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96th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry

Organized at Pottsville September 9 to October 30, 1861. Left State for Washington, D. C., November 18, 1861. Attached to Slocum's Brigade, Franklin's Division, Army Potomac, to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, Army Potomac, to April, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock, to May, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps, Army Potomac, and Army of the Shenandoah, to October, 1864.

Duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., till March. 1862. Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-15. McDowell's advance on Falmouth April 4-17. Return to Alexandria and embark for the Peninsula. Siege of Yorktown April 24-May 4 (on transports). West Point May 7-8. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Gaines' Mill June 27. Charles City Cross Roads and Glendale June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing till August 16. Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Centreville August 16-28. In works at Centreville August 28-81. Cover Pope's retreat to Fairfax C. H. September 1. Maryland Campaign September 6-24. Crampton's Pass, South Mountain, September 14. Antietam September 16-17. Duty in Maryland till October 30. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15. Burnside's second Campaign, "Mud March," January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth till April. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations at Franklin's Crossing April 29-May 2. Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, May 3. Salem Heights May 3-4. Banks' Ford May 4. Gettysburg Campaign June 13-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 2-4. Pursuit of Lee July 5-24. At and near Funkstown, Md., July 10-13. Hagerstown July 14. Duty on line of the Rappahannock till October. Brlstoe 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 12. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania C. H. May 8-21. 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 June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 17-18. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23. Siege of Petersburg till July 9. Moved to Washington, D. C., July 9-11. Repulse of Early's attack on Washington July 11-12. Pursuit of Early to Snicker's Gap July 14-18. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August to October. Near Charlestown August 21-22. Charlestown August 24. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. New Market September 24. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Mustered out October 21, 1864, expiration of term.

Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 126 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 86 Enlisted men by disease. Total 219.
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