United States Regiments & Batteries > Pennsylvania > Infantry

The 97th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 6 officers and 130 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 2 officers and 184 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

August 22 -October 28 Organized at West Chester
November 16-17 Moved to Washington, D.C.
November 20-22 To Fortress Monroe, Va. Duty at Camp Hamilton, near Fortress Monroe, attached to Dept. of Virginia
December 8-11 Moved to Port Royal, S. C, and duty at Hilton Head, S.C. attached to Wright’s 3rd Brigade, Sherman’s South Carolina Expedition
January 21 Operations in Warsaw Sound, Ga., against Fort Pulaski
February 25-March 5 Expedition to Florida
March 5 Occupation of Fernandina
March 24, Moved to Jacksonville, Fla.
April 9-14 Moved to Hilton Head, S.C. attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of the South
April 19-20 Expedition to Edisto Island, S.C.
June 1-28 Expedition to James Island. S.C.
June 10 Action on James Island
June 16 Battle of Secessionville
June 28 Evacuation of James Island and duty at North Edisto Island
July 18 Moved to Hilton Head, S.C. attached to District of Hilton Head, S.C., Dept. South
September Attached to District Hilton Head, S.C., 10th Corps, Dept. South
November 20 At St. Helena Island, S.C.
January 15 At Hilton Head and Seabrook Point
April At Seabrook Island attached to Stevenson’s Brigade, Seabrook Island, S.C., 10th Corps
July 9-16 Expedition to James Island attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Morris Island, S.C. Attached to 3rd Brigade, Morris Island, S.C., 10th Corps
July 16 Battle of Secessionville
July 17-18 Moved to Folly and Morris Islands
July 18 Assault on Fort Wagner, Morris Island
July 18-September 7 Siege of Fort Wagner, Morris Island, and operations against Fort Sumter and Charleston
August Attached to 1st Brigade, Morris Island, S.C., 10th Corps
September 7 Capture of Forts Wagner and Gregg, Morris Island
September Duty on Morris Island
October 2-5 Moved to Fernandina, Fla. Attached to Dept. of the South
February 15-23 Expedition from Fernandina to Woodstock and King’s Ferry Mills
April 23-28 Moved to Hilton Head, S.C., thence to Gloucester Point, Va. Attache to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 10th Army Corps, Dept. Virginia and North Carolina
May 4-28 Butler’s operations on south side of the James and against Petersburg and Richmond; attached to 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 18th Corps
May 5 Capture of Bermuda Hundred and City Point
May 9-10 Swift Creek or Arrow field Church
May 12-16 Proctor’s Creek and operations against Fort Darling
May 14-16 Battle of Drewry’s Bluff
May 17-28 Bermuda Hundred front
May 18 Chester Station
May 20 Green Plains
May 28-June 1 Movement to White House, then to Cold Harbor
June 1-12 Battles about Cold Harbor
June 15-18 First Assault on Petersburg

Attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 10th Corps

June 16 Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond
July 30 Mine Explosion, Petersburg (Reserve)
August 13-20 Demonstration on north side of James River at Deep Bottom
August 14-18 Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom
August 24-25 Bermuda Hundred
September 28-30 Battle of Chaffin’s Farm, New Market Heights
October 7 Charles City Road
October 27-28 Battle of Fair Oaks
November In trenches before Richmond
December 6-27 Expedition to Fort Fisher, N. C. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 24th Army Corps
January 3-15 Second Expedition to Fort Fisher. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Terry’s Provisional Corps, Dept. North Carolina
January 15 Assault and capture of Fort Fisher
February 11 Sugar Loaf Battery
February 18-19 Fort Anderson
February 22 Capture of Wilmington
March 6-21 Advance on Goldsboro. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 10th Corps, Dept. North Carolina
April 9-13 Advance on Raleigh
April 14 Occupation of Raleigh
April 26 Bennett’s House; Surrender of Johnston and his army.
May-June Duty at Raleigh
July 10 At Gaston and Weldon, N. C.
August 28 Mustered out at Weldon, N. C.
September 4 Moved to Philadelphia, Pa., and discharged