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87th Pennsylvania Regiment
Recruited in York County, Dauphin County, Adams County, Allegheny County, Lawrence county, Washington County, Lebanon County, Franklin County, PA
87th PA Regiment Soldier Biographies
- John Albright
- William Byers
- Abram Coble
- David Eberhart
- Henry Everhart
- William Frey
- Levi Fry
- James Grove
- Michael Heiman
- James Hendrix
- Edward Herr
- Michael Hose
- Benjamin King
- Casper Kleffman
- William Lanius
- Samuel Miller
- Solomon Myers
- Henry Neuman
87th PA Regiment Newspaper Articles
- Adams Sentinel, June 7, 1864
Samuel Fisher, from this place...
- Adams Sentinel, June 7, 1864
The 1st regiment of the Pennsylvania Reserves were mustered out...
87th PA Regiment Companies
87th PA Regiment Books
- From Home Guards to Heroes: The 87th Pennsylvania And Its Civil War Community (Shades of Blue and Gray Series)
87th PA Regiment Organization, Service & Battles
- Organized at Yorktown September, 1861.
- Attached to Railroad Guard, Middle Department, to May, 1862.
- Baltimore, Md., Middle Department, to June, 1862.
- Railroad Division, 8th Corps, Middle Department, to March, 1863.
- 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 8th Corps, Middle Department, to June, 1863.
- 1st Brigade, Elliott's Command, 8th Corps, to July.
- 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army Potomac, to March, 1864.
- 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Army Corps, Army Potomac and Army Shenandoah, to June, 1865.
Service & Battles - 1861-1862
- Guard duty on Northern Central Railroad from Pennsylvania line
- to Baltimore, Md., September 16, 1861, to May 24, 1862.
- Duty at Baltimore, Md., till June 23.
- At New Creek, W. Va., till August 20.
- Expedition under Gen. Kelly across Laurel Hill and Rich Mountain August 27-September 12.
- Expedition over Cheat and Allegheny Mountains October 31-November 12.
- March on Petersburg, W. Va., December 6-9.
Service & Battles - 1863
- At Winchester till May, 1863.
- Reconnoissance toward Wardensville and Strasburg April 20.
- Expedition to Webster May 20.
- At Winchester till June 15.
- Reconnoissance toward Strasburg June 10.
- Middletown June 12.
- Newtown June 12.
- Bunker Hill June 13 (Cos. "G," "H").
- Battles of Winchester June 13-15.
- Retreat to Harper's Ferry.
- Escort stores from Harper's Ferry to Washington, D.C., July 1-3.
- Joined Army of the Potomac and pursuit of Lee July 5-24.
- Wapping Heights, Manassas Gap, Va., July 23.
- Bristoe Campaign October 9-22.
- Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8.
- Kelly's Ford November 7.
- Brandy Station November 8.
- Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2.
- Payne's Farm November 27.
- Reenlisted December, 1863.
Service & Battles - 1864
- Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864.
- Rapidan Campaign May 4-June 12, 1864.
- Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7;
- Spottsylvania Court House May 8-21.
- 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 17-18.
- Siege of Petersburg till July 6.
- Weldon Railroad June 22-23.
- Moved to Baltimore, Md., July 6-9.
- Battle of Monocacy Junction July 9.
- Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 7-December 1.
- Charlestown August 21-22.
- Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19.
- Fisher's Hill September 22.
- (Old members mustered out October 13, 1864.)
- Battle of Cedar Creek.
- Duty at Kernstown till December.
- Moved to Washington, D.C.,
- Thence to Petersburg, Va., December 3-7.
Service & Battles - 1865
- Siege of Petersburg December, 1864, to April, 1865.
- Fort Fisher, Petersburg, March 25, 1865.
- Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
- Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2.
- Pursuit of Lee April 3-9.
- Appomattox Court House April 9.
- Surrender of Lee and his army.
- March to Danville April 23-27, and duty there till May 23.
- March to Richmond, Va.,
- Thence to Washington, D.C., May 23-June 3.
- Corps Review June 8.
- Mustered out at Alexandria, Va., June 29, 1865.
- Regiment lost during service 10 Officers and 80 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 112 Enlisted men by disease. Total 202
87th PA Regiment Medal of Honor Recipients
- REIGLE, DANIEL P. Corporal, Company F, 87th Pennsylvania Infantry. Cedar Creek, Va., 19 October 1864. Citation given: 26 October 1864. For gallantry while rushing forward to capture a Confederate flag at the stone fence where the enemy's last stand was made. Born February 19, 1841, died March 19, 1917, buried Mount Carmel Cemetery, Littlestown, Adams County, PA.