United States Regiments & Batteries > Pennsylvania

The 209th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment lost 2 officers and 17 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 20 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. The regiment is honored on the monument to Hartranft’s Division in Petersburg, Virginia.

September 16 Organized at Harrisburg under Colonel Tobias B. Kauffman, Lt. Colonel George W. Frederick and Major John L. Ritchey
September 17 Left State for Bermuda Hundred, Va.
September Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond, Va. attached to Provisional Brigade, Defenses of Bermuda Hundred, Army of the James
November 17 Colonel Kauffman, Captain Henry Lee, Lieutenant Thomas Hendricks and 19 men captured on picket line during a Confederate assault. Lt. Colonel Kaufman assumes command of the reigment.
November 27 Joined Army Potomac before Petersburg. Attached to Hartranft’s Provisional Brigade, 9th Army Corps, Army Potomac
December 7-11 Movement in support of Weldon Railroad Expedition attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps
February 5-7 Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run
March 25
Defense of Fort Stedman

Lieutenant Hugh Jones and four enlisted men were killed and 50 wounded in the counterattack on the fort.

April 2
Final Assault on Petersburg

The regiment lost Captain James McCullough and 6 enlisted men killed and Major Ritchey, Lieutenants Henry Bigler and Balzer Shugar and 49 enlisted men wounded.

April 3-9 Pursuit of Lee
April 9-20 At Nottaway C. H.
April 20-28 Moved to City Point, then to Alexandria
May 23 Grand Review
May 31 Mustered out at Alexandria. Recruits were transferred to the 51st Pennsylvania Infantry