-October 17.
- Blue Springs October 10.
- Knoxville Campaign November 4-December 23.
- Lenoir Station November 14-15.
- Campbell's Station November 16.
- Siege of Knoxville November 17-December 4.
- Pursuit of Longstreet December 5-24.
Service & Battles - 1864
- Regiment reenlisted January 1, 1864.
- Operations in East Tennessee till March, 1864.
- Strawberry Plains January 21-22.
- Movement to Annapolis, Md., March 21-April 6.
- Rapidan Campaign May 4-June 12.
- Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7;
- Spottsylvania May 8-12;
- Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21.
- Assault on the Salient May 12.
- Stannard's Mill May 21.
- North Anna River May 23-26.
- Line of the Pamunkey May 26-28.
- Totopotomoy May 28-31.
- Cold Harbor June 1-12.
- Bethesda Church June 1-3.
- Before Petersburg June 16-18.
Service & Battles - 1865
- Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
- Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864.
- Weldon Railroad August 18-21.
- Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 2.
- Peeble's Farm October 1.
- Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28.
- At Fort Rice till April, 1865.
- Fort Stedman March 25, 1865.
- Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2.
- March to Farmville April 3-9.
- Moved to Petersburg and City Point April 20-24,
- Thence to Alexandria April 26-28.
- Grand Review May 23.
- Duty at Washington and Alexandria till July.
- Mustered out July 17, 1865.
- Regiment lost during service 13 Officers and 214 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 252 Enlisted men by disease. Total 479.
45th PA Regiment Medal of Honor Recipients
- HOGAN, FRANKLIN Corporal, Company A, 45th Pennsylvania Infantry. Entered service at: Howard, Pa. Birth: Center County, Pa. Citation: Capture of flag of 6th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.). Front of Petersburg, Va., 30 July 1864. Date of issue: 1 October 1864.
- KINSEY, JOHN Corporal, Company B, 45th Pennsylvania Infantry. Birth: Lancaster County, Pa. Citation: At Spotsylvania, Va., 18 May 1864, seized the colors, the color bearer having been shot, and with great gallantry succeeded in saving them from capture. Date of issue: 2 March 1897.
45th PA Regiment Burials
- Bailey, Richard; Private, died 11/18/1863, buried Knoxville National Cemetery TN
- Funk, Henry P., buried Knoxville National Cemetery TN
- Kridler, Joseph; died 3/1/1864, buried Knoxville National Cemetery TN
- McMichael, George; 1st Sgt., died 10/10/1863, buried Knoxville National Cemetery TN
- Simes, Wesley; died 2/4/1864, buried Knoxville National Cemetery TN
- Wetmore, Charles; buried Knoxville National Cemetery TN
- Williams, Mark; Private, died 1/16/1864, buried Knoxville National Cemetery TN
- Wills, Charles; Private, born 1844, died 12/23/1916, buried Ardsley Burial Park, Montgomery County, PA