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(35th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment)

The 6th Regiment Pennsylvania Reserves lost 3 officers and 107 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 73 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. It is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.

1861
June Organized at Harrisburg under Colonel W. Wallace Rickets, Lieutenant Colonel William Penrose and Major Henry J. Madill
July 12-22 At Camp Biddle, Greencastle, Pa.
July 22 Moved to Washington, D.C
July 27 Mustered into United States service and attached to 3rd Brigade, McCall’s Pennsylvania Reserves Division, Army of the Potomac
July 27 Duty at Tennallytown
September 21 Captain Wellington H. Ent of Company A promoted to major
October 10 At Camp Pierpont, near Langley, Va.
December 6 Expedition to Grinnell’s Farm
December 20 Action at Dranesville
December 21 Lieutenant Colonel Penrose resigned
1862
February Colonel Ricketts discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate due to illness
March Attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
March 10-15 Advance on Manassas, Va.
April 1 Lieutenant William Sinclair of the 3rd United States Artillery was elected colonel and Adjutant Henry McKean lieutenant colonel of the 6th Reserves
April 9-19 McDowell’s advance on Falmouth, Va. Attached to 3rd Brigade, McCall’s Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock
April – June Duty at Fredericksburg, Va.
June Attached to 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
June 11-13 Moved to White House
June 25-July 1 Seven days before Richmond
June 26-July 2 Guarding supplies at Tunstall’s Station and White House
July At Harrison’s Landing attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps
August 16-26 Movement to Join Pope. Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of Virginia
August 28 Battle of Gainesville
August 29 Battle of Groveton
August 30
Second Battle of Bull Run

Major Henry Madill was promoted to colonel of the 141st Pennsylvania Infantry

September 6-24 Maryland Campaign.

Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac

September 14
Battle of South Mountain
September 16-17
Battle of Antietam

The regiment was commanded by Colonel William Sinclair.

There are two War Department markers for Seymour’s Brigade on the Antietam battlefield. The first marker is on Mansfield Avenue at Smoketown Road. From the marker:

Seymour’s Briade of Meade’s Division, after its engagement with the enemy of September 16, 1862, bivouacked on either side of the road at this point , with pickets thrown forward in the east woods.

The second marker is on Smoketown Road. From the marker:

Seymour’s Brigade became engaged at daybreak, and advanced on either side of this road into the East Woods, where it became heavily engaged with the enemy.

At the western edge of the East Woods its advance was checked by the enemy, and its ammunition having been exhausted, it was relieved about 7 A. M. by Ricketts’ Division, and withdrawn to the ridge in the rear of Joseph Poffenberger’s.

September 18 Near Sharpsburg
September 26-November 19 Movement to Falmouth, Va.
November 25 Lieutenant Colonel McKeen discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate
December 12-15
Battle of Fredericksburg

Colonel Sinclair wounded commanding the brigade

1863
January 20-24 “Mud March”
February 6 Ordered to Washington, D.C. and duty there and at Alexandria attached to 1st Brigade, Pennsylvania Reserve Division, 22nd Corps, Dept. of Washington
May 1 Major Ent promoted to lieutenant colonel
May 23 Colonel Sinclair resigned as colonel of the regiment but continued in the Regular Army as Assistant Inspector General
June 25 Rejoined Army of the Potomac in the field attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Wellington H. Ent, who was promoted to colonel effective July 1

From the monument just north of the Wheatfield Road:

Present at Gettysburg 25 officers and 355 men. Killed and died of wounds 3 men. Wounded 1 officer and 20 men.

July 2nd in the evening charged from the hill in rear to this position and held it until the afternoon of July 3rd when the Brigade advanced through the woods to the front and left driving the enemy and capturing many prisoners.

July 5-24 Pursuit of Lee
April 22 Captain William H. H. Gore of Company I promoted to major
September 12 Captain William D. Dixon of Company D promoted to lieutenant colonel
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
1864
February 1 Bristoe Station
May Rapidan Campaign
May 5-7
Battle of the Wilderness
May 8-21
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
May 8 Laurel Hill
May 12 Assault on the Salient
May 19
Battle of Harris Farm
May 23-26 North Anna River
May 25 Jericho Ford
May 26-28 Line of the Pamunkey
May 28-31
Totopotomoy

Colonel Ent was wounded at Bethesda Church on May 30

June 11 Mustered out under Colonel Wellington H. Ent, Lieutenant Colonel William D. Dixon and Major William Gore