131st Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry

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This is a free space for the 131st Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry from the US Civil War. This is created to provide details of the regiment and its members. This is a place to list all resources that have mention of the 131st Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry.

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131st Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry


Regimental History

Organized: August, 1862
Location: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Service Length: 9 months
Muster Out: May 23, 1863

The Great Emergency of 1862

The call of July 1862 for 300,000 men saw the formation of this regiment.
An add in the Mifflinburg Telegraph
This filled the positions of 1st and 2nd Lieutenant and quickly after the first company.
Many men were listed as 18 or above but many were just below 18.
There was one man listed as 45 but he was more like 55; William Dollard


Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 19.
Service & Battles - 1863
Burnside's 2nd Campaign, "Mud March," January 20-24, 1863.
Duty at Falmouth till April.
Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6.


Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15.
Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5.

Company Rosters and Locations

Company A - Union County - Lewisburg, Mifflin and vicinity
Company B - Mifflin County - Watsontown and vicinity
Company C - Northumberland County - Shamokin, Sunbury and vicinity
Company D - Northumberland County - Lewistown and vicinity
Company E - Mifflin County - Milton and vicinity
Company F - Northumberland County - Selinsgrove, Middleburg and vicinity
Company G - Snyder County - Williamsport (mixed up with other Company may also be a typo in Bates book)
Company H - Lycoming County - Muncy and vicinity
Company I - Lycoming County - Williamsport and Jersey Shore
Company K - Lycoming County - Lewistown and vicinity (possibly mixed up as Lewistown is in Mifflin County)

Field Officers

Col Peter H. Allabach - dentist
Lt Col William B Shaut
Major Robert W Patton
Surgeon John F Huber
Adj Samuel H Pollock
Quarter Master C J A Chapman
Asst. Surgeon L R Kirk
Asst Surgeon David J Evans
Chaplain C W Sanders
Sgt Maj R S Parker
Q M Sgt William F Thompson
Comm Sgt Henry F Edwards

Company A: Jacob M Moyer
Company B: David Bly
Company C: Thomas R Jones
Company D: David McManigal
Company E: Isaiah B Davis
Company F: George W Ryan
Company G: Charles B Davis
Company H: Benjamin F Keefer
Company I: Frank T Wilson
Company K: Joseph F Waream

Medal of Honor


Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 36 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 44 Enlisted men by disease. Total 83.
Battle of Fredericksburg
Killed: 2 officers 20 Men
Wounded: 6 officers 132 men
Missing or captured: 15 officers 175 men

Men of note

William Bordner had a iron scald on his foot that enflamed and he was at first denied service but was allowed later allowed into the company. This inflammation led to his capture. He was later released.
Captain Jacob M Moyer was the brother of George W Moyer

After War Activities


Right now this project just has one member, me. I am Christine Preston.

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  • add any and all resources that can be found
  • add any special award recipients
  • add any after war reunions among regiment companies

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