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Fifty-Fifth Pennsylvania Infantry.

White's Brigade — Ames's Division--Tenth Corps.

Col. Richard White.

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 2 19
Company A   22 22   37 37 195
  B   22 22 1 30 31 179
  C   15 15   31 31 158
  D 1 15 16   28 28 166
  E 1 18 19   22 22 168
  F 2 18 20   25 25 170
  G   22 22 1 21 22 175
  H   15 15   30 30 163
  I 2 28 30   20 20 167
  K 1 26 27   23 23 198
Totals 7 201 208 3 268 271 1,758

208 killed == 11.8 per cent.

Total killed and wounded, 782; died in Confederate prisons (previously included), 96.

battles. K. & M. W. battles. K. & M. W.
Edisto Island, S. C. 2 Petersburg, Va. (assault, June 15, 1864) 46
Pocotaligo, S. C. 6 Petersburg Trenches, Va. 12
Swift Creek, Va. 6 Chaffin's Farm, Va. 15
Drewry's Bluff, Va. 58 Hatcher's Run, Va., March 30, 1865 6
Bermuda Hundred, Va. 10 Fall of Petersburg, Va. 2
Cold Harbor, Va. 41 Rice's Station, Va. 1
Picket, S. C., March 29, 1862 1 Place unknown 2

Present, also, at Appomattox.

notes.--Organized at Harrisburg, Pa. Leaving the State November 22, 1861, it went to Fort Monroe; thence, after a short stay, it proceeded to Hilton Head, S. C., and in February, 1862, was ordered to Edisto Island. The regiment was engaged in the battle of Pocotaligo, October 22, 1862, after which it was stationed for fourteen months at Beaufort, S. C. It reenlisted in January, 1864, and went home on a veteran furlough, returning in March with enough recruits to fill the ranks to the maximum. It embarked in the following month for Virginia, where it joined Butler's Army and was placed in the Third Brigade, Ames's Division, Tenth Corps, Colonel White being assigned to the command of the brigade. At Drewry's Bluff the division was attacked by Beauregard's forces, which advanced in the morning under the concealment of a thick fog; the regiment, occupying an exposed position, received the full force of the attack, losing over 300 men killed, wounded, and captured; Colonel White and 64 men were taken prisoners. At Cold Harbor the Fifty-fifth fought in Stannard's Brigade, Martindale's Division, Eighteenth Corps, sustaining a loss of 12 killed, 110 wounded, and 29 missing. In the assault on Petersburg, June 15, 1864, the regiment lost 24 killed, 124 wounded, and 8 missing; total, 156. In December, 1864, the Eighteenth Corps was discontinued, upon which the regiment was assigned to Fairchild's (4th) Brigade, Foster's (1st) Division, Twenty-fourth Corps, in which command it took part in the closing battles of the war. The Fifty-fifth lost 750 men, killed or wounded, during the eleven months preceding Lee's surrender.


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