Dec 102012
 
Organization
  • Organized at Pittsburg as 33rd Regiment August 31, 1861.
  • Left State for Washington, D.C., August 31, 1861.
  • Designation changed to 62nd Pennsylvania Volunteers November 18, 1861.
  • Attached to Morrell’s Brigade, Fitz John Porter’s Division, Army Potomac, to March, 1862.
  • 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army Potomac, to May, 1862.
  • 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, to July, 1864.
    Service & Battles – 1861
  • Camp near Fort Corcoran, Defences of Washington, D.C., till October, 1861,
  • And near Fall’s Church, Va., till March, 1862.
  • Moved to the Peninsula March 22-24.
  • Reconnoissance to Big Bethel March 30. Howard’s Mills, near Cockletown, April 4.
  • Warwick Road April 5.
  • Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Hanover Court House May 27.
  • Operations about Hanover Court House May 27-29.
  • Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1.
  • Battles of Mechanicsville June 26; Gaines Mill June 27; Savage Station June 29;
  • Turkey Bridge or Malvern Cliff June 30;
  • Malvern Hill July 1.
  • At Harrison’s Landing till August 16.
  • Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Centreville August 16-28.
  • Battle of Bull Run August 30.
  • Battle of Antietam, Md., September 16-17.
  • Shepherdstown Ford September 19.
  • Blackford’s Ford September 19.
  • Reconnoissance to Smithfield October 16-17.
  • Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15.
  • Expedition to Richard’s and Ellis’ Fords, Rappahannock River, December 30-31.
    Service & Battles – 1863
  • Burnside’s second Campaign, “Mud March,” January 20-24, 1863.
  • At Falmouth till April.
  • Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6.
  • Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5.
  • Middleburg June 19.
  • Uppervile June 21.
  • Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3.
  • Pursuit of Lee July 5-24.
  • Duty on line of the Rappahannock till October.
  • Bristoe Campaign October 9-22.
  • Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8.
  • Rappahannock Station November 7.
  • Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2.
    Service & Battles – 1864
  • Duty at Bealeton Station till May, 1864.
  • Rapidan Campaign May 4-June 12.
  • Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7;
  • Laurel Hill May 8;
  • Spottsylvania May 8-12;
  • Spottsylvania C, H. May 12-21.
  • Assault on the Salient May 12.
  • North Anna River May 23-26.
  • Jericho Ford May 25.
  • Line of the Pamunkey May 26-28.
  • Totopotomoy May 28-31.
  • Cold Harbor June 1-12.
  • Bethesda Church June 1-3.
  • Before Petersburg June 16-18.
  • Siege of Petersburg till July 3.
  • Left front July 3.
  • Mustered out July 13, 1864.
  • Companies “L” and “M” transferred to 91st PA Regiment.
  • Mustered out August 15, 1864.
  • Veterans and Recruits transferred to 155th PA Regiment.
    Regimental Losses
  • Regiment lost during service 17 Officers and 152 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 89 Enlisted men by disease. Total 258.
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