Pennsylvania 68th Volunteer Infantry (Union)

    01 Aug 1862

    Pennsylvania 68th Volunteer Infantry organized at Pennsylvania.

    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

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    01 Jul 1863

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    01 Jul 1863

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    01 Jul 1863

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    01 Jul 1863

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    01 Jul 1863

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    01 Jul 1863

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    01 Jul 1863

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    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 Jun 1865

    Pennsylvania 68th Volunteer Infantry mustered out at Pennsylvania.