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48th Pennsylvania Regiment

Three Years' Service - Recruited in Schuylkill county, PA.


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48th PA Regiment Organization, Service & Battles

    Organization
  • Organized at Harrisburg September, 1861.
  • Moved to Fortress Monroe, Va., September 24-25, and duty there till November 11, 1861.
  • Duty at Fort Clarke, Hatteras Inlet, till May, 1862.
  • Attached to Williams Brigade, Burnside's North Carolina Expedition, to April, 1862.
  • 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Dept. North Carolina, to July, 1862.
  • 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army Potomac, to April, 1863, and Army of the Ohio to June, 1863.
  • Unattached, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps. Army Ohio, to October, 1863.
  • 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army Ohio, to April, 1864, and Army Potomac to July, 1865.
  • Companies "A," "B," "C," "D," "H" and "I" at New Berne, N. C., March 14, 1862.
    Service & Battles - 1862
  • Regiment reunited at New Berne May 23, and duty there till July 6.
  • Moved to Fortress Monroe July 6-8,
  • thence to Fredericksburg August 2-4.
  • Joined Pope at Culpeper, Va., August 13.
  • Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2.
  • Battles of Groveton August 29;
  • Bull Run August 30;
  • Chantilly September 1.
  • Maryland Campaign September 6-24.
  • Battles of South Mountain September 14; Antietam September 16-17.
  • At Pleasant Valley, Md., till October 27.
  • Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 27-November 17.
  • Corbin's Cross Roads, near Amissville, November 10.
  • Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15.
    Service & Battles - 1863
  • Burnside's second Campaign January 20-24, 1863.
  • Duty at Falmouth till February 19.
  • Moved to Newport News, thence to Covington, Ky., March 26-April 1.
  • Provost and guard duty at Lexington, Ky., till September 10.
  • At Knoxville, Tenn., till October 4.
  • Blue Springs, Tenn., October 10.
  • Knoxville Campaign November 4-December 23.
  • Campbell's Station November 16.
  • Siege of Knoxville November 17-December 5.
  • Pursuit of Longstreet December 5-29.
  • Regiment reenlisted at Blain's Cross Roads December 7,
    Service & Battles - 1864
  • And on Veteran furlough till March, 1864.
  • Left Pottsville, Pa., March 14.
  • At Annapolis, Md., till April.
  • 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 Mills 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.
  • Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23, 1864.
  • Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30.
  • Weldon Railroad August 18-21.
  • Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 2.
  • Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28.
  • Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2, 1865.
  • Occupation of Petersburg April 3.
  • 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.
    Regimental Losses
  • Regiment lost during service 11 Officers and 145 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 142 Enlisted men by disease. Total 301. Regimental Losses



48th PA Regiment Medal of Honor Recipients

  • BLACKWOOD, WILLIAM R. D. Surgeon, 48th Pennsylvania Infantry. Entered service at Philadelphia, Pa. Born: 12 May 1838, Ireland. Citation: At Petersburg, Va., 2 April 1865, removed severely wounded officers and soldiers from the field while under a heavy fire from the enemy, exposing himself beyond the call of duty, thus furnishing an example of most distinguished gallantry. Date of Issue: 21 July 1897.

  • MONAGHAN, PATRICK Corporal, Company F, 48th Pennsylvania Infantry. Entered service at: Minersville, Pa. Birth: Ireland. Citation: At Petersburg, Va., 17 June 1864, recapture of colors of 7th New York Heavy Artillery Date of issue: 1 December 1864. more about Patrick Monaghan and other Schuylkill county Medal of Honor Recipients

  • REID, ROBERT Private, Company G, 48th Pennsylvania Infantry. Entered service at: Pottsville, Pa. Birth: Scotland. Citation: At Petersburg, Va., 17 June 1864, capture of flag of 44th Tennessee Infantry (C.S.A.). Date of issue: 1 December 1864. more about Robert Reid and other Schuylkill county Medal of Honor Recipients



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