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68th Pennsylvania Regiment

Recruited in the city of Philadelphia, Montgomery County, and Chester County, PA.


68th PA Regiment Companies




68th PA Regiment Organization, Service & Battles

    Organization
  • Organized at Philadelphia August, 1862,
  • Left State for Washington, D.C., September 1, 1862.
  • Camp at Arlington Heights till October.
  • Moved to Poolesville, Md., and attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army Potomac, to March, 1864.
  • 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army Potomac, to April, 1864.
  • Provost Guard, Army Potomac, to April, 1865.
  • Collis' Independent Brigade, 9th Army Corps, April, 1865.
  • Hart's Island, N.Y., Harbor, Dept. of the East, to June, 1865.
    Service & Battles - 1862
  • March up the Potomac to Leesburg, thence to Falmouth, Va., October 11-November 19, 1862.
  • Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15.
    Service & Battles - 1863
  • Burnside's 2nd 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 13-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 October 13.
  • Auburn and Bristoe October 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
  • At Brandy Station till April, 1864.
  • Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7.
  • Rapidan Campaign May 4-June 12.
  • Assigned to provost duty at Meade's Headquarters April 18.
  • Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7;
  • Spottsylvania C. H. May 8-21;
  • 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 16-18.
    Service & Battles - 1865
  • Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
  • Garrison and provost duty at City Point, Va., June 18, 1864, to April 1, 1865.
  • Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2.
  • Occupation of Petersburg April 3.
  • Moved from before Petersburg to Hart's Island, N. Y. Harbor, April, 1865, and duty there guarding prisoners till June.
  • Mustered out June 9, 1865
    Regimental Losses
  • Regiment lost 10 Officers and 61 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 51 Enlisted men by disease.





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