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64th Regiment - 4th Cavalry
Recruited in Northampton County, Allegheny County, Indiana County, Westmoreland County, Lebanon County, Venango County, Luzerne County, PA
64th PA Regiment Soldier Biographies
- Absalom Bumgardner
- Benjamin Crain
- James Grant
- Caleb Gray
- Richard Hoffman
- Henry M. Hughes
- Robert Hutchison
- Albert M. Jones
- Robert Jones
- Robert Phipps
- John Wareham
64th PA Regiment Newspaper Articles
Indiana Democrat - July 17, 1862
Pennsylvania Colonels Killed in the War...
Adams Sentinel, July 12, 1864
Colonel G. H. Covode, 4th Pennsylvania cavalry, was killed in...
64th PA Regiment Companies
64th Regiment, 4th Cavalry
- Field and Staff Officers
Westmoreland / Indiana County
Westmoreland / Indiana County
- Unassigned Men
- Regimental History
64th PA Regiment Organization, Service & Battles
- Organized at Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Pittsburg August to October, 1861.
- Ordered to Washington, D.C. Attached to Defence's of Washington, D.C., till May, 1862.
- McCall's Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock, to June, 1862.
- McCall's Division, 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to July, 1862.
- 1st Brigade, Cavalry Division, Army Potomac, to September, 1862.
- 3rd Brigade, Pleasanton's Cavalry Division, Army Potomac, to November, 1862.
- Averill's Cavalry Brigade, Center Grand Division, Army Potomac, to February, 1863.
- 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army Potomac, to June, 1863.
- 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army Potomac, to August, 1863.
- 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army Potomac, to July, 1865.
Service & Battles - 1861 - 1862
- Provost duty at Washington, D.C., till May 10, 1862. (Cos. "A," "B" escort to Gen. Keys December 28, 1861, to February 25, 1862.)
- Joined McDowell at Fredericksburg May, 1862, and scouting on the Rappahannock till June 14.
- Moved to the Virginia Peninsula, arriving at White House June 24.
- Companies "A," "G," "H" and "K" ordered to Yorktown, Va., June 25.
- Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1.
- Meadow Bridge near Mechanicsville June 26.
- Mechanicsville June 26. Gaines' Mill, Cold Harbor, June 27.
- Reconnoissance to Bottom's Bridge June 28.
- Rear guard to Army Potomac June 29.
- Glendale or Nelson's Farm June 30.
- Malvern Hill July 1.
- Reconnoissance to Charles City Court House July 2-3.
- At Harrison's Landing till August 16. Reconnoissance from Harrison's Landing July 11 and July 29 (Co. "F").
- Rear Guard to Yorktown August 16-18.
- Duty at Yorktown till August 25.
- Reached Washington, D.C., September 4.
- Maryland Campaign September-October.
- Battles of South Mountain September 14,
- And Antietam September 16-17.
- Sharpsburg September 19.
- Shepherdstown Ford September 19.
- Kearneysville and Shepherdstown, W. Va., October 15-16 (Detachment).
- Scout to Smithfield October 16-17 (Detachment).
- Hedgesville October 20 and 22.
- Hillsboro and Lovettsville Road October 21.
- Bloomfield, Union and Upperville November 2-3.
- Ashby's Gap November 3.
- Markham Station November 4.
- Manassas Gap November 5-6.
- Jefferson November 7.
- Little Washington November 8.
- Duty near Hartwood Church till December.
- Gaines' Cross Roads November 10.
- Waterloo November 14.
- Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15.
- Scout to Catlett's Station and Brentsville December 21-23 (Detachment).
- Expedition to Richard's and Ellis' Fords, Rappahannock River, December 29-30.
Service & Battles - 1863
- "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863.
- Operations at Rappahannock Bridge and Grove Church February 5-7.
- Hartwood Church February 25.
- Kelly's Ford March 17 and 29.
- Chancellorsville Campaign, Stoneman's Raid, April 29-May 8.
- Passage of Kelly's Ford April 29.
- Raccoon Ford April 30.
- Ely's Ford May 2.
- Stevensburg, Brandy Station and Beverly Ford June 9.
- Aldie June 17.
- Middleburg June 18-19.
- Upperville June 21.
- Hanover, Pa., June 30.
- Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3.
- Green Oak July 5.
- Near Harper's Ferry July 14.
- Shepherdstown July 15-16.
- Scouting till September.
- Corbin's Cross Roads September 1.
- Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-17.
- Culpeper Court House September 13.
- Near Culpeper Court House October 1.
- Bristoe Campaign October 9-22.
- James City October 10-11.
- Near Warrenton October 11.
