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98th Pennsylvania Regiment

Recruited in the city of Philadelphia, PA.


98th PA Regiment Newspaper Transcription




98th PA Regiment Companies




98th PA Regiment Organization, Service & Battles

    Organization
  • Organized at Philadelphia August 23 to November 6, 1861.
  • Regiment moved to Washington, D.C., September 30, 1861.
  • Companies "G" and "H" joined in December, 1861.
  • Attached to Peck's Brigade, Couch's Division, Army Potomac, to March, 1862.
  • 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, Army Potomac, to July, 1862.
  • 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, to September, 1862.
  • 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Army Corps, Army Potomac, to October, 1862.
  • 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Army Corps, to January, 1864.
  • Wheaton's Brigade, Dept. West Virginia, to March, 1864.
  • 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, and Army of the Shenandoah, 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 25.
  • Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4.
  • Battle of Williamsburg May 5.
  • Slatersville, New Kent Court House, and Sister's Mills May 9.
  • Battle of Fair Oaks, Seven Pines, May 31-June 1.
  • Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1.
  • About Fair Oaks June 26-29.
  • Malvern Hill July 1.
  • At Harrison's Landing to August 16.
  • Movement to Alexandria, thence to Centreville August 16-30.
  • Cover Pope's retreat to Fairfax Court House August 30-September 1.
  • Chantilly September 1 (Reserve).
  • Maryland Campaign September 6-24.
  • Battle of Antietam September 16-17 (Reserve).
  • At Downsville, Md., September 23-October 20.
  • Movement to Stafford Court House October 20-November 18, and to Belle Plains December 5.
  • Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15.
    Service & Battles - 1863
  • Burnside's 2nd 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 (Pa.) Campaign June 13-July 24.
  • Battle of Gettysburg July 2-4.
  • Pursuit of Lee July 5-24.
  • 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 Brandy Station till May, 1864.
  • Rapidan Campaign May 4-June 12.
  • Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7;
  • Spottsylvania 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.
  • Defence of Washington against Early's attack July 11-12.
  • Pursuit to Snicker's Ferry July 14-18.
  • Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August to December.
  • Charlestown August 21-22.
  • Demonstration on Gilbert's Ford, Opequan Creek September 13.
  • Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19.
  • Strasburg September 21.
  • Fisher's Hill September 22.
  • Battle of Cedar Creek October 19.
  • Duty in the Shenandoah Valley till December.
  • Ordered to Petersburg December 9-12.
    Service & Battles - 1865
  • Siege of Petersburg December, 1864, to April, 1865.
  • Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865.
  • Fort Fisher, Petersburg, March 25.
  • 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.
  • Moved to Richmond, thence to Washington May 23-June 3.
  • Corps Review June 8, Mustered out June 29, 1865.
    Regimental Losses
  • Regiment lost during service 9 Officers and 112 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 72 Enlisted men by disease. Total 194.



98th PA Regiment Medal of Honor Recipients

  • McADAMS, PETER Corporal, Company A, 98th Pennsylvania Infantry. Entered service at: Philadelphia, Pa. Birth: Ireland. Citation: Went 250 yards in front of his regiment toward the position of the enemy and under fire brought within the lines a wounded and unconscious comrade. At Salem Heights, Va., 3 May. Date of issue: 1 April 1898.





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