The Civil War in the East

168th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment

The 168th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment lost 1 officer and 24 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.



October 16 to December 1

Organized at Pittsburg under Colonel Joseph Jack, Lt. Colonel John Murphy, and Major John Cree

December 6-17

Moved to Washington, D.C., then to Newport News and Suffolk, Va.


Duty at Suffolk, Va. Attached to Spinola's Brigade, Division at Suffolk, Va., 7th Corps, Dept. of Virginia

December 28-
January 1

Moved to New Berne, N. C., atached to 2nd Brigade, 5th Division, 18th Corps, Dept. of North Carolina


March 6-10

Expedition from New Berne to Trenton, Pollocksville, Young's Cross Roads and Swansborough

April 7-10

Expedition to relief of Little Washington

April 9

Blount's Creek

April 13-21

Expedition to Swift Creek Village


Attached to District of the Pamlico, Dept. of North Carolina


Moved to Fortress Monroe, Va. and attached to Spinola's Brigade, 7th Corps, Dept. of Virginia

June 27-July 7

Dix's Campaign on the Peninsula

July 7-9

Moved to Harper's Ferry, W. Va.

July 11

Moved to Boonesborough, Md., and reported to General Meade

July 11-24

Pursuit of Lee

July 25

Mustered out

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