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WIKIPEDIA - “The 138th Pennsylvania Infantry was organized at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and mustered in for a three-year enlistment on August 16, 1862, under the command of Colonel Charles L. K. Sumwalt.

The regiment was attached to Relay House, Defenses of Baltimore, VIII Corps, Middle Department, to February 1863. 3rd Separate Brigade, VIII Corps, to June 1863. Elliott's Command, VIII Corps, to July 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, III Corps, Army of the Potomac, to March 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, VI Corps, Army of the Potomac and Army of the Shenandoah, to June 1865.

The 138th Pennsylvania Infantry mustered out of service on June 23, 1865.”

“John F Frantz

                  Enlisted in A Bucks Co Company

on the 15th day of Aug 1862 and was sworen [sworn?] in to the U S Army on the 26th day of the same month at Harrisburg Pa [Pennsylvania?] I spent one week in Camp Curtain at Harrisburg We then got A bord [aboard?] of the Cars and were quickly convade [conveyed?] to the Relay House Md [Maryland?] whare [where?] we halted and went in Camp we then began to Experience the hardshaips [hardships?] of Camp life although we bore it like brave boys from the old key [Stone?] State of Pennsylvania [shot on?] Paul Pursel was shot on the 28 of March 1863 Axidentily [accidentally?] in practis [practice?] by Henry Hilbert.

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We left Camp Relay on the 20th of Aprile [April?], And arrived at Dorcey s Switch on the same day, which was a march of five miles.

                On the 12th June 1863. we

were ordered to pack up and go to the Relay House to be ready to start on the morning of the [13th?] at 5 O clock but the order was countermanded on the afternoon of the 12th and so we wered [were?] ordered back to Dorsey s Switch on the 15th and to keep ourselves in readyness [readiness?] To go at any [moment?] that we might be called upon

              We left Dorcey s Switch June

the 15th and arrived at Maryland Hights [Heights?] on the 10th after a hard march. the weather was hot. We were ordered to evacuate the Hights [Heights?] on the 30th of June; and so we took up the line of march early in the morning and marched all day through mud and rain and when night came we were not a quarter of a mile from where we started. We spent part of the night in pulling down Cannone [Cannon?] from off the Hights [Heights?]” - From the diary of John F. Frantz, Company A, 138th Pennsylvania.

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