95th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment

Descendants Association

(2nd Brigade (Hamblin's), 1st Division, Sixth Corps)

Participated in the Breakthrough Battle at Petersburg on April 2, 1865

Fought on or near the present day grounds of Pamplin Historical Park

 

Organized at Philadelphia August to October, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., October 12. Attached to Newton's Brigade, Franklin's Division, Army Potomac, to March, 1862, 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, Army Potomac, to April, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock, to May, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps, Army Potomac, to May, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps, Army Potomac, and Army Shenandoah, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Camp at Kendall Green, Defenses of Washington, D.C., until October 29, 1861, and at Fairfax Seminary, Va., until March, 1862. Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-15. McDowell's advance on Falmouth, Va., April 4-17. Moved to Shipping Point, Va., April 17, thence to the Virginia Peninsula April 22. 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 until August 16. Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Centreville August 16-28. In works at Centreville August 28-31. 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 until October 29. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 29-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. Burnside's second Campaign, "Mud March," January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth until April. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Bernard House April 29. Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, May 3. Salem Heights May 3-4. Banks' Ford May 4. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 13-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 2-4. Pursuit of Lee July 5-24. At and near Funkstown July 10-13. Hagerstown July 14. Duty on line of the Rappahannock until 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. Regiment reenlisted December 26. At Brandy Station until May, 1864. Rapidan Campaign May 4-June 12. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania C. H. May 8-12. 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. Siege of Petersburg until July 9. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23. 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 December. Summit Point August 21. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. New Market September 24. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty in the Shenandoah Valley until December. Moved to Petersburg, Va., December. Siege of 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. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Appomattox C. H. April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Moved to Danville April 23-27, and duty there until May 23. March to Richmond , Va. , thence to Washington , D.C. , May 23-June 3. Corps Review June 8. Mustered out July 17, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 11 Officers and 171 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 72 Enlisted men by disease. Total 255.

Source - A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer

 

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95th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment

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