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Civil War PA Vol Infantry Veterans Reunion 1911

"If our country is worth dying for in time of war let us resolve that it is truly worth living for in time of peace." - Hamilton Fish

September 21, 1911
Pittsburgh, PA

This event was hosted by Benjamin Franklin Ferree at his home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The following article appeared in the Pittsburgh Herald Vol. XVI No. 124, Saturday, September 23, 1911.


The 136th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers:

Organization: Four companies of this regiment, E, F, G, and H were recruited in Allegheny County. A and D were recruited in Tioga, B in Luzerne and Tioga, C in Dauphin, I in Crawford, Centre, and Columbia, and K in Cambria. The regiment was organized at Camp Curtin in Harrisburg on August 20, 1862 and attached to the 2nd Brigade, 2nd division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac. Field officers chosen were Col. Thomas M. Bayne of Allegheny County, Lt. Col. Isaac Wright of Allegheny County, and Major Charles Ryan of Tioga County. At the conclusion of their term of service, the regiment returned to Harrisburg and were mustered out on May 29, 1863. During that term of service they lost 3 officers, 23 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded, and 30 enlisted men died from disease.

Duty at Washington, D. C.
Moved to Fort Frederick, Maryland
Duty at Sharpsburg, Maryland
Movement to Falmouth, Virginia
Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia
Burnside's 2nd Campaign "Mud March"
Duty at Falmouth & Belle Plains
Chancellorsville Campaign
Operations at Pollock's Mill Creek
Fitzhugh's Crossing
Battle of Chancellorsville
Battle of Fredericksburg by Kurz & Allison

Sources: "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion Compiled and Arranged from Official Records of the Federal &Confederate Armies" by Frederick H. Dyer; "History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers 1861-1865" by Samuel P. Bates; "Pennsylvania Civil War Flags" cpc.state.pa.us/main/cpcweb; Personal papers and documents owned by Ed Rech.