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63rd Pennsylvania Regiment
Recruited in Allegheny County, PA
63rd PA Regiment Biographies
63rd PA Regiment Books
- Under the red patch; story of the Sixty third regiment, Pennslvania volunteers, 1861-1864, comp. by Gilbert Adams Hays, with personal narrative by William H. Morrow, Company A.
63rd PA Regiment Companies
63rd PA Regiment Organization, Service & Battles
- 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.
- 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.).