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The 137th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 1 officer and 58 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. It is honored by a monument at Antietam.

August 25 Recruited in: Blair, Butler, Clinton, Crawford, Schuylkill and Wayne counties. Organized at Harrisburg for nine months service under Colonel Henry M. Bossert, former captain in the 11th Pennsylvania, Lt. Colonel Joseph B. Kiddoo and Major Charles W. Wingard. Ordered to Washington, D.C. and attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac

Maryland Campaign

September 10-11 Sugar Loaf Mountain
September 14
Battle of South Mountain (Crampton’s Gap)
September 17
Battle of Antietam

Commanded at Antietam by Colonel Henry M. Bossert. Colonel Bossert took Company I to support the brigade battery while the rest of the regiment, almost completely untrained, was held in reserve. After the battle it assisted in burying the dead.

From the War Department marker for Smith’s Division on the Antietam battlefield:

Smith’s Division left camp between Crampton’s Pass and Rohrersville in Pleasant Valley at 5:30 A.M. of the 17th, crossed the Antietam at Pry’s Ford and arrived at the front about noon. Hancock’s Brigade was put in position on the left of Sedgwick’s Division of the Second Corps, its right near the Poffenberger Lane, its left extending in front of and parallel to the East Woods, Irwin’s Brigade advancing took cover behind the ridge south of the Smoketown Road and in front of the Church… The Division remained in position with some slight changes until the morning of the 19th, when it advanced and ascertained that the Confederates had recrossed the Potomac.

September-October Duty in Maryland at Dam No. 4 on the Potomac
November In Defenses of Washington, D. C.
December At Aquia Creek, Virginia. attached to Provisional Brigade, Aquia Creek, Patrick’s Command, Army of the Potomac
January Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
January 20-24 Burnside’s 2nd Campaign, “Mud March,”
February-April Duty at Belle Plains
March 14 Colonel Bossert resigned. Joseph Kiddoo was promoted to colonel, Charles Wingard to lieutenant colonel, and Captain DeLos Walker of Company B was promoted to major.
April 27-May 6 Chancellorsville Campaign
April 29-May 2 Operations at Pollock’s Mill Creek
May 2-5
Battle of Chancellorsville
Ordered to Harrisburg, Pa.
June 1 Mustered out under Colonel Kiddoo