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46th Pennsylvania Regiment
Three Years' Service - Recruited in Mifflin county, Northampton county, Dauphin county, Allegheny county, Berks county, Potter county, Luzerne county, and Northumberland county, PA.
46th PA Regiment Soldier Biographies
46th PA Regiment Companies
46th PA Regiment Organization, Service & Battles
- Organized at Harrisburg October 31, 1861
- Ordered to Join Banks November, 1861
- Attached to Gordon's Brigade, Banks' Division, to March, 1862
- 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Banks' 5th Corps, and Dept. of the Shenandoah to June, 1862
- 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Virginia, to September, 1862
- 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1863, and Army of the Cumberland to April, 1864
- 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps Army of the Cumberland, to July, 1865. Guard and outpost duty on the Upper Potomac till February, 1862.
Service & Battles - 1862
- Advance on Winchester March 1-12, 1862.
- Near Winchester March 7.
- Occupation of Winchester March 12.
- Ordered to Manassas, Va., March 18, and return to Winchester
- Pursuit of Jackson up the Valley March 24-April 7.
- Columbia Furnace April 16: Skirmish at Gordonsville and Keazletown Cross Roads April 26.
- Operations in the Shenandoah Valley May 15-June 17.
- At Strasburg till May 20.
- Retreat to Winchester May 20-25.
- Front Royal May 23.
- Kernstown and Middletown May 24.
- Battle of Winchester May 25.
- Retreat to Williamsport May 25-26.
- At Williamsport till June 10.
- Moved to Front Royal June 10-18.
- Reconnoissance to Luray June 29-30.
- Luray June 30.
- At Warrenton, Gordonsville and Culpeper, July.
- Battle of Cedar Mountain August 9.
- Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2.
- Guard trains during the Bull Run battles.
- Manassas Junction August 28.
- Maryland Campaign September 6-24.
- Battle of Antietam September 16-17 (Reserve).
- Duty in Maryland till December 10.
Service & Battles - 1863
- March to Fairfax Station December 10-14, and duty there till January 19, 1863.
- "Mud March" January 20-24.
- Moved to Stafford Court House and duty there till April 27.
- Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6.
- Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5.
- Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24.
- Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3.
- Pursuit of Lee July 5-24.
- Duty on line of the Rappahannock till September.
- Movement to Bridgeport, Ala., September 24-October 3.
- Guard duty on Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad till April, 1864.
Service & Battles - 1864
- Regiment reenlisted January, 1864.
- Atlanta Campaign May 1-September 8.
- Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11.
- Battle of Resaca May 14-15.
- Near Cassville May 19.
- 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.
- Gilgal, or Golgotha Church, June 15.
- Regiment lost Mountain June 15-17.
- 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.
- Chattahootchie River July 5-17.
- Peach Tree Creek July 19-20.
- Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25.
- Operations at Chattahootchie River Bridge August 26-September 2.
- Occupation of Atlanta September 2-November 15.
- 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.
- Thompson's Creek, near Chesterfield Court House, S.C., March 2.
- Thompson's Creek, near Cheraw, S.C., March 3.
- Averysboro, N. C., March 16.
- Battle of Bentonville March 19-21.
- Occupation of Goldsboro 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 at Washington till July.
- Mustered out July 16, 1865.
- Regiment lost during service 14 Officers and 165 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 136 Enlisted men by disease. Total 317.
46th PA Regiment Executions
- Grover or Gruver, William 46th PA June 19, 1863 Firing Squad for Desertion
- Lanahan or Lanehan, John Dec 23, 1861 Hanged for Desertion
- McKee, William Jan 6, 1864 Firing Squad for murder