The 102nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 10 officers and 171 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 81 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. It is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.
|August||Organized at Pittsburg under the command of Colonel Thomas A. Rowley, Lieutenant Colonel Joseph M. Kinkead and Major John Poland.|
|August 21||Five Companies left State for Washington, D.C. Attached to Peck’s Brigade, Couch’s Division, Army of the Potomac for duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C,|
|December 11||Lieutenant William J. Phillips died.|
|March||Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac|
|March 10-15||Advance on Manassas, Va.|
|March 28||Moved to the Peninsula|
|April 5-May 4||Siege of Yorktown|
Battle of Williamsburg
The regiment lost 3 men killed and 38 wounded. Lieutenants Charles H. Fullwood, William W. Fullwood and William R. Read and Sergeants Jacob Drum, T.A. McLaughlin and William D. Peterson were wounded.
|May 20-23||Operations about Bottom Bridge|
|May 31-June 1||
Battle of Fair Oaks, Seven Pines
The regiment lost 13 killed or mortally wounded and 48 wounded. Lieutenant William B. Kenney was mortally wounded. Colonel Rowley, Captains John W. Patterson and Thomas McLaughlin, Adjutant Joseph Browne, Lieutenant Lake Loomis and Sergeants Patrick McCabe, C.L. Minnemeyer and Samuel E. Sullivan were wounded.
|June 25-July 1||Seven days before Richmond|
The regiment was under fire for over 12 hours, launching an attack and then minting the position the rest of the day. It lost 10 men killed and 37 wounded. Major John Poland and Lieutenant Thomas Mooney were killed. Lieutenant William R. Read and Sergeants Marcus Baker, John Black, and Samuel Degarm were wounded.
|July 3||Captain John W. Patterson of Company F was promoted to major.|
|July-August||At Harrison’s Landing. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Corps|
|August 16-30||Movement to Alexandria, thence to Centreville|
|Cover Pope’s retreat to Fairfax Court House|
The regiment supported artillery and was not engaged.
|September 6-27||Maryland Campaign. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac|
The regiment was in Pleasant Valley during the battle and did not reach the battlefield until the 18th.
|September 23 – October 20||At Downsville, Md.|
|October 20-November 18||Movement to Stafford Court House. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Army Corps|
|November 29||Colonel Rowley was promoted to brigadier general.|
|December 5||To Belle Plains|
|December 12-15||Battle of Fredericksburg, Va.|
|January 15||Joseph M. Kinkead was promoted to colonel, Major Patterson to lieutenant colonel, and Adjutant Joseph Browne to major..|
|January 20-24||Burnside’s 2nd Campaign, “Mud March”|
|April 27-May 6||Chancellorsville Campaign|
|April 29-May 2||Operations at Franklin’s Crossing|
Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg
The regiment was commanded by Major Browne.
Captain John Large was killed and sergeant John B. Devaux was mortally wounded. Lieutenant Colonel Patterson was taken prisoner and sent to Libby Prison. Lieutenant James Duncan and Sergeants William H. Ayers, William H. Ballard, James Braddock, John F. Brill, Samuel T. Bovar, James S. Clark, Simpson H. Daft, Patrick Gavin, George Gillespie, Patrick McCabe, Benjamin McGowan and Thomas Spence were wounded.
The total loss for the Chancellorsville campaign was 12 men killed, 55 men wounded and 100 men missing.
|May 16||Major Browne resigned|
|May 23||Lieutenant Colonel Patterson was paroled.|
|May 27||Colonel Kinkead resigned, facing charges of cowardice. Lieutenant Colonel Patterson was promoted to colonel.|
|June 1||Captain Thomas McLaughlin of Company H was promoted to major.|
|June 13-July 24||Gettysburg Campaign|
From the monument on the J. Weickert Farm at Gettysburg:
July 1. The Regiment was detailed at Manchester to guard trains to Westminster. At the latter place a detachment of 3 officers and 100 men was sent to Gettysburg with the supply train and on its arrival the morning of the 3rd was posted on this line. The rest of the Regiment picketed the roads leading from Westminster to Gettysburg until the close of the battle.
The detachment of the regiment at Gettysburg was commanded by Lieutenant Robert W. Lyon and brought 103 men to the field, suffering no casualties.
|July 5-24||Pursuit of Lee|
|August-October||Duty on line of the Rappahannock|
|September 2||Captain William McIlwaine of Company F was promoted to lieutenant colonel/|
|October 9-22||Bristoe Campaign|
|November 7-8||Advance to line of the Rappahannock|
|November 7||Rappahannock Station|
|November 26-December 2||Mine Run Campaign|
|December 30||While Veterans were given furlough non-Veterans moved via Washington, by rail to Harper’s Ferry, and then marched to Halltown to surpress guerillas.|
|January||Wheaton’s Brigade, Dept. of West Virginia|
|March||Rejoined the Army of the Potomac at Brandy Station. Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac|
|May 4-June 12||Rapidan Campaign|
The regiment lost 18 men killed and 118 wounded in two days fighting up and down the Plank Road.
Colonel Patterson was shot in the head and killed. Lieutenant Jacob Drum and Sergeants Andrew Kaynes and Wesley McCabe were also killed. Captain Thomas E. Kirkbride was mortally wounded. Adjutant Alex. P. Callow, Lieutenants Benjamin Hunnewell, V. G. Greenawalt and Sergeants James M. Bryant, Persley S. Brown, William P. Brown, Samuel Degarm, Patrick Gavin, George W. Handbury, John Kaltenbaugh, Thomas B. Loughery, Patrick McCabe, Adam Shepley, William R. Weaver and William M. Whittaker were wounded.
Sergeants David Hunter, Samuel H. Hay, Samuel Mathews, and Alfred Snowburger were wounded.
|May 12||Assault on the Salient|
|May 23-26||North Anna River|
|May 26-28||On line of the Pamunkey|
Lieutenant Colonel McIlwaine was mortally wounded. Lieutenant Andrew McIlwaine and Sergeant Jordan Washington were killed. Captain Thomas McLaughlin, Lieutenants George Duff and James D. Kirk and Sergeants Reese J. Thomas, Samuel H. Hay, George W. Handbury, Alexander Somerville and James Storey were wounded.
|June 7||Major Thomas McLaughlin was promoted to lieutenant colonel but not mustered.|
First Assault on Petersburg
Sergeants Samuel H. Hay, John Storey and John E. Williams were wounded.
|June 22-23||Jerusalem Plank Road|
|July 9-11||Moved to Washington, D. C.|
|July 11-12||Repulse of Early’s attack on Washington|
|July 14-18||Pursuit of Early to Snicker’s Gap|
|August – December||Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign|
|August 2||Captain James H. Coleman of Company G was promoted to major.|
|September 9||Lieutenant Colonel Thomas McLaughlin was discharged at the end of his term. Major Coleman was promoted to lieutenant colonel.|
|September 13||Demonstration on Gilbert’s Ford, Opequan Creek|
|September 18||Captain James Patchell of Company D was promoted to major.|
Third Battle of Winchester (Opequan)
The regiment lost 5 men killed and 23 wounded. Sergeant Alexander Somerville was killed and Sergeant William P. Brown was mortally wounded. Sergeants John F. Brill, Patrick Gavin and James Vance were wounded.
The regiment lost 31 men wounded and 3 missing. Sergeants Thomas Megraw and Adam Shira were wounded.
The regiment lost 7 men killed and 58 wounded. Lieutenant Colonel James H. Coleman and Sergeant Edwin Anderson were killed. Sergeant Thomas Spence was mortally wounded. Major Patchell was shot in the right leg. Captains Foster Alward and W.H. Hubley, Lieutenant V. G. Greenawalt and Sergeants Thomas Megraw and Lewis White were wounded.
|October-December||Duty in the Shenandoah Valley|
|December 1||Captain James D. Kirk of Company L was promoted to major.|
|December 9-12||Ordered to Petersburg|
|December – April||Siege of Petersburg|
|December 23||While the regiment was on furlough in Frederick, Maryland the regimental mascot, Jack, disappeared.|
Fort Fisher, Petersburg
The regiment lost 1 man killed and 12 wounded in an unsuccessful counterattack on the confederate lines. Sergeants Robert B. Duncan and William R. Weaver were wounded.
|March 28-April 9||Appomattox Campaign|
Fall of Petersburg
Lieutenant Colonel Patchell was shot in the right hand. Lieutenant James Porter and Sergeant John Renton were also wounded.
|April 3-9||Pursuit of Lee|
Appomattox Court House
Surrender of Lee and his army.
|April 18||Lieutenant Colonel Patchell was promoted to colonel.|
|April 23-27||March to Danville|
|May 15||Major Kirk was promoted to lieutenant colonel.|
|May 23-June 3||Moved to Richmond, then to Washington, D.C.|
|June 8||Corps Review|
|June 28||Mustered out|