REPRODUCTION COPY OF THE HISTORY OF THE 51st PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEERS

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The full title of this volume is “HISTORY OF THE 51ST REGIMENT OF P. V. AND V.V. FROM ITS ORGANIZATION AT CAMP CURTIN, HARRISBURG, PA., IN 1861, TO ITS BEING MUSTERED OUT OF THE UNITED STATES SERVICE AT ALEXANDRIA, VA. JULY 27, 1865” by Thomas H. Parker who served as captain in Company I.

The history was originally published in 1869. This reprint was done by Butternut & Blue of Baltimore, Maryland in 1998.

Volume is hardcover and meas. approx. 5.25 x 8.50 inches and runs 722 pages with roster and index. The volume also contains several woodcuts of officers of the regiment.

Covers are done in maroon cloth with the title embossed in gold over a blue 3rd Division, 9th Corps badge. Title and badge are repeated on the spine. Covers and interior is very clean.

The 51st Pennsylvania was organized in November of 1861 and served in the 9th Corps. They saw action on the Roanoke Island, 2nd Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam (where they stormed and captured Burnside’s Bridge with the 51st New York), Fredericksburg, Knoxville, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, North Anna, Cold Harbor and through the siege of Petersburg. In total the regiment lost 12 officers and 302 enlisted men killed and died of wounds and disease.  [AD] [PH:L]

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