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The 118th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment lost 9 officers and 132 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 111 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

It is honored by three monuments at Getttysburg.

From Big Round Top monument at Gettysburg:

Mustered into service August 30, 1862
Mustered out June 1, 1865
Participated in 34 battles
Killed in battle 205
Died of wounds and disease 500
Missing in action 273
Original muster 960
Recruits 456
Final muster of original members 139

1862
May 15-August 30 Organized at Philadelphia
August 31 Moved to Baltimore, Md., then to Washington, D.C. Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac,
September 6-24 Maryland Campaign
September 16-17 Battle of Antietam
September 19 Shepherdstown Ford
September-October At Sharpsburg
October 30-November 19 Movement to Falmouth, Va
December 12-15 Battle of Fredericksburg
December 29-30 Reconnaissance to Richard’s and Ellis’ Fords, Rappahannock River
1863
January 20-24 Burnside’s 2nd Campaign, “Mud March”
February-April At Falmouth
April 27-May 6 Chancellorsville Campaign. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps
May 1-5 Battle of Chancellorsville
June 11-July 24 Gettysburg Campaign
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded by Lieutenant Colonel James Gwyn.

From the monument in the Rose Woods at Gettysburg:

First position July 2. July 3 on Big Round Top. Present at Gettysburg 332. Killed 3, wounded 19, captured or missing 3.

From the monument on Big Round Top at Gettysburg:

Engaged in advance of “Wheat Field” July 2 and held this position July 3, and 4, 1863.

July 5-24 Pursuit of Lee
July 23 Wapping Heights, Va.
August-Setpember At Warrenton and Beverly Ford
September 17 At Culpeper
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-May At Beverly Ford
1864
May 4-June 12 Rapidan Campaign
May 5-7
Battle of the Wilderness
May 8 Laurel Hill
May 8-21
Battle of Spottsylvania Court House
May 12 Assault on the Salient
May 23-26 North Anna River
May 25 Jericho Ford
May 26-28 On line of the Pamunkey
May 28-31 Totopotomoy
June 1-12
Cold Harbor
June 16-18
First Assault on Petersburg

Beginning of Siege of Petersburg

June 22-23 Jerusalem Plank Road
August 18-21 Weldon Railroad
September 29-October 2 Poplar Springs Church
October 27-28 Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run
December 7-12 Warren’s Expedition to Hicksford
1865
February 5-7 Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run
March 28-April 9 Appomattox Campaign
March 29 Lewis Farm, near Gravelly Run and Junction of Quaker and Boydton Roads
March 31 White Oak Road
April 1 Five Forks
April 9
Appomattox Court House

Surrender of Lee and his army.

May 1-12 March to Washington, D.C.
May 23 Grand Review
June 1 Mustered out