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95th Pennsylvania Infantry

"Pennsylvania Zouaves"
Organized: Philadelphia, PA; mustered in 10/12/1861
Disbanded/Mustered out: Philadelphia, PA 7/24/1865


Commanding Officer on the Antietam Campaign:
  Col. Gustavus W. Town


This Regiment's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of the Potomac
  Corps - Sixth Army Corps
  Division - 1st Division, 6th Corps
  Brigade - 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Corps

Unit history

Formed at Philadelphia in the Fall of 1861 with John M. Gosline, Colonel; Gustavus W. Town, Lieutenant Colonel; William B. Hubbs, Major.

Col Gosline was killed at Gaines Mill 27 June 1862, and the command went to LCol Town, who was then promoted to Colonel.

On the Antietam Campaign

On the 6th of September the regiment, with the rest of the army, took up the line of march for Maryland. At Crampton's Gap, on the 14th of September, it was warmly engaged, charging the enemy, at the point of the bayonet up the steep and rugged mountain side. At the top, encountering fresh reserves of the enemy, the renowned Cobb Legion, led by General Cobb of Georgia, it renewed the attack with unflinching determination, and drove them from their strong position, capturing a piece of artillery, with limber, caisson and horses complete, large numbers of arms, and all their knapsacks which they had thrown off in their haste to enter the engagement. Upon the limber, attached to the piece captured, was painted the following inscription "JENNY--Presented by the patriot ladies of Georgia to the State Artillery." In the battle of Antietam, on the 17th, the regiment was posted opposite the Dunker Church, doing efficient service in repelling repeated charges of the enemy, sustaining a loss of two men killed and twenty-two wounded.
(quoted from Bates)

Battlefield Tablets for this Unit

Tablet #120: Army of the Potomac - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 12 PM
Tablet #102: Sixth Army Corps - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 4 PM
Tablet #71: Slocum's Division, Sixth Army Corps - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 19 Sep, 9 AM

References & Notes

Source: Bates, Samuel P., History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg, 1868-1871. (online at Pennsylvania in the Civil War)

We have 4 individuals in the AotW database who were on the Maryland Campaign with this unit:


Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
APvtBobb, William WIA   09/17
DCaptBeattes, Jacob H        We have some details for this person
F PvtLinde, William KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
F&SColTown, Gustavus Washington        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person


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