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53rd Pennsylvania Regiment
Recruited in Montgomery County, Chester county, Huntington county, Blair County, Centre county, Clearfield County, Union county, Carbon County, Luzerne County, Potter County, Northumberland County, Juniata County, Union county, PA.
53rd PA Regiment Companies
53rd PA Regiment Books
- We Might As Well Die Here: The 53rd Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteer Infantry
The 53rd Pennsylvania was a fighting regiment in a fighting division of a fighting corps
53rd PA Regiment Organization, Service & Battles
- Organized at Harrisburg October, 1861.
- Left State for Washington, D.C., November 7.
- Attached to French's Brigade, Sumner's Division, Army Potomac, to March, 1862.
- 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army Potomac, to April, 1863.
- 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, to June, 1865.
Service & Battles - 1862
- Duty in the Defences of Washington and Alexandria till March, 1862.
- Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-15.
- Ordered to the Virginia Peninsula. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4.
- Duty near Yorktown till June 12.
- Construction of Grape Vine Bridge over the Chickahominy May 28-30.
- Battle of Fair Oaks (Seven Pines) May 31-June 1.
- Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1.
- Gaines Mill June 27. Peach Orchard and Savage Station June 29.
- White Oak Swamp Bridge and Glendale June 30.
- Malvern Hill July 1. T.
- Turkey Bend July 2.
- At Harrison's Landing till August 16.
- Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Alexandria and Centreville August 16-30.
- 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.
- Battle of Antietam September 16-17.
- Duty at Bolivar Heights September 22-October 29.
- Reconnoissance to Charlestown October 16-17.
- Movement up Loudoun Valley and to Falmouth, Va., October 29-November 17.
- Snicker's Gap November 2.
- Manassas November 5-6.
- Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15.
Service & Battles - 1863
- Duty at Falmouth till April, 1863.
- Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6.
- Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5.
- Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 13-July 24.
- Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3.
- Funkstown, Md., July 12-13.
- Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-17.
- Bristoe Campaign October 9-22.
- Auburn and Bristoe October 14.
- Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8.
- Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2.
- Payne's Farm November 27.
- Mine Run November 28-30.
- New Hope Church November 29.
- Regiment reenlisted December 27, 1863.
Service & Battles - 1864
- Duty near Stevensburg till April, 1864.
- Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7.
- Rapidan Campaign May 4-June 12.
- Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7;
- Spottsylvania Court House May 8-21;
- Po River May 10.
- 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 June 1-12.
- Before Petersburg June 16-18.
Service & Battles - 1865
- Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
- Weldon Railroad June 22-23, 1864.
- Demonstration north of the James at Deep Bottom July 27-29 and August 13-20.
- Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18.
- Ream's Station August 25.
- Reconnoissance to Hatcher's Run December 9-10.
- Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865.
- Watkins, House, Petersburg, March 25.
- March 28-April 9.
- Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, March 31.
- White Oak Road March 31.
- Fall of Petersburg April 2.
- Sutherland Station April 2.
- Sailor's Creek April 6.
- High Bridge, Farmville, April 7.
- Appomattox Court House April 9.
- Surrender of Lee and his army.
- March to Washington, D.C., May 2-12..
- Grand Review May 23.
- Mustered out June 30, 1865.
- Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 195 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 193 Enlisted men by disease. Total 394.