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Forty-Ninth Pennsylvania Infantry.

Russell's Brigade — Wright's Division--Sixth Corps.

(1) Col. William H. Irwin; Bvt. Brig. Gen. (2) Col. Thomas M. Hulings, R. A. (Killed). (3) Col. Boynton J. Hickman.

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   1 1 19
Company A 1 16 17   16 16 148
  B 2 20 22   20 20 164
  C   13 13   15 15 138
  D   19 19   16 16 147
  E   21 21   21 21 155
  F   18 18   21 21 156
  G   29 29   16 16 132
  H 2 23 25   16 16 126
  I 2 23 25   14 14 128
  K   1 1   12 12 1
Totals 9 184 193   168 168 1,313

193 killed == 14.6 per cent.

Total of killed and wounded, 736; died in Confederate prisons (previously included), 24.

battles. K. & M. W. battles. K. & M. W.
Yorktown, Va. 1 Spotsylvania, Va. 109
Williamsburg, Va. 1 Hanovertown, Va. 1
Garnett's Hill, Va. 3 Cold Harbor, Va. 10
Golding's Farm, Va. 4 Opequon, Va. 18
Antietam, Md. 1 Petersburg, Va. 6
Marye's Heights, Va. 3 Sailor's Creek, Va. 18
Rappahannock Station, Va. 5 Picket, Va., June 16, 1862 1
Wilderness, Va. 12    

Present, also, at Savage Station; White Oak Swamp; Malvern Hill; Crampton's Gap; Fredericksburg (1862); Salem Church; Gettysburg Mine Run; Fort Stevens, D. C.; Hatcher's Run.

notes.--Recruited in Mifflin, Centre, Chester, Huntingdon, and Juniata Counties. It arrived at Washington September 22d, 1861, where it was assigned to Hancock's Brigade of Wm. F. Smith's Division, a brigade composed of exceptionally good regiments. Under its able general the brigade soon won distinction at Williamsburg, where, by its brilliant and effective manoeuvres, it aided materially in securing a victory: that it accomplished the same with but little loss, reflected all the more credit on its “superb” commander. In the spring of 1863 the Forty-ninth was transferred to the Third Brigade, First (Brooks's) Division, Sixth Corps, in which command it remained during the rest of the war. The brigade--Sixth Maine, Forty-ninth Pennsylvania, One Hundred and Nineteenth Pennsylvania, and Fifth Wisconsin--distinguished itself particularly at Rappahannock Station, carrying the enemy's works by a bayonet charge in which some of the regiments lost heavily. However fortunate the Forty-ninth may have been in previous battles, it was destined to suffer a terrible loss at Spotsylvania. In that battle it was one of the twelve selected regiments which formed the assaulting column under the gallant Upton. In that charge, 260 of its men were cut down by the enemy's fire, and Colonel Hulings and Lieutenant-Colonel John B. Miles were killed Two days later the regiment was engaged in the bloody contest at the “Angle” with still further loss. From May 6th to May 13th, 1864--including the Wilderness and Spotsylvania — this regiment lost 317, in killed or wounded, out of the 530 who crossed the Rapidan.

1 Consolidated with Company B, January, 1863.

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