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191st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry
Active May 31, 1864 – June 28, 1865
Country United States of America
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Battle of Cold Harbor
Siege of Petersburg
Battle of Peeble's Farm
Battle of Boydton Plank Road
Battle of Globe Tavern
Battle of Hatcher's Run
Appomattox Campaign
Battle of Lewis's Farm
Battle of White Oak Road
Battle of Five Forks
Battle of Appomattox Court House

The 191st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Service[edit | edit source]

The 191st Pennsylvania Infantry was organized at while in the field from veterans and recruits of the Pennsylvania Reserves[1] and mustered in May 31, 1864 under the command of Colonel James Carle. The regiment was attached to 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, V Corps, Army of the Potomac, to August 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, V Corps, to September 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, V Corps, to June 1865.

On March 21, 1865, the 157th Pennsylvania Infantry was merged into the 191st Pennsylvania. The combined regiments then mustered out of service on June 28, 1865 as the 191st Pennsylvania Infantry. According to historian Samuel Bates, “In consequence of its consolidation, no separate muster-out rolls were made. The records of the officers and men will, therefore, be found in their places in the rolls of the One Hundred and Ninety-first, and such as left the service, or died before the consolidation, in an appendix to that regiment.”[2][3]

Detailed service[edit | edit source]

Battles about Cold Harbor, Va., June 1–12, 1864. Bethesda Church June 1–3. White Oak Swamp Bridge June 13. Before Petersburg June 16–18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864 to April 2, 1865. Weldon Railroad June 21–23, 1864. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30 (reserve). Weldon Railroad August 18–21. Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 2. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27–28, Warren's Expedition to Weldon Railroad December 7–12. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5–7, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Lewis Farm, near Gravelly Run, March 29. White Oak Road March 31. Five Forks April 1. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Marched to Washington, D.C., May 1–12. Grand Review of the Armies May 23.

Casualties[edit | edit source]

The regiment lost a total of 201 men during service; 1 officer and 40 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 161 enlisted men died of disease.

Commanders[edit | edit source]

  • Colonel James Carle

See also[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Specifically from the 2nd, 5th, 6th, 8th, and eight companies of the 10th Reserve regiments (see: Pennsylvania in the Civil War - 190th and 191st Regiments Pennsylvania Volunteers).
  2. Bates, Samuel P. History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5; Prepared in Compliance with Acts of the Legislature, Vol. IV: “One Hundred and Fifty-Seventh Regiment”, p. 833. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: B. Singerly State Printer, 1870.
  3. "157th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry", in "Battle Unit Details", in "The Civil War". Washington, D.C.: U.S. National Park Service, retrieved online September 18, 2018.

References[edit | edit source]

  • Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion (Des Moines, IA: Dyer Pub. Co.), 1908.
  • McBride, Robert Ekin. In the Ranks from Wilderness to Appomattox Court-house: The War, as Seen and Experienced by a Private Soldier in the Army of the Potomac (Cincinnati: Walden & Stowe), 1881.
  • PD-icon.svg This article contains text from a text now in the public domain: Dyer, Frederick H. (1908). A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Des Moines, IA: Dyer Publishing Co.

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