The 68th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 10 officers and 61 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 51 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. It is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.
|August||Organized at Philadelphia|
|September 1||Left State for Washington, D.C. Camp at Arlington Heights|
|October 11-November 19||March up the Potomac to Leesburg, then to Falmouth, Virginia. Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army Potomac|
|January 20-24||Burnside’s 2nd Campaign, “Mud March”|
|April 27-May 6||Chancellorsville Campaign|
|May 1-5||Battle of Chancellorsville|
|June 13-July 24||Gettysburg Campaign|
The regiment was commanded by Colonel Andrew H. Tippin until he took command of the brigade. Captain Milton S. Davis then took over the regiment.
From the monument:
This monument marks the left of the regiment while supporting Clark’s Battery July 2nd 1863. The right resting 150 feet north as indicated by flank marker, In the afternoon the Regiment advanced southward into the Peach Orchard where its other monument stands and engaged the enemy.
July 3rd and 4th – The regiment was in line with the division on left centre.
Present at Gettysburg 383 officers and men. Killed 3 officers and 10 men. Wounded 5 officers and 117 men. Captured or missing 13 men.
|July 5-24||Pursuit of Lee|
|July 23||Whapping Heights, Va.|
|August-October||Duty on line of the Rappahannock|
|October 14||Auburn and Bristoe|
|November 7-8||Advance to line of the Rappahannock|
|November 7||Kelly’s Ford|
|November 26-December 2||
Mine Run Campaign
|November 27||Payne’s Farm|
|December-April||At Brandy Station|
|February 6-7||Demonstration on the Rapidan|
|March||Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army Potomac|
|April 18||Assigned to provost duty at Meade’s Headquarters as Provost Guard, Army of the Potomac|
|May 4-June 12||Rapidan Campaign|
|May 21||Guinea Station|
|May 23-26||North Anna River|
|May 26-28||On line of the Pamunkey|
|June 16-18||Before Petersburg, beginning of Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond|
|June 18||Garrison and provost duty at City Point, Va.|
|April 1||Assault on and fall of Petersburg Attached to Collis’ Independent Brigade, 9th Army Corps|
|April 3||Occupation of Petersburg|
|April||Moved from before Petersburg to Hart’s Island, N. Y. Harbor, Dept. of the East and duty there guarding prisoners|
|June 9||Mustered out|