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The 130th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 4 officers and 56 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 32 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. It is honored by a monument at Antietam.

August Organized at Harrisburg for nine months service under Colonel Henry I. Zinn and Lieutenant Colonel Levi Maish
August 18 Moved to Washington, D.C. and duty there
September 7-12 March to Rockville, Md. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac.
September 16-17
Battle of Antietam

The regiment was commanded at Antietam by Colonel Henry I. Zinn, whose horse was killed under him during the battle. Lieutenant Colonel Maish was shot through the right shoulder and lung.

From the monument north of the Sunken Road on the Antietam battlefield:

This memorial marks the Regiment’s right of line in Battle, its left extended to Roulette’s lane below; it went into battle by way of the Roulette farm buildings, about 9:30 A.M., and driving back the enemy, maintained its position at and immediately Northeast of this point on the high ground overlooking Bloody Lane until 1:30 o’clock P.M. when withdrawn to replenish its exhausted ammunition, and then occupied the reserve line.

Casualties at Antietam, Killed in battle 32, Died from wounds 14, Non-fatal wounds 132, Total 178

From the brigade marker on the Antietam battlefield:

Morris’ Brigade relieved Weber’s and took position on the rise of ground just north of the Bloody Lane; the 108th New York east of Roulette’s Lane, the 14th Connecticut and 130th Pennsylvania west of it. Here supported and afterwards reinforced by Kimball’s Brigade, it maintained a severe contest, losing heavily in killed and wounded. In the latter part of the engagement, the 14th Connecticut was sent to reinforce Richardson’s Division on the left.

September 22 Moved to Harper’s Ferry, W. Va. and duty there
October 30-November 19 Advance up Loudon Valley and movement to Falmouth, Va.
December 12-15
Battle of Fredericksburg

Colonel Zinn was killed leading the regiment while carrying its colors that he had taken from the fallen color-bearer. Lieutenant Colonel Levi Maish was promoted to colonel.

January-April Duty at Falmouth
April 27-May 6

Chancellorsville Campaign

May 1-5
Battle of Chancellorsville

Colonel Maish was wounded in the right hip.

May 21 Mustered out