“Scott Legion”

The 68th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment lost 10 officers and 61 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 51 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

It is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.

August Organized at Philadelphia
September 1 Left State for Washington, D.C. Camp at Arlington Heights
October 11-November 19 March up the Potomac to Leesburg, then to Falmouth, Va.. Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army Potomac
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 13-July 24 Gettysburg Campaign
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded by Colonel Andrew H. Tippin until he took command of the brigade. Captain Milton S. Davis then took over the regiment.

From the monument:

This monument marks the left of the regiment while supporting Clark’s Battery July 2nd 1863. The right resting 150 feet north as indicated by flank marker, In the afternoon the Regiment advanced southward into the Peach Orchard where its other monument stands and engaged the enemy.

July 3rd and 4th – The regiment was in line with the division on left centre.

Present at Gettysburg 383 officers and men. Killed 3 officers and 10 men. Wounded 5 officers and 117 men. Captured or missing 13 men.

July 5-24 Pursuit of Lee
July 23 Whapping Heights, Va.
August-October Duty on line of the Rappahannock
October 9-22 Bristoe Campaign
October 13 Auburn
October 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
November 27 Payne’s Farm
December-April At Brandy Station
February 6-7 Demonstration on the Rapidan
March Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army Potomac
April 18 Assigned to provost duty at Meade’s Headquarters as Provost Guard, Army of the Potomac
May 4-June 12 Rapidan Campaign
May 5-7
Battle of the Wilderness
May 8-21
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
May 21 Guinea Station
May 23-26 North Anna River
May 26-28 On line of the Pamunkey
May 28-31 Totopotomoy
June 1-12
Battle of Cold Harbor
June 16-18 Before Petersburg, beginning of Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond
June 18 Garrison and provost duty at City Point, Va.


April 1 Assault on and fall of Petersburg Attached to Collis’ Independent Brigade, 9th Army Corps
April 3 Occupation of Petersburg
April Moved from before Petersburg to Hart’s Island, N. Y. Harbor, Dept. of the East and duty there guarding prisoners
June 9 Mustered out