United States Regiments & Batteries > Pennsylvania

The 111th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 7 officers and 138 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 4 officers and 155 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

It is honored by a monument on Culp’s Hill at Gettysburg. From the monument: “Recruited in Erie, Warren and Crawford Counties. Mustered in January 24, 1862. Re-enlisted December 28, 1863. Mustered out July 19, 1865. Total enrollment 1850. Killed and died of wounds 7 officers 137 men. Died of disease &c 4 officers 163 men. Wounded 25 officers 285 men. Captured or missing 5 officers 65 men. Total loss 691.”

December Organized at Erie
January 24 Matthew Schlaudecker was appointed colonel.
February 25-March 1 Moved to Harrisburg, Pa., then to Baltimore, Md.
May 16 Moved to Harper’s Ferry, W. Va.
May 24-30 Defense of Harper’s Ferry. Attached to Cooper’s 1st Brigade, Sigel’s Division, Dept. of the Shenandoah
May 28 Reconnaissance to Charlestown
June Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Virginia
August Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Virginia
August 9
Battle of Cedar Mountain
August 16-
September 2
Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia. Guard trains during Bull Run Battles
September 6-24 Maryland Campaign. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac.
September 16-17
Battle of Antietam

Commanded by Major Thomas M. Walker, the regiment began the battle with 243 men and lost 33 men killed or mortally wounded, 71 wounded and 7 missing in eight hours of fighting around the Dunker Church. Captain Arthur Corrigan was killed and Major Walker, Captain Frank Wagner, and Lieutenants Martellus H. Todd, Peter S. Bancroft, Joseph Cronenberger, Albert E. Black and Charles Woeltge were wounded.

From the first War Department marker for Stainrook’s Brigade on the Antietam battlefield, along Smoketown Road:

Stainrook’s Brigade, on the left of the Division, advancing in line south of the Smoketown Road, relieved the left of Crawford’s Brigade and engaged the Confederate Infantry in the East Woods.

Upon their retreat, the Brigade followed through the East Woods, across the open ground south of Mumma’s house to the ridge southeast of the Dunkard Church, where it was halted to replenish ammunition.

From the second War Department marker for Stainrook’s Brigade on the Antietam battlefield, near the Dunker Church:

After the Confederate right flank had been turned, Stainrook’s Brigade pursued through the East Woods, crossed the fields to the left of the burned out buildings of the Mumma farm, and halted behind the ridge a few yards east of this point where with the assistance of Monroe’s and Tompkins’ Rhode Island Batteries, it protected the right of French’s Division of the Second Corps, and repulsed several assaults of the enemy. About 10:30 A. M. the Brigade crossed this road and entered the woods on the left of the Dunkard Church, its left on the road directly opposite this tablet where it remained until noon when it was compelled to retire to the East Woods.

September – December Duty at Bolivar Heights
October Attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 12th Army Corps
November 6 Colonel Schlaudecker resigned on disability due to intermittent fever. George Cobham was promoted to colonel.
November 9 Reconnaissance to Rippon, W. Va.
December 2-6 Reconnaissance to Winchester
December 9-16 March to Fredericksburg
January Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
January 20-24 Burnside’s 2nd Campaign, “Mud March”
February – April At Stafford Court House
April 27-May 6 Chancellorsville Campaign
May 1-5
Battle of Chancellorsville

The regiment captured the colors of the 5th Alabama Infantry.

June 11-24 Gettysburg Campaign
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Thomas M. Walker.

From the monument on Culp’s Hill:

The Regiment built these works. In the evening of July 2 it was withdrawn with the Brigade, and returning during the night found the enemy in the works. Assisted in repulsing a charge of the enemy at daylight on the 3rd and after seven hours and a half of continuous fighting in which it participated, regained the works and held them until the close of the battle. Carried into action 259 officers and men. Killed 5 men, wounded 1 officer and 7 men.

From the War Department marker for Kane’s Brigade at Gettysburg:

July 1. Arrived late in the afternoon and took position in support of a section of Battery K 5th U. S. on the left of the Baltimore Pike.

July 2. In the morning took position on Culp’s Hill connecting with the right of Third Brigade and constructed breastworks. Near sunset moved out on Baltimore Pike and returned at dusk and found the breastworks in possession of Major Gen. Johnson’s Division. Entered the woods in rear of Third Brigade and took position perpendicular to and nearly at right angles with it.

July 3. At 3.30 A. M. the artillery opened fire over the Brigade and Major Gen. Johnson’s Division advanced and attacked in force exposing its line in front and enfilading fires from infantry and to a destructive fire for seven hours with great loss. Brig. Gen. Steuart’s Brigade was immediately in front. No further firing except by skirmishers and sharpshooters.

July 5-24 Pursuit of Lee
August Duty near Raccoon Ford
September 24-October 3 Movement to Bridgeport, Alabama attached to Army of the Cumberland
October 26-29 Reopening Tennessee River
October 28-29 Battle of Wauhatchie, Tenn.
November 23-27 Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign
November 23-24 Battle of Lookout Mountain
November 25 Mission Ridge
November 27 Ringgold Gap, Taylor’s Ridge
December-April Duty on Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad
April Attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland
May 1-
September 8
Atlanta Campaign
May 8-11 Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge
May 14-15 Battle of Resaca
May 19 Near Cassville
May 25 New Hope Church
May 25-June 5 Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills
June 10-July 2 Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain
June 11-14 Pine Hill
June 15-17 Lost Mountain
June 15 Gilgal or Golgotha Church
June 17 Muddy Creek
June 19 Noyes Creek
June 22 Kolb’s Farm
June 27 Assault on Kenesaw
July 4 Ruff’s Station, Smyrna Camp Ground
July 5-17 Chattahoochee River
July 19-20
Peach Tree Creek

Colonel Cobham was killed.

July 22-August 25 Siege of Atlanta
August 26-
September 2
Operations at Chattahoochee River Bridge
September 2-November 15 Occupation of Atlanta
October 26-29 Expedition to Tuckum’s Cross Roads
November 9 Near Atlanta
November 15-December 10 March to the sea
November 28 Davidsboro
December 10-21 Siege of Savannah
January to April Campaign of the Carolinas
March 19-21
Battle of Bentonville, N. C.,
March 24 Occupation of Goldsboro
April 9-13 Advance on Raleigh
April 14 Occupation of Raleigh
April 23 Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Walker was promoted to colonel.
April 26 Bennett’s House. Surrender of Johnston and his army.
April 29-May 20 March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va.
May 24 Grand Review
May-June Duty at Washington
July 19 Mustered out