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[488] the 18th of April.1 On the following day, the 26th Pennsylvania, and the 6th Massachusetts arrived at Baltimore en-route for the Capital, and in the fight with the mob in the streets of that city the 26th Pennsylvania lost one man killed and several wounded.

The nine-months regiments from Pennsylvania furnished some noteworthy items to the casualty lists of the war. For instance:

regiment. battle. Killed and Wounded. regiment. battle. Killed and Wounded.
125th Pennsylvania Antietam 145 133d Pennsylvania Fredericksburg 184
130th Pennsylvania Antietam 178 134th Pennsylvania Fredericksburg 148
131st Pennsylvania Fredericksburg 175 151st Pennsylvania Gettysburg 2332
132d Pennsylvania Antietam 152 203d Pennsylvania3 Fort Fisher 191

The greatest battle of the war was fought on the soil of Pennsylvania, and by a well-ordered fortune the first volley to greet the invading foe flashed from the rifles of a Pennsylvania regiment. To the 56th Pennsylvania Infantry, Colonel J. W. Hofman commanding, belongs the historic honor of firing the first volley on that field. The skirmishers of Buford's Cavalry were earlier on the field, but were only holding the ground until the infantry

1 Hist. Penn. Vols.: S. P. Bates.

2 Not mcluding 102, missing or captured.

3 Enlisted for one year.

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