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Eighth Pennsylvania Reserves (37th Pennsylvania Infantry).

Fisher's Brigade — Crawford's Division--Fifth Corps.

(1) Col. George S. Hays. (2) Col. Silas M. Bailey.

companies. killed and died of wounds. died of disease, accidents, in Prison, &c. Total Enrollment.
Officers. Men. Total. Officers. Men. Total.
Field and Staff 1   1       17
Company A   20 20   5 5 116
  B 1 22 23   4 4 95
  C   13 13   4 4 97
  D 2 9 11   6 6 116
  E   17 17   7 7 88
  F   14 14   8 8 95
  G   15 15   8 8 101
  H   7 7   9 9 90
  I 1 21 22   8 8 149
  K   15 15   9 9 98
Totals 5 153 158   68 68 1,062

158 killed == 14.8 per cent.

Total of killed and wounded, 490; Total of captured and missing, 147.

battles. K. & M. W. battles. K. & M. W.
Mechanicsville, Va. 4 South Mountain, Md. 22
Gaines's Mill, Va. 29 Antietam, Md. 15
White Oak Swamp, Va. 1 Fredericksburg, Va. 44
Glendale, Va. 19 Wilderness, Va. 7
Manassas, Va. 7 Spotsylvania, Va. 10

Present, also, at Dranesville; Malvern Hill; Chantilly.

notes.--Organized at Pittsburg, June 28, 1861, arriving at Washington, July 23d. The Reserves took the field in October, crossing into Virginia where they were engaged on outpost duty for several months. In May, 1862, the division advanced to Fredericksburg, but returning immediately embarked for the Peninsula where it joined General McClellan's Army, then in front of Richmond. Two weeks later the regiment took part in the Seven Days Battles, its losses amounting to 32 killed, 113 wounded, and 85 missing; total, 230. Returning to the Rappahannock, the division was transferred to McDowell's Corps — afterwards the First. Throughout the battle summer and autumn of 1862, the Eighth fought in every engagement, and then the remnant of the gallant regiment marched to the field of Fredericksburg. There the Reserves, under Meade, charged a strong position of the enemy, and, though successful at points, were finally repulsed, the Eighth losing 131 men, or half its number. In February, 1863, the Reserves were ordered into the defences of Washington, having been withdrawn from active service in order that they might rest and recruit their shattered ranks. The Eighth remained there until the spring of 1864, when it rejoined the Army of the Potomac, the division having been again assigned to the Fifth Corps. The regiment fought at the Wilderness and Spotsylvania, and then on May 17, 1864, while confronting the enemy's lines, received the welcome order which announced the expiration of its term of service.


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