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Pennsylvania Infantry Soldier Roster - History of Pennsylvania
Volunteers, 1861-5, Volume 4 by Samuel P Bates, 1869
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|One Hundred and Thirty-fourth Infantry. — Cols.,
Matthew S. Quay, Edward O'Brien ; Lieut.-Cols., Edward O'Brien, John M.
Thompson, William H. Shaw; Majs., John M. Thompson, William H. Shaw,
Cyrus E. Anderson. This regiment was recruited under the call of July,
1862, for nine months. Cos. A, B, D and H were raised in Lawrence
county, C, F, G and K in Butler, and E and I in Beaver. The men
rendezvoused at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, and were mustered into service
during the first half of Aug., 1862. On account of the advance of the
enemy on Washington the regiment was ordered to the capital before its
organization was completed and left the state on Aug. 20. Its
organization was completed at Washington. Very few of the officers and
men had seen service before. It arrived too late to participate in
either the second Bull Run or Antietam battles, and encamped near
Antietam until the end of October. While here Col. Quay was stricken
with typhoid fever and resigned on Dec. 7, being succeeded by
Lieut.-Col. O'Brien. It participated in the battle of Fredericksburg as
part of Tyler's brigade, Humphreys' division, 5th corps, and was on the
right of the first line in the final charge on the stone wall, in which
it lost 14 killed, 106 wounded and 19 missing. Maj. Thompson had his
horse shot under him, and was among the wounded. Col. Quay was a
volunteer aide-de-camp on the staff of Gen. Tyler during the engagement.
The 134th remained in camp, except for Burnside's abortive movement in
Jan., 1863, until April 27, when it moved upon the Chancellorsville
campaign. The regiment was active on the 3d day of the battle and was
highly commended in Gen. Tyler's official report of the engagement. Its
loss was 48 killed, wounded and missing. On the expiration of its term
of service soon after, it proceeded to Harrisburg and was there mustered
out on May 26, 1863.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 1