United States Regiments & Batteries > Pennsylvania

The 99th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 9 officers and 113 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 officer and 112 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

It is honored by two monuments at Gettysburg.

July 26 Organized at Philadelphia as 32nd Pennsylvania Volunteers under Colonel Romaine Lujeane, Lt. Colonel Thomas Sweeney and Major Asher Leidy
August 8 Three Companies moved to Washington, D. C. and attached to Defenses of Washington, D.C.
October Attached to Jameson’s Brigade, Heintzelman’s Division, Army Potomac
November 7 Colonel Lujeane resigned. Lt. Colonel Sweeney was promoted to colonel. William P. Seymour appointed lieutenant colonel
January 24 Colonel Sweeney resigned and was replaced by Colonel Peter Fritz
January 30 Lt. Colonel Seymour resigned
February Assigned to Military District of Washington. The regimental designation was changed from 32nd to 99th at around this time
February 1 Major Leidy promoted to lieutenant colonel
March 11 Captain Henry Read of Company G promoted to major
April 3 The regiment was assigned to ten forts east of the Anacostia River:
Company A, Captain James Cross, Fort Stanton
Company B, Captain Peter Fritz, Jr., Fort Baker
Company C, Captain William J. Uhler, Fort Davis
Company D, Captain Adam Schuh, Fort Carrol
Company E, Captain John W. Holbrook, Fort Baker (headquarters)
Company F, Captain Albert H. Wright, Fort Greble
Company G, Captain Albanus H. Snyder, Fort Du Pont
Company H, Lieutenant Isaac H. Seesholtz, Fort Wagner
Company I, Captain John J. Carberry, Fort Ricketts
Company K, Captain John W. Moore, Fort Meigs
June 10 Colonel Fritz resigned
June 11 Lt. Colonel Leidy was promoted to colonel
June 29-July 4 Moved to Harrison’s Landing and attached to 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army Potomac
July 1 Adjutant Edwin Biles promoted to lieutenant colonel by order of General Kearny
August 16-26 Movement to Fortress Monroe, then to Centreville
August 26-September 2 Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia
August 29 Battle of Groveton
August 30
Second Battle of Bull Run

The regiment lost 3 killed and 10 wounded in three days of fighting

September 1 Chantilly
September Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C. and outpost picket duty
October 12 White’s Ford, Md.
October 11-November 19 Movement up the Potomac to Leesburg, then to Falmouth, Va.
December 12-15
Battle of Fredericksburg

The regiment lost 6 men killed, Colonel Leidy, Captains Charles Clark and James Cross and 49 enlisted men wounded

January 20-24 Burnside’s 2nd Campaign, “Mud March”
February-April At Falmouth
February 19 Major Read dismissed
February 20 Captain John Moore of Company K promoted to major
April 27-May 6 Chancellorsville Campaign
May 1-5 Battle of Chancellorsville
June 11-July 24 Gettysburg Campaign
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment brought 339 men to the field and was commanded by Major John W. Moore until he was wounded. Captain Peter Fritz, Jr., then took over for the remainder of the day untl Major Moore returned to command on the 3rd.

From the main monument:

Fought on this line in the afternoon of July 2nd. Present at Gettysburg 339 Officers and men. Killed and died of wounds 1 officer and 24 men. Wounded 4 officers and 70 men. Captured or missing 11 men. Total 110

Lieutenant John Nice was mortally wounded. Major Moore, Captain D. C. Weinbrenner and Lieutenant William Bales were wounded.

July 5-24 Pursuit of Lee
July 23 Wapping Heights, Va.The regiment lost three men wounded
August Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps
August-October Duty on line of the Rappahannock. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps
October 9-22 Bristoe Campaign
October 13

The regiment lost two men wounded

November 7-8 Advance to line of the Rappahannock
November 7
Kelly’s Ford

The regiment lost 1 killed and Lieutenant Abraham Setley and 6 enlisted men wounded, but captured over 400 prisoners.

November 26-December 2 Mine Run Campaign
November 27
Payne’s Farm

The regiment lost 7 wounded acting as skirmishers

December Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps
February 6-7 Demonstration on the Rapidan
February-May Duty near Brandy Station
April 9 Colonel Leidy dismissed
March Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps
May 4-June 12 Rapidan Campaign
May 5-7
Battle of the Wilderness

The regiment lost 71 casualties. Lieutenant Christopher Smith was killed and Captain Peter Fritz was wounded, but remained with his company

May 8-21
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
May 8 Laurel Hill
May 10 Po River
May 12
Assault on the Salient

Captain Lewis Waters and Lieutenant Henry Zeisart were killed, Lt. Colonel Biles and Captains Peter Fritz and Washington Worrall wounded. The regiment captured two colors and two guns, and many prisoners. Captain Uhier took command of the survivors of the regiment, who numbered only 4 officers and 60 enlisted men of the 325 who had started the campaign a week earlier.

May 19 Battle of Harris Farm, Fredericksburg Road
May 23-26 North Anna River
May 26-28 On line of the Pamunkey
May 28-31 Totopotomoy
May 29 Veterans and recruits of the 26th New York Infantry were transferred in when their regiment mustered out
June 1-12
Battle of Cold Harbor
June 16-18
Assault on Petersburg

Lieutenants Isidor Hirsch and Matthew Heiskill were killed and Captain Jacob Giller wounded

June 18 Siege of Petersburg begins
June 21-23 Jerusalem Plank Road
July 27-29 Demonstration on north side of the James at Deep Bottom
July 27-28 Deep Bottom
July 30 Mine Explosion, Petersburg (Reserve)
August 13-18 Demonstration on north side of the James at Deep Bottom
August 14-18
Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom

Lt. Colonel Biles and Captain George Tomlinson wounded

August 23 Lt. Colonel Biles promoted to colonel
September 10 Lieutenant George Ellsler was killed and 10 men wounded at Petersburg
September 16 Major John Moore promoted to colonel of the 203rd Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment
September 29-October 2 Poplar Springs Church
October 3 Captain Peter Fritz of Company B promoted to lieutenant colonel
October 10 Lieutenant William Fisher killed at Petersburg
October 27-28
Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run

The regiment lost ten men killed, and Lieutenants Sylvester Bonnaffon, Levi Robinson and Robert Potts and 23 enlisted men wounded

December 7-12 Raid on Weldon Railroad
February 5-7 Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run
March 25
Watkins’ House, Petersburg

Colonel Biles and 11 enlisted men were wounded

March 26 500 drafted men were assigned to the regiment
March 28-April 9 Appomattox Campaign
March 31 Crow’s House
April 2 Fall of Petersburg
April 6
Sailor’s Creek

Lieutenant Harrison Clifton was mortally wounded and Lieutenant Peter Ayars wounded

April 7 High Bridge, Farmville
April 9
Appomattox Court House

Surrender of Lee and his army. The regiment lost 76 casualties

April At Burkesville
May 2-12 March to Washington, D.C.
May 15 Captain George Tomlinson of Company I promoted to major
May 23 Grand Review
July 1 Mustered out under Lt. Colonel Fritz