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155th Pennsylvania Infantry

Organized: Harrisburg; mustered in 09/05/1862
Disbanded/Mustered out: Washington, DC 06/02/1865

 

Commanding Officer at Antietam:
  Col. Edward J. Allen

 

This Regiment's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of the Potomac
  Corps - Fifth (V) Army Corps
  Division - 3rd Division, V Corps
  Brigade - 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, V Corps


Unit history

"At Harrisburg a regimental organization was effected with Edward Jay Allen as colonel, and armed with the Belgian rifle, a species of light artillery, we were at once transported by rail to Washington. Here we were assigned to General Briggs Brigade of General AA Humphreys Division The foe had crossed the Potomac and had invaded loyal soil ..."1

On the Antietam Campaign

"Pausing at Washington long enough to exchange the worthless Austrian rifles with which it had been armed, for the smooth-bore Springfield muskets,the regiment pushed forward through Maryland, over the battle-ground of South Mountain, and was greeted, as it approached Antietam, with the sound of the conflict. The Fifth Corps was held in reserve during the engagement,and hence the regiment was not called into action."2

Battlefield Tablets for this Unit

Tablet #19: Humphreys' Division, Fifth Army Corps - 14 Sep, 6 AM to 18 Sep, 7 AM
Tablet #33: Fifth Army Corps - 15 Sep, 2 PM to 16 Sep, 12 PM

References & Notes

A history of the unit called Under the Maltese Cross (1910) is also available online.

We have 61 individuals in the AotW database for this unit:

 

Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
APvtCampbell, John M.   
APvtMarchand, Nicholas G.Died   11/19     We have some details for this person
ACaptPearson, Alfred Lawrence        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
ALtStewart, John C.   
BSgtCampbell, Henry Reams        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
BSgtGrubbs, Henry W.   
BLtJennings, Benjamin F.   
BPvtMcMillan, Archibald Died   11/07
BPvtWeaver, Henry F.   
CSgtDunn, Thomas B.   
CCorpEuwer, Archibald Nelson        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
DPvtBooth, George    
DPvtFinnegan, James         We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
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DPvtLeonard, Hugh         We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
EPvtAlter, John King        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
EPvtCallen, Theophilus S.        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
EPvtCrookham, John F.        We have some details for this person
EPvtDouglass, Robert P.        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
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EPvtLatta, Colin         We have some details for this person
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EPvtMcKenna, Charles Francis        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
EPvtO'Neil, James P.        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
EPvtOverholt, Abraham F.Died   10/10     We have some details for this person
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ESgtPower, Joseph Torrence        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
ELtSackett, Joseph B.   
ECorpTomer, Thomas J.        We have some details for this person
FLtBreed, Henry A.   
FPvtEaston, Brice Died   10/02
FPvtHill, Robert A.WIA   09/14     We have some details for this person
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FCorpMcClelland, George Pressly        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
FPvtSnodgrass, James L.Died   11/16     We have some details for this person
GPvtBaker, Marion M.Died   10/03     We have some details for this person
GPvtFowles, Erred MWIA   09/18     We have some details for this person
GPvtFowles, William B.        We have some details for this person
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GLtMeeker, Edwin         We have some details for this person
HSgtBailey, William Y.   
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HSgtOrr, David T.   
HPvtPorter, John T.        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
HSgtWhitmer, William R.Died   10/12
IPvtAdams, Joseph Died   10/26     We have some details for this person
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ISgtHunter, James K. P.        We have some details for this person
ISgtKerr, John H.   
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ICorpPhillips, James J. Sinclair        We have some details for this person
ICorpWalter, Charles A.        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
KPvtHayes, William B.Died   11/19     We have some details for this person
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F&SASrgWilson, William Stockton        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person

 

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Notes

1   Nicholson, John Page, Pennsylvania at Gettysburg, 2 Volumes, Harrisburg: Wm.. Stanley Ray, 1893, Vol. 2, pg. 756  [AotW citation 1057]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, Vol. 4, pg. 800  [AotW citation 1058]