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Seventy-Sixth Pennsylvania Infantry.

Barton's Brigade — Turner's Division--Tenth Corps.

(1) Col. John M. Power. (3) Col. John C. Campbell.
(2) Col. D. C. Strawbridge. (4) Col. John S. Littell; Bvt. Brig.-Gen.

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 20
Company A 1 20 21   20 20 210
  B 2 14 16   28 28 209
  C   14 14 1 16 17 173
  D   10 10   18 18 208
  E   13 13   20 20 190
  F 2 26 28   21 21 203
  G   13 13   13 13 204
  H 3 14 17   17 17 169
  I 1 20 21   21 21 186
  K   17 17   18 18 170
Totals 9 161 170 2 192 194 1,942

Total of killed and wounded, 623; died in Confederate prisons (previously included), 52.

battles. K. & M. W. battles. K. & M. W.
James Island, S. C. 2 Bermuda Hundred, Va. 2
Pocotaligo, S. C. 16 Cold Harbor, Va. 9
Fort Wagner, S. C., July 11, 1863 59 Petersburg Trenches, Va. 9
Fort Wagner, S. C., July 18, 1863 7 Petersburg Mine, Va. 9
Siege of Fort Wagner, S. C. 2 Deep Bottom, Va. 13
Chesterfield Heights, Va. 7 Chaffin's Farm, Va. 3
Swift Creek, Va. 1 Darbytown Road, Va. 2
Drewry's Bluff, Va. 22 Fort Fisher, N. C. 7

Present, also, at Fort Pulaski; Wilmington.

notes.--Fort Wagner was a memorable locality of the war by reason of many varied incidents of siege and assault, together with the dramatic character which invested some of those thrilling scenes. There were two distinct assaults; the first occurred July 11, 1863, and the second, just one week later. The Seventy-sixth took a conspicuous part in the first assault, which was made by three regiments only; the Ninth Maine, Seventy-sixth Pennsylvania, and the Seventh Connecticut--under General Strong the brigade commander. The Seventy-sixth occupied the centre of the line, its advance taking it over a ridge where it was exposed to the fire of the fort. The assault failed, but not until 180 of the regiment had been cut down. Another attempt was made on the 18th with an assaulting column of the three brigades, but it also failed, and General Strong was killed. The Seventy-sixth had the honor of participating in the successful assault on Fort Fisher. It was then in Penny-packer's Brigade, Ames's Division; General Terry commanded the expedition. As these troops remained in North Carolina, the Tenth Corps which had been discontinued was reorganized with Terry in command. General Pennypacker was badly wounded at Fort Fisher, and Colonel Littell succeed to the command of the brigade. The Seventy-sixth was organized at Harrisburg in October, 1861; it proceeded immediately to Hilton Head, S. C., and remained in that Department until it entered the Virginia campaign of 1864. In the actions at Drewry's Bluff and its vicinity the regiment lost 15 killed, 119 wounded, and 10 missing; total, 144. It reenlisted and served through the whole period of the war.


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