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134th Pennsylvania Infantry

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134th Pennsylvania Infantry Soldier Roster - History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5, Volume 4 by Samuel P Bates, 1869     View Entire Book

Regimental History
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.

Footnotes:
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 1

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