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65th Pennsylvania Regiment - 5th Cavalry - Cameron's Dragoons
Recruited in the city of Philadelphia, Lycoming county, Allegheny County, Venango County, PA
65th PA Regiment Organization, Service & Battles
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65th PA Regiment Organization, Service & Battles
- Organized at Philadelphia July to September, 1861.
- Moved to Washington, D.C., August 22, 1861.
- Attached to Smith's Division, Army Potomac, to March, 1862.
- Unattached, 4th Army Corps, Army Potomac, to December, 1862.
- West's Advance Brigade, 4th Corps, Dept. Virginia, to June, 1863.
- 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to July, 1863.
- Wistar's Brigade, Yorktown, Va., Dept. Virginia and North Carolina, to August, 1863.
- U.S. Forces, Portsmouth, Va., Dept. Virginia and North Carolina, to December, 1863.
- District Currituck, Dept. Virginia and North Carolina, to January, 1864.
- Heckman's Division, 18th Army Corps, Dept. Virginia and North Carolina, to April, 1864.
- 2nd Brigade, Cavalry Division, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, Army of the James, to May, 1864.
- 1st Brigade, Kautz's Cavalry Division, Dept. Virginia and North Carolina, to April, 1865.
- Cavalry Brigade, Dept. of Virginia, to July, 1865.
- Richmond, Va., District Henrico, Dept. Virginia, to August. 1865.
Service & Battles - 1862
- Duty in the Dept. of Washington, D.C., till May 8, 1862.
- Reconnoissance to Pohick Church,Va., December 18, 1861 (Cos. "C," "F," "H").
- Flint Hill and Hunter's Mill February 7, 1862.
- Fairfax Court House February 6.
- Expedition to Vienna and Flint Hill February 22.
- Duty near Alexandria till May.
- Ordered to Yorktown, Va., May 8.
- Scouting about Gloucester Point May 10 (Cos. "A," "B," "E" and "L").
- Scouting about Williamsburg May 12.
- Skirmishes at Mechanicsville May 23-24.
- Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1 (Cos. "I," "K").
- Savage Station June 29. White Oak Swamp Bridge June 30.
- Malvern Hill July 1.
- Reconnoissance from Yorktown to Gloucester, Matthews and King and Queen Counties July 7-9 (Cos. "B," "E," "L," "M").
Service & Battles - 1863
- Duty at Yorktown and Williamsburg till September 8, 1863.
- Williamsburg and Fort Magruder September 9, 1862.
- Reconnoissance from Yorktown to Gloucester, Matthews, King and Queen and Middlesex Counties December 11-15.
- Reconnoissance to Burnt Ordinary December 17.
- Expedition to West Point and White House January 7-9, 1863 (Detachment).
- Burnt Ordinary January 19.
- Near Olive Creek Church February 5 (Cos. "L," "M").
- Williamsburg and Olive Branch Church February 7.
- Williamsburg March 23 and 29.
- Whittaker's Mills April 11.
- Reconnoissance through Gates County and down Chowan River June 5-13.
- Nine Mile Ordinary June 14.
- Diascund Bridge June 20.
- Dix's Peninsula Campaign June 24-July 8.
- Barnesville June 28.
- Baltimore Cross Roads June 29.
- Expedition from White House to Bottom's Bridge July 1-7.
- Baltimore Cross Roads July 1.
- Bottom's Bridge July 2.
- Expedition to Bottom's Bridge August 26-29.
- New Kent Court House August 28.
- Bottom's Bridge August 29.
- Ordered to Norfolk, Va., September 8, and duty about Norfolk and Portsmouth, Va., till December.
- Companies "C," "D," "F," "H" and "I" at South Mills, N. C., September 13.
- Companies "A," "B," "E," "G," "K," "L" and "M" at Great Bridge.
- Expedition to Indiantown, N. C., September 15-20 (Co. "D").
- Near Kempsville September 15. Indiantown September 20. (Cos. "F" and "H" at Drummond Lake September 15.)
- Companies "C," "F," "H" and "I" advance to Raleigh September 22; Companies "A," "B," "L" and "M" to Currituck Court House September 23.
- Affair on Back Bay September 30 (Detachment).
- Scout from Great Bridge to Indiantown, N. C., October 13 (Detachment).
- Pungo Landing October 16-17 (Detachment). Camden Court House
- October 17. Regiment assembled at Great Bridge October 20.
- Expedition from Norfolk to South Mills, Camden, etc., N. C., December 5-24.
Service & Battles - 1864
- Duty at Yorktown and in District of the Currituck till May, 1864.
- Wistar's Expedition toward Richmond February 6-8.
- Bottom's Bridge February 4.
- Ballahack on Bear Quarter Road and Deep Creek February 29-March 1.
- Ballahack Station near Dismal Swamp Canal March 1. Deep Creek March 2.
- Reconnoissance from Portsmouth to the Blackwater April 13-15 (Detachment).
- Kautz's Raid on Petersburg & Weldon Railroad May 5-11.
- Birch Island Bridges May 5.
- Stony Creek Station and Jarrett's Station May 7.
- White's Bridge, Nottaway Creek, May 8.
- Nottaway Railroad Bridge May 8.
- Jarrett's Station May 8-9.
- Kautz's Raid on Richmond & Danville Railroad May 12-17.
- Coalfield Station May 13.
- Powhatan Station May 14.
- Belcher's Mills May 16.
- Petersburg June 9. Before Petersburg June 15-18.
- Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June, 1864, to April, 1865.
- Roanoke Station June 20, 1864.
- Wilson's Raid on South Side & Danville Railroad June 22-July 2.
- Staunton River Bridge or Roanoke Station June 25.
- Sappony Church, Stony Creek, June 28-29. Ream's Station June 29.
- Demonstration north of the James at Deep Bottom July 27-29.
- Malvern Hill July 30.
- Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights, September 29-30.
- Darbytown Road October 7-13 and December 10.
- Charles City Cross Roads October 26.
- Battle of Fair Oaks October 27-28.
Service & Battles - 1865
- Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9, 1865.
- Dinwiddie Court House March 31.
- Five Forks April 1.
- Gravelly Ford on Hatcher's Run April 2.
- Near Amelia Court House April 4-5.
- Burkesville and Sailor's Creek April 6.
- Prince Edward's Court House April 7.
- Appomattox Court House April 9.
- Surrender of Lee and his army.
- Duty at Richmond, Va., and in District of Henrico, Dept. of Virginia, to August.
- Mustered out August 7, 1865, and discharged at Philadelphia, Pa., August 16, 1865.
- Regiment lost during service: 1 Officer and 76 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 6 Officers and 210 Enlisted men by disease. Total 293.
65th PA Regiment Medal of Honor
- MICHAEL MCKEEVER Private, Company K, 5th Pennsylvania Cavalry. Entered service at: Philadelphia, Pa. Birth: Ireland. Citation: At Burnt Ordinary, Va., 19 January 1863. Was one of a small scouting party that charged and routed a mounted force of the enemy six times their number. He led the charge in a most gallant and distinguished manner, going far beyond the call of duty. Date of Issue: 2 August 1897.