Pennsylvania 95th Volunteer Infantry (Union)

    01 Oct 1861

    Pennsylvania 95th Volunteer Infantry organized at Pennsylvania.

    31 May 1862

    Participated in the Battle of Seven Pines at Henrico County, Virginia.

    The Battle of Seven Pines
    The Battle of Seven Pines

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    27 Jun 1862

    Participated in the Battle of Gaines' Mill at Hanover County, Virginia.

    The Battle of Gaines' Mill
    The Battle of Gaines' Mill

    Despite his victory over the Confederates at Beaver Dam Creek on June 26th, Maj. Gen. Fitz John Porter's Fifth Corps abandoned its position early on June 27th and established a new defensive line along Boatswain's Creek, just north of the Chickahominy River. Read More

    17 Sep 1862

    Assigned to the Regiment led by Colonel Gustavus W. Town.

    17 Sep 1862

    Assigned to the Division led by Major General Henry W. Slocum.

    Major General Henry W. Slocum

    17 Sep 1862

    Participated in the Battle of Antietam at Sharpsburg, Maryland.

    The Battle of Antietam
    The Battle of Antietam

    The Army of the Potomac, under the command of Maj. Gen. George McClellan, mounted a series of powerful assaults against General Robert E. Lee's forces along Antietam Creek near Sharpsburg, Maryland, on September 17th, 1862. Read More

    13 Dec 1862

    Participated in the Battle of Fredericksburg at Fredericksburg, Virginia.

    The Battle of Fredericksburg
    The Battle of Fredericksburg

    In early November, Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside took command of the Army of the Potomac, and made immediate plans to move the army once again toward Richmond. Read More

    30 Apr 1863

    Assigned to the Regiment led by Colonel Gustavus W. Town, Captain Theodore H. McCalla, and Lieutenant Colonel Elisha Hall.

    Colonel Gustavus W. Town

    Captain Theodore H. McCalla

    Lieutenant Colonel Elisha Hall

    30 Apr 1863

    Assigned to the Brigade led by Brigadier General David A. Russell.

    Brigadier General David A. Russell

    30 Apr 1863

    Assigned to the Division led by Brigadier General William T. H. Brooks.

    Brigadier General William T. H. Brooks

    30 Apr 1863

    Assigned to the Regiment led by Colonel Gustavus W. Town.

    30 Apr 1863

    Assigned to the Regiment led by Lieutenant Colonel Elisha Hall.

    Lieutenant Colonel Elisha Hall

    01 Jul 1863

    Assigned to the Regiment led by Lieutenant Colonel Edward Carroll.

    Lieutenant Colonel Edward Carroll

    01 Jul 1863

    Assigned to the Brigade led by Brigadier General Joseph J. Bartlett, and Colonel Emory Upton.

    Brigadier General Joseph J. Bartlett

    Colonel Emory Upton

    01 Jul 1863

    Assigned to the Division led by Brigadier General Horatio G. Wright.

    Brigadier General Horatio G. Wright

    01 Jul 1863

    Participated in the Battle of Gettysburg at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

    The Battle of Gettysburg
    The Battle of Gettysburg

    In the summer of 1863, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee launched his second invasion of the Northern states. Lee sought to capitalize on recent Confederate victories and defeat the Union army on Northern soil, which he hoped would force the Lincoln administration to negotiate for peace. Lee also sought to take the war out of the ravaged Virginia farmland and gather supplies for his Army of Northern Virginia. Using the Shenandoah Valley as cover for his army, Lee was pursued first by Union Maj. Gen. Joseph Ho… Read More

    05 May 1864

    Participated in the Battle of Wilderness at Spotslyvania County, Virginia; Orange County, Virginia.

    The Battle of Wilderness
    The Battle of Wilderness

    The first battle between Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and Gen. Robert E. Lee erupted late in the morning of May 5, 1864, as Maj. Gen. Gouverneur K. Warren's Union V Corps attacked Lt. Gen. Richard S. Ewell's Second Corps on the Orange Turnpike southwest of the old Chancellorsville battlefield. Although Federal infantry managed to break through at several points, the Confederate line held. Fighting shifted to the south as Lt. Gen. A.P. Hill's Third Corps engaged Maj. Gen. Winfield S. Hancock's II Corps and ele… Read More

    31 May 1864

    Participated in the Battle of Cold Harbor at Hanover Co; near Mechanicsville, VA.

    The Battle of Cold Harbor
    The Battle of Cold Harbor

    After two days of inconclusive fighting along Totopotomoy Creek northeast of Richmond, Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and Gen. Robert E. Lee turned their sights on the crossroads of Cold Harbor. Roads emanating through this critical junction led to Richmond as well as supply and reinforcement sources for the Union army. On May 31, 1864, Maj. Gen. Philip Sheridan's cavalry captured Cold Harbor. The next day, Sheridan held the crossroads against a Confederate attack. With reinforcements from both armies arriving… Read More

    21 Jun 1864

    Participated in the Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road at Petersburg, Virginia.

    11 Jul 1864

    Assigned to the Regiment led by Major Francis Joshua Randall.

    11 Jul 1864

    Assigned to the Brigade led by Brigadier General Emory Upton.

    Brigadier General Emory Upton

    11 Jul 1864

    Assigned to the Division led by Brigadier General David A. Russell.

    Brigadier General David A. Russell

    19 Oct 1864

    Assigned to the Regiment led by Captain Dan Harper.

    Captain Dan Harper

    19 Oct 1864

    Assigned to the Brigade led by Colonel Joseph Eldridge Hamblin, Colonel Ranald S. Mackenzie, and Lieutenant Colonel Egbert Olcott.

    19 Oct 1864

    Assigned to the Division led by Brigadier General Frank Wheaton.

    Brigadier General Frank Wheaton

    19 Oct 1864

    Assigned to the Brigade led by Colonel Joseph Eldridge Hamblin.

    19 Oct 1864

    Assigned to the Brigade led by Colonel Ranald S. Mackenzie.

    19 Oct 1864

    Participated in the Battle of Cedar Creek at Frederick County, Virginia; Shenandoah County, Virginia; Warren County, Virginia.

    The Battle of Cedar Creek
    The Battle of Cedar Creek

    Known As: Cedar Creek, Belle Grove Read More

    25 Mar 1865

    Assigned to the Regiment led by Lieutenant Colonel John Harper.

    Lieutenant Colonel John Harper

    25 Mar 1865

    Assigned to the Brigade led by Brigadier General Joseph E. Hamblin.

    Brigadier General Joseph E. Hamblin

    25 Mar 1865

    Assigned to the Division led by Major General Frank Wheaton.

    Major General Frank Wheaton

    25 Mar 1865

    Participated in the Battle of Fort Stedman at Petersburg, VA.

    The Battle of Fort Stedman
    The Battle of Fort Stedman

    By March of 1865, Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's grip on the Confederate lines around Petersburg was having its desired effect. Outnumbered and weakened by disease, desertion and shortage of food and supplies, Gen. Robert E. Lee had few options. After careful study of the Union troops in his sector of the line, Maj. Gen. John B. Gordon suggested to Lee the possibility of a successful offensive strike against Grant. In front of Gordon's men, Union-held Fort Stedman seemed the best target for a Confederate a… Read More

    02 Apr 1865

    Participated in the Battle of Third Petersburg at Dinwiddie County, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia.

    The Battle of Third Petersburg
    The Battle of Third Petersburg

    With the Confederate defeat at Five Forks on April 1st, Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and Maj. Gen. George Meade ordered a general assault against the Petersburg lines by the Second, Ninth, Sixth and Twenty-Fourth Corps to take place April 2nd. In the pre-dawn darkness, the Union infantry gained a successful breakthrough where Maj. Gen. Horatio G. Wright's advancing Sixth Corps met the Confederate lines held by Maj. Gen. A. P. Hill near the Boydton Plank Road. Hill was killed trying to reach his troops in t… Read More

    09 Apr 1865

    Participated in the Battle of Appomattox Court House at Appomattox Court House, VA.

    The Battle of Appomattox Court House
    The Battle of Appomattox Court House

    Between 26,000 and 28,000 Confederate soldiers surrendered and were paroled. Read More

    17 Jul 1865

    Pennsylvania 95th Volunteer Infantry mustered out at Pennsylvania.