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47th Pennsylvania Regiment

Three 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.
    Regimental Losses
  • 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 Civil War Databases

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