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Thirteenth Pennsylvania Reserves--“Bucktails.”

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

(1) Col. Thomas L. Kane; Bvt. Maj. Gen. (2) Col. Charles J. Biddle. (3) Col. Hugh W. Mcneil (Killed).
(4) Col. Charles F. Taylor (Killed). (5) Major W. R. Hartshorn.

companies. killed and died of wounds. died of disease, accidents, in Prison, &c. Total Enrollment.
Officers. Men. Total. Officers. Men. Total.
Field and Staff 2 1 3       16
Company A 2 20 22   7 7 113
  B 1 13 14   7 7 102
  C 1 14 15   9 9 103
  D 1 13 14   9 9 107
  E   11 11   11 11 118
  F 1 14 15 1 8 9 113
  G   18 18   12 12 119
  H 2 15 17   9 9 128
  I 1 17 18   7 7 126
  K   15 15 1 9 10 120
Totals 11 151 162 2 88 90 1,165

162 killed == 13.9 per cent.

Total of killed and wounded, 604; died in Confederate prisons (previously included), 16.

battles. K. & M. W. battles. K. & M. W.
Dranesville, Va. 4 South Mountain, Md. 19
Harrisonburg, Va. (Cos. G, C, H, I) 15 Antietam, Md. 11
Cross Keys, Va. (Cos. G, C, H, I) 3 Fredericksburg, Va. 35
Mechanicsville, Va. (Cos. A, B, D, E, F, K) 5 Gettysburg, Pa. 12
Gaines's Mill, Va. (Cos. A, B, D, E, F, K) 1 Wilderness, Va. 7
Glendale, Va. (Cos. A, B, D, E, F, K) 15 Spotsylvania, Va. 23
Catlett's Station, Va. 1 Bethesda Church, Va. 4
Manassas, Va. 7    

Present, also, at New Creek; Malvern Hill; Williamsport; Mine Run; North Anna; Totopotomoy.

notes.--Known also as the First Pennsylvania Rifles, or Kane Rifles. It was recruited in April, 1861, from the lumbermen of the Pennsylvania forests; the men were strong and hardy, each being a skillful marksman, armed with his own rifle. The regiment was subsequently armed with Sharpe's rifles, and then again with Spencer seven-shooters. Each man wore a bucktail on his hat, and hence their name; one which became famous throughout the army, because of the extraordinary efficiency of the regiment. It took the field in June, proceeding to Cumberland, Md., in which vicinity it was actively engaged on scout and picket duty until October, when it joined its division — the Pennsylvania Reserves--at Washington. In the spring of 1862, four companies, under Colonel Kane, served in the Shenandoah Valley, while the others accompanied the Reserves to the Peninsula. The regiment was united again at Manassas, in which battle they were engaged, and then marched with General McClellan to Antietam, where Colonel McNiel was killed. The Bucktails met with a severe loss at Fredericksburg, their casualties there amounting to 19 killed, 113 wounded, and 29 missing; total, 161. At Gettysburg the brigade, led by the gallant McCandless, rendered good service near Little Round Top. Colonel Taylor, who was killed there, was a brave officer and a gentleman of culture and accomplishments; he was a brother of Bayard Taylor. The Bucktails did good work under Grant at the Wilderness and Spotsylvania, after which they were mustered out at Harrisburg, Pa., June 11 1864, their term of service having expired.

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