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79th Pennsylvania Regiment
Recruited in Lancaster County, Washington County, PA
79th PA Regiment Soldier Biographies
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79th PA Regiment Organization, Service & Battles
- Organized at Lancaster September 19, 1861.
- Moved to Pittsburg, thence to Louisville, Ky., October 18,
- And to Nolin Station, Ky., October 24.
- Attached to Negley's 4th Brigade, McCook's Command, at Nolin, to November, 1861.
- 7th Brigade, Army Ohio, to December, 1861.
- 7th Brigade, 2nd Division, Army Ohio, to March, 1862.
- Negley's Independent Brigade, Army of the Ohio, to August, 1862.
- 28th Brigade, 3rd Division, Army Ohio, to September, 1862.
- 28th Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Corps, Army Ohio, to November, 1862.
- 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Centre Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863.
- 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 14th Army Corps, Army Cumberland, to April, 1863. 2nd Brigade,
- 1st Division, 14th Army Corps, to October, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 14th Army Corps, to July, 1865.
Service & Battles - 1862
- Duty at Nolin till December, 1861, and at Munfordsville till February, 1862.
- Moved to Bowling Green, Ky., thence to Nashville, Tenn., February 14-March 3.
- At Nashville till March 28.
- Ordered to Columbia, Tenn., and guard Nashville & Decatur Railroad till May.
- Expedition to Rodgersville, Ala., May 13-14.
- Lamb's Ferry May 14.
- Negley's Expedition to Chattanooga May 28-June 17.
- Jasper, Sweeden's Cove, June 4.
- Chattanooga June 7-8.
- Ordered to Tullahoma, Tenn., and duty there till August.
- Ordered to Nashville, thence march to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg August 21-September 26.
- Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-16.
- Battle of Perryville October 8.
- Guard Louisville & Nashville Railroad at Mitchellsville,
- November 9-December 7.
- Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30.
- Jefferson December 30.
Service & Battles - 1863
- Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863.
- Duty at Murfreesboro till June.
- Expedition to McMinnville April 20-30.
- Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 7.
- Hoover's Gap June 24-26.
- Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16.
- Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River, and
- Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22.
- Davis Cross Roads or Dug Gap September 11.
- Battle of Chickamauga September 19-21.
- Rossville Gap September 21.
- Siege of Chattanooga September 24-October 26.
- Reopening Tennessee River October 26-29.
- Battle of Chattanooga November 23-25.
Service & Battles - 1864
- Reenlisted February 9, 1864.
- Veterans on furlough March and April.
- Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8.
- Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11.
- Battle of Resaca May 14-15.
- Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about
- Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5.
- Pickett's Mills May 27.
- Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2.
- Pine Hill June 11-14.
- Lost Mountain June 15-17.
- Assault on Kenesaw June 27.
- Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4.
- Chattahoochie River July 5-17.
- Peach Tree Creek July 19-20.
- Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25.
- Utoy Creek August 5-7.
- Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30.
- Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1.
- Operations in North Georgia and North Alabama against Hood September 29-November 3.
- March to the sea November 15-December 10.
- Siege of Savannah December 10-21.
Service & Battles - 1865
- Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865.
- League Cross Roads, near Lexington, S.C., February 15.
- Cloud's House February 27.
- Averysboro, N. C., March 16.
- Battle of Bentonville March 19-21.
- Occupation of Goldsboro March 24.
- Advance on Raleigh April 9-13.
- Occupation of Raleigh April 14.
- Bennett's House April 26.
- Surrender of Johnston and his army.
- March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 20.
- Grand Review May 24.
- Mustered out July 12, 1865.
- Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 118 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 145 Enlisted men by disease. Total 268.