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78th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry

Organized at Pittsburg October 15, 1861. Left State for Louisville, Ky., October 18, thence moved to Nolin Station, Ky., October 24, and duty there till December. Attached to Negley's 4th Brigade, McCook's Division, at Nolin, to November, 1861. 7th Brigade, Army Ohio, to December, 1861. 7th Brigade, 2nd Division, Army Ohio, to March, 1862. Negley's Independent Brigade, Army Ohio, to August, 1862. 7th Brigade, 8th Division, Army Ohio, to November, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Centre Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 14th Army Corps, Army Cumberland, to October, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 14th Army Corps, to July, 1864. Unassigned, 4th Division, 20th Army Corps, Dept. of the Cumberland, to October, 1864. Garrison Nashville, Tenn., to September, 1865.

At Munfordsville, Ky., December, 1861, to February, 1862. March to Nashville, Tenn., February 14-March 3. Guard railroad from Nashville to Columbia till May, and at Decatur May. Expedition to Rodgersville May 13-14. Negley's Expedition to Chattanooga May 28-June 17. Chattanooga June 7-8. Garrison at Rodgersville and guarding Lamb's Ferry till July 18. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., and garrison duty there till December. Hermitage Ford October 20. Nashville November 5. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862. and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till June. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 7. Hoover's' Gap June 24-26. At Dechard, Ala., July 8-August 15. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River, and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Davis Cross Roads or Dug Gap September 11. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-21. Rossville Gap September 21. Siege of Chattanooga September 24-October 27. Reopening Tennessee River October 26-29. Battles of Chattanooga November 23-25; Mission Ridge November 24-25. Reconnoissance to Lookout Mountain November 29-December 2. Duty on Lookout Mountain till May, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-June 21. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Near Cassville May 19. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Pickett's Mills May 27. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-21. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Ordered to Chattanooga, Tenn., June 21. Duty guarding trains to the front July to September. Action at Dalton, Ga., August 14-15. Ordered to Decatur, Ala., September 24, thence to Nashville, Tenn., and to Tullahoma September 29. Returned to Nashville and duty there till September, 1865. Old members ordered home October, 1864, and mustered out at Pittsburg, Pa., November 4, 1864. Battles of Nashville, Tenn., December 16-17, 1864. Mustered out September 11, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 68 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 194 Enlisted men by disease. Total 267.
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