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49th Pennsylvania Regiment
Three Years' Service - Recruited in Centre County, Chester County, Huntingdon County, Mifflin County. Juniata County, Allegheny County, PA
49th PA Regiment Soldier Biographies
49th PA Regiment Companies
49th PA Regiment Organization, Service & Battles
- Organized at Lewistown and Harrisburg September, 1861.
- Left State for Washington, D.C., September 22, 1861.
- Attached to Hancock's Brigade, W. F. Smith's Division, Army Potomac, to March, 1862.
- 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army Potomac, to May, 1862.
- 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 6th Army Corps, Army Potomac, to February, 1863.
- 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps, to July, 1864.
- 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps, Army Shenandoah, to August, 1864.
- Reserve Division, Dept. West Virginia, to September, 1864.
- 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps, Army Shenandoah, to December, 1864, and Army Potomac, to July, 1865.
Service & Battles - 1862
- Duty near Lewinsville, Va., Defences of Washington, D.C., till March, 1862.
- Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-15.
- Return to Alexandria and embark for the Virginia Peninsula.
- Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Lee's Mills, Burnt Chimneys, April 16.
- Battle of Williamsburg May 5.
- Pursuit to the Chickahominy River and picket duty till June 25.
- Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1.
- Garnett's Farm June 27.
- Golding's Farm June 28.
- Savage Station June 29.
- White Oak Swamp Bridge June 30.
- Malvern Hill July 1.
- At Harrison's Landing till August 16.
- Movement to Centreville August 16-27.
- In works at Centreville August 27-31.
- Assist in checking Pope's rout at Bull Run August 30, and cover retreat to Fairfax Court House August 31-September 1. Maryland Campaign September 6-24.
- Sugar Loaf Mountain September 10-11.
- Crampton's Pass, South Mountain, September 14.
- Battle of Antietam September 16-17.
- Duty in Maryland till October 29.
- Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 29-November 19.
- Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15.
Service & Battles - 1863
- Consolidated to four Companies January 9, 1863.
- "Mud March" January 20-24.
- At White Oak Church till April 27.
- Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6.
- Operations at Franklin's Crossing April 29-May 2.
- Bernard House April 29. Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, May 3.
- Salem Heights May 3-4.
- Banks' Ford May 4.
- At White Oak Church till June 6.
- Deep Run Ravine June 6-13.
- Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 2-4.
- At and near Funkstown, Md., July 10-13.
- Duty on line of the Rappahannock till October.
- Bristoe Campaign October 9-22.
- Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8.
- Rappahannock Station November 7.
- Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2.
Service & Battles - 1864
- Duty at Hazel River till May, 1864.
- Rapidan Campaign May 4-June 13.
- Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7;
- Spottsylvania May 8-12;
- Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21.
- Assault on the Salient May 12.
- North Anna River May 23-26.
- On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28.
- Totopotomoy May 28-31.
- Cold Harbor May 31-June 12.
- Before Petersburg June 17-19.
- Siege of Petersburg June 17-July 9.
- Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad, June 22-23.
- Moved to Washington, D.C., July 9-11.
- Repulse of Early's attack on Washington July 12-13.
- Pursuit of Early July 14-18.
- Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August to December.
- Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19.
- Guard duty at Winchester till October 29, and in the valley till December 1.
- Ordered to Petersburg, Va. Siege operations against Petersburg December, 1864, to April, 1865.
Service & Battles - 1865
- Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865.
- Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
- Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2.
- Sailor's Creek April 6.
- Detached to escort prisoners April 6.
- March to Danville April 23-29, and duty there till May 23.
- Moved to Richmond, Va., thence to Washington, D.C.
- Corps Review June 8.
- Duty at Hall's Hill till July 15.
- Mustered out July 15, 1865.
- Regiment lost during service 9 Officers and 184 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 168 Enlisted men by disease. Total 361.