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Federal Regiment

48th Pennsylvania Infantry

Commanding Officer:
  LCol. Joshua K. Sigfried
Statistics for Maryland Campaign
  Initial Strength: not known
  Killed in Action (KIA): 8
  Wounded (WIA): 51
  Missing in Action (MIA): 1

Maps Showing this Unit:
   Detail Map #9: Burnside Attacks the Lower Bridge
   Detail Map #11: Burnside Climbs Toward Sharpsburg
   Detail Map #12: AP Hill Hits Burnside's Flank

Battlefield Tablets for this Unit:
   Tablet #56: Ninth Army Corps - 15 Sep, 7 AM to 16 Sep, 3 PM
   Tablet #58: Sturgis' Division, Ninth Army Corps - 16 Sep, 9 PM to 17 Sep, 5 PM
   Tablet #124: Nagle's Brigade, Sturgis' Division - 17 Sep, 1 PM to 17 Sep, 9 PM
   Tablet #122: Army of the Potomac - 17 Sep, 10 AM to 17 Sep, 6 PM
   Tablet #70, cont: Ninth Army Corps - 17 Sep, 3 PM to 17 Sep, 5 PM
   Tablet #69: Nagle's Brigade, Sturgis' Division - 17 Sep, 6 AM to 17 Sep, 5 PM
   Tablet #70: Ninth Army Corps - 17 Sep, 7 AM to 17 Sep, 3 PM
   Tablet #57: Ninth Army Corps - 17 Sep, 7 AM to 17 Sep, 5 PM

This Regiment's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of the Potomac
  Corps - Ninth (IX) Army Corps
  Division - 2nd Division, IX Corps
  Brigade - 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, IX Corps


History of the Unit:
The 48th Pennsylvania Infantry was organized at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, during August and September, 1861. It was mustered into federal service there, by detachments, in mid-September. Many members of the regiment had seen prior service in at least three Pennsylvania units which had seen service as 'three-month term of enlistment' organizations - the 6th, 14th, and 25th Pennsylvania Infantry regiments. A large number of men in the regiment had been miners prior to the war. Eight hundred and fifty-eight officers and enlisted men were mustered into service as members of the regiment.

James Nagle was the organizer and first Colonel of this regiment.
(from Antietam Natl Battlefield file)

In the Antietam Campaign:
Col James Nagle, who had been in command of the Brigade, received commission as Brigadier General of Volunteers on the battlefield of Antietam September 17, 1862, Lieutenant Colonel Sigfried was promoted to Colonel, Captain Henry Pleasants, Lieutenant Colonel, and Captain James Wren, Major.

The War Department battlefield plaque says:
The Bridgade assisted in carrying the Burnside Bridge, and crossed it soon after 1:00 PM. After the repulse of the three Divisions of Willcox, Scammon and Rodman later in the day, Ferrero's and Nagle's Brigades advanced to the crest of the ridge about 420 yards east of this [marker] to check Confederate pursuit. The 48th Pennsylvania supported and relieved the 51st Pennsylvania, engaging the Confederates posted on this line and behind the stone walls right and left of this point. The engagement continued into the night, and the regiment and Brigade bivouacked on the ground on which they had fought.

We have 84 individuals in the AotW database for this unit:

Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
APvtBetz, George WIA   09/17
APvtBriegle, George MWIA   09/14
APvtDreibelbeis, Benjamin F. C.WIA   09/16
APvtKrieger, Charles WIA   09/17
ACorpPrice, Henry H.WIA   09/17     We have a picture for this person
APvtWhitaker, John WIA   00/00
BPvtHume, Matthew WIA   09/17
BPvtKnittle, Frederick WIA   09/17
BPvtMoyer, Laurentus C.WIA   09/17
BSgtPrince, Alexander KIA   09/18
BPvtRobinson, John KIA   09/17
BPvtSimpson, John R.WIA   09/17
BCaptWren, James         We have a picture for this person
CSgtClark, William WIA   09/14
CPvtDersh, Henry WIA   09/17
CPvtDougherty, John WIA   09/17
CLtGowen, George Washington        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
CCorpGribons, James WIA   09/17
CPvtHorn, James WIA   09/17
CPvtMcElrath, James WIA   09/14
CSgtMonahan, Edward WIA   09/17
CCaptPleasants, Henry         We have a picture for this person
CPvtRodgers, Robert WIA   09/17
CPvtShenk, John WIA   09/17
CPvtToben, Martin MIA   09/14
CCorpWallace, Samuel WIA   09/17
DPvtAimes, Walter P.WIA   09/17
DPvtArtz, George WIA   09/17
DPvtEvans, James WIA   00/00
DPvtHoch, Franklin WIA   09/17
DPvtJeffries, Alva F.KIA   09/17
DPvtKline, Jared WIA   09/14
DCorpRothenberger, Henry WIA   09/17
DPvtStichter, Samuel WIA   09/17
DPvtStillwagon, George W.WIA   09/17
EPvtBroadbent, John KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
ELtCullen, William KIA   09/17
ECorpMcElrath, John WIA   09/17
ESgtSeward, John WIA   09/17
ESgtTrainer, William WIA   09/17
ECaptWinlack, William    
FCorpGriffith, Jeremiah WIA   09/14
FSgtJenkins, John WIA   09/17
FPvtPaully, James WIA   09/14
FSgtTaylor, William E.WIA   09/17
GCaptBosbyshell, Oliver Christian        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
GPvtEvans, Clement    
GCorpKuentzler, Charles F.WIA   09/17
GPvtNagle, Henry W.WIA   09/17
GPvtPugh, John WIA   09/17
GPvtRodgers, John WIA   09/17
GSgtSmith, Robert    
GPvtTimmons, Charles KIA   09/17
HPvtDavis, William WIA   09/17
HPvtForney, Richard WIA   09/17
HPvtFryberger, Samuel WIA   09/17
HPvtHowell, John    
HPvtKalbach, John F.WIA   09/14
HPvtOhnmacht, Daniel WIA   09/17
HPvtScott, Michael WIA   09/14
HPvtWitman, Jacob A.WIA   09/17
IPvtBachman, John F.WIA   09/14
ISgtEdwards, Joseph         We have some details for this person
IPvtFocht, Lewis V.KIA   09/17
IPvtFurman, Nathan WIA   09/17
IPvtHoffman, Benjamin WIA   09/14
IPvtKeller, Peter WIA   09/17
ILtKistler, Michael M.WIA   09/17
IPvtKramer, Israei WIA   09/14
IPvtMillet, Charles WIA   09/17
KPvtBoyer, Peter MWIA   09/17
KPvtBurke, Peter Died   11/14
KPvtDentzer, George KIA   09/17
KLtDouty, James         We have a picture for this person
KPvtFenstemaker, David WIA   09/17
KPvtHendley, Adam    
KCorpMoser, Daniel KIA   09/17
KPvtPayne, Edward R.WIA   09/17
KSgtQuinn, Patrick F.WIA   09/17
KPvtShaw, John WIA   09/17
KPvtSimon, Francis WIA   09/17
F&SChplHolman, Samuel Augustus        We have some details for this person
F&SLColSigfried, Joshua K        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
F&SSgtWagner, Jacob         We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person

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