The Civil War in the East

68th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment "Scott Legion"

 

The 68th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment lost 10 officers and 61 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 51 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

 

It is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.

Monument to the 68th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment at Gettysburg

1862

August

Organized at Philadelphia

September 1

Left State for Washington, D.C. Camp at Arlington Heights

October 11-November 19

March up the Potomac to Leesburg, then to Falmouth, Va.. Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army Potomac

December 12-15

Battle of Fredericksburg, Va.

1863

January 20-24

Burnside's 2nd Campaign, "Mud March"

February-April

At Falmouth

April 27-May 6

Chancellorsville Campaign

May 1-5

Battle of Chancellorsville

June 13-July 24

Gettysburg Campaign

July 1-3

Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded by Colonel Andrew H. Tippin until he took command of the brigade. Captain Milton S. Davis then took over the regiment.

 

From the monument: "This monument marks the left of the regiment while supporting Clark's Battery July 2nd 1863. The right resting 150 feet north as indicated by flank marker, In the afternoon the Regiment advanced southward into the Peach Orchard where its other monument stands and engaged the enemy.

 

July 3rd and 4th - The regiment was in line with the division on left centre.

 

Present at Gettysburg 383 officers and men. Killed 3 officers and 10 men. Wounded 5 officers and 117 men. Captured or missing 13 men."

July 5-24

Pursuit of Lee

July 23

Whapping Heights, Va.

August-October

Duty on line of the Rappahannock

October 9-22

Bristoe Campaign

October 13

Auburn

October 14

Auburn and Bristoe

November 7-8

Advance to line of the Rappahannock

November 7

Kelly's Ford

November 26-December 2

Mine Run Campaign

November 27

Payne's Farm

December-April

At Brandy Station

1864

February 6-7

Demonstration on the Rapidan

March

Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army Potomac

April 18

Assigned to provost duty at Meade's Headquarters as Provost Guard, Army of the Potomac

May 4-June 12

Rapidan Campaign

May 5-7

Battle of the Wilderness

May 8-21

Battle of Spottsylvania Court House

May 21

Guinea Station

May 23-26

North Anna River

May 26-28

On line of the Pamunkey

May 28-31

Totopotomoy

June 1-12

Battle of Cold Harbor

June 16-18

Before Petersburg, beginning of Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond

June 18

Garrison and provost duty at City Point, Va.

1865

April 1

Assault on and fall of Petersburg Attached to Collis' Independent Brigade, 9th Army Corps

April 3

Occupation of Petersburg

April

Moved from before Petersburg to Hart's Island, N. Y. Harbor, Dept. of the East and duty there guarding prisoners

June 9

Mustered out




 
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