The Civil War in the East

171st Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment

The 171st Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment lost 38 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.



October and November

Organized at Harrisburg under Colonel Everard Bierer, Lt. Colonel Theophilus Humphrey and Major Robert C. Cox

November 27

Moved to Washington, D.C. then to 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. and attached to 1st 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

April - June

Duty at Little Washington attached to District of the Pamlico, Dept. of North Carolina

April 13

Colonel Bierer takes over the brigade from Brigadier General spinola


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

July 1-7

Dix's Peninsula Campaign

July 7-9

Moved to Washington, D. C. then to Harper's Ferry, W. Va.

July 11

To Boonsboro, Md., and reported to General Meade

July 11-24

Pursuit of Lee

August 3

Ordered to Harrisburg, Pa.

August 8,

Mustered out

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