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49th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry

Organized at Lewistown and Harrisburg September, 1861. Left State for Washington, D. C., September 22, 1861. Attached to Hancock's Brigade, W. F. Smith's Division, Army Potomac, to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army Potomac, to May, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 6th Army Corps, Army Potomac, to February, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps, to July, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps, Army Shenandoah, to August, 1864. Reserve Division, Dept. West Virginia, to September, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps, Army Shenandoah, to December, 1864, and Army Potomac, to July, 1865.

Duty near Lewinsville, Va., Defences of Washington, D. C., till March, 1862. Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-15. Return to Alexandria and embark for the Virginia Peninsula. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Lee's Mills, Burnt Chimneys, April 16. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Pursuit to the Chickahominy River and picket duty till June 25. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Garnett's Farm June 27. Golding's Farms June 28. Savage Station June 29. White Oak Swamp Bridge June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing till August 16. Movement to Centreville August 16-27. In works at Centreville August 27-31. Assist in checking Pope's rout at Bull Run August 30, and cover retreat to Fairfax C. H. August 31-September 1. Maryland Campaign September 6-24. Sugar Loaf Mountain September 10-11. Crampton's Pass, South Mountain, September 14. Battle of 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. Consolidated to four Companies January 9, 1863. "Mud March" January 20-24. At White Oak Church till April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations at Franklin's Crossing April 29-May 2. Bernard House April 29. Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, May 3. Salem Heights May 3-4. Banks' Ford May 4. At White Oak Church till June 6. Deep Run Ravine June 6-13. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 2-4. At and near Funkstown, Md., July 10-13. 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. Duty at Hazel River till May, 1864. Rapidan Campaign May 4-June 13. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Spottsylvania C. H. May 12-21. 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 May 31-June 12. Before Petersburg June 17-19. Siege of Petersburg June 17-July 9. Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad, June 22-23. Moved to Washington, D. C., July 9-11. Repulse of Early's attack on Washington July 12-13. Pursuit of Early July 14-18. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August to December. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Guard duty at Winchester till October 29, and in the valley till December 1. Ordered to Petersburg, Va. Siege operations against Petersburg 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. Sailor's Creek April 6. Detached to escort prisoners April 6. March to Danville April 23-29, and duty there till May 23. Moved to Richmond, Va., thence to Washington, D. C. Corps Review June 8. Duty at Hall's Hill till July 15. Mustered out July 15, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 9 Officers and 184 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 168 Enlisted men by disease. Total 361.
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