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95th Regiment - Gosline's Pennsylvania Zouaves *
Recruited in the city of Philadelphia, PA
95th PA Regiment Newspaper Transcription
Philadelphia Inquirer, May 10, 1862
List of Killed and Wounded at Williamsburg...
- Indiana Democrat - July 17, 1862
Pennsylvania Colonels Killed in the War...
- Miner's Journal - June 17, 1865
Sudden death of a returned soldier...
95th PA Regiment Battles Fought
95th PA Regiment Companies
95th PA Regiment Books
- American Civil War Zouaves (Elite)
- The Ninety-fifth Pennsylvania Volunteers (Gosline's Pennsylvania Zouaves") in the Sixth Corps
95th PA Regiment Service and Organization
- Organized at Philadelphia August to October, 1861.
- Left State for Washington, D.C., October 12.
- Attached to Newton's Brigade, Franklin's Division, Army Potomac, to March, 1862,
- 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, Army Potomac, to April, 1862.
- 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock, to May, 1862.
- 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps, Army Potomac, to May, 1863.
- 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps, Army Potomac, And Army Shenandoah, to June, 1865.
Service & Battles - 1861
- Camp at Kendall Green, Defences of Washington, D.C., till October 29, 1861,
Service & Battles - 1862
- And at Fairfax Seminary, Va., till March, 1862.
- Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-15.
- McDowell's advance on Falmouth, Va., April 4-17.
- Moved to Shipping Point, Va., April 17,
- Thence to the Virginia Peninsula April 22.
- Siege of Yorktown April 24-May 4 (on transports).
- West Point May 7-8.
- Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1.
- Gaines' Mill June 27.
- Charles City Cross Roads, and Glendale June 30.
- Malvern Hill July 1.
- At Harrison's Landing till August 16.
- Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Centreville August 16-28.
- In works at Centreville August 28-31.
- Cover Pope's retreat to Fairfax Court House September 1.
- Maryland Campaign September 6-24.
- Crampton's Pass, South Mountain, September 14.
- Antietam September 16-17.
- Duty in Maryland till October 29.
- Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 29-November 19.
- Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15.
Service & Battles - 1863
- Burnside's second Campaign, "Mud March," January 20-24, 1863.
- At Falmouth till April.
- Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6.
- Bernard House April 29.
- Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, May 3.
- Salem Heights May 3-4.
- Banks' Ford May 4.
- Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 13-July 24.
- Battle of Gettysburg July 2-4.
- Pursuit of Lee July 5-24.
- At and near Funkstown July 10-13.
- Hagerstown July 14.
- Duty on line of the Rappahannock till October.
- Bristoe Campaign October 9-22.
- Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8.
- Rappahannock Station November 7.
- Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2.
- Regiment reenlisted December 26.
Service & Battles - 1864
- At Brandy Station till May, 1864.
- Rapidan Campaign May 4-June 12.
- Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7;
- Spottsylvania Court House May 8-12.
- Assault on the Salient May 12.
- 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 17-18.
- Siege of Petersburg till July 9.
- Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23.
- Moved to Washington, D.C., July 9-11.
- Repulse of Early's attack on Washington July 11-12.
- Pursuit of Early to Snicker's Gap July 14-18.
- Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August to December.
- Summit Point August 21.
- Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19.
- Fisher's Hill September 22.
- New Market September 24.
- Battle of Cedar Creek October 19.
- Duty in the Shenandoah Valley till December.
- Moved to Petersburg, Va., December.
Service & Battles - 1865
- Siege of Peters,burg December, 1864, to April, 1865.
- Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 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.
- Moved 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 July 17, 1865.
- Regiment lost during service 11 Officers and 171 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 72 Enlisted men by disease. Total 255.
95th PA Regiment Medal of Honor Recipients
- FOX, WILLIAM R. Private, Company A, 95th Pennsylvania Infantry. Birth: Philadelphia, Pa. Citation: At Petersburg, Va., 2 April 1865, bravely assisted in the capture of one of the enemy's guns; with the first troops to enter the city, captured the flag of the Confederate customhouse. Date of issue: 28 March 1879.
- GALLOWAY, GEORGE N. Private, Company G, 95th Pennsylvania Infantry. Birth: Philadelphia, Pa. Citation: Voluntarily held an important position under heavy fire at Alsops Farm, Va., 8 May 1864. Date of issue: 24 October 1895.
- WILSON, FRANCIS A. Corporal, Company B, 95th Pennsylvania Infantry. Entered service at: Philadelphia Pa. Birth: Philadelphia, Pa Citation: Was among the first to penetrate the enemy's lines and himself captured a gun of the 2 batteries captured. At Petersburg, Va., 2 April 1865. Date of issue: 25 June 1880.
*Zouaves (pronounced zoo-ahh-vah), patterned after the French Zouaves, were elite units especially popular in the Union Army. They were known for their precision on the drill field and for their colorful uniforms consisting of gaiters, baggy pants, short red jackets with trim, and turbans or fezzes.