United States Regiments & Batteries > Pennsylvania > Infantry


The 87th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 10 officers and 80 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 112 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

It is honored on the Pennsylvania Monument on the Monocacy Battlefield outside Frederick, Maryland.

1861
September Organized at Yorktown
September 16 Guard duty on Northern Central Railroad from Pennsylvania line to Baltimore, Md. assigned to Dix’s Division, Army of the Potomac
1862
March Attached to Railroad Guard, Middle Department
May 24 Duty at Baltimore, Md. Assigned to Baltimore, Md., Middle Department
June 23 At New Creek, W. Va. Attached to Railroad Division, 8th Corps, Middle Department
August 27-September 12 Expedition under Gen. Kelly across Laurel Hill and Rich Mountain
October 31-November 12 Expedition over Cheat and Allegheny Mountains
December 6-9 March on Petersburg, W. Va.
December At Winchester
1863
March Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 8th Corps, Middle Department
April 20 Expedition to Webster
May 20 At Winchester
June 10 Reconnaissance toward Wardensville and Strasburgurg. Attached to 1st Brigade, Elliott’s Command, 8th Corps
June 12 Middletown and Newtown
June 13 Bunker Hill (Companies G & H)
June 13-15 Battle of Winchester and retreat to Harper’s Ferry.
July 1-3 Escort stores from Harper’s Ferry to Washington, D.C.
July 5-24 Joined 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac and pursuit of Lee
July 23 Wapping Heights, Manassas Gap, Va.
October 9-22 Bristoe Campaign
November 7-8 Advance to line of the Rappahannock
November 7 Kelly’s Ford
November 8 Brandy Station
November 26-December 2 Mine Run Campaign
November 27 Payne’s Farm
December, 1863 Reenlisted
1864
February 6-7 Demonstration on the Rapidan
March Assigned to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Army Corps, Army Potomac
May 4-June 12 Rapidan Campaign
May 5-7 Battle of the Wilderness
May 8-21 Battle of Spottsylvania Court House
May 12 Assault on the Salient
May 23-26 North Anna River
May 26-28 Line of the Pamunkey
May 28-31 Totopotomoy
June 1-12 Battle of Cold Harbor
June 17-18 Before Petersburg
June 18 Siege of Petersburg begins
June 22-23 Weldon Railroad
July 6-9 Moved to Baltimore, Md.
July 9 Battle of Monocacy Junction
August 7-December 1 Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign
August 21-22 Charlestown
September 19 Battle of Opequan, Winchester
September 22 Fisher’s Hill
October 13 Old members mustered out
October 19 Battle of Cedar Creek
October-December Duty at Kernstown
December 3-7 Moved to Washington, D.C., then to Petersburg, Va
December-April Siege of Petersburg
1865
March 25 Fort Fisher, Petersburg
March 28-April 9 Appomattox Campaign
April 2 Assault on and fall of Petersburg
April 3-9 Pursuit of Lee
April 9 Appomattox Court House. Surrender of Lee and his army.
April 23-27 March to Danville
May 23-June 3 March to Richmond, Va., then to Washington, D.C.
June 8 Corps Review
June 29 Mustered out at Alexandria, Va.