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Pennsylvania 68th Volunteer Infantry (Union)

01 Aug 1862

Pennsylvania 68th Volunteer Infantry organized.

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 Brigade led by Brigadier General Charles K. Graham, and Colonel Thomas W. Egan.

Brigadier General Charles K. Graham

Colonel Thomas W. Egan

30 Apr 1863

Participated in the Battle of Chancellorsville at Spotsylvania County, Virginia.

The Battle of Chancellorsville
The Battle of Chancellorsville

On April 27, 1863, Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker launched a turning movement designed to pry Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia out of its lines at Fredericksburg. Read More

01 Jul 1863

Assigned to the Regiment led by Colonel Andrew H. Tippin, Captain Milton S. Davis, Lieutenant Colonel Anthony H. Reynolds, and Major Robert E. Winslow.

01 Jul 1863

Assigned to the Brigade led by Brigadier General Charles K. Graham, Colonel Andrew H. Tippin, and Colonel Henry J. Madill.

Brigadier General Charles K. Graham

Colonel Andrew H. Tippin

Colonel Henry J. Madill

01 Jul 1863

Assigned to the Division led by Brigadier General J. H. Hobart Ward, and Major General David B. Birney.

Brigadier General J. H. Hobart Ward

Major General David B. Birney

01 Jul 1863

Assigned to the Regiment led by Lieutenant Colonel Anthony H. Reynolds.

Lieutenant Colonel Anthony H. Reynolds

01 Jul 1863

Assigned to the Regiment led by Major Robert E. Winslow.

01 Jul 1863

Assigned to the Brigade led by Brigadier General Charles K. Graham.

Brigadier General Charles K. Graham

01 Jul 1863

Assigned to the Division led by Brigadier General J. H. Hobart Ward.

Brigadier General J. H. Hobart Ward

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

27 Nov 1863

Participated in the Battle of Mine Run at Orange County, Virginia.

The Battle of Mine Run
The Battle of Mine Run

After the inconclusive Bristoe Campaign in the fall of 1863, Maj. Gen. George G. Meade planned one more offensive against Gen. Robert E. Lee in northern Virginia before winter weather ended military operations. In late November, Meade attempted to steal a march southeast from Culpeper Courthouse, turn south through the Wilderness and strike the right flank of the Confederate army south of the Rapidan River.  On November 27th, Maj. Gen. Jubal A. Early, in command of Ewell's Corps, marched east on the O… 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 Jun 1865

Pennsylvania 68th Volunteer Infantry mustered out.