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12th Regiment, Pennsylvania Cavalry (113th Volunteers)

Organized at Philadelphia December, 1861, to April, 1862. Ordered to Washington, D. C., April, 1862. Attached to Military District of Washington, to September, 1862. 4th Brigade, Pleasanton's Cavalry Division, Army Potomac, to October, 1862. Averill's Cavalry Command, 8th Army Corps, Middle Department, to November, 1862. Defences Upper Potomac, 8th Corps, to February, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 8th Corps, to June, 1863. Pierce's Brigade, Dept. of the Susquehanna, to July, 1863. McReynold's Command, Dept. Susquehanna, to August, 1863. Martinsburg, W. Va., Dept. West Virginia, to October, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. West Virginia, to February, 1864. Reserve Division, Dept. West Virginia, to July, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, West Virginia, to August, 1864. Reserve Division, Dept. West Virginia, to January, 1865. 3rd Infantry Division, West Virginia, to April, 1865. Cavalry, Army Shenandoah, to July, 1865.

Duty at Washington, D. C., till June 20, 1862. Moved to Manassas Junction, Va., and guard Orange & Alexandria Railroad till August. Moved to Bristoe, thence to Alexandria, and picket north bank Potomac from Chain Bridge to Edward's Ferry till September. Maryland Campaign September-October. Frederick, Md., September 12. Battle of Antietam, Md., September 16-17. Assigned to duty on line of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, Headquarters at Sir John's Run and Bath. Martinsburg. W. Va., November 6. Moorefield November 9. Newtown November 24. Kearneysville December 26. Bunker Hill January 1, 1863. Near Smithfield and Charlestown February 12. Millwood Road near Winchester April 8. Reconnoissance from Winchester to Wardensville and Strasburg April 20. Operations in Shenandoah Valley April 22-29. Strasburg Road, Fisher's Hill, April 22. Scout to Strasburg April 25-30. Cedarville and Winchester June 12. Winchester June 13-15. McConnellsburg, Pa., June 24 Cunningham's Cross Roads July 5. Greencastle, Pa., July 5 (Detachment). Near Clear Springs, Md., July 10. Moved to Sharpsburg, Md., thence to Martinsburg August 3, and duty there till July, 1864. Jeffersonton, Va., October 10, 1863. Near Winchester February 5, 1864. Middletown February 6. Winchester April 26. Affair in Loudoun County June 9 (Detachment). Charlestown and Duffield Station June 29. Bolivar Heights July 2. Near Hillsboro July 15-16. Charlestown July 17. Snicker's Ferry July 17-18. Ashby's Gap and Berry's Ford July 19. Near Kernstown July 23. Winchester July 24. Bunker Hill and Martinsburg July 25. Cherry Run July 28. Winchester July 29. Guard and garrison duty at Charlestown covering railroad from Harper's Ferry to Winchester till March, 1865. Charlestown September 27, 1864. Halltown November 12. Mount Zion Church November 12. Newtown November 24. Charlestown November 29 (Detachment). Affair at Harper's Ferry February 3, 1865 (Detachment). Scout from Harper's Ferry into Loudoun County March 20-23. Near Hamilton March 21. Goose Creek March 23. Duty at Winchester and in the Shenandoah Valley till July. Mustered out July 20, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 32 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 107 Enlisted men by disease. Total 142.

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(See 12th Cavalry.)
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