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The 213th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry in Howard County

Service at Elysville and Relay House, 4/6/1865-6/15/1865 [at least]

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Philadelphia Juniata County Chester County Berks County


“The 213th Pennsylvania Infantry was organized at Philadelphia between 4 February and 2 March 1865, with men from that city and the counties of Berks, Juniata, and Chester, under the command of volunteer officer Colonel John A. Gorgas. It was raised by the Union League for a one year term of service to replace returning veteran units, and was also known as the 7th Union League Regiment with a total enrollment of 1,150. The regiment was ordered relocated to Annapolis, Maryland, on 4 March to guard Camp Parole as part of the District of Annapolis of VIII Corps,[1] but did not move south until 11 March[2] due to a lack of arms. Three companies under Lieutenant Colonel Jacob M. Davis were sent to Frederick and detailed to guard the line of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad as part of the First Separate Brigade of VIII Corps.[3] The remaining companies under Gorgas went to Camp Parole where Gorgas became camp commander; Gorgas subsequently took command of the District of Annapolis.[4]”

213th_pennsylvania_volunteer_infantry.txt · Last modified: 2019/06/21 17:30 by admin