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58th Pennsylvania Regiment
Recruited in the city of Philadelphia, McKean county, Erie county, Tioga County, Elk county, Warren county, Clinton County, Luzerne county, Northumberland county, PA
58th PA Regiment Biographies
58th PA Regiment Letter
- Lieutenant Joseph E. Johnson
Reports details of the death Of Colonel John Richter Jones at the battle of Batchelder’s (Batchelor’s) Creek Station, North Carolina, June 20, 1863
58th PA Regiment Companies
58th PA Regiment Organization, Service & Battles
- Organized at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, September 21, 1861, to March 1, 1862.
- Moved to Fortress Monroe, Va., March 8-10.
- Attached to Camp Hamilton, Va., Dept. Virginia, to May, 1862.
- 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of Virginia, to July, 1862.
- Viele's Command, Norfolk, Va., Dept. Virginia, to October, 1862.
- Foster's Provisional Brigade. Peck's Division, at Suffolk, 7th Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to December, 1862.
- Gibb's Provisional Brigade, Division at Suffolk, 7th Corps, Dept. Virginia, to January, 1863.
- 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 18th Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, to April, 1863.
- Jourdan's Independent Brigade, Defences of New Berne, Dept. North Carolina, to June, 1863.
- District of Pamlico, 18th Army Corps, Dept. North Carolina, to August, 1863.
- Sub-District Pamlico, District North Carolina, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to April, 1864.
- 3rd Brigade, 1st Division 18th Army Corps, Dept. Virginia and North Carolina, to December, 1864.
- 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 24th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to June, 1865.
- 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 24th Corps, to July, 1865.
- 2nd Independent Brigade, 24th Army Corps, to August, 1865.
- District of Southwest Virginia to September, 1865.
- Sub-District Staunton, District Central Virginia, Dept. Virginia, to January, 1865.
- Mustered out January 24, 1866.
Service & Battles - 1862
- Duty at Camp Hamilton, Va., till May 10, 1862.
- Occupation of Norfolk and Portsmouth May 10, and duty there till October 11.
Service & Battles - 1863
- Ordered to Suffolk, Va., October 11, and duty there till January, 1863.
- Embarked for Beaufort, N. C., January 5, thence moved to New Berne, and duty there till June.
- Expedition to Core Creek February 12-13.
- Sandy Ridge February 13.
- Demonstration on Kinston March 6-8. Near Dover March 7.
- Expedition toward Kinston April 16-21.
- Core Creek April 17-18. Sandy Ridge April 20.
- Demonstration on Kinston April 27-May 1.
- Wise's Cross Roads and Dover Road April 28.
- Demonstration on Kinston May 20-23.
- Gum Swamp May 22. Batchelor's Creek May 23.
Service & Battles - 1864
- Moved to Washington, N. C., June 26, and duty there till April, 1864.
- Expedition from Washington to Chicora Creek December 17, 1863 (Co. "B").
- Regiment reenlisted January 1, 1864.
- Reconnoissance on Neuse River Road January 27-28.
- Near Blount's Creek April 5, 1864 (Detachment).
- Ordered to Yorktown, Va., April 28.
- Butler's operations on south side of James River and against Petersburg and Richmond May 4-28.
- Swift Creek or Arrowfield Church May 9-10.
- Operations against Fort Darling April 12-16.
- Battle of Drewry's Bluff May 14-16.
- Operations at Bermuda Hundred May 17-28.
- Movement to White House, thence to Cold Harbor May 28-June 1.
- Battles about Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 15-18.
- Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
- Hare's Hill June 24 and 28, 1864.
- Veterans on furlough June 24-August 25.
- Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights, September 28-30.
- Fair Oaks October 27-28.
Service & Battles - 1865
- Expedition to Fredericksburg March 5-8, 1865, and into Westmoreland County March 11-13.
- Moved to White House March 13-18.
- March to Signal Hill before Richmond March 24-26.
- Occupation of Richmond April 3, and duty there till August.
Service & Battles - 1866
- At Staunton till November and at Charlottesville till January, 1866.
- Mustered out January 24, 1866.
- Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 68 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 139 Enlisted men by disease. Total 217.
58th Regiment Medal of Honor Recipients
- CLAY, CECIL: Philadelphia, Captain, Company K, 58th Pennsylvania Infantry.. Fort Harrison, Va., 29 September 1864. Citation given: 19 April 1892. Led his regiment in the charge, carrying the colors of another regiment, and when severely wounded in the right arm, incurring loss of same, he shifted the colors to the left hand, which also became disabled by a gunshot wound.
- McKOWN, NATHANIEL A.: Sergeant, Company B, 58th Pennsylvania Infantry.. Chapins Farm, Va., 29 September 1864. Citation: 6 April 1865. Capture of flag.
58th PA Regiment Execution
- Foster, John 58th PA Infantry Jan 3,1865 Firing Squad Desertion