The Civil War in the East

205th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment

The 205th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment lost 3 officers and 37 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 17 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.



September 2

Organized at Harrisburg under Colonel Joseph A. Mathews, Lt. Colonel William F. Walter and Major B. Mortimer Morrow

September 5

Moved to Washington, D.C. then to City Point, Va., in charge of 1,300 Recruits.


Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond, Va. Duty at City Point, Va. constructing fortifications. Attached to Provisional Brigade, Defenses of Bermuda Hundred, Army of the James

October 9

Picket with Army of the James.

October 29

Join Army Potomac. Attached to Hartranft's Provisional Brigade, 9th Army Corps

December 7-11

Movement in support of Weldon Railroad Expedition

December 15

Attached to newly-formed 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps; Colonel Matthews is assigned command of the brigade.


February 5-7

Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run

March 25

Fort Stedman

March 28-April 9

Appomattox Campaign

April 2

Assault on and fall of Petersburg

Major Morrow lost a leg, turning command of the regiment over to Captain Holmes. Lieutenants Henry A. Lower and David B. Roberts and 22 enlisted men were killed, and six officers and 91 enlisted men wounded and five missing. Samuel L. Hughs died of his wounds.


Pursuit of Lee to Burkesville

April 21-28

Moved to City Point, thence to Alexandria

May 23

Grand Review

June 2

Mustered out at Seminary Hill in Alexandria

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