The Civil War in the East

209th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment

The 209th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment lost 2 officers and 17 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 20 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.



September 16

Organized at Harrisburg under Colonel Tobias B. Kauffman, Lt. Colonel George W. Frederick and Major John L. Ritchey

September 17

Left State for Bermuda Hundred, Va.


Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond, Va. attached to Provisional Brigade, Defenses of Bermuda Hundred, Army of the James

November 17

Colonel Kauffman, Captain Henry Lee, Lieutenant Thomas Hendricks and 19 men captured on picket line during a Confederate assault. Lt. Colonel Kaufman assumes command of the reigment.

November 27

Joined Army Potomac before Petersburg. Attached to Hartranft's Provisional Brigade, 9th Army Corps, Army Potomac

December 7-11

Movement in support of Weldon Railroad Expedition attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps


February 5-7

Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run

March 25

Fort Stedman

Lieutenant Hugh Jones and four enlisted men were killed and 50 wounded in the counterattack on the fort.

April 2

Assault on and fall of Petersburg

The regiment lost Captain James McCullough and 6 enlisted men killed and Major Ritchey, Lieutenants Henry Bigler and Balzer Shugar and 49 enlisted men wounded.

April 3-9

Pursuit of Lee

April 9-20

At Nottaway C. H.

April 20-28

Moved to City Point, then to Alexandria

May 23

Grand Review

May 31

Mustered out t Alexandria. Recruits were transferred to the 51st Pennsylvania Infantry

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