- Warrenton or White Sulphur Springs October 12-13.
- Jeffersonton October 12.
- Auburn and Bristoe Station October 14.
- St. Stephen's Church October 14.
- Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8.
- Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2.
- Brentsville November 26.
- New Hope Church and Catlett's Station November 27.
- Brentsville November 29. (Cos. "A," "F" at Bull Run Bridge November, 1863, to January 20, 1864.)
Service & Battles - 1864
- Scout to Middleburg January 22-24, 1864 (Detachment).
- Kilpatrick's Raid on Richmond February 28-May 4.
- Beaver Dam Station February 29.
- Brook's Turnpike March 1
- (Veterans on furlough March 25-April 25.
- At Camp Stoneman till May 12,
- And Joined Army Potomac May 19.)
- Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May-June, 1864.
- Sumner's Bridge May 3. Todd's Tavern May 5-8.
- Sheridan's Raid to James River May 9-24.
- North Anna River May 9-10.
- Ground Squirrel Church and Yellow Tavern May 11.
- Glen Allen Station May 11.
- Brook Church or Richmond Fortifications May 12.
- Line of the Pamunkey May 26-28.
- Haw's Shop May 28.
- Totopotomoy May 28-31.
- Cold Harbor May 31-June 1.
- Sumner's Upper Bridge June 2.
- Sheridan's Trevillian Raid June 7-24.
- Elliott's Mills June 8. Trevillian Station June 11-12.
- White House or St. Peter's Church June 21.
- Black Creek or Tunstall Station June 21.
- St. Mary's Church June 24.
Service & Battles - 1865
- Siege of Petersburg June, 1864, to April, 1865.
- Charles' Cross Roads June 29.
- Warwick Swamp July 12.
- Demonstration on north side of the James July 27-29.
- Malvern Hill July 28. Warwick Swamp July 30.
- Demonstration north of the James at Deep Bottom August 13-20.
- Gravel Hill August 14.
- Strawberry Plains August 16-18.
- White Oak Swamp August 18.
- Weldon Railroad August 18-21 (Detachment).
- Dinwiddie Road near Ream's Station August 23.
- Ream's Station August 25.
- Reconnoissance to Poplar Springs Church September 13.
- Reconnoissance toward Dinwiddie Court House September 15.
- Belcher's Mills September 17.
- Ream's Station September 29.
- Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 2.
- Arthur's Swamp September 30-October 1.
- Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28.
- Reconnoissance to Stony Creek November 7.
- Stony Creek Station December 1.
- Hicksford Expedition December 7-12.
- Bellefield December 8.
- High Hill December 10.
- Rowanty Creek February 5, 1865.
- Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7.
- Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
- Lewis Farm near Gravelly Run March 29 (Co. "C").
- Dinwiddie Court House March 30-31.
- White Oak Road March 31 (Co. "C").
- Five Forks April 1.
- Paine's Cross Roads and Amelia Springs April 5.
- Sailor's Creek April 6. Farmville April 7.
- Appomattox Court House April 9.
- Surrender of Lee and his army.
- Expedition to Danville April 23-29.
- Expedition after Extra Billy Smith May 20-22.
- At Lynchburg till June 10.
- Mustered out July 1, 1865.
- Regiment lost during service 9 Officers and 89 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 257 Enlisted men by disease. Total 358.
64th PA Regiment Medal of Honor Recipients
- BEAUMONT, EUGENE B. Major and Assistant Adjutant General, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Mississippi. Entered service at: Wilkes Barre, Pa. Birth: Luzerne County, Pa. Citation: At Harpeth River, Tenn., 17 December 1864; at Selma, Ala., 2 April 1865. Obtained permission from the corps commander to advance upon the enemy's position with the 4th U.S. Cavalry, of which he was a lieutenant; led an attack upon a battery, dispersed the enemy, and captured the guns. At Selma, Ala., charged, at the head of his regiment, into the second and last line of the enemy's works. Date of issue: 30 March 1898.
- DONALDSON, JOHN Sergeant, Company L, 4th Pennsylvania Cavalry. Birth: Butler County, Pa. Citation: Capture of flag of 4th Virginia Cavalry (C.S.A.). At Appomattox Courthouse, Va., 9 April 1865. Date of issue: 3 May 1865.
- SOWERS, MICHAEL Private, Company L, 4th Pennsylvania Cavalry. Entered service at: Allegheny County, Pa. Born: 14 September 1844, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa. Citation: At Stony Creek Station, Va., 1 December 1864. His horse having been shot from under him he voluntarily and on foot participated in the cavalry charge made upon one of the forts, conducting himself throughout with great personal bravery. Date of issue: 16 February 1897.