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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., November 28-30.
  • 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.
    Regimental Losses
  • ***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 and much, much more, is in his newly released 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 PA ROOTS

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 

Civil War 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

links to cool 153rd images

Gettysburg Battle Monument Map

Monument in Easton

Monument at Gettysburg

Another Monument at Gettysburg

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Sigal Museum in Easton has lots of the 153rd artifacts

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