171st Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry

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This is a free space for the 171st 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 171st Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry.

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Regimental History

Organized: Oct and Nov 1862
Location: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Service Length:
Muster Out: Aug 8, 1863


Moved to Washington, D.C., November 27; thence to Suffolk, Va.
Attached to Spinola's Brigade, Division at Suffolk, Va.,
7th Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to January, 1863.
1st Brigade, 5th Division, 18th Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, to May, 1863.
District of the Pamlico, Dept. of North Carolina, to June, 1863.
Spinola's Brigade, 7th Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to July, 1863.
Harper's Ferry, W. Va., July, 1863.


Duty at Suffolk, Va, till December 28.
Moved to New Berne, N. C, December 28-January 1, 1863, and duty there till April, 1863.
Expedition from New Berne to Trenton, Pollocksville, Young's Cross Roads and Swansborough March 6-10.
Expedition to relief of Little Washington April 7-10.
Blount's Creek April 9.
Expedition to Swift Creek Village April 13-21.
Duty at Little Washington till June.
Ordered to Fortress Monroe, Va.
Dix's Peninsula Campaign July 1-7.
Moved to Washington, D. C, thence to Harper's Ferry, W. Va., July 7-9; thence to Boonsboro, Md., and reported to General Meade July 11.
Pursuit of Lee July 11-24.
Ordered to Harrisburg, Pa., August 3.

Company and Rosters

Company A - Tioga County
Company B - Bradford, Tioga, and Potter Counties
Company C - Bradford, Lycoming and Tioga Counties
Company D - Bradford and Lycoming Counties
Company E - Bradford and Somerset Counties
Company F - Juanita County
Company G - Bradford County
Company H - Somerset County
Company I - Bedford and Somerset Counties
Company K - Somerset County

Field Officers

Major: Robert C. Cox

Medal of Honor


Regiment lost 38 by disease during service

After War Activities


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