United States Regiments & Batteries > Pennsylvania > Infantry

The 29th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 3 officers and 99 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 84 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. It is honored by two monuments at Gettysburg.

July 1 Organized at Philadelphia under Colonel John K. Murphy, Lieutenant Colonel Charles Parham and Major Michael Scott
August 3 Left State for Harper’s Ferry, W. Va. and Duty at Harper’s Ferry and on Upper Potomac. Attached to Gordon’s Brigade, Dept. of the Shenandoah
August 17 Attached to 3rd Brigade. Banks’ Division, Army of the Potomac
December 17-20 Operations about Dams 4 and 5
March Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Banks’ 5th Corps, and Dept. of the Shenandoah
March 1-12 Advance on Winchester
March 12 Occupation of Winchester
March 24-April 27 Pursuit of Jackson up the Shenandoah Valley
April Transferred to the Department of the Shenandoah
April 1 Woodstock
April 1-2 Edenburg
April 2 Stony Creek
May 15-June 17 Operations in Shenandoah Valley
May 23 Buckton Station; Front Royal (Companies B and G)
May 24 Middletown and Newtown
May 24-26 Retreat to Williamsport
May 25 Battle of Winchester
May 27 At Williamsport
June Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Virginia
June 10-18 Moved to Front Royal
July 11-18 To Warrenton and Little Washington
July 19 Lieutenant Colonel Parham resigned
August 6-
September 2
Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia
August 9
Battle of Cedar Mountain

In reserve.

August Guarding trains during Bull Run Battles.
September 6-24 Maryland Campaign; attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
September 16-17 Provost and Rear Guard
October 4 Captain William Rickards of Company I promoted to lieutenant colonel
October 11 Chambersburg, Pa.
October-December Duty at Maryland Heights
December 10-16 March to Fredericksburg
December 12 Fairfax Station
December At Stafford Court House
January 20-24 “Mud March”

February 11 Major Scott resigned
March Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
March 3 Captain Samuel Zulich promoted to major
April 23 Colonel Murphy was discharged on a surgeon’s certificate
April 27 Chancellorsville Campaign
May 1-5
Battle of Chancellorsville
May 1 Lieutenant Colonel Rickards promoted to colonel and Major Zulich to lieutenant colonel
June 11 Gettysburg Campaign
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded by Colonel William Rickards, Jr.. It brought 485 men to the field, losing 15 killed, 43 wounded and 8 missing.

From the monuments: 

July 2. Position of the regiment. At 7 p.m. the brigade was withdrawn, and on returning during the night found the enemy in these works. The regiment took position in rear of this line. With its right as indicated by the tablet erected to the left and rear; and from there a charge of the enemy at day light of the 3rd was repulsed. After a contest of over seven hours, which the regiment participated, It reoccupied and held the works until the close of the battle.

July 5-24 Pursuit of Lee
August-September Duty on line of the Rappahannock
September 24-October 3 Movement to Bridgeport, Ala. and transfer to Army of the Cumberland
October 26-29 Reopening Tennessee River
October 28-29 Battle of Wauhatchie, Tenn.
November 23-27 Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign
November 23-24 Battle of Lookout Mountain
November 25 Battle of Mission Ridge
November 27 Battle of Ringgold Gap, Taylor’s Ridge
December 10 Reenlisted
December Guard duty on Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad
April Attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland
April 16 Captain Jesse Millison of Company C promoted to major
May 1-September 8 Atlanta Campaign
May 8-13 Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge and Dalton
May 14-15 Battle of Resaca
May 19 Near Cassville
May 25 New Hope Church
May 26-June 5 Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills
June 10-July 2 Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain
June 11-14 Pine Hill
June 15-17 Lost Mountain
June 15 Gilgal or Golgotha Church
June 17 Muddy Creek
June 19 Noyes Creek
June 22 Kolb’s Farm
June 27 Assault on Kenesaw Mountain

Colonel Rickards was wounded, and eventually discharged.

July 4 Ruff’s Station or Smyrna Camp Ground
July 5-17 Chattahoochie River
July 15 Major Millison mustered out
July 19-20 Peach Tree Creek
July 22-August 25 Siege of Atlanta
August 26-September 2 Operations at Chattahoochie River Bridge
September 2-November 15 Occupation of Atlanta
October 26-29 Expedition to Tuckum’s Cross Roads
November 9 Near Atlanta
November 15-December 10 March to the sea
November 28 Near Davidsboro
December 10-21 Siege of Savannah
January to April Campaign of the Carolinas
January 12 Captain George Johnson of Company B promoted to major
March 19-21 Battle of Bentonville, N. C.
March 24 Occupation of Goldsboro
March 25 Lieutenant Colonel Zulich promoted to colonel, Major Johnson to lieutenant colonel, and Captain Robert Dechert of Company C to major
April 9-13 Advance on Raleigh
April 14 Occupation of Raleigh
April 26 Bennett’s House. Surrender of Johnston and his army.
April 29-May 20 March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond
June Duty in Dept. of Washington, D.C. attached to Bartlett’s Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington
May 24 Grand Review
July 11 Mustered out under Colonel Zulich, Lieutenant Colonel Johnson and Major Dechert