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|
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|
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|
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)|
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.|