119th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment

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Soldier's Notes

 

Thomas Morris volunteered at President Lincoln's first request for troops and joined a Philadelphia group from his town of Manayunk. He joined the 119th Pennsylvania Infantry at its formation and served with the regiment until the surrender of General Lee's army at Appomattox Court House in April of 1865. Thomas started as a private and at war's end was a Lieutenant.

John H. Richardson enlisted as a priviate in Company I on 16 August 1862. He received a disability discharge on 29 Jan 1863.

Corporal John Rodgers, Company C, was wounded at Salem Church on May 3, 1863 and detailed to serve in the A.G. Office of 3rd. Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Corps from July 1863 to June 1865.

Sergeant Anthony A. Gifford, Company K, joined in July of 1862 and mustered out February 27, 1865 due to the loss of an arm. He was from Philadelphia and later became a mail messenger.

Private John H. McKain, Company D, of the Manayunk section of the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was the father of four children when he joined the regiment in July of 1862. He died of wounds received during a skirmish with Confederate Calvary at Hanover Court House, Virginia on June 10, 1864.

 

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