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83rd Pennsylvania Regiment
Recruited in Erie county, Venango county, Crawford county, Warren county, and Mercer county, PA.
83rd PA Regiment Soldier Biographies
83rd PA Regiment Newspaper Transcription
Indiana Democrat - July 17, 1862
Pennsylvania Colonels Killed in the War...
The Neosho Falls Post, Thursday, July 3, 1919
Obituary of Colonel Orpheus S. Woodward
83rd PA Regiment Companies
83rd PA Regiment Books
History of the Eighty-third regiment Pennsylvania volunteers
A first-hand account of the war by Amos M Judson
The 83rd Pennsylvania Volunteers in the Civil War
The 83rd PA Infantry had the 2nd highest number of battle deaths of all the Union regiments. They endured casualties at the battles of the Seven Days, Second Bull Run, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. Read about this hardy and determined unit that was able to overcome loss and defeat.
83rd PA Regiment Organization, Service & Battles
- Organized at Erie and mustered into United States service September 8, 1861.
- Moved to Washington, D.C., September 18-20, Attached to Butterfield's Brigade, Fitz John Porter's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862.
- 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army Potomac, to May, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, Army Potomac, to June, 1865.
Service & Battles - 1862
- Duty in the Defences of Washington, D.C., till March, 1862.
- Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-15.
- Moved to the Virginia Peninsula March 22-24.
- Reconnoissance to Big Bethel March 30.
- Warwick Road April 5.
- Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4.
- Reconnoissance up the Pamunkey May 10.
- Action at Hanover Court House.May 27.
- Operations about Hanover Court House May 27-29.
- Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1.
- Battle of Mechanicsville June 26.
- Gaines Mill June 27.
- Savage Station June 29.
- Turkey Bridge or Malvern Cliff June 30.
- Malvern Hill July 1.
- At Harrison's Landing till August 16.
- Movement to Fortress Monroe,
- Thence to Centreville August 16-27.
- Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 27-September 2.
- Battle of Bull Run August 30.
- Maryland Campaign September 6-24.
- Battle of Antietam september 16-17.
- Sharpsburg and Shepherdstown Ford September 19.
- Duty at Sharpsburg, Md., till October 30.
- Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 19.
- Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15.
- Expedition to Richards and Elli's Fords, Rappahannock River, December 29-30.
Service & Battles - 1863
- Burnside's second Campaign, "Mud March," January 20-24. 1863.
- At Falmouth, Va., till April.
- Chancellorsville Campaign April 26-May 6.
- Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5.
- Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 13-July 24.
- Aldie June 17.
- Middleburg and Upperville June 21.
- Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3.
- Pursuit of Lee July 5-24.
- Duty at Warrenton, Beverly Ford and Culpeper till October.
- Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8.
- Rappahannock Station November 7.
- Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2.
Service & Battles - 1864
- At Beverly Ford till May, 1864.
- Rapidan Campaign May 4-June 12.
- Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7;
- Laurel Hill May 8;
- Spottsylvania May 8-12;
- Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21.
- Assault on the Salient May 12.
- North Anna River May 23-26.
- Jericho Ford May 25.
- Line of the Pamunkey May 26-28.
- Totopotomoy May 28-31.
- Cold Harbor June 1-12.
- Bethesda Church June 1-3.
- Before Petersburg June 16-18.
- Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864.
- Weldon Railroad August 18-21.
- Old members mustered out September 7, 1864.
- Consolidated to 6 Companies.
- Peeble's Farm, Poplar Springs Church, September 29-October 2.
- Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28.
- Warren's Expedition to Weldon Railroad December 7-12.
Service & Battles - 1865
- Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865.
- Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
- Lewis Farm, near Gravelly Run, March 31.
- Junction of the Quaker and Boydton Roads March 29.
- White Oak Road March 31.
- Five Forks April 1.
- Appomattox Court House April 9.
- Surrender of Lee and his army.
- March to Washington, D.C., May 2-12.
- Grand Review May 23.
- Mustered out June 28, 1865, and disbanded at Harrisburg, Pa., July 4, 1865.
- Regiment lost during service 11 Officers and 271 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 151 Enlisted men by disease. Total 435.
83rd PA Regiment Medal of Honor Recipients
- GRACE, PETER: Born at Berkshire, Mass. Sergeant, Company G, 83rd Pennsylvania Infantry.. Wilderness, Va., 5 May 1864. Citation: 27 December 1894. Singlehanded, rescued a comrade from two Confederate guards, knocking down one and compelling surrender of the other.
- SWAP, JACOB E.: Born in Calnehoose, NY. Private, Company H, 83rd Pennsylvania Infantry.. Wilderness, Va., 5 May 1864. Citation: 19 November 1897. Although assigned to other duty, he voluntarily joined his regiment in a charge and fought with it until severely wounded.
83rd PA Regiment Burials
- Bradbury, William; buried Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA