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63rd Pennsylvania Regiment

Recruited in Allegheny County, PA


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63rd PA Regiment Organization, Service & Battles

    Organization
  • Organized at Pittsburg August, 1861.
  • Left State for Washington, D. C., August 26.
  • Attached to Jameson's Brigade, Heintzelman's Division, Army Potomac, to March, 1862.
  • 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army Potomac, to August, 1862.
  • 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, to March, 1864.
  • 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, to September, 1864.
    Service & Battles - 1862
  • Duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., till March, 1862.
  • Reconnoissance to Pohick Church and the Occoquan November 12, 1861.
  • Pohick Church and the Occoquan March 5, 1862 (Detachment).
  • Moved to the Peninsula March 16-18.
  • Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4.
  • Battle of Williamsburg May 5.
  • Battle of Fair Oaks (Seven Pines) May 31-June 1.
  • Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1.
  • Oak Grove June 25.
  • Glendale June 30.
  • Malvern Hill July 1.
  • Duty at Harrison's Landing till August 16.
  • Movement to Centreville August 16-26.
  • Bristoe Station or Kettle Run August 27.
  • Buckland's Bridge, Broad Run, August 27.
  • Battles of Groveton August 29; Bull Run August 30; Chantilly September 1.
  • Duty in the Defences of Washington and guarding fords in Maryland till October.
  • March up the Potomac to Leesburg, thence to Falmouth, Va., October 11-November 19.
  • Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15.
    Service & Battles - 1863
  • Burnside's second Campaign, "Mud March," January 20-24, 1863.
  • At Falmouth till April.
  • Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6.
  • Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5.
  • Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24.
  • Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3.
  • Pursuit of Lee July 5-24.
  • Wapping Heights, Va., July 23.
  • Duty on line of the Rappahannock till October.
  • Bristoe Campaign October 9-22.
  • Auburn and Bristoe October 13-14.
  • Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8.
  • Kelly's Ford November 7.
  • Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2.
  • Payne's Farm November 27.
    Service & Battles - 1864
  • Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864.
  • Rapidan Campaign May 4-June 12.
  • Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7;
  • Laurel Hill May 8;
  • Spottsylvania May 8-12; Po River May 10;
  • Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21.
  • Assault on the Salient May 12.
  • Harris' Farm May 19.
  • North Anna River May 23-26.
  • Line of the Pamunkey May 26-28.
  • Totopotomoy May 29-31.
  • Cold Harbor June 1-12.
  • Before Petersburg June 16-18.
  • Siege of Petersburg and Richmond June 16-September 5.
  • Weldon Railroad June 22-23.
  • Demonstration on north side of the
  • James River at Deep Bottom July 27-29.
  • Deep Bottom July 27-28.
  • Mine Explosion July 30 (Reserve).
  • Demonstration on north side of the James August 13-20.
  • Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18.
  • Veterans and Recruits transferred to 105th Pennsylvania Regiment September 5, 1864.
  • Mustered out September 9, 1864.
    Regimental Losses
  • Regiment lost during service 17 Officers and 169 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 133 Enlisted men by disease. Total 320.



63rd PA Regiment Medal of Honor Recipient

  • KINDIG, JOHN M.: East Liberty, Corporal, Company A, 63rd Pennsylvania Infantry. Spotsylvania, Va., 12 May 1864. Citation given: 1 December 1864. Capture of flag of 28th North Carolina Infantry. (C.S.A.).








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