United States Regiments & Batteries > Pennsylvania > Infantry

The 205th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment lost 3 officers and 37 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 17 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. The regiment is honored on the monument to Hartranft’s Division in Petersburg, Virginia.

September 2 Organized at Harrisburg under Colonel Joseph A. Mathews, Lt. Colonel William F. Walter and Major B. Mortimer Morrow
September 5 Moved to Washington, D.C. then to City Point, Va., in charge of 1,300 Recruits.
September Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond, Va. Duty at City Point, Va. constructing fortifications. Attached to Provisional Brigade, Defenses of Bermuda Hundred, Army of the James
October 9 Picket with Army of the James.
October 29 Join Army Potomac. Attached to Hartranft’s Provisional Brigade, 9th Army Corps
December 7-11 Movement in support of Weldon Railroad Expedition
December 15 Attached to newly-formed 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps; Colonel Matthews is assigned command of the brigade.
February 5-7 Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run
March 25
Defense of Fort Stedman
March 28-April 9 Appomattox Campaign
April 2
Final Assault on Petersburg

Major Morrow was badly wounded and lost a leg, turning command of the regiment over to Captain Holmes. Lieutenants Henry A. Lower and David B. Roberts and 22 enlisted men were killed, and six officers and 91 enlisted men wounded and five missing. Samuel L. Hughs died of his wounds.

April Pursuit of Lee to Burkesville
April 21-28 Moved to City Point, thence to Alexandria
May 23 Grand Review
June 2 Mustered out at Seminary Hill in Alexandria