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Regiment Details

UNION PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEERS

28th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry

Overview:
Organized at Philadelphia and mustered in June 28, 1861. Moved to Baltimore, Md., and Harper's Ferry, W. Va., July 27. Attached to Geo. H. Thomas' Brigade, Dept. of the Shenandoah, to August, 1861. 1st Brigade, Banks' Division, Dept. of the Shenandoah, to October, 1861. Geary's Independent Brigade, Banks' Division, Army of the Potomac, to March. 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Banks' 5th Army Corps, to April, 1862. Geary's Independent Brigade, Dept. of the Shenandoah, to June, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Virginia, to August, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Potomsc. to October, 1863, and Army of the Cumberland, to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to June, 1865. 3rd Brigade, Bartlett's Division, 22nd Corps, Dept. of Washington, to July, 1865.

Service:
Duty at Sandy Hook, opposite Harpers Ferry, till August 13. 1861. Moved to Point of Rocks, Md., and guard frontier from Nolan's Ferry to Antietam Aqueduct. Pritchard's Mills, Va., September 15 (Cos. "B," "D," "I"). Point of Rocks September 24. Knoxville October 2. Bolivar Heights October 16 (Cos. "A," "D," "F," "G"). Nolan's Ferry October 30. Berlin November 10. Point of Rocks December 19. Crossed Potomac February 24-25. Operations in Loudoun County, Va., February 25-May 6. Occupation of Bolivar Heights February 26. Lovettsville March 1. Wheatland March 7. Occupation of Leesburg March 8. Upperville March 14. Ashby's Gap March 15. Capture of Rectortown, Piedmont, Markham, Linden and Front Royal March 15-20. Operations about Middleburg and White Plains March 27-28. Thoroughfare Gap April 2. Warrenton April 6. Near Piedmont April 14. Linden May 15 (Co. "O"). Reconnoissance from Front Royal to Browntown May 24. Guard railroad from White Plains to Manassas till May 24, and railroad and gaps of the Blue Ridge till June 23. Joined Banks at Middletown June 29. Reconnoissance to Thoroughfare Mountain August 9. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. White Sulphur Springs August 24. Bull Run August 30. Maryland Campaign September 6-24. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. Duty at Bolivar Heights till December. Reconnoissance to Lovettsville October 21. Reconnoissance to Rippon, W. Va., November 9. Reconnoissance to Winchester December 2-6. Moved to Fredericksburg, Va., December 10-14. At Stafford Court House till April 27, 1863. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Old Wilderness Tavern April 30. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Fair Play, Md., July 13. Duty on line of the Rapidan till September. Movement to Bridgeport, Ala., September 24-October 3. Reopening Tennessee River October 26-29. Companies "L," "M," "N" and "O" transferred to 147th Pennsylvania October 28. Battle of Wauhatchie, Tenn., October 28-29. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Battles of Lookout Mountain November 23-24; Mission Ridge November 25; Ringgold Gap, Taylor's Ridge, November 27. Guard duty on Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad till April, 1864. Regiment re-enlisted December 24, 1863. Veterans on furlough January and February, 1864. Expedition down the Tennessee River to Triana April 12-16. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge and Dalton May 5-13. Dug Gap, or Mill Springs, May 8. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Near Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. New Hope Church May 25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills, May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Gilgal, or Golgotha Church, June 15. Muddy Creek June 17. Noyes Creek June 19. Kolb's Farm June 22. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station or Smyrna Camp Ground July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Operations at Chattahoochie River Bridge August 26-September 2. Occupation of Atlanta September 2-November 15. Whitehall Road, near Atlanta, November 9. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. North Edisto, S. C., February 12-13. Red Bank Creek February 15. Congaree Creek February 15. Averysboro, N. C., March 16. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 9-13. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 20. Grand Review May 24. Duty in the Dept. of Washington till July. Mustered out July 18, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 151 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 124 Enlisted men by disease. Total 284.
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