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The 132nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 3 officers and 70 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 40 enlisted men by disease during the Civil War. It is honored by a monument at Antietam.

August Organized at Harrisburg for nine months service under Colonel Richard A Oakford, former colonel of the 15th Pennsylvania, and Lieutenant Colonel Vincent M. Wilcox.
August 19 Moved to Washington, D.C. and duty there
September 2 Ordered to Rockville, Md. and attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
September 6-22 Maryland Campaign
September 16-17
Battle of Antietam

The 132nd was commanded by Colonel Richard A. Oakford until he was killed in the assault on the Sunken Road. Lieutenant Colonel Wilcox then took command.

From the monument on the Antietam battlefield:

Casualties at Antietam, Killed 30, Wounded 114, Missing 8, Total 152

From the brigade marker on the Antietam battlefield at the Sunken Road:

Kimball’s Brigade, following Weber and Morris, encountered the enemy in the Bloody Lane and in the cornfield to the south.

The contest there was of the most desperate character, and continued until afternoon when, supported on the left by Richardson’s Division, the Brigade attacked the enemy and gained the Bloody Lane.

An attack on the right flank was made and repulsed by a change of front of the Ohio and Indiana Regiments, forming the right wing of the Brigade in its final assault on the enemy’s position.

September 22 Moved to Harper’s Ferry. Lt. Colonel Wilcox was promoted to colonel and Charles Albright promoted to lieutenant colonel.
October 1-2 Reconnaissance to Leesburg
October 30-November 17 Advance up Loudon Valley and movement to Falmouth, Va.
November Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps
December 12-15
Battle of Fredericksburg
January – April Duty at Falmouth. Colonel Wilcox was discharged for physical disability due to persistent chronic diarrhea. Lieutenant Colonel Albright was promoted to colonel and Captain Joseph Shreve to major.
April 27-May 6 Chancellorsville Campaign
May 1-5
Battle of Chancellorsville
May 24 Mustered out