The 62nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 17 officers and 152 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 89 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. It is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.
|Organized at Pittsburg as 33rd Regiment under Colonel Samuel Black, Major Jacob Sweitzer.|
|August 31||Left State for Washington, D.C. Camp near Fort Corcoran, Defenses of Washington, D.C.|
|October||Near Fall’s Church, Va.|
|November 18||Designation changed to 62nd Pennsylvania Volunteers. Attached to Morrell’s Brigade, Fitz John Porter’s Division, Army Potomac. Major Sweitzer was promoted to lieutenant colonel.|
|March 22-28||Moved to the Peninsula. Attached to the 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army Potomac|
|March 30||Reconnaissance to Big Bethel|
|April 4||Howard’s Mills, near Cockletown|
|April 5||Warwick Road|
|April 5-May 4||Siege of Yorktown. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps|
|May 27||Hanover C. H.|
|May 27-29||Operations about Hanover C. H.|
|June 25-July 1||Seven days before Richmond|
|June 26||Battle of Mechanicsville|
Colonel Black was killed. Lieutenant Colonel Sweitzer was wounded and captured, but was promoted to colonel.
|June 29||Savage Station|
|June 30||Turkey Bridge or Malvern Cliff|
|July 1||Malvern Hill|
At Harrison’s Landing
Colonel Sweitzer was exchanged and returned to command the regiment.
|August 16-28||Movement to Fortress Monroe, then to Centreville|
|August 30||Second Battle of Bull Run|
The regiment was commanded by Colonel Jacob B. Sweitzer. It was in reserve and suffered no casualties.
|September 19||Shepherdstown Ford and Blackford’s Ford|
|October 16-17||Reconnaissance to Smithfield|
Battle of Fredericksburg
|December 30-31||Expedition to Richard’s and Ellis’ Fords, Rappahannock River|
|January 20-24||Burnside’s second Campaign, “Mud March”|
|April 27-May 6||Chancellorsville Campaign|
The regiment was commanded by Lieutenant Colonel James C. Hull.
From the monument, located on De Trobriand Avenue:
Position occupied by the Regiment on the evening of July 2, 1863 after the troops on the right had retired, and where the Brigade had a bayonet contest.
Carried into action: Officers 26, men 400. Killed, Officers 4, men 24. Wounded, Officers 10, men 40. Captured or missing, men 40. Total loss 175.
|July 5-24||Pursuit of Lee|
|August-October||Duty on line of the Rappahannock|
|October 9-22||Bristoe Campaign|
|November 7-8||Advance to line of the Rappahannock|
|November 7||Rappahannock Station|
|November 26-December 2||Mine Run Campaign|
|December – May||Duty at Bealeton Station|
|May 4-June 12||Rapidan Campaign|
|May 8||Laurel Hill|
|May 12||Assault on the Salient|
|May 23-26||North Anna River|
|May 25||Jericho Ford|
|May 26-28||Line of the Pamunkey|
|June 1-3||Bethesda Church|
|June 16-18||First Assault on Petersburg; Siege of Petersburg|
|July 3||Left front|
|July 13||Mustered out. Companies L and M transferred to 91st Pennsylvania. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 155th Pennsylvania.|