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153rd PA Volunteers
153rd PA Regiment Organization, Service & Battles
- Organized at Easton September, 1862.
- Moved to Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, October 6; thence to Washington, D.C.,
October 12, 1862.
- Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 11th Army Corps, Army of the
Potomac, to July, 1863.
Service & Battles - 1862
- Duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C, till December, 1862.
- Reconnoissance from Chantilly to Snicker's Ferry and Berryville, Va.,
- March to Fredericksburg, Va., December 9-16.
Service & Battles -1863
- Duty at Stafford Court House till January 19, 1863.
- Burnside's 2nd Campaign, "Mud March," January 20-24, 1863.
- At Stafford Court House till April 27.
- Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6.
- Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5.
- Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24.
- Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3.
- Pursuit of Lee July 5-12.
- Mustered out July 24, 1863.
- ***Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 48 Enlisted men killed and
mortally wounded and 28 Enlisted men by disease. Total 77.
***Note: This is "old" history and found to be
incorrect. A corrected history provided by Jeffrey Stocker is
below, and this information will be in his upcoming,
soon-to-be-released in early 2013, new book on the 153rd:
"Here are the CORRECT figures, which have been accumulated by
going through almost 800 pension files, all compiled service records and all
medical card files: One officer and 68 men were killed in action, namely 16 at
Chancellorsville, and 53 at Gettysburg; 160 were wounded and 181 taken prisoner,
of whom at least 57 were wounded when they fell into Rebel hands. Note that 6
men were casualties at both battles, which makes the total number of casualties
404. One soldier was killed when struck by a train and 19 others died of
disease. 37 men were discharged for disability and 4 officers resigned. Nine
men deserted." Jeffrey Stocker
history from CW Blog
New Book by Jeffrey Stocker
New Book "I Am All Right Yet" by Judith Armstrong
New book "In Lieu of a Draft" by Lochard H. Lovenstein
History of the 153rd by William R. Kiefer originally published 1909
Roundtable of Eastern PA
Pennsylvania in the Civil War
153rd Company A roster from Bates [Nazareth]
153rd Company B roster from Bates [Bethlehem]
153rd Company C roster from Bates [Lower Saucon]
153rd Company D roster from Bates [East Allen]
153rd Company E roster from Bates [Palmer/Forks]
153rd Company F roster from Bates [Williams]
153rd Company G roster from Bates [Upper Mount Bethel]
153rd Company H roster from Bates [Moore]
153rd Company I roster from Bates [Plainfield]
153rd Company K roster from Bates [Lower Mount Bethel]
Fairview Cemetery of Bethlehem 153rd men interred there
Descendant's of the 153rd memorial pages
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Monument in Easton
Monument at Gettysburg
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