United States Regiments & Batteries > Pennsylvania > Infantry

The 55th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 7 officers and 201 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 3 officers and 268 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

November Organized at Harrisburg
November 22 Left Camp Curtin for Fortress Monroe, Va.
December 8 Attached to Sherman’s South Carolina Expedition and moved to Port Royal, S. C.
December Duty near Hilton Head, S.C.
February 25 Duty at Edisto Island, S.C., Dept. of the South
March 29 Companies E, F and G attacked on Little Edisto
April 18 Edisto Island (Detachment)
July District of Beaufort, S.C., Dept. South
September District Beaufort, S.C., 10th Army Corps, Dept. South
October 21-23 Expedition up Broad River to Pocotaligo
October 22 Caston’s and Frampton’s Plantations, Pocotaligo
November-December Duty at Port Royal Ferry near Beaufort, S.C.
January 1 Regiment reenlisted
January 22-
March 23
On furlough
April 12 Embarked for Virginia, attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 10th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina
May 5-28 Butler’s operations on south side of the James and against Petersburg and Richmond. Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division. 18th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina
May 9-10 Swift Creek or Arrowfield Church
May 12-16 Operations against Fort Darling
May 14-16 Battle of Drewry’s Bluff
May 17-28 Operations on the Bermuda Hundred front
May 28-June 1 Moved to White House, then to Cold Harbor
June 1-12 Battle of Cold Harbor
June 15-18 Before Petersburg. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond begin.
July 30 Mine Explosion, Petersburg (Support)
September 28-30 Battle of Chaffin’s Farm, New Market Heights, north of James River
October-December Duty in trenches before Richmond
December 10 Signal Hill
December Attached to 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 24th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia
March 26-April 9 Appomattox Campaign
March 29-30 Hatcher’s and Gravelly Runs
April 2 Capture of Forts Gregg and Baldwin and fall of Petersburg
April 3-9 Pursuit of Lee
April 6 Rice’s Station
April 9
Appomattox Court House

Surrender of Lee and his army.

April 10-16 At Appomattox C. H.
April 17 At Richmond
May Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 24th Army Corps, Dept. Virginia
July Duty in Virginia
August 30 Mustered out at Petersburg. Va.