United States Regiments & Batteries > Pennsylvania

The 106th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 9 officers and 95 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 92 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. It is honored with the Philadelphia Brigade on a monument at Antietam, and by two monuments at Gettysburg.

August 14 -October 31 Organized at Philadelphia
November Moved to Washington, D.C. Attached to Baker’s Brigade, Stone’s (Sedgwick’s) Division, Army of the Potomac for duty on Upper Potomac
March Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
March 24-April 1 Moved to Virginia Peninsula
April 5-May 4 Siege of Yorktown
May 7 Moved to West Point
May 8-31 At Tyler’s Farm
May 31-June 1 Battle of Fair Oaks or Seven Pines
June 8 Skirmish at Fair Oaks
June 25-July 1 Seven days before Richmond
June 29 Peach Orchard and Savage Station
June 30 Charles City Cross Roads and Glendale
July 1 Malvern Hill
July – August At Harrison Landing
August 16-28 Movement to Newport News, then to Alexandria
August 28-30 To Centreville
August 31-September 1 Cover Pope’s retreat
September 1 Chantilly (Reserve)
September 6-22 Maryland Campaign
September 16-17
Battle of Antietam

From the War Department marker for the brigade on the Antietam battlefield at the west edge of Philadelphia Brigade Park:

Howard’s Brigade, following Gorman and Dana in their attack, passed through the East Woods, crossed the Cornfield and the Hagerstown Pike and reached the edge of the West Woods, where its advance was checked about 90 yards east of this point.

Its left flank having been attacked and turned by McLaws’ and Walker’s Divisions, it was forced to retire to the fields north of D.R. Miller’s, where it was reformed and placed in position in support of a part of the Artillery of the First and Twelfth Coprs and of Sedgewick’s Division of the Second Corps.

September 22 Moved to Harper’s Ferry
October 30-November 20 Movement to Falmouth, Va.
December 12-15 Battle of Fredericksburg, Va.
January 20-24 Burnside’s 2nd Campaign, “Mud March”
February-April At Falmouth
February 25 Hartwood Church
April 27-May 6 Chancellorsville Campaign
April 29-May 2 Operations at Franklin’s Crossing
May 3 Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg
May 3-4 Salem Heights
May 4 Banks Ford
June 11-July 24 Gettysburg Campaign
June 21 and 25 Haymarket
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded at Gettysburg by Lieutenant Colonel William L. Curry. It brought 335 men to the field, losing 9 killed, 54 wounded and 1 missing.

From the monument on Emmitsburg Road by the Codori farmhouse:

July 2d. Morning. Companies A & B on skirmish line. Co. B. by order of Gen. Meade, advanced and uncovered enemy’s position on Seminary Ridge.

Afternoon. Co. B advanced to Bliss House. Held by 16th Miss. where it was repulsed losing 1 officer, 11 men.

Later. In connection with 4 companies of 12th N.J. again advanced and captured the Bliss House & number of prisoners.

From the monument by the Copse of Trees:

Position of the Regiment July 2, 1863. In the evening the Regiment assisted in repulsing a charge of the enemy on this line and made a counter charge to the Emmitsburg road in which 3 guns of Battery B, 1st Rhode Island were recovered and at the Codori House captured 250 prisoners.

The evening of July 2nd the Regiment moved to East Cemetery Hill to reinforce the 11th Corps and remained there as indicated by monument. During the 3rd, companies A and B continued here an assisted in repulsing the final assault of the enemy on the afternoon of the 3rd.

July 5-24 Pursuit of Lee
September 13-15 Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan
October 9-22 Bristoe Campaign
November 7-8 Advance to line of the Rappahannock
November 26-December 2 Mine Run Campaign
November 27 Payne’s Farm
February 6-7 Demonstration on the Rapidan
May 4-June 12 Rapidan Campaign
May 5-7
Battle of the Wilderness
May 8 Laurel Hill
May 8-12
Battle of Spottsylvania Court House
May 10 Po River
May 12 Assault on the Salient
May 23-26 North Anna River
May 26-28 On line of the Pamunkey
May 28-31 Totopotomoy
June 1-12
Cold Harbor
June 16-18
First Assault on Petersburg

Siege of Petersburg begins. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps

June 22-23 Jerusalem Plank Road
July 27-29 Demonstration on north side of the James at Deep Bottom
July 27-28 Deep Bottom
July 30 Mine Explosion, Petersburg
August 18-20 Demonstration on north side of the James at Deep Bottom
August 14-18 Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom
August 25 Ream’s Station
October 27-28 Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run
February 5-7 Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run
March 25 Watkins’ House, Petersburg
March 28-April 9 Appomattox Campaign
March 29 Vaughan Road, near Hatcher’s Run
March 31 Crow’s House
April 2 Fall of Petersburg
April 6 Sailor’s Creek
April 7 High Bridge and Farmville
April 9
Appomattox Court House

Surrender of Lee and his army.

May 2 At Burkesville
May 2-12 March to Washington
May 23 Grand Review
June 30 Mustered out