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68th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry

Organized at Philadelphia August, 1862. Left State for Washington, D.C., September 1, 1862. Camp at Arlington Heights till October. Moved to Poolesville, Md., and attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army Potomac, to March, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army Potomac, to April, 1864. Provost Guard, Army Potomac, to April, 1865. Hart's Island, N.Y., Harbor, Dept. of the East, to June, 1865.

March up the Potomac to Leesburg, thence to Falmouth, Va., October 11-November 19, 1862. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. Burnside's 2nd Campaign, "Mud March," January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth till April. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 13-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee July 5-24. Wapping Heights, Va., July 23. Duty on line of the Rappahannock till October. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Auburn October 13. Auburn and Bristoe October 14. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Kelly's Ford November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Payne's Farm November 27. At Brandy Station till April, 1864. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7. Rapidan Campaign May 4-June 12. Assigned to provost duty at Meade's Headquarters April 18. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania C.H. May 8-21; Guinea Station May 21; 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 16-18. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Garrison and provost duty at City Point, Va., June 18, 1864, to April 1, 1865. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Occupation of Petersburg April 3. Moved from before Petersburg to Hart's Island, N.Y. Harbor, April, 1865, and duty there guarding prisoners till June. Mustered out June 9, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 10 Officers and 61 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 51 Enlisted men by disease. Total 122.
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