188th RegimentPennsylvania Infantry

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188th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry

Organized at Fortress Monroe, Virginia, April 1, 1864, from 3rd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery. Moved from Camp Hamilton, Virginia, to Yorktown April 25. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 18th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to December, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 24th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to July, 1865. 2nd Independent Brigade, 24th Army Corps, to August, 1865. Deparment of Virginia to December, 1865.


Butler's operations on south side of James River and against Petersburg and Richmond, Virginia May 4-28.
Swift Creek or Arrowfield Church May 9-10.
Proctor's Creek and operations against Fort Darling May 12-16.
Battle of Drewry's Bluff May 14-16.
On Bermuda Hundred front May 16-28.

Moved to White House, thence to Cold Harbor May 28-June 1.
Battles of Cold Harbor June 1-12.
Before Petersburg June 15-18.
Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
Hare's Hill June 24 and 28, 1864.
In trenches before Petersburg till September.
Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30 (Reserve).
Battle of Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights, north of the James, September 28-30.
Battle of Fair Oaks, near Richmond, October 27-28.

Duty in trenches before Richmond till March, 1865.
Expedition up the Rappahannock to Fredericksburg and destruction of large quantities of tobacco and stores March 5-8.
Expedition from Fort Monroe into Westmoreland County March 11-13.
March to Signal Hill before Richmond.
Occupation of Richmond April 3.
Guard and provost duty at Lynchburg and in Central Virginia till December, 1865.

Mustered out at City Point, Virginia, December 14, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 10 Officers and 114 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 66 Enlisted men by disease. Total 192.