3rd Pennsylvania ReservesOrganized: Philadelphia, PA; mustered in 05/20/1861
Disbanded/Mustered out: Pittsburgh, PA 06/17/1864
|Commanding Officer: |
LCol. John Clark
|Maps Showing this Unit:|
Detail Map #1: Hookers I Corps' Sweeps Down the Pike
Detail Map #2: Hood's Division Retakes the Cornfield
Detail Map #3: Mansfield's XII Corps Attacks Into the Cornfield
Battlefield Tablets for this Unit:
Tablet #1: First Army Corps - 16 Sep, 2 PM to 16 Sep, 6 PM
Tablet #15: Meade's Division, First Army Corps - 16 Sep, 2 PM to 16 Sep, 8 PM
Tablet #120: Army of the Potomac - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 12 PM
Tablet #16: Magilton's Brigade, Meade's Division - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 9 AM
Tablet #11: Meade's Division, First Army Corps - 17 Sep, 6 AM to 17 Sep, 9 AM
Tablet #12: Magilton's Brigade, Meade's Division - 17 Sep, 6 AM to 17 Sep, 9 AM
This Regiment's Chain of Command:
Army - Army of the Potomac
Corps - First (I) Army Corps
Division - 3rd Division, I Corps
Brigade - 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, I Corps
History of the Unit:
The Regiment saw duty in the defences of Washington DC til Spring of 1862. They were then on the Peninsula and Bull Run Campaigns.
In the Antietam Campaign:
"Arriving on the field on the afternoon of September 16th, Lieut. Col. John Clark. Comd'g the Regiment immediately deployed eight companies as skirmishers."
"When the 2nd Brigade advanced on the morning of September 17th, the Regiment fell into line, and 600 yards South of this point became engaged with Hood's Confederate Division".
(from the 3rd Reserve's monument on the field at Antietam National Battlefield)
The remainder of the War:
They were at Fredericksburg in December and on the "mud march" of January 1863, but spent the remainder of that year again defending Washington. They campaigned in Western Virginia in 1864, seeing action at Cloyd's Mountain in May.
References, Sources, and other Notes:
Unit service details from Dyer.1
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1 Dyer, Frederick H., A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, Des Moines, Iowa: The Dyer Publishing Co., 1908 [AotW citation 117]« Search for Another Unit