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96th Pennsylvania Regiment
Recruited in Schuylkill county, Dauphin county, Berks county, Luzerne county, PA
96th PA Regiment Soldier Biographies
96th PA Regiment Newspaper Articles
- Miner's Journal, July 12, 1863
Captain Samuel Russel from Pottsville wrote home about the battle of Gettysburg,..
- Miner's Journal, June 14, 1864
The killed and wounded of our regiments ...
- Miner's Journal, December 3, 1864
Members of the 96th Regiment still prisoners in the hands of the Rebels.- ...
- Miner's Journal, July 27, 1865
Paroled Union Prisoners...
- Miner' Journal - 1865
A record of the names of the sons of Schuylkill who died that their country might live....
96th PA Regiment Diary
- Diary of Henry Keiser
Private Henry Keiser, a member of Company G from Lykens, Dauphin County kept a diary throughout the war and kept a descriptive look at what the 96th did during the Gettysburg Campaign.
96th PA Regiment Letter
- Samuel Russel letter
Letter written by Captain Samuel Russel of Pottsville describing the battle of Gettysburg.
96th PA Regiment Book
- Memorial of the Patriotism of Schuylkill County in the American Slaveholder's Rebellion,
Excerpt - Return Home of the 96th
96th PA Regiment Photo
- General view of 96th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment
During drill at Camp Northumberland, with the camp in the background.
96th PA Regiment Companies
- Field and Staff Officers
- Company A
- Company B
- Company C
- Company D
- Company E
- Company F
- Company G
- Company H
- Company I
- Company K
- Regimental Band
- Regimental History
Luzerne, Schuylkill County
Dauphin, Berks and Schuylkill County
96th PA Regiment Prisoners of War
96th PA Regiment Organization, Service & Battles
- Organized at Pottsville September 9 to October 30, 1861.
- Left State for Washington, D.C., November 18, 1861.
- Attached to Slocum's Brigade, Franklin's Division. Army Potomac, to March, 1862.
- 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, Army Potomac, to April, 1862.
- 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock, to May, 1862.
- 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps, Army Potomac, and Army of the Shenandoah, to October, 1864.
Service & Battles - 1862
- Duty in the Defences of Washington, D.C., till March. 1862.
- Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-15.
- McDowell's advance on Falmouth April 4-17.
- Return to Alexandria and embark for the Peninsula.
- 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 30.
- Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 19.
- Battle of Fredericksburg 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.
- Operations at Franklin's Crossing April 29-May 2.
- Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, May 3.
- Salem Heights May 3-4.
- Banks' Ford May 4.
- Gettysburg Campaign June 13-July 24.
- Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 2-4.
- Pursuit of Lee July 5-24.
- At and near Funkstown, Md., 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.
Service & Battles - 1864
- Duty at Hazel River till May, 1864.
- Rapidan Campaign May 4-June 12.
- 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.
- On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28.
- Totopotomoy May 28-31.
- Cold Harbor June 1-12.
- Before Petersburg June 17-18.
- Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23.
- Siege of Petersburg till July 9.
- 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 October.
- Near Charlestown August 21-22.
- Charlestown August 24.
- Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19.
- Fisher's Hill September 22.
- New Market September 24.
- Battle of Cedar Creek October 19.
- Mustered out October 21, 1864, expiration of term.
- Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 126 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 86 Enlisted men by disease. Total 219. Regimental Losses