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One Hundred and Eighty-Eighth Pennsylvania Infantry.

Burnham's Brigade — Brooks's Division--Eighteenth Corps.

(1) Col. George K. Bowen. (3) Col. James C. Briscoe; Bvt. Brig.-Gen.
(2) Col. John G. Gregg. (4) Col. Samuel I. Given.

companies. killed and died of wounds. died of disease, accidents, in Prison, &c. Total Enrollment.
Officers. Men. Total. Officers. Men. Total.
Field and Staff             13
Company A   20 20   4 4 126
  B 1 10 11   6 6 122
  C 3 10 13   7 7 112
  D   13 13 1 7 8 134
  E 1 13 14   7 7 133
  F 2 5 7   6 6 120
  G 1 5 6   9 9 105
  H 1 22 23 1 8 9 117
  I 1 10 11   5 5 106
  K   6 6   7 7 113
Totals 10 114 124 2 66 68 1,201

124 killed == 10.3 per cent.

Total of killed and wounded, 456.

battles. K. & M. W. battles. K. & M. W.
Proctor's Creek, Va., May 11 2 Cold Harbor, Va., June 3 33
Proctor's Creek, Va., May 13 1 Cold Harbor Trenches, Va. 3
Fort Darling, Va., May 14 2 Petersburg, Va. (assault) 3
Fort Darling, Va., May 15 1 Petersburg Mine, Va. 2
Drewry's Bluff, Va., May 16 25 Petersburg Trenches, Va. 16
Cold Harbor, Va., June 1 13 Fort Harrison, Va., Sept. 29 14
Cold Harbor, Va., June 2 6 Chaffin's Farm, Va., Sept. 30 3

Present, also, at Fair Oaks (1864); Fall of Richmond.

notes.--The One Hundred and Eighty-eighth was organized in April, 1864, from the surplus members of the Third Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery. It took the field immediately with about 900 men, a large proportion of whom were veterans who had served in other regiments. After the war had ended, its enrollment was increased by an accession of men from the One Hundred and Ninety-ninth Pennsylvania, which had been mustered out, and its recruits turned over to the One Hundred and Eighty-eighth. The losses in action of the One Hundred and Eighty-eighth fell entirely on its original members, its actual percentage of killed being consequently much larger than indicated above. The regiment left Fort Monroe, where it was organized,--the Third Artillery being there on garrison duty,--and joined the Army of the James at Yorktown in April, 1864, just prior to its departure for Bermuda Hundred. Fighting commenced immediately on its arrival there, and at Drewry's Bluff, a battle fought in a dense fog, the regiment was engaged in a severe contest. Two weeks later, the Eighteenth Corps was moved by transports to White House Landing on the York, from whence it marched to Cold Harbor, where it participated in the ill-advised and disastrous assaults at that place, losing 19 killed, 144 wounded, and 8 missing; five officers were among the killed. At Fort Harrison the regiment, then in Stannard's Division, took part in that gallant and successful assault. In December, the Corps having been discontinued, it was assigned to Roberts's (3d) Brigade, Devens's (3d) Division, Twenty-fourth Corps. It was mustered out on December 14, 1865.


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