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215th Pennsylvania Infantry      
Company Unknown
stephen headrick - Private   
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Date Added:  10/10/2007
Company A
James Walter Donovan - Private   
James was my great great grandpa. He was apparently very proud to be one of the men that guarded over President Lincoln's body during his funeral.

Enlistment Date: 25 Feb 1864

Regimental History
PENNSYLVANIA
ONE HUNDRED and EIGHTY-SEVENTH INFANTRY
(Three Years)


One Hundred and Eighty-seventh Infantry. - Cols., John S.
Schultze, John E. Parsons; Lieut.-Cols., Joseph E. Ramsey, John
E. Parsons, Joseph A. Ege; Majs., George W. Merrick, David Z.
Seipe. The nucleus of the 187th was the 1st battalion of six
months' infantry, which was mustered in at Harrisburg from June
21 to July 8, 1863. The battalion performed guard and provost
duty at different points in the state until the expiration of
its term, when it was reorganized at Camp Curtin and recruited
to a full regiment. It was mustered into the U. S. service
from Feb. to May, 1864, for a three years' term. On May 19 it
left for Washington and a week later started for the front,
joining the Army of the Potomac on June 6. It was assigned to
the 1st brigade, (Gen. Chamberlain) 1st division (Gen. Griffin)
5th corps, (Gen. Warren). It supported the 9th corps during
the fighting of June 17 in front of Petersburg and was itself
heavily engaged with its corps on the left the next day, when
it lost one-tenth of its numbers and was complimented by Gen.
Chamberlain for its gallantry. Maj. Merrick, commanding the
regiment, lost a leg here. It was engaged in the trenches and
on the fortifications before Petersburg until Aug. 18, when it
moved with its corps upon the Weldon railroad and after severe
fighting at Six-mile house it was engaged in the work of
fortification until Sept. 22. It was then ordered to Phila-
delphia and employed in garrison and escort duty at Camp
Cadwalader.

During the funeral obsequies of President Lincoln
it led the procession from the railway station to Independence Hall and guarded the remains while they lay in state. Together with the 1st City Troop it was then detailed to escort the remains back to the railroad. During the remainder of its service it performed guard and provost duty at various points in the state by detachments.

It was mustered out at Harrisburg on Aug. 3, 1865.


Source: The Union Army, vol. 1

Battles Fought
Fought on 18 Jun 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 19 Jun 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 22 Jun 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 25 Jun 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 10 Jul 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 16 Jul 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 3 Aug 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 19 Aug 1864 at Weldon Railroad, VA.
Fought on 20 Aug 1864 at Weldon Railroad, VA.
Fought on 21 Aug 1864 at Weldon Railroad, VA.
Contact Name:  Sarah Wrate
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Date Added:  6/20/2008
Company A
elmarion delforest smith - Unknown   
I can not locate information on this gr grandfather..I know where he is buried..and have all the info from his grave stone.
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Date Added:  3/8/2011
Company C
John Jayne Roderick - Private   
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Date Added:  7/9/2009
Company F
Robert W Green - Private   
Enlisted July 20, 1863: mustered out Jan. 9, 1864
1st Regt. Pennsylvania Inf.

Robert W. Green and his company were honor guards at Gettsyburg when Pres. Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address.

Robert was my GG Grandfather
Contact Name:  John Reichert
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Date Added:  12/9/2016
Company H
Joseph Seiders - Private   
Joseph was my great grandfather. He received a shell wound to the right shoulder at Rives Salient in the Battle of Petersburg on June 18, 1864.
Contact Name:  Russ Ottens
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Date Added:  5/26/2007
Company I
Jacob R. Deckard - Sergeant   
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Contact Name:  Kelly Maxwell Dice
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Date Added:  7/28/2006
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