The 142nd Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment lost 7 officers and 148 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 72 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. It is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.
|September 1||Organized at Harrisburg|
|September 2||Left State for Washington, D.C. and duty there|
|September 19||Moved to Frederick, Md. and attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac|
|October 30-November 19||Movement to Falmouth, Va.|
Battle of Fredericksburg
|January 20-24||Burnside’s 2nd Campaign, “Mud March”|
|February-April||Duty at Belle Plains assigned to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Corps|
|April 27-May 6||Chancellorsville Campaign|
|April 29-May 2||Operations at Pollock’s Mill Creek|
Battle of Chancellorsville
|June 11-July 24||Gettysburg Campaign|
Battle of Gettysburg
The regiment was commanded by Colonel Robert P. Cummins, who was mortally wounded on July 1st and died on the 2nd. Lieutenant Colonel Alfred B. McCalmont took command when Cummins fell.
From the monument:
Present at Gettysburg 336 officers and men. Killed & died of wounds 4 officers & 27 men. Wounded 10 officers and 100 men. Captured or missing 2 officers & 156 men.
July 1 a.m. Marched from Emmitsburg reaching the field via Willoughby Run. Formed line facing northward. Occupied this position. Charged to support artillery. Reformed here and engaged a Brigade composed of the 11, 26 ,47, and 52 N.C. Infantry. In the afternoon outflanked and retired firing to a position near the Seminary. Here engaged a Brigade composed of the 1, 12, 13, and 14 S.C. Infantry. After a gallant fight again outflanked and retired to Cemetery Hill.
July 2. In position at Cemetery Hill.
July 3. Moved half a mile to the left and exposed to the artillery fire of the enemy.
|July 5-24||Pursuit of Lee|
|August||Duty on line of the Rappahannock|
|October 9-22||Bristoe Campaign|
|November 7-8||Advance to line of the Rappahannock|
|November 26-December 2||Mine Run Campaign|
|February 6-7||Demonstration on the Rapidan|
|February||Duty near Culpeper|
|March||Attached to 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 5th Army Corps|
|May 4-June 12||Rapidan Campaign|
Battle of the Wilderness
|May 8||Laurel Hill|
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|
|June 1-3||Bethesda Church|
First Assault on Petersburg
Siege of Petersburg begins. Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps
|July 30||Mine Explosion, Petersburg|
|August 18-21||Weldon Railroad|
|September 29-October 2||
Poplar Springs Church, Peeble’s Farm.
Attached to 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps
|October 27-28||Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run|
|December 7-12||Warren’s Expedition to Weldon Railroad|
|February 5-7||Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run|
|March 28-April 9||Appomattox Campaign|
|March 29||Lewis Farm, near Gravelly Run|
|March 31||White Oak Road|
|April 1||Five Forks|
Appomattox Court House
Surrender of Lee and his army. Escort captured stores to Burkesville Station.
|May 1-12||March to Washington, D.C.|
|May 23||Grand Review|
|May 29||Mustered out|