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106th Pennsylvania Infantry

"5th California Regiment"
Organized: Philadelphia, PA; mustered in 10/31/1861
Disbanded/Mustered out: Philadelphia, PA 9/10/1864

 

Commanding Officer at Antietam:
  Col. Turner G. Morehead

 

This Regiment's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of the Potomac
  Corps - Second (II) Army Corps
  Division - 2nd Division, II Corps
  Brigade - 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, II Corps


Unit history

"After the return of the 22d Regiment of the three-months' enlistments, its Colonel, Turner G. Morehead, a veteran of the Mexican War, and some of his officers commenced to recruit a new regiment for the three-year service. It was mustered in during August, September and October, 1861. Many members of the Philadelphia Light Guards and a large number of the enlisted men of the 22d joined this command, which was first known as the "Fifth California" Regiment, being part of Colonel Baker's California Brigade, but later as one of the four regiments composing the Philadelphia Brigade. "
(California State Military Museum)

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Battlefield Tablets for this Unit

Tablet #35: Second Army Corps - 15 Sep, 7 AM to 15 Sep, 8 PM
Tablet #115: Second Army Corps - 15 Sep, 9 AM to 17 Sep, 7 AM
Tablet #120: Army of the Potomac - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 12 PM
Tablet #116: Second Army Corps - 17 Sep, 6 AM to 17 Sep, 10 AM
Tablet #36: Sedgwick's Division, Second Army Corps - 17 Sep, 7 AM to 17 Sep, 10 AM
Tablet #39: Howard's Brigade, Sedgwick's Division - 17 Sep, 7 AM to 17 Sep, 12 PM

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See a summary of the unit's history from the California State Military Museum.

We have 37 individuals in the AotW database for this unit:

 

Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
APvtBeckley, Joshua KIA   09/17
ASgtHickman, Charles F.KIA   09/17
APvtScullin, Patrick KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
A PvtSmithe, George S.WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
BSgtChambers, John H.KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
B PvtStainrook, Henry A.POW   09/17     We have some details for this person
CPvtArbuckle, Samuel WIA   09/17
CCorpBailey, Francis WIA   09/17
CPvtDibble, William A.KIA   09/17
C PvtDibble, William A.KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
CCorpMcNeal, William KIA   09/17
DPvtDaud, Thomas KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
D PvtElter, John S.WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
D PvtKendall, P. S.WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
DPvtMason, George G.KIA   09/17
DPvtRodebaugh, Elwood KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
D PvtWatts, Hiram B.AWOL   09/17     We have some details for this person
E CorpHart, Thomas WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
EPvtMcLaughlin, John KIA   09/17
E PvtMountenay, John WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
EPvtRice, Jacob Died   10/14     We have some details for this person
E CorpSchaer, Theodore WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
E CorpStroup, Thomas M.WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
FPvtBlack, Samuel WIA   09/17
FPvtBrosious, Jacob M.WIA   09/17
FLtBryan, WIlliam KIA   09/17
FCaptClark, Timothy KIA   09/17
FPvtRitler, Adam WIA   09/17
FSgtSanders, Richard KIA   09/17
G PvtEhler, Benjamin WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
GPvtLeggett, Walter KIA   09/17
HPvtDiemer, Henry KIA   09/17
H PvtRawnsley, Frank WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
I PvtWoods, Thomas AWOL   09/17     We have some details for this person
KPvtMcVery, John Died   10/17     We have some details for this person
F&SColMorehead, Turner Gustavus        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
F&SLtPleis, Ferdinand M.   

 

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