ORIGINAL COPY - HISTORY OF THE 121st PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEERS

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The full title of this volume is “HISTORY OF THE 121ST REGIMENT PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEERS. AN ACCOUNT FROM THE RANKS”

The book is written by the Survivors’ Association and published in Philadelphia by Catholic Standard and Times in 1906. This is the revised edition and bears the stamped number of “39212” on the title page.

Volume is hardcover and meas. approx. 6.75 x 9.75 inches and runs 305 pages with index and 46 portraits, maps and illustrations.

Covers are blue cloth with gold embossed title with the title also on the spine in gold. Both front and back covers show light wear from rubbing. Back cover has some light staining. Binding is excellent, interior is clean. Inside front cover has a modern book plate while the second page has a period ink inscription of “COMPLIMENTS OF PENNS STATE LIBRARY AUG. 12, 1911.” The below this the book is stamped with the year “1911.”

The 121st Pennsylvania was raised in September of 1862 and served with the 3rd Division of the 1st Corps until after Gettysburg when that Corps was discontinued. It then moved to the 5th Corps with whom it remained through the end of the war. The regiment saw action in 37 battles and skirmishes suffering heavily at Fredericksburg and Gettysburg. During its service it lost 7 officers and 168 enlisted men killed and died of wounds and disease plus many others wounded and survived.

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