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The 148th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 12 officers and 198 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 4 officers and 183 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

It is honored by two monuments at Gettysburg.

September 8 Organized at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg under Colonel James Beaver
September 9-10 Moved to Cockeysville, Md. and guard duty on Northern Central Railroad
December 9 Assigned to Defenses of Baltimore, 8th Corps, Middle Department.
December 9-18 Moved to Falmouth, Va. and attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
April 27-May 6 Chancellorsville Campaign
May 1-5 Battle of Chancellorsville
June 30 Colonel Beaver was on sick leave and under the command of Lt. Colonel Robert McFarlane. In an unusual move, the brigade commander, Colonel Edward Cross, temporarily moved Colonel Henry B. McKeen of the 82nd Pennsylvania to command the regiment during the anticipated battle. Cross wanted the veteran McKeen in charge of the inexperienced 148th, which represented half the strength of his brigade.
June 14-July 24 Gettysburg Campaign


June 25 Skirmish at Haymarket
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded by Colonel Henry B. McKeen of the 82nd Pennsylvania until he took over brigade command with the mortal wounding of Colonel Cross. Lieutenant Colonel Robert McFarland then took over the regiment.

From the monument in the Wheatfield at Gettysburg:

The Regiment engaged the enemy on this position in the afternoon of July 2nd 1863.

Present at Gettysburg 468 offices and men. Killed and died of wounds, 2 officers, 25 men. Wounded, 5 officers, 88 men. Captured or missing, 5 men. Total 125.

July 5-24 Pursuit of Lee
July 23 Wapping Heights, Va.
August 31-September 4 Expedition to Port Conway
September 1 Richardson’s Ford
September Duty on Orange & Alexandria Railroad and the Rappahannock attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps.
September 13-17 Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan
October 9-22 Bristoe Campaign
October 12 South side of the Rappahannock
October 14 Auburn and Bristoe
November 7-8 Advance to line of the Rappahannock
November 7 Kelly’s Ford
November 26-December 2 Mine Run Campaign
February 6-7 Demonstration on the Rapidan
February 6-7 Morton’s Ford
February – May Duty near Stevensburg
March Attached to 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps
May 4-June 12 Rapidan Campaign
May 5-7
Battle of the Wilderness
May 8-12
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
May 9-10 Po River
May 12 Assault on the Salient
May 20 Milford Station
May 22 Reconnaissance by Regiment across North Anna River
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
June 21-23 Jerusalem Plank Road
July 27-29 Demonstration on north side of the James at Deep Bottom
July 27-28 Deep Bottom
July 30 Mine Explosion, Petersburg (Reserve)
August 13-20 Demonstration north of the James at Deep Bottom
August 14-18 Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom
August 25 Ream’s Station, Weldon Railroad
October 27 Assault on Davidson’s Confederate Battery
October 29 Front of Forts Morton and Sedgwick
December 9-10 Reconnaissance to Hatcher’s Run
February 5-7 Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run
March 25 Watkins’ House
March 28 Appomattox Campaign
March 29 Gravelly Run
March 30-31 Boydton Road or Hatcher’s Run
March 31 Crow’s House, White Oak Road
April 2 Sutherland Station
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 23 Grand Review
June 1 Mustered out near Alexandria