PA Civil War Volunteer Soldiers
47th Pennsylvania RegimentThree Years' Service - Recruited in Northampton County, Lehigh County, Northumberland County, Perry County, Northampton County, Perry County, PA
47th PA Regiment Biographies
47th PA Regiment Companies
47th PA Regiment Organization, Service & Battles
Organized at Harrisburg August and September, 1861.
Moved to Washington, D.C., September 20-21.
Attached to 3rd Brigade, W. F. Smith's Division, Army Potomac, to January, 1862.
District of Key West, Fla., to June, 1862.
District of Beaufort, S.C., Dept. South, to November, 1862.
District of Key West, Fla., 10th Corps, Dept. of the South, November, 1862, and Dept. of the Gulf to February, 1864.
2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to July, 1864, And Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to February, 1865.
2nd Brigade, Provisional Division, Army Shenandoah, to April, 1865.
2nd Brigade, Dwight's Division, 22nd Corps, Dept. of Washington, to May, 1865.
3rd Brigade, Dwight's Division, District of Savannah, Ga., Dept. South, to July, 1865.
1st Sub-District, South Carolina, Dept. South Carolina, to December, 1865.
Service & Battles - 1862
Duty in the Defences of Washington, D.C., till January, 1862.
Moved to Key West, Fla., via Annapolis, Md., And on Steamer "Orienta!" January 22-February 4.
Duty at Fort Taylor, Key West, Fla., till June 18.
Moved to Hilton Head, S. C, June 18-22, Thence to Beaufort, S.C., July 2, And duty there till October.
Expedition to Florida September 30-October 13.
St. John's Bluff October 3.
Capture of Jacksonville October 5 (Cos. "E" and "K").
Expedition from Jacksonville to Lake Beresford and capture of Steamer "Gov. Milton" near Hawkinsville October 6 (Cos. "E" and "K").
Expedition to Pocotaligo, S.C., October 21-23.
Frampton's Plantation and Pocotaligo Bridge October 22.
Ordered to Key West, Fla., November 15.
Service & Battles - 1863 - 1964
Garrison Fort Taylor (Cos. "A," "B," "C," "E," "G" and "I") and Fort Jefferson (Cos. "D," "F," "H" and "K") till February, 1864.
Moved to New Orleans, La., February 25.
(Regiment reenlisted October, 1863, to February, 1864.)
At Algiers, La., February 28.
Banks' Red River Campaign March 10-May 22.
Advance from Franklin to Alexandria March 14-26.
Battle of Sabine Cross Roads April 8.
Pleasant Hill April 9.
Monett's Ferry, Cane River Crossing, April 23.
Fatigue duty at Alexandria constructing dam across Red River April 30-May 10.
Retreat to Morganza May 13-20.
Mansura May 16.
At Morganza till June 20.
At New Orleans till July 5.
Moved to Washington, D.C., July 5-12.
Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August to November.
Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19.
Fisher's Hill September 22.
Battle of Cedar Creek October 19.
At Camp Russell, near Winchester, till December 20, Service & Battles - 1865 And at Camp Fairview, Charlestown,
And on outpost duty in West Virginia till April, 1865.
Moved to Washington. D.C., April 19-21.
Grand Review May 23-24.
Moved to Savannah, Ga., May 31-June 4, And to Charleston, S.C., June 17.
Duty at Charleston and other points in South Carolina till December.
Mustered out December 25, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 112 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 170 Enlisted men by disease. Total 290.
47th PA Regiment Burials
Batt, Peter; Sgt., born 2/19/1842, died 7/16/1910, buried Ardsley Burial Park, Montgomery County, PA
Lightman, Sterrett; Pvt., died 8/19/1864, buried Mt. Moriah, Philadelphia, PA
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