47th Pennsylvania Infantry

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Regimental History and Service Record

Organized at Harrisburg August and September, 1861. Moved to Washington, D.C., September 20-21. Attached to 3rd Brigade, W. F. Smith's Division, Army Potomac, to January, 1862. District of Key West, Fla., to June, 1862. District of Beaufort, S.C., Dept. South, to November, 1862. District of Key West, Fla., 10th Corps, Dept. of the South, November, 1862, and Dept. of the Gulf to February, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to July, 1864, and Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, Provisional Division, Army Shenandoah, to April, 1865. 2nd Brigade, Dwight's Division, 22nd Corps, Dept. of Washington, to May, 1865. 3rd Brigade, Dwight's Division, District of Savannah, Ga., Dept. South, to July, 1865. 1st Sub-District, South Carolina, Dept. South Carolina, to December, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., until January, 1862. Moved to Key West, Fla., via Annapolis, Md., and on Steamer "Oriental!" January 22-February 4. Duty at Fort Taylor, Key West, Fla., until June 18. Moved to Hilton Head, S. C, June 18-22, thence to Beaufort, S.C., July 2, and duty there until October. Expedition to Florida September 30-October 13. St. John's Bluff October 3. Capture of Jacksonville October 5 (Cos. "E" and "K"). Expedition from Jacksonville to Lake Beresford and capture of Steamer "Gov. Milton" near Hawkinsville October 6 (Cos. "E" and "K"). Expedition to Pocotaligo, S.C., October 21-23. Frampton's Plantation and Pocotaligo Bridge October 22. Ordered to Key West, Fla., November 15. Garrison Fort Taylor (Cos. "A," "B," "C," "E," "G" and "I") and Fort Jefferson (Cos. "D," "F," "H" and "K") until February, 1864. Moved to New Orleans, La., February 25. (Regiment reenlisted October, 1863, to February, 1864.) At Algiers, La., February 28.

Mansura May 16. At Morganza until June 20. At New Orleans until July 5. Moved to Washington, D.C., July 5-12. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August to November. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. At Camp Russell, near Winchester, until December 20, and at Camp Fairview, Charlestown, and on outpost duty in West Virginia until April, 1865. Moved to Washington. D.C., April 19-21. Grand Review May 23-24. Moved to Savannah, Ga., May 31-June 4, and to Charleston, S.C., June 17. Duty at Charleston and other points in South Carolina until December. Mustered out December 25, 1865.

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Regiment Statistical Information

  • Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 112 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 170 Enlisted men by disease. Total 290.


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