United States Regiments & Batteries > Pennsylvania

The 188th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment lost 10 officers and 114 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 2 officers and 66 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

April 1 Organized at Fortress Monroe, Va. from 3rd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery under Lt. Colonel George K. Bowen and Major Francis H. Reichard
April 25 Moved from Camp Hamilton, Va., to Yorktown. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 18th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina
May 4-28 Butler’s operations on south side of James River and against Petersburg and Richmond, Va.
May 9-10 Swift Creek or Arrowfield Church
May 12-16 Proctor’s Creek and operations against Fort Darling
May 14-16
Battle of Drewry’s Bluff

The regiment lost 11 killed and 60 wounded, including Captain Hiram I. Shinkle, who was mortally wounded and captured.

May 16-28 On Bermuda Hundred front
May 28-June 1 Moved to White House, then to Cold Harbor
June 1-12
Battles of Cold Harbor

The regiment lost 24 killed and a large number of wounded, including Major Reichard, Captain Herman C. Moeller and Lieutenants William Dieterlie, Adam W. Mattice, and Ernest Schmidt, who were wounded, and Captain Harry E. Breel, who was mortally wounded.

June 15-18 Before Petersburg
June 16
Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond

The regiment lost eighty casualties during two months in the trenches, including Lieutenants Charles Stark and George B. Sherbon, who were both killed.

June 24 and 28 Hare’s Hill
July-September In trenches before Petersburg
July 30 Mine Explosion, Petersburg (Reserve)
September 28-30
Battle of Chaffin’s Farm, New Market Heights, north of the James

The regiment lost around 60 killed and one hundred wounded, including Captain Henry B. Dickson, who was in command, and Lieutenant John Carson.

October 27-28 Battle of Fair Oaks, near Richmond
November-March Duty in trenches before Richmond
December Attached to 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 24th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia
March 5-8 Expedition up the Rappahannock to Fredericksburg and destruction of large quantities of tobacco and stores
March 11-13 Expedition from Fort Monroe into Westmoreland County. March to Signal Hill before Richmond.
April 3 Occupation of Richmond
April-December Guard and provost duty at Lynchburg and in Central Virginia
June 28 Consolidated with 199th Pennsylvania Infantry under its Colonel James C. Brisco, with the 188th’s Lt. Colonel Givern as second in command.
July Attached to 2nd Independent Brigade, 24th Army Corps
December 14 Mustered out at City Point, Va.