The first twenty-five regiments of volunteers from this State served in 1861, at the commencement of the war, but were enlisted for three months only; these regiments are omitted in the above tabulation, except the 11th and 23d Regiments, which reenlisted for three years and retained their original designation.
In addition to these twenty-five volunteer regiments of three-months men, Pennsylvania
sent to the Army, in 1863, 34 regiments of militia for ninety days service; also, about 5,000 more emergency-men in separate companies or battalions.
Two of these companies served three years, and five of them nine months.
The deaths in the first twenty-five volunteer regiments, and in the thirty-four militia regiments, in 1863, and in the miscellaneous companies, and in all other commands omitted in the above tabulated list of Pennsylvania
organizations,--aggregated 112 from disease and 2 killed in action.
Five companies of Pennsylvania Militia were the first volunteer troops of the war that arrived at Washington
, they having marched promptly to the defense of the National Capital
at the first note of alarm.
These companies were the Ringgold Light Artillery, of Reading; the Logan Guards, of Lewistown
; the Washington Artillery and National Light Infantry, of Pottsville
; and the Allen Rifles
, of Allentown
They entered the city at 7 P. M., on