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Federal Regiment

90th Pennsylvania Infantry

Organized: near Philadelphia, PA; mustered in September 3, 1861
Disbanded/Mustered out: Yellow House, VA 26 November 1864

 

Commanding Officers on the Antietam Campaign:
  Col. Peter Lyle
  LCol. William A. Leech

 

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


Unit history

In April 1862 it received its arms, altered smooth-bore muskets, which were not exchanged until July, 1864.

On the Antietam Campaign

On the afternoon of the 16th the brigade was ordered across Antietam Creek, to the support of the Pennsylvania Reserves, who had been sent to feel the enemy's position, and bivouacked at night, in line of battle. At daylight of the 17th the battle was opened by the Third Brigade, and the Ninetieth was sent to the support of Matthews' Battery. When the Third was overcome and driven back, the Second, to which the regiment belonged, and to which it had now returned, relieved the Third, and remained in action until its ammunition was exhausted, when it was withdrawn. It was later in the day sent to the extreme right to cover the Hagerstown Road, where Colonel Lyle was placed in command of the brigade, Lieutenant Colonel Leech assuming command of the regiment. The loss in this battle was ninety-eight. Colonel Lyle, Captain Charles F. Maguire, and Lieutenants Samuel W. Moore, Anthony Morin and James M. Moore were among the wounded.1

Statistics

Initial Strength: not known; Killed in Action (KIA): 17; Wounded (WIA): 75; Missing in Action (MIA): 9; Captured (POW): 2;

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Battlefield Tablets for this Unit

Tablet #1: First Army Corps - 16 Sep, 2 PM to 16 Sep, 6 PM
Tablet #14: Ricketts' 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 #7: Ricketts' Division, First Army Corps - 17 Sep, 6 AM to 17 Sep, 5 PM
Tablet #9: Christian's Brigade, Ricketts' Division - 17 Sep, 6 AM to 17 Sep, 8 AM
Tablet #81: Ricketts' Division, First Army Corps - 17 Sep, 6 AM to 17 Sep, 9 AM

We have 111 individuals who were on the Maryland Campaign in the AotW database for this unit:

 

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APvtBates, William MIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
APvtHager, Philip WIA   09/00     We have some details for this person
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A PvtRuhl, John WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
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Notes

1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 23583]