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“Wild Cat Regiment”

The 105th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment lost 14 officers and 231 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 139 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. It is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.

September 9 Organized at Pittsburg and ordered to Washington, D.C. Attached to Jameston’s Brigade, Heintzelman’s Division, Army of the Potomac
March Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
March 16-18 Moved to the Virginia Peninsula
April 5-May 4 Siege of Yorktown
May 5 Battle of Williamsburg
May 31-June 1 Battle of Fair Oaks, Seven Pines
June 25-July 1 Seven days before Richmond
June 25 Battle of Oak Grove
June 30 Charles City Cross Roads and Glendale
July 1 Malvern Hill
July-August At Harrison’s Landing
August 16-26 Movement to Centreville. Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps
August 26-September 2 Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia
August 27 Bristoe Station or Kettle Run and Buckland’s Bridge, Broad Run
August 29 Battle of Groveton
August 30
Second Battle of Bull Run (Manassas)
September 1
Battle of Chantilly
September Guard fords from Monocacy River to Conrad’s Ferry
October 11-November 19 March up the Potomac to Leesburg, thence to Falmouth, Va.
December 12-15
Battle of Fredericksburg
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 11-July 24
Gettysburg Campaign
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded by Colonel Calvin A. Craig, who was wounded on July 2. Second Lieutenants Isaac A. Dunsten of Company A and George W. Crossley of Company H were mortally wounded.

From the monument on Emmitsburg Road at Gettysburg:

July 2nd. Position from 2 to 4 p.m. Moved across the Emmitsburg road. Being outflanked the Regiment changed front facing south and formed line along the lane at right angles to the road from which it retired fighting.

Present at Gettysburg 17 officers 257 men; killed or died of wounds 2 officers 18 men; wounded 13 officers 95 men; missing 9 men. Total loss 132.

July 5-24 Pursuit of Lee
July 23
Wapping Heights
August-October Duty on line of the Rappahannock
October 9-22
Bristoe Campaign
October 13-14
Auburn and Bristoe
November 7-8 Advance to line of the Rappahannock
November 7
Kelly’s Ford
November 26-December 2
Mine Run Campaign
February 6-7 Demonstration on the Rapidan
March Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps
May 4-June 12
Rapidan Campaign
May 5-7
Battle of the Wilderness
May 8
Laurel Hill
May 8-21
Spotsylvania Court House
May 10 Po River
May 12
Assault on the Salient

Alexander H. Mitchell captured the colors of the 18th North Carolina Infantry Regiment.

May 19
Harris Farm, Fredericksburg Road
May 23-26
North Anna River
May 26-28 On line of the Pamunkey
May 28-31
June 1-12
Cold Harbor
June 16-18 First Assault on Petersburg
June 22-23
Jerusalem Plank Road
July 27-29 Demonstration north of the James at Deep Bottom
July 27-28
Deep Bottom
July 30
Mine Explosion, Petersburg (Reserve)
August 13-20 Demonstration on north side of James at Deep Bottom
August 14-18
Strawberry Plains
September 29-
October 2
Poplar Springs Church
October 27-28 Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run
December 7-12 Warren’s expedition to Hicksford
February 5-7
Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run
March 25
Watkins’ House, Petersburg
March 28-April 9
Appomattox Campaign
March 30-31
Boydton Road
March 31
Crow’s House
April 2
Fall of Petersburg
April 6
Sailor’s Creek
April 7
High Bridge, Farmville
April 9
Appomattox Court House

Surrender of Lee and his army.

April – May At Burkesville
May 2-12 March to Washington, D.C.
May 23 Grand Review
June-July Duty at Alexandria
July 11 Mustered out