210th Pennsylvania Infantry

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210th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry
Active September 12, 1864 – May 30, 1865
Country United States of America
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Siege of Petersburg
Battle of Boydton Plank Road
Battle of Globe Tavern
Battle of Hatcher's Run
Appomattox Campaign
Battle of Lewis's Farm
Battle of White Oak Road
Battle of Five Forks
Battle of Appomattox Court House

The 210th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Service

The 210th Pennsylvania Infantry was organized at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania beginning September 12, 1864 and mustered in September 28, 1864 under the command of Colonel William Sergeant.

The regiment was attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, V Corps, Army of the Potomac.

The 210th Pennsylvania Infantry mustered out of service on May 30, 1865.

Detailed service

Siege of Petersburg, Va., October 1864 to April 1865. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run October 27-28, 1864. Warren's Raid on Weldon Railroad December 7-12. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Lewis's Farm near Gravelly Run March 29. White Oak Road March 30-31. Five Forks April 1. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Marched to Washington, D.C., May 1-12. Grand Review of the Armies May 23.

Casualties

The regiment lost a total of 85 men during service; 3 officers and 37 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 1 officer and 44 enlisted men died of disease.

Commanders

  • Colonel William Sergeant - mortally wounded in action at the Battle of Lewis's Farm; died April 11, 1865
  • Lieutenant Colonel Edward L. Witman - commissioned colonel April 12, 1865, but never mustered at rank

Notable members

See also

References

  • Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion (Des Moines, IA: Dyer Pub. Co.), 1908.
  • Hughes, Thomas L. A Brief History 210th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment War of Rebellion, 1864-1865 (S.l.: Agb WorldCom Publications), 2006.
Attribution
  • This article contains text from a text now in the public domain: Dyer, Frederick H. (1908). A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Des Moines, IA: Dyer Publishing Co.
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