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55th Pennsylvania Regiment

Recruiting in Cambria County, Berks County, Bedford County, Schuylkill County, Indiana County, Dauphin county, Bedford County, Blair county, PA

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55th PA Regiment Organization, Service & Battles

  • Organized at Harrisburg November, 1861.
  • Left Camp Curtin for Fortress Monroe, Va., November 22.
  • Attached to Sherman's South Carolina Expedition to February, 1862.
  • Edisto Island, S.C., Dept. of the South, to July, 1862.
  • District of Beaufort, S.C., Dept. South, to September. 1862.
  • District Beaufort, S.C., 10th Army Corps, Dept. South, to April, 1864.
  • 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 10th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to May, 1864.
  • 1st Brigade, 2nd Division. 18th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to December, 1864.
  • 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 24th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to May, 1865.
  • 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 24th Army Corps, Dept. Virginia, to August, 1865.
    Service & Battles - 1861
  • At Fortress Monroe, Va., till December 8, 1861.
  • Moved to Port Royal, S. C, December 8, and duty near Hilton Head, S.C., till February 25, 1862.
    Service & Battles - 1862
  • Duty at Edisto Island, S.C., till October.
  • Companies "E," "F" and "G" attacked on Little Edisto March 29.
  • Edisto Island April 18 (Detachment).
  • Expedition up Broad River to Pocotaligo October 21-23.
  • Caston's and Frampton's Plantations, Pocotaligo, October 22.
    Service & Battles - 1864
  • Duty at Port Royal Ferry near Beaufort, S.C., till January, 1864.
  • Regiment reenlisted January 1, and on furlough January 22-March 23.
  • Embarked for Virginia April 12.
  • Butler's operations on south side of the James and against Petersburg and Richmond May 5-28.
  • Swift Creek or Arrowfield Church May 9-10.
  • Operations against Fort Darling May 12-16.
  • Battle of Drewry's Bluff May 14-16.
  • Operations on the Bermuda Hundred front May 17-28.
  • Moved to White House,
  • Thence to Cold Harbor May 28-June 1.
  • Battle of Cold Harbor June 1-12.
  • Before Petersburg June 15-18.
    Service & Battles - 1865
  • Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
  • Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864 (Support).
  • Battle of Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights, north of James River September 28-30.
  • Duty in trenches before Richmond till March, 1865.
  • Signal Hill December 10, 1864.
  • Appomattox Campaign March 26-April 9.
  • Hatcher's and Gravelly Runs March 29-30.
  • Capture of Forts Gregg and Baldwin and fall of Petersburg April 2.
  • Pursuit of Lee April 3-9.
  • Rice's Station April 6.
  • Appomattox Court House April 9.
  • Surrender of Lee and his army.
  • At Appomattox Court House till April 17,
  • And at Richmond till July.
  • Duty in Virginia till August.
  • Mustered out at Petersburg. Va., August 30, 1865.
    Regimental Losses
  • Regiment lost while in service 7 Officers and 201 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 268 Enlisted men by disease. Total 479.

55th PA Regiment Executions

  • Murphy, James Jan 6, 1864 Firing Squad for Desertion
  • March 27, 1865 Firing Squad for Desertion Civil War Databases

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