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69th Pennsylvania Regiment

Recruited in the city of Philadelphia, PA. Along with the 71st, 72nd, and 106th, the 69th formed the famed Philadelphia Brigade which helped defend against Pickett's Charge in the Battle of Gettysburg.


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69th PA Regiment Organization, Service & Battles

    Organization
  • Organized at Philadelphia August 18, 1861.
  • Left State for Washington, D.C., September 17.
  • Attached to Baker's Brigade, Stone's (Sedgwick's) Division, Army Potomac, to March, 1862.
  • 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army Potomac, to June, 1864.
  • 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, to June, 1865.
    Service & Battles - 1861
  • Duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., till October.
  • Affair at Vaderburg's House, Munson's Hill, September 29, 1861.
  • Moved to Poolesville, Md., and duty on the Upper Potomac till February, 1862.
  • At Harper's Ferry, W. Va.. till March 24.
  • Moved to the Virginia Peninsula March 24-April 1.
  • Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4.
  • Moved to West Point May 7.
  • Duty at Tyler's Farm till May 31.
  • Battle of Fair Oaks, Seven Pines, May 31-June 1.
  • Duty at Fair Oaks till June 28.
  • Skirmish at Fair Oaks June 18.
  • Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1.
  • Battles of Peach Orchard and Savage Station June 29.
  • Charles City Cross Roads and Glendale June 30.
  • Malvern Hill July 1.
  • At Harrison's Landing till August 16.
  • Movement to Newport News, thence to Alexandria August 16-28,
  • And to Centreville and Chantilly August 29-30.
  • Cover Pope's retreat August 31-September 1.
  • Chantilly September 1.
  • Maryland Campaign September 6-24.
  • Battle of Antietam September 16-17.
  • Moved to Harper's Ferry September 22,
  • And duty there till October 30.
  • Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 20.
  • Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15.
    Service & Battles - 1863
  • Burnside's 2nd Campaign, "Mud March," January 20-24, 1863.
  • At Falmouth till April. Hartwood Church February 25.
  • Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Banks' Ford May 1 and 4.
  • Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 13-July 24.
  • Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 2-4.
  • Pursuit of Lee July 5-24.
  • At Banks' Ford and Culpeper till October.
  • Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-17.
  • Bristoe Campaign October 9-22.
  • Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8.
  • Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2.
  • Robertson's Tavern or Locust Grove November 27.
  • Duty on the Rapidan till May, 1864.
  • Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7.
  • Veterans on furlough March and April.
  • 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.
  • North Anna River May 23-26.
  • Line of the Pamunkey May 26-28.
  • Totopotomoy May 28-31.
  • Cold Harbor June 1-12.
  • Before Petersburg June 16-18.
  • Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
  • Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23, 1864.
  • Demonstration north of the James at Deep Bottom July 27-29.
  • Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30 (Reserve).
  • Demonstration north of the James at Deep Bottom August 13-20.
  • Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18.
  • Ream's Station August 25.
  • Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28.
    Service & Battles - 1865
  • Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865.
  • Watkins' House March 25.
  • Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
  • Vaughan Road near Hatcher's Run March 29.
  • Crow's House March 31.
  • Fall of Petersburg April 2.
  • Sailor's Creek April 6.
  • High Bridge and Farmville April 7.
  • Appomattox Court House April 9.
  • Surrender of Lee and his army.
  • At Burkesville till May 2.
  • March to Washington, D.C., May 2-12.
  • Grand Review May 23.
  • At Ball's Cross Roads till July.
  • Mustered out July 1, 1865.
    Regimental Losses
  • Regiment lost during service 12 Officers and 166 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 107 Enlisted men by disease. Total 288.





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