The 95th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 11 officers and 171 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 72 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. It is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.
|August to October||Organized at Philadelphia under the command of Colonel John M. Gosline, Lieuteant Colonel Gustavus W. Town, and Major William B. Hubbs.|
|October 12||Left State for Washington, D.C. Camp at Kendall Green and duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C. attached to Newton’s Brigade, Franklin’s Division, Army Potomac|
|October 29||At Fairfax Seminary, Va.|
|March||Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, Army Potomac|
|March 10-15||Advance on Manassas, Va.|
|April 4-17||McDowell’s advance on Falmouth, Va. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock|
|April 17||Moved to Shipping Point, Va.|
|April 22||To the Virginia Peninsula.|
|April 24-May 4||Siege of Yorktown (on transports) Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps, Army Potomac|
|May 7-8||West Point|
|June 25-July 1||Seven days before Richmond|
Colonel Gosline was mortally wounded. Lieutenant Colonel Town was promoted to colonel.
|June 30||Charles City Cross Roads, and Glendale|
|July 1||Malvern Hill|
|July-August||At Harrison’s Landing|
|August 16-28||Movement to Fortress Monroe, then to Centreville|
|August 28-31||In works at Centreville|
|September 1||Cover Pope’s retreat to Fairfax C. H.|
|September 6-24||Maryland Campaign|
The 95th Pennsylvania launched a bayonet charge up the steep and rugged mountain side. At the top it engaged Georgia’s Cobb Legion and drove them from their position, capturing a piece of artillery with limber, caisson and horses, and the knapsacks of the Legion which they had taken off in their haste to enter the battle.
The regiment fought near the Dunker Church, repelling several Confederate charges, It lost two men killed and twenty-two wounded.
|September-October||Duty in Maryland|
|October 29-November 19||Movement to Falmouth, Va.|
|November 14||Captain Thomas J. Town of Company A (Colonel Town’s brother), was promoted to major.|
Battle of Fredericksburg, Va.
|January 20-24||Burnside’s second Campaign, “Mud March”|
|April 27-May 6||Chancellorsville Campaign|
|April 29||Bernard House|
|May 3||Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg. Attached to 1st Division, 2nd Brigade, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac|
Colonel Town was shot throughout the heart and killed. Major Town took command of the regiment but was shot in the left hip. He was promoted to colonel to replace his brother but was disabled from command.
|May 4||Banks’ Ford|
|June 13-July 24||Gettysburg Campaign|
The regiment was commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Edward Carroll. It brought 356 men to the field and lost one killed and one wounded.
From the monument on Wheatfield Road at Gettysburg:
Occupied this position in reserve from evening of July 2nd to morning of July 5th. Present for duty at Gettysburg June 30, 1863, Officers 20, Enlisted men 336, Loss Enlisted men Killed 1 wounded 1
From the War Department marker for Bartlett’s Brigade on the Gettysburg battlefield:
July 2. The Brigade arrived late in the day and was formed in two lines to support Fifth Corps of which the troops in front were giving ground. The Third Brigade Third Division was formed on the left and then advanced to the front. Remained in same position during the night. The 121st New York was detached from the Brigade on its arrival and supported Battery L 1st Ohio until the close of the battle.
July 3. The Third Brigade Third Division was assigned to Brig. Gen. Bartlett’s command which was in an advanced position. Late in the day theThird Brigade Third Division in a second line at an interval of 200 yards supported First Brigade Third Division Fifth Corps in an advance through the Wheatfield and the woods on the south but soon after being engaged the Third Brigade Third Division advanced to the front and the combined forces captured about 200 prisoners of Brig. Gen. Benning’s Brigade and the colors of the 15th Georgia. At dark the Brigade was recalled to a line a few hundred yards in advance of the original position.
|July 5-24||Pursuit of Lee|
|July 10-13||At and near Funkstown|
|August 5||Colonel Thomas Town resigned, “being still disabled” (from his wound at Salem Church) “with no early prospect of recovery.”|
|July-October||Duty on line of the Rappahannock|
|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 26||Regiment reenlisted|
|January-May||At Brandy Station|
|May 4-June 12||Rapidan Campaign|
|May 12||Assault on the Salient|
|May 23-26||North Anna River|
|May 26-28||On line of the Pamunkey|
|June 19- July 9||Siege of Petersburg|
|June 22-23||Jerusalem Plank Road|
|July 9-11||Moved to Washington, D.C.|
|July 11-12||Repulse of Early’s attack on Washington|
|July 14-18||Pursuit of Early to Snicker’s Gap|
|August||Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign; attached to Army of the Shenandoah|
|August 21||Summit Point|
|September 19||Battle of Opequan, Winchester|
|September 22||Fisher’s Hill|
|September 24||New Market|
|October 15||Captain John Harper of Company I as promoted to major.|
|October 19||Battle of Cedar Creek|
|October – December||Duty in the Shenandoah Valley|
|November 3||Major Harper was promoted to lieutenant colonel.|
|December||Moved to Petersburg, Va. and Siege of Petersburg|
|February 5-7||Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run|
|March 28-April 9||Appomattox Campaign|
|April 2||Assault on and fall of Petersburg|
|April 3-9||Pursuit of Lee|
|April 3||Lieutenant Colonel Harper was promoted to colonel but was not mustered.|
Battle of Sayler’s Creek
Lieutenant Colonel Harper was breveted colonel for his “gallant and meritorious actions” in the battle.
Appomattox Court House
Surrender of Lee and his army.
|April 23-27||Moved to Danville|
|May 23-June 3||March to Richmond, Va. then to Washington, D.C.|
|June 8||Corps Review|
|July 17||Mustered out|