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The 140th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment lost 10 officers and 188 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 127 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. The regiment is honored by two monuments at Gettysburg.

September 8 Organized at Pittsburg and Harrisburg and mustered in
September 9 Ordered to Parktown, Md. and duty guarding Northern Central Railroad attached to 8th Corps, Middle Department
December 15 Ordered to Join Army of the Potomac in the field, and reached Aquia Creek. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
January Duty near Falmouth, Va.
April 27-May 6 Chancellorsville Campaign
May 1-5 Battle of Chancellorsville
June 11-July 24 Gettysburg Campaign
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded by Colonel Richard P. Roberts until he was killed on July 2nd. Lieutenant Colonel John Fraser then took command.

From the monument:

The regiment engaged the enemy on this position late in the afternoon of July 2nd, succeeding 5th Corps troops and holding the right of the 1st Division, 2nd Corps. Supported battery on left centre July 3rd.

Present at Gettysburg 589 officers and men. Killed and died of wounds, 3 officers 50 men. Wounded 8 officers 120 men. Captured or missing 3 officers 57 men. Total 241.

July 5-24 Pursuit of Lee
September Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps
September 13-17 Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan
October 9-22 Bristoe Campaign
October 14 Auburn and Bristoe
November 7-8 Advance to line of the Rappahannock
November 26-December 2 Mine Run Campaign
February 6-7 Demonstration on the Rapidan
February-May At Stevensburg
May 4-June 12 Rapidan Campaign
May 5-7
Battle of the Wilderness
May 8 Corbin’s Bridge
May 8-21
Spotsylvania Court House
May 10 Po River
May 12 “Bloody Angie,” assault on the Salient
May 23-26 North Anna River
May 26-28 On line of the Pamunkey
May 28-31 Totopotomoy
June 1-12
Cold Harbor
June 16-18 First Assault on Petersburg
June 16 Siege of Petersburg begins
June 22-23 Jerusalem Plank Road
July 27-29 Demonstration north of James River
July 27-28 Deep Bottom
July 30 Mine Explosion, Petersburg (Reserve)
August 13-20 Demonstration north of James River at Deep Bottom
August 14-18 Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom
August 25 Ream’s Station
December 9-10 Reconnaissance to Hatcher’s Run
December 9 Hatcher’s Run
February 5-7 Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run
March 25 Watkins’ House
March 28-April 9 Appomattox Campaign
March 29-30 Skirmishes on line of Hatcher’s and Gravelly Runs
March 31 Boydton Road and White Oak Road or Hatcher’s Run
April 2 Sutherland Station
April 2 Fall of Petersburg
April 5 Flat Creek, near Amelia Court House
April 6 Sailor’s Creek
April 7 High Bridge, Farmville
April 9
Appomattox Court House

Surrender of Lee and his army.

May 2-12 March to Washington, D. C.
May 24 Grand Review
May 31 Mustered out