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60th Pennsylvania Regiment, 3rd Cavalry
Recruited in the city of Philadelphia, Allegheny county, Cumberland county, Schuylkill county, PA
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History of the Third Pennsylvania Cavalry, Sixtieth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers
- History of the Third Pennsylvania Cavalry: Sixtieth regiment Pennsylvania volunteers in the American Civil War 1861-1865
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60th PA Regiment Organization, Service & Battles
- Organized at Philadelphia July and August, 1861.
- Moved to Washington, D.C., August, 1861.
- Attached to Porter's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862.
- Cavalry, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to July, 1862.
- 1st Brigade, Cavalry Division, Army of the Potomac, to August, 1862.
- 5th Brigade, Pleasanton's Cavalry Division, to November, 1862.
- Averill's Cavalry Brigade, Centre Grand Division, Army of the Potomac, to February, 1863.
- 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1863.
- 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1864.
- Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Provost Marshal General's Command, to May, 1865.
Service & Battles - 1861
- Duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., till March, 1862.
- Skirmish at Magruder's Ferry September 16, 1861.
- Springfield Station September 27.
- Hunter's Mills or Vienna November 26 (Co. "F").
- Vienna December 3 (Cos. "F" and "M").
Service & Battles - 1862
- Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-15, 1862.
- Reconnaissance to Cedar Run March 14-16.
- Moved to the Virginia Peninsula March 22-30.
- Howard's Mills April 4.
- Near Cockletown April 4 (Co. "A").
- Warwick Road April 5.
- Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4.
- Cheese Cake Church May 4.
- Near Williamsburg May 4.
- Battle of Williamsburg May 5.
- Expedition to James River May 25-26 (Detachment Co. "I").
- Battle of Seven Pines, Fair Oaks, May 31-June 1.
- New Market Road June 8 (Cos. "D," "K").
- Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1.
- Savage Station June 29.
- James River Road near Fair Oaks June 29-30 (Detachment).
- Jones' Bridge and Jordan's Ford June 30.
- White Oak Church July 1.
- Malvern Hill July 2.
- Reconnaissance toward White Oak Church July 10.
- Reconnaissance to Jones' Ford July 31, and to Malvern Hill August 2-8.
- Sycamore Church August 3.
- White Oak Swamp Bridge August 4.
- Malvern Hill August 5.
- Warrenton August 26.
- Battle of Antietam, Md., September 16-17.
- Sharpsburg September 19.
- Shepherdstown Ford September 19.
- Harper's Ferry September 27.
- Four Locks, Md., October 9.
- Reconnaissance to Smithfield October 16-17.
- Bloomfield November 2-3. Markham Station November 4.
- Manassas Gap November 5-6.
- Newby's Cross Roads November 9.
- Newby's Cross Roads near Amissville November 10.
- Near Hartwood Church November 28.
- Reconnaissance to Grove Church December 1.
- Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15.
- Expedition to Richard's and Ellis' Fords, Rappahannock River, December 29-31.
Service & Battles - 1863
- Operations at Rappahannock Bridge and Grove Church February 5-7, 1863.
- Hartwood Church February 25. Kelly's Ford March 17.
- Chancellorsville Campaign, Stoneman's Raid, April 27-May 8.
- Near Dumfries May 17 (Detachment).
- Brandy Station or Fleetwood, Stevensburg and Beverly Ford June 9.
- Aldie June 17.
- Upperville June 21.
- Aldie June 22.
- Lisbon or Poplar Springs June 29.
- Westminster June 30.
- Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3.
- Emmettsburg July 4.
- Old Antietam Forge near Leitersburg July 10.
- Near Harper's Ferry July 14.
- Shepherdstown September 15-16.
- Scouting and picketing Upper Rappahannock July to September.
- Scout to Middleburg September 10-11.
- Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-17.
- Culpeper Court House September 13.
- Near Catlett's Station October 6 (Detachment).
- Bristoe Campaign October 9-22.
- Warrenton or White Sulpher Springs October 12-13.
- Auburn and Bristoe October 14.
- Brentsville October 14.
- Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8.
- Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2.
- New Hope Church November 27.
- Ellis Ford December 3.
Service & Battles - 1864
- Scout to Piedmont February 17-18, 1864.
- Sprigg's Ford February 28 (Co. "L").
- Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May-June, 1864.
- Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7;
- Spotsylvania May 8-12;
- Spotsylvania Court House May 12-21; Guinea Station May 21;
- 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, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
- Assaults on Petersburg June 16-18, 1864. Charles City Cross Roads June 29.
- Consolidated to a Battalion of three companies July 27, 1864.
- Non-Veterans on duty in Cumberland Valley till mustered out August 24, 1864.
- Reconnaissance to Hatcher's Run December 9-10.
- Hatcher's Run December 9.
Service & Battles - 1865
- Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865.
- Fall of Petersburg April 2.
- Pursuit of Lee to Appomattox Court House April 3-9.
- Provost duty at Richmond May 4-8.
- Transferred to 5th Pennsylvania Cavalry May 8, 1865.
- Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 41 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 125 Enlisted men by disease. Total 169.
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60th PA Regiment Medal of Honor Recipients
- HUNTERSON, JOHN C.: Philadelphia, Private, Company B, 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry. On the Peninsula of Va., 5 June 1862. Citation given: 2 August 1897. While under fire, between the lines of the 2 armies, voluntarily gave up his own horse to an engineer officer whom he was accompanying on a reconnaissance and whose horse had been killed, thus enabling the officer to escape with valuable papers in his possession.
- MILLER, WILLIAM E.: West Hill, Captain, Company H, 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry. Gettysburg, Pa., 3 July 1863. Citation: 21 July 1897. Without orders, led a charge of his squadron upon the flank of the enemy, checked his attack, and cut off and dispersed the rear of his column. Died December 10, 1919, buried Gettysburg National Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams County, PA